"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 Mynah bird longs to be special like the other animals but he is just a dull black bird. A snake suggests that he would be more popular if he tried to be like more the other animals and so the Mynah bird tries doing impressions... This is a story about both the empowerment of identity and the bankruptcy of people-pleasing.
This is the first 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 2,711 words and a read aloud time of 19 minutes.