I believe a while back I shared some lines from a book I’m considering publishing titled A Day in the Shade of a Tickletoe Tree. The first four lines began as:
“One day in the shade of a Tickletoe Tree
I thought how funny the world would be
if we saw with our ears, tasted with toes,
smelled with our eyes. and touched with our nose.”
My initial material was too short for a book so I recently added more lines. In fact I got on a roll and probably have many more lines than are needed for a single book. Then I noticed that there were clusters of topics, such as these rough unedited lines about numbers:
What if the number one was really two?
Then what would number two have to do?
Would it try to be like number three?
Or have some fun and become number one?
And would number four being really sore
If number five played tricks on six?
What if number eight was always late
and number seven was named Kevin?
Would number nine get out of line
If number ten was at the end?
Would nine throw a fit
Because ten came after it?
That got me to thinking. Perhaps I should have a series of Tickletoe Tree books with each focused on a different theme such as numbers, letters, animals, colors, and food. What do you think?