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Dr. Nana Plum’s Rhyme Corner: Plum Tree Books Has Great News…

Dr Nana Plum has news!Dr Nana Plum
I wonder if you would excuse,
My excitement as I share,
The details of the whole affair…

The Royal Horticultural ~
Society has sculptural ~
Gardens that you would love ~
Like Wisley ~
A place thereof ~
To wander down a rose drooped arbour ~
Dream your dreams in gentle harbour ~
Of flowers scenting,
Sweetening air,
For butterflies to flitter there.

Where water spurts or gently tinkles ~RHS_Wisley_20090509_IMGP6505_ed_cr_3x2
In belled notes,
It plays and sprinkles,
And paths that twist
And twine around ~
The garden trails
That carve the ground ~
Inviting young and old to tarry
And wait for sight of gnome or fairy.

‘Cause magic tends exotic leaf
Through gardeners hands,
The loving thief ~
Comes to steal away all sorrow,
Wilt, disease or sad tomorrow.
When amongst the leafy glade,
You sit for tea in careful shade,
You might find our little books,
In Wisley’s shop in careful nooks
Rosie and Pa Dug will be,
Waiting there for you to see.

Thank you Royal Society and Gardens
For adding our books to your attractions.

Next week: Hampton Court Palace

Books can be viewed HERE

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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. www.drniamh.co.uk

18 comments on “Dr. Nana Plum’s Rhyme Corner: Plum Tree Books Has Great News…

  1. kdsomerset
    July 18, 2013

    Niamh – that’s the most fabulous news! Now so many more children can be enchanted with the delightful adventures of Wollee the Worm and other friends.

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  2. parth893
    July 18, 2013

    Dream your dreams in gentle , Dr. Nana is Great ❤ 😀

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  3. Patricia Tilton
    July 18, 2013

    It sounds like the perfect place to sell the the Pa Dug and Rosie series! They are the perfect size to attract a customer or little one. Loved your poem/ announcement too. I really am delighted for you!

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    • ontheplumtree
      July 19, 2013

      Many thanks Patricia. The RHS will sell them in all their beautiful gardens in England, including Hampton Court Palace in next year’s flower show. It is a great beginning!

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      • Patricia Tilton
        July 19, 2013

        That is so exciting. To have the support of an organization like RHS is so perfect for your books.

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      • ontheplumtree
        July 19, 2013

        Yes! It is a Great boost. TY Patricia.

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  4. the secret keeper
    July 19, 2013

    A Perfect Rhyme for a perfect celebration for Pa Dug and Rosie. The RHS. what a marvelous honour and so deserving. It is wonderfully fun to play with rhymes and to share them with the wonderful people who will see them while they are also taking in the beauty of the flowers and the Gardens. Good Luck, my friend and may the end of the rainbow be found someday and bring its luck to surround you. TY, Jk

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    • ontheplumtree
      July 19, 2013

      You are so very kind, Jennifer. It is not as straightforward as it looks to write a rhyme that is a story and an advertisement!

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      • the secret keeper
        July 20, 2013

        It is not so easy at all, I imagine. What you did, though, was marvelous, creative and perfect rhyming. The point all around was accomplished and well done. ‘Practically Perfect in Every way.” 🙂 Jk

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      • ontheplumtree
        July 23, 2013

        Do I hear a Mary Poppins note adding to the Lightness of Being?

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      • the secret keeper
        July 24, 2013

        You inspired me. I am doing two posts. One just for the joy of Mary Poppins and Julie Andrews and the other a dedication to Julie’s husband Blake Edwards whose birthday is on the 26th of July. They met during the making of Mary Poppins and it was love and marriage shortly thereafter and happily until a few years ago. Now he is gone and Julie does go on. Jennifer ps. so Wednesday is Lightness of Being. Some fun stuff and the first think I ever saw Julie in before I knew who she was. Delightful fun. 🙂 Thanks for the Idea.

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      • Uncle Tree
        July 20, 2013

        You did great, Niamh!

        Your rhythm and timing
        are in full swing.
        No schism with rhyming
        when plum trees sing.

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      • ontheplumtree
        July 20, 2013

        Thank you, dear Uncle Tree!

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  5. thiskidreviewsbooks
    July 20, 2013

    Wow. I like that poem! 😀

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  6. BUTTERFLIES OF TIME
    July 22, 2013

    I am so happy for you! May there be many many more wonderful books!

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    • ontheplumtree
      July 22, 2013

      Many thanks Reena. It is a great credit for Plum Tree Books’ Publishing (and for me as a writer!)

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