A Nearly Fractured Tale

by Richard Belair

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/09/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 42
ISBN : 9781504382670

About the Book

Books are a treasure trove meant to entice the reader to continue. A Nearly Fractured Tale will be a favorite choice from the bookshelf. Nineteen animal main characters each set into a scene with other animal friends doing their thing will lure the young listener to their necessary sleep time, unfolding a calming rhyming lyric and teasing their ears with a tickle bug’s cadence. The author attempts to lay a calming moment before that sometimes uncertain dark corridor, which predisposes sleep, with a bonding smiling prelude and a happy thought. The double meanings through homonyms are but one tool used to enlighten the mind of the tired young listener. It is whimsical in nature and has some fun to share. Such is the tale that lights our night air.

About the Author

I always loved to draw. Through my entire life I drew out my projects, drew characterizations of my friends, I drew everything. Although I never received much in the way of formal training, I studied drawing, sometimes, hiding my practice behind my classroom book, always determined to improve the places that just didn't appear right. At my favorite hangout, in the small rural western Mass. hometown, I'd draw characterizations of patrons while they sat, unknowingly, enjoying their meal. I developed the ability to observe and define the lines of their faces while I knew something about them, enough to place them into a scene others would recognize. Add to that the love for limerick, a humorous phrase, or a good joke and I was again hooked. I'd read to my children through their early years. One of our favorites was, "A Great Big Ugly Man Came Up and Tied His Horse to Me," by Wallace(Wally) Tripp, who's quirky prose could tickle the membranes inside your ear. Some thirty plus years after sharing that fabled tale with my daughters they could still easily quote verse after verse verbatim. Okay, I'll admit to being a Wally wannabe. Hopefully your children's ears will tickle decades after your sharing this generations catchy lines and the cadence of the rhyming prose.