Thistle Fables

by Sandi McCreadie & Illustrated by David Watkins



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/29/2013

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 64
ISBN : 9781480803121
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 64
ISBN : 9781480803138

About the Book

In a quiet garden filled with outrageous vegetable characters, a rutabaga wants more than anything to change his name. Frustrated and tired of being called “Roota-Toota-Rutabaga,” he summons the help of all the other vegetables who soon teach him a valuable lesson.

Potter the Bear is going to market with his honey in a bowl atop his head when he begins imagining all the wonderful things he can buy with the money he will make. But when the bees overhear his plans, they elect to show him in their own special way what is more important.

After a beautiful butterfly spies an equally beautiful object on the ground below her, she swoops down to investigate and discovers it is just a lowly snail. When she challenges the creature to a race, the butterfly soon realizes that beauty may not always get her what she wants.

Thistle Fables is a collection of fables that touch on common emotional challenges children face in today’s world—from bullying to feeling accepted—while sharing important life lessons designed to inspire all ages.

About the Author

Sandi McCreadie, founder of Thistlegarten Creative Arts Preschool and Thistle Down Express, has taught throughout California for over thirty years. She holds an MAT. and a California Teaching Credential; she also has a background in Broadway shows, television, dance, and musical groups in New York and Los Angeles. She is a published writer, composer, and speaker and currently lives in California. Visit her online at, where you can find audio recordings of Thistle Fables in CD or MP3 formats.