“Yo ho ho” and “Shiver me timbers!” are not what is usually heard on Town Lake during Lake Days, but this year Pirates have invaded the event, complete with head scarves, gnarly beards, and thick pirate accents. Could that be Martin in the black pirate’s hat? Could that be Sylvia at the helm of the pirate canoe? Could that be Daddy leading them to invade a friend’s sailboat and attempt to steal some "booty"? Listen and find out. Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a Free Story fro...more
Rye loves his bedtime routine. He and his parents do the same thing every night and even have a song to help them remember every step. When the night comes when both his parents are on patrol, Rye must teach his aunt how it all works — and he is surprised by what happens... This story is a part of the Sparkle Sleepytime collection. For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website: www.sparklestories.com Questions? Ideas? Requests? Email us! customerservice@sparklestories...more
“Leo the Hermit Crab” is from the Sparkle Sleepytime Series. It is about a young crab who needs a bigger shell. He feels cramped, uncomfortable, and vulnerable in his current shell, but has to wait until a more appropriate shell is available. When the thin, small, shell finally breaks and he is temporarily without any shell at all, his parents are determined to get him what he needs. This story is for children who have a sensitive sense of touch and often feel uncomfortable in clothes and i...more
Ricky Rabbit, one of Lil Mamma's grandkits, likes to call himself "Risky" because he is always looking for adventure. He complains that his family doesn't understand him, but is surprised to find out that he is not the only adventurous rabbit he knows... This story is a part of the Junkyard Tales: All Together Now collection. For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website: www.sparklestories.com Questions? Ideas? Requests? Email us! customerservice@sparkle...more
Dustin loves games but doesn't like the rules. He doesn't like how the games the other crabs play always have to be the same and so he chooses not to play at all. When his Uncle advises him to try enrolling and exciting the other crabs to play his games — rather than persistently complaining, Dustin transforms the play for all the other crabs. This story is a part of the Sparkle Sleepytime collection. For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website: www.sparkles...more
David, the chief story spinner of Sparkle Stories has written and is one of the tellers for a new adult podcast called "Horsemen". It has the same depth of characters and satisfying narrative arc of Sparkle Stories but is crafted just for the Grown Ups. You can find out more by going to www.horsemenpodcast.com or searching "Horsemen" on iTunes.