One Day In The Grass

I was sitting in the grass one day, twisting circles in my hair,
When I noticed three small leprechauns, just standing over there.

I wasn’t sure they noticed me, at least not right away,
So I pretended not to see them, and hoped that they would stay.

After a moment I stood up straight, and thought I’d play a ruse,
If only I could make them laugh, I surely wouldn’t lose.

With my finger pointed in the air and my left hand on my hips,
I started dancing round and round and whistling with my lips.

As I danced I watched them from the corner of my eye,
And suddenly I noticed that a pixie flew right by!

She fluttered ‘round and took a dive and landed near the three,
You wont believe what happened next; she started watching me!

I twirled left and to the right, and danced my way into the night.
The fireflies swirled round my head and lit the place with disco light.

Some others came to watch my show, a fairy and her clan.
I finally got my nerve up and said “My name is Dan!”

I knew they’d jump and run away, but when they said that they would stay,
We all joined hands and jumped and played; the cool part was, we weren’t afraid.

I laughed at them, they laughed with me, it felt so good to be so free.
I left my friends out in the grass; funny how the time did pass.

We all agreed to dance again, to meet late after dark.
They said they’d bring more friends this time if I reserved the park.

It really happened, you will find, if not here then in my mind,
If a dream then pleasure me; this was my little fantasy.

International Talk Like A Pirate Day How To Talk Like A Pirate

For those of you celebrating Talk Like A Pirate Day, and in a nod to my other book titled The Day I Became A Pirate, I am posting this infographic on How to Talk Like a Pirate for Talk Like A Pirate Day. Talk Like A Pirate Day is this September 19!How To Talk Like A Pirate on Talk Like A Pirate DayDon’t forget to Talk Like A Pirate! Yarrr!

My New Book App For Children Is Available!

!!!ScreenSnapz072I am thrilled to announce that my second children’s book app, My Ride With The Alien, is now available in the iTunes App Store.

About a young girl who meets a friendly alien and their adventure together as they tour the solar system, this kids book is fun and educational for ages 3 to 12.

I teamed again with illustrator Zack Clough to produce a rhyming story that I hope will entertain and inspire young children to learn more about our solar system. If all goes well, they won’t even know they are learning as they explore the many activities included in the book.

The interactive book app features an educational overview of the solar system with activity pages for each of the planets. Each activity page includes amazing photographs, engaging sounds and fun facts. A highlight of the book app is a unique Build Your Own Planet activity that let’s younger readers use their imagination to come up with their own planet designs.

With over 370 tap-able items, this app is as entertaining as it is educational.

You can download My Ride With The Alien in the iTunes App Store, in the Book App section.

I hope you like it, and please – if you have a moment, rate the app in iTunes and leave me a review. Thank you!

One Day In The Grass Book App

I have started a new book app project, this time a story I wrote for my daughter some years ago, and featuring a young girl that spends a day in the grass with new friends who like her for who she is.

Initially afraid, she takes a chance and gets an audience of enchanting creatures to join her for an evening of fun and frolic.

It’s a whimsical story with pixies, fairies and leprechauns.

If you have a daughter that dreams of dancing with fairies in a field of green grass under the stars, keep an eye on this page; I’ll keep you posted on my progress.

In the meantime, keep an eye on my nearly-finished pirate book app called The Day I Became A Pirate, soon to be available from TaleSpring. I am also working on two additional books called My Ride With The Alien, and Dad And Me Under The Sea. Check ’em out!