Filbert and Wally: Chattahoochee Daydreams
A barred owl and a tree frog learn about true friendship and self-awareness while hamming it up along the banks of the Chattahoochee River in Georgia.
AMAZON REVIEW, APRIL 13, 2018:
"Stumbling across this charming bit of happiness was a welcome surprise! At first glance, one would think this was written strictly as a children's book, but is is so much more than that. It only takes a few pages before one begins to realize that the author, Alizah Anne Kaite, has skillfully woven into these short stories her enlightened and positive insights and views of the world in which we all live. Follow along as her two main characters, a lovable tree frog and his best owl friend, experience little adventures and conversations along the journey that is life. Each story is skillfully written to entertain any age reader, as well as leave behind a simple message - how you view your world is truly up to you."
lllustrations by Shijun Munns. Learn more about her at shijunart.com
The Terrible Thing
(excerpt from Filbert and Wally: Chattahoochee Daydreams)
by Alizah Anne Kaite
“Wally, did you hear about the ice storm that’s coming? They say it’s going to be a kuh-TAS-tru-fee!” said Filbert, trembling with fear.
“Oh no!” cried Wally. “What shall we do?”
“Well, I’m not really sure,” said Filbert. “Actually, I don’t even know what a kuh-TAS-tru-fee is, but it sounds horrible!”
“Wait. From whom did you hear this terrible news?” asked Wally.
“From the weather people,” Filbert whisper-croaked.
“Filbert!” Wally snapped. “Why are you listening to people?”
“Because they know things. They have radar and satellites and computers and phones and all kinds of scientific devices!” shrieked Filbert.
Wally grabbed Filbert’s tiny shoulders and looked him in the eyes. “Filbert, get a hold of yourself!” he said. “We know things too. We have our own inside radar. We’re quiet. We don’t fill our minds with pictures or stories about the past or the future, and we’re always paying attention to what’s happening right now. We listen to the wind and look at our surroundings and notice slight changes as soon as they happen. Then we respond,” said Wally.
find out what happens next...