Bedtime Stories for Brats

(as Baba Bengali)

A collection of rhyming cautionary tales about the humourous misadventures of a series of saucy youngsters. Ages 5-9.

The Boy in the Tree
An acerbic boy retreats from the world to live in a tree, where he must learn to share with a like-minded girl.

The Best Cake in the World
A poor young girl invokes the seven deadly sins to become the Cake Queen of her town.

In protest of eating vegetables, a girl journeys into Candyland where she must pass perils and pitfalls on a quest to the Cinnamon Forest.

A Tale of Two Families
Two friends are separated by families whose personal beliefs impede the children’s’ virtue.

Little Gabby Gossipbag
A girl who loves to spread gossip through her medieval hamlet learns to be careful what she wishes for.

Those Who Know Best
A boy sets out on a journey toward enlightenment, encountering several adults who think they know what’s best for him.


The Fairy Thief

A little girl sets out to kidnap some luminescent fairies when lightning destroys the bulb of the lighthouse where she lives.