"The Animal Parables offers a unique look at the endearing world of animals. Martin Day is a gifted guide spinning illuminating stories that will thrill and enlighten the child in all of us."
Wayne Jacobsen, Author
'He Loves Me! Learning to Live in the Father's Affection'
"Over the last two decades I have had the privilege of watching Martin use his artistry and gifts of communication to convey complex material in a way that is easily understood by young and old alike. This lovely book is further evidence of this skill. Cleverly weaving deep issues like self-worth, legalism and personal identity into stories that both touch the heart and make you smile"
Jon Rashbrook, Author
'Life As It Could Be'
The Frog is a fine swimmer, so good that he attracts the admiration of the local tadpoles who beg him to teach them how to swim. But teaching is all he ever does, the tadpoles never learn and he himself finds he no longer has the time to do the swimming he loves. This story shows how codependency and pride can hijack life.
This is the eighth of The Animal Parables series. Each tale features an animal who finds that things turn out to be quite different from how it imagined and profound life lessons are learned along the way. These seven, life affirming, tales will delight young minds and leave adults moved to reflection. In this collection Martin Day has re-discovered the power of the parable to layer deeper meanings under the skin of a simple narrative. In doing so he has created a collection of stories that sound at multiple levels. It’s like the delight of finding that second tray under the first in a box of chocolates!
This is a short story of 3,216 words and a read aloud time of 22 minutes 30.