Niamh Clune

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Story Corner With Dr.NanaPlum

‘Tis the wisdom that should speakDr.NanaPlum Amazing Books For Children

Though it’s playing hide & seek ~

Very often hard to find

Is it forward or behind?

Is it up, or  is it down?

Is it in my nighting-gown?

Is it here or is it there?

Maybe hiding in the chair?


Can we touch, measure it?

Is it small, just a bit?

Is it gold, maybe not?

Worth a little, worth a lot.

Is it common, is it sense

Does it make a difference?

Does it come in the night?

Give us rest, give us fright?


It’s really very hard to see

When it hides in you and me!


(c) 2014

With love from Dr. NanaPlum!

And you’ll find Dr.NanaPlum’s Amazing Books for Children HERE



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 “Story Corner With Dr.NanaPlum

  1. Patricia Tilton
    April 22, 2014

    Very clever poem about wisdom playing hide and seek. Love your ending as it really is so true.


  2. thiskidreviewsbooks
    April 23, 2014

    Wonderful! 😀


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