Jabberwocky Days

Jabberwocky Days

The Netherlands / These are short-stories about a community of animals living around Ballymore Pond in Ireland in 1891. I hope you and your children enjoy them.
Jabberwocky Days
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"A Red Rose": Rachel Rabbit decided she would like to make a new friend. She didn't know who it would be, but that would be part of the fun. So she got up early one day and went to the garden with one of her mother's baskets....

"A Red Rose": Rachel Rabbit decided she would like to make a new friend. She didn't know who it would be, but that would be part of the fun. So she got up early one day and went to the garden with one of her mother's baskets....

"An Ambulance For Chauncy": In a recent story, Rachel Rabbit had made a new friend - Chauncy Squirrel.  Chauncy was an old squirrel and had recently injured one of his legs in a fall from a pine tree.  Rachel was concerned about him and went to visit Brigit Badger - the Ballymore doctor....

"An Ambulance For Chauncy": In a recent story, Rachel Rabbit had made a new friend - Chauncy Squirrel. Chauncy was an old squirrel and had recently injured one of his legs in a fall from a pine tree. Rachel was concerned about him and went to visit Brigit Badger - the Ballymore doctor....

"Time": On New Year's Eve Bartholomew Owl and his nephew, Oliver, were looking out the side window of his treehouse.  They had a good view of the pond. A quarter-moon had risen and was occasionally covered by fast moving clouds.  Oliver said, "I don't understand New Year's Eve."....

"Time": On New Year's Eve Bartholomew Owl and his nephew, Oliver, were looking out the side window of his treehouse. They had a good view of the pond. A quarter-moon had risen and was occasionally covered by fast moving clouds. Oliver said, "I don't understand New Year's Eve."....

"Signs Of Spring": Last week was a bit snowy in Ballymore.  It didn't snow a lot, but flakes were frequently in the air. However, yesterday morning the sun came out briefly.  Rhonda Rabbit looked out her back window to view her forlorn winter flower garden....

"Signs Of Spring": Last week was a bit snowy in Ballymore. It didn't snow a lot, but flakes were frequently in the air. However, yesterday morning the sun came out briefly. Rhonda Rabbit looked out her back window to view her forlorn winter flower garden....

"Flags Fly Again": The Chipmunk kids, Colin, Connor, and Craig were playing on their dock last week in the early morning.  Connor said, "Do you know what today is?"  His brothers shook their heads, no.  "It's February 15, and today, Grenby Groundhog awakes and resumes his weather forecasting.  Let's go watch."....

"Flags Fly Again": The Chipmunk kids, Colin, Connor, and Craig were playing on their dock last week in the early morning. Connor said, "Do you know what today is?" His brothers shook their heads, no. "It's February 15, and today, Grenby Groundhog awakes and resumes his weather forecasting. Let's go watch."....

"Sick Chipmunks": The news of the chipmunk kids' illness came to Dr. Brigit the normal way.  Brie Bluebird knocked on her door early last Wednesday.  Brie informed her that the three had taken to their bed and asked if she would visit.  Dr. Brigit gathered her medical equipment and bag.  She made sure she included the herbs that were likely to be needed....

"Sick Chipmunks": The news of the chipmunk kids' illness came to Dr. Brigit the normal way. Brie Bluebird knocked on her door early last Wednesday. Brie informed her that the three had taken to their bed and asked if she would visit. Dr. Brigit gathered her medical equipment and bag. She made sure she included the herbs that were likely to be needed....

"The Unbirthday": Rachel and Rain Rabbit watched from the front window of their cottage as a soft rain dappled Ballymore pond.  Their mother, Rhonda, was standing behind them.  "Girls, it's going to rain all day.  Why don't we do something new and different?  I think we should make an 'unbirthday' present for someone."....

"The Unbirthday": Rachel and Rain Rabbit watched from the front window of their cottage as a soft rain dappled Ballymore pond. Their mother, Rhonda, was standing behind them. "Girls, it's going to rain all day. Why don't we do something new and different? I think we should make an 'unbirthday' present for someone."....

"Vanishing Strawberries": Spring in Ballymore was now evident everywhere. The trees were greening.  Wildflowers popped up daily in the woods.  It smelt like spring.  Petunia Porcupine's large gardens were no exception.  She provided most of the fruits and vegetables for the Ballymore residents. Little green shoots were emerging from the soil from her many neatly planted rows....

"Vanishing Strawberries": Spring in Ballymore was now evident everywhere. The trees were greening. Wildflowers popped up daily in the woods. It smelt like spring. Petunia Porcupine's large gardens were no exception. She provided most of the fruits and vegetables for the Ballymore residents. Little green shoots were emerging from the soil from her many neatly planted rows....

"Which Way Is Up?": Moles dig holes. So it was not surprising that the Mole family in Ballymore, Malcolm, Maeve, Melrose and Merwin, was in charge of digging. Frequently, someone needed a tunnel for some purpose or other....

"Which Way Is Up?": Moles dig holes. So it was not surprising that the Mole family in Ballymore, Malcolm, Maeve, Melrose and Merwin, was in charge of digging. Frequently, someone needed a tunnel for some purpose or other....

"Hoist The Sails": What a magnificent September day it was - bright sunshine and a cool breeze. The leaves on the trees were still green, but you could sense that a change was coming. We can be very aware of the messages from nature if we take the time to observe. Finn Frog was feeling spunky and adventurous - again!....

"Hoist The Sails": What a magnificent September day it was - bright sunshine and a cool breeze. The leaves on the trees were still green, but you could sense that a change was coming. We can be very aware of the messages from nature if we take the time to observe. Finn Frog was feeling spunky and adventurous - again!....