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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Fantasy / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:44
  • eBook ISBN:9780980661736

Long Legs Daddy

by Cathie Whitmore

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A beautifully illustrated rhyming story of a rabbit named Reuben and a long legged spider with attitude known as Long Legs Daddy. Reuben is terrified when this feisty spider lands on his nose. He will do anything to get rid of him, but Long Legs Daddy Is determined to stay put as he's afraid of heights and terrified of falling. Then clever Reuben Rabbit comes up with a plan to put Long Legs Daddy back on the ground and at the same time cure him of his phobia. A fun read for children 3-8 years.


Reuben Rabbit swipes his paws across his nose...Long Legs Daddy spider sways to and fro. But Long Legs Daddy is afraid of heights...there’s no way he’s letting go. What a predicament for Long Legs Daddy...he can’t even bear to look down. Can Reuben Rabbit help Long Legs Daddy, find his way back to the ground? Reuben Rabbit and Long Legs Daddy are sure to make you laugh. From the first page of this wonderful story, right to the very last.

About the author

My love of rhyming began at the tender age of eight, when I won a Poetry Competition at school in 1960. Over the years, I dabbled in lighthearted rhymes and verses on greeting cards etc but never really expanded beyond this. Then in August 2006, my writing began to emerge in a way I never believed possible. Writing a children's story had never occurred to me, until I was asked by a friend's daughter, a university student studying teaching, to write a children's story for her to market as an assignment. Consequently, my fascination for pig ornaments, collected over many years, made a pig my obvious character choice for my very first children's story. With a vague idea of a story plot, I began to type. Some hours later, "Hammie Goes to School" was on paper. I have no idea where it came from; once I started I just couldn't stop. A whole new world had opened for me, as one by one the stories continued to emerge over the following weeks, until I had written in total ten stories about this adorable little piglet named Hammie and his family. These ten rhyming stories became part of a series called "The Adventures of Hammie." In November 2006 I wrote book number eleven, titled "Twinkle the Christmas Star and Twinkle Meets Santa for my grandchildren, after an endless search of book stores for a Christmas story that would bring to my grandchildren the same magic and wonder of Christmas I experienced as a child from reading the Night Before Christmas. Sadly, I couldn't find anything that came even close to that wonderful story and I guess you could say it was an omen in a way, giving me the inspiration I needed to write my own Christmas story. "Twinkle the Christmas Star" was published in 2009 followed by "Hammie Goes to School - Book One" in 2011. In 2012 Long Legs Daddy was published and is the first of my books to be created in eBook format. I now have now written a total of seventeen children's stories and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my time spent writing and hope one day to publish all of my stories, not only for my eight grandchildren, but for children everywhere to enjoy.