Niamh Clune

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Story Corner With Dr. NanaPlum: Wollee The Worm Wollee The Worm loves the things we waste and bin!


Yes! You can write a story about anything ~ including worms! Wisley Gardens continues to invite me to be a guest author during the summer school break. Next time, I will be reading Wollee The Worm. After all. bees and butterflies get all the press. But everything in the garden serves a purpose, including how Wollee-the-Worm helps bring food to our table. He does a very important job helping soil to breathe ~ making it rich and healthy for growing things.

I have added some new features to these little books. My aim with the Pa Dug & Rosie series all along has been to bring poetry to science. To this end, I have added a quiz and some fun facts to the books that tell another story alongside the rhyme, rhythm and onomatopoeia! Little learners can learn to enjoy the fun of words as well as love the story that Science has to tell. The garden and its creatures are full of natural magic. I hope little ones will learn to love even the worm.

Here is a little quote from Wollee… Wollee The Worm loves the stuff we waste and bin, just as much as you love chocolate!


And the worm looked up and seemed to say
In his worm-like, wriggly, squiggly way,

“I eat the soil, rubbish too.
I love it just as much as you
Love chocolate!” he said with a grin.
“I love the stuff you waste and bin.”

Copyright Niamh Clune

if you are interested in these books for the little ones in your life, or if you are a teacher and would like to introduce them to your school, you can buy them at a discounted price directly from

Or buy them as kindles. This one is available in paperback HERE or as a kindle 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.

6 comments on “Story Corner With Dr. NanaPlum: Wollee The Worm

  1. mapelba
    August 12, 2014

    Reblogged this on Marta Pelrine-Bacon and commented:
    I illustrated a series of children’s books. And they are here.


  2. Naomi Baltuck
    August 12, 2014

    I love that you “bring poetry to science.”


  3. Darlene
    August 14, 2014

    Wollee the Worm is my favourite of these books! Have fun reading them at the Wisley Gardens. The kids will love it.


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