“A Wet Monday” by Dorothy Edwards: A Review

Note:  This is a review of a book that is currently out of print.

Shame, shame, shame!  Yes indeed. That this little gem from Dorothy Edwards is out of print verges on criminal neglect of a treasure.  We used to read this to our eldest son, and our other two children when they came along, and it was so loved we were all word perfect on it!  In fact, we, and our kids, still quote snippets from it.  No, it’s not a complex story, or life changing or deeply moral. It is, however, something we can al relate to.  As such, that makes it a perfect book for kids, who love familiar things, consistency.  The title says it all – almost.  And, believe it or not, many modern parents could actually learn a secret known to past generations and every child – rain isn’t the end of all fun.  It doesn’t cement you into the home!

This book richly deserves the same notoriety as Dorothy Edwards’ “Naughty Little Sister” tales.  It should be brought back to print without delay!

I would award more if it was possible, but I have to settle for 5 stars!

If you have children or grandchildren, or have any cause to read to children, this is a book well worth getting!  There are copies for sale, through the likes of Amazon.

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About Steve

An author since the age of 13 years, writing again dominates my activities. My "Imagineer-ing" blog is my primary site. Also: Beginner knitter since November 2010. Favourite knitting techniques: cable and lace. Beginner cross stitcher. Beginner jewellery maker. With the promotion of self publication and all the other work that has been going on here, Dad decided around 2am this morning (22/11/2013) that it was time to begin his next adventure. He was seen off earlier the previous evening by myself, my brother, my sister in law, and my sister, as well as his wife (our mum), and an enigmatic being known only as A Lorraine. After this time of story telling, laughing, crying, joking and mickey taking, we saw how tired both mum and dad were, and we decided to leave them under the (sometimes) gentle care of The Lorraine. When Dad found the timetable for his travels, he let Mum know gently, which woke her from her drowsing, then, with the same gentleness he showed in this universe, he boarded his favourite mode of transport, the Interdimensional Steam Train, and set off with a smile and a wave. For those of us closest, that smile was a reminder that his pain has ended, and the wave, an indicator that he will pop in to all those that knew him, from time to time. Usually at the most inconvenient and in opportune moments he can. While we are sad that he is no longer here, we are happy he now has no pain, and is experiencing more extraordinary things that his writers mind will be frantically weaving into a new story. Posted by Son Damien

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