Niamh Clune

Environment, poetry, comment, children's books,

Pa Dug & Rosie in the Garden Series

I want to thank the lovely Patricia Tilton for her great post in which she features my new Pa Dug & Rosie In The Garden Series. This means a lot to me, as I love and respect her work and what she does for us all, by making us aware of unique and beautiful children’s books that heal in addressing so many issues. I am, as you know, concerned with Climate Change and how it will affect our children’s futures. All we can do is hope to help children to be aware of the importance and magic of nature. Again, many thanks Patricia for sharing your blog with me and my endeavour.

About Dr Niamh

When I was a little girl (a very, very long time ago), I used to love learning new, really big words like ‘discombobulate’. As I grew, my love of words grew too, until I loved them so much, I could not stop writing them down. One day, as I was scribbling a particular word, a very peculiar thing happened. The word shouted at me, “Stop! Don’t put me there!” As you can imagine, I was shocked and nearly fell off my chair. When I recovered somewhat, I said to the word, “Could you stop shouting, please? I am not used to it.” Can you guess what happened next? No! I thought not. The word said, “I might be small, but I will misbehave if you do not use me properly. I will not tell the story you would like me to tell. I will say something entirely different!” I dropped my pen. I hoped that by dropping my pen, the word would stop talking. Alas! It did not. It carried on chitterchobbling, even after the ink had dried. I was in a pickle. I could not allow my words to run away with my story, now could I? I don’t know about you, but when this sort of thing happens, there is only one thing left to do if you prefer not to spend your time arguing. “Very well,” said I. “I will do as you ask if you will just be quiet and allow me to concentrate.” Since that day, I have been paying special attention to every word I invite into my stories. After all, a story should say exactly what it means to say and not be led astray. With love from Dr. Niamh, Ph.D in Learning Through The Imagination and Founder of Dr Niamh Children's Books.

2 comments on “Pa Dug & Rosie in the Garden Series

  1. the secret keeper
    June 21, 2013

    Children’s Books Heal did a great review of your books Niamh. I enjoyed her comments and the interview she did with you. Climate Change and the growing of food is essential for children to understand. Without getting too political,there are large corporations that are destroying the food that is available to most people. If children learn about gardens, maybe when they grow-up they will have the land to grow a garden for food just like Pa Dug and Rosie. Jk


    June 24, 2013

    A wonderful review by Patricia.I wish my kids could get to experience a garden, its secret nooks, the importance of earth worms, the joy of growing one’s own veggies..all of which I had taken for granted when i was small. Now we live in a high rise and have space only for one or two potted plants and get to visit their grandpa and grandma’s garden once a year. I enjoyed this.


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