TALES2INSPIRE ~ THE CRYSTAL COLLECTION
HUMOROUS STORIES THAT TICKLE THE FUNNY BONE
Kids Will Be Kids . . .
(Until they Grow Up and Have Kids of Their Own)
Kids sometimes make us laugh, and sometimes make us cry, but all in all, they sure can do some funny things! Stories don’t have to be serious to inspire us. Yes, humor is also inspiring. It can lift our spirits and put us in a happy frame of mind, which is what the Tales2Inspire Crystal Collection is all about. Chapter One contains six humorous stories about children.
Below you can find a short intro to each humorous story and a video to add a bit more flavor.
You Can’t Spell DON’T Without DO by Jamie Sadler is the humorous story that tells what happened to one little boy when he decided to ignore his parent’ stern warnings, Do not jump off the air raid shelter. Watch Video frames 0:00 – 1:21 for more about this story.
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Chicken: Dead or Alive by Maurice Levenbron is a humorous story from this author’s childhood, when he put a live chicken in a burlap bag, merrily swinging it over his head while trotting down to the Jewish butcher. Watch Video frames 1:22 – 2:27 for more about this story.
Painting a New House by Rod DiGruttolo is the humorous story of two curious little girls who can’t resist temptation. So guess what they do when they discover opened buckets of paint in their garage? Check out Video frames 2:37 – 3:28 for more about this story.
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All Assembled by Joan Nadjari is the humorous story of how this author handles her son’s Birds and Bees question. At the end of a weary day, she laughs when she discovers he had something altogether different in mind. Watch Video frames 3:28 – 4:57 for more about this story.
Pantomime Hunter by James Osborne is the humorous story about a boy who is given an unusual assignment. When the teacher asks her students to pantomime a favorite recreational activity, he selects duck hunting. But he sends his classmates into peels of laughter when he drops his drawers to pantomime something else he needs to do while out in the field, waiting for those ducks to fly by. Watch Video frames 4:58 – 5:57 for more about this story.
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Tomatoes and Teenagers by Micki Peluso is a humorous story most any parent can identify with – the story of how teenagers can try the patience of their parents more often than not. But Micki comforts parents near and far by reminding them that revenge is just around the corner! Watch Video frames 5:55 – end
Click here to read and watch videos of some of Micki’s other Tales2Inspire humorous winners, as well as her most poignant story, ‘The Whippoorwill’s Song’.