The Revolution of the Green-Haired Bacon
Written for a Storytelling & Bookmaking field trip with Ms. Clements's 3rd-grade class from Berkeley Carroll
Once upon a time there was a bacon factory. And next to this bacon factory there happened to be a nuclear waste facility. One day, an unfortunate strip of extremely crispy bacon fell into an open vat of nuclear waste and when he crawled out, he had thick head of green hair. He thought to himself and decided to call himself Porkenstein von Butch.
Written for a Storytelling & Bookmaking field trip with Ms. Colon's 4th-grade class from PS 503
Once upon a time there was a snake named Herman. Herman was sad for several reasons. He smelled like rotten cabbage. He had no friends even though he was friendly. He was not poisonous, but everyone thought he was.
The Three Heroes Save the Rainforest
Written for a Storytelling & Bookmaking field trip with Ms. McClean's 2nd-grade class from PS 15
Once upon a time, there was a Doormat, a Garbage Fly, and a Butterfly named Destiny Julissa Lopez. They live in a flexible rainforest in Hawaii. Doormat has a face but no arms or legs. The butterfly is beautiful, and she has a laser beam so she can cut fruit down from trees. Garbage Fly looks a little gross. Every time he walks, he falls down, because he has a lot of garbage, like a thousand pounds. He goes: "AAAAAAAAAAEEEEEEEEEEE!"
Let Me Sleep
Written for a Storytelling & Bookmaking field trip with Ms. Ferris's 4th-grade class from St. Saviour's
Chincilla No-Sleep was ten years old and was having trouble sleeping. She lived in Switzerland in a little cottage she made from hay and cheese. Swiss cheese. Also in the house lived a bunch of plants that talked to her, and some rats.
Written for a Storytelling & Bookmaking field trip with Ms. Dewald's 2nd-grade class from PS 131
Once there was a 20-year-old girl named Andie Candyshop. She was a skeleton with red hair. Spiders lived in her hair, mice were all over her hair, and red slime came out of her eyes. Most of her clothes were made out of boogers, especially her favorite bright green dress. Andie was very popular and rich.
The Eye That Lived
Written for a Storytelling & Bookmaking field trip with Mr. Carter's 3rd-grade class from PS 321
"Umbday! Fetch me some people and make them kids!" said Slimy the eyeball monster to his brother. They lived in a dark, dark cave on top of Mount Everest. Slimy wanted the children so he could use their eyeballs and suck out their brains. Slimy collected the eyeballs to build action figures of himself, as a spare when his eyeballs fell out, to improve his own vision, to look scarier for defense purposes, to use as attack weapons, and for dessert after the brains!
Mr. Oscar Cupcake Does Not Want A New Trick
Written for a Storytelling & Bookmaking field trip with Ms. Houshour's 3rd-grade class from PS 19
Once upon a time there was a family of talking pancakes. The mother's name was Mrs. Pancake. She was brown, but yellow around the edges. She wore clown shoes all the time because she was a clown. Oscar Cupcake, a talking bowl of rice, is Mrs. Pancake's biggest fan. He knows Mrs. Pancake because he takes care of Grandma Pancake in her gigantic mansion. They all live together in the mansion: Mrs. Pancake, Grandma Pancake, Mr. Oscar Cupcake, and Lil' Pancake, who is the littlest pancake of all.
The Plan from Hand
Written for a Storytelling & Bookmaking field trip with Ms. Forsman's 2nd-grade class from The Berkeley Carroll School
Once there was a magical clock named Hand. He was tiny but he had long legs and a funky hairdo, and he was very mischievous. In a squeaky voice he liked to talk about doing extremely mischievous things. He lived in a birdhouse with dumb mischievous ideas all over the walls.
Mr. Bob's Wild Volcano Ride
Written for a Storytelling & Bookmaking field trip with Ms. Jamie's 1st-grade class from PS 261
Once there was a talking beaver named Mr. Bob. He lived in a volcano, and every morning he cooked his newspaper and read his eggs because he was crazy. He wore ripped clothes with patches all over and red lipstick. Mrs. Icky the Noble Sticky was a rabbit who lived next door. She was very sticky from eating sticky cheese, sticky pizza, sticky caramel apples, sticky gum, sticky candy and French toast with Maple syrup.
Sammy and Toothpaste Save the Day
Written for a Storytelling & Bookmaking field trip with Ms. Ingrassia's 1st-grade class from PS 230
Once upon a time, there was a toothbrush named Sammy. Sammy's best friend was Toothpaste. Sammy was blue with bright white bristles and his dog Floss was a clean winter green. Every day, Sammy and Toothpaste, who was a tube of gel toothpaste, went to Brushing Teeth School, where they practiced cleaning fake teeth. Toothpaste was an expert at squeezing himself so that the toothpaste poured from the top of his head onto Sammy's face.
Froggs and the Case of the Missing Broccoli
Written for a Storytelling & Bookmaking field trip with Ms. Slabic's 3rd-grade class from PS 261
Once there was a crazy chicken named Froggs. Her friends were mostly vegetable, including a carrot, a potato, and a very fat broccoli.
Froggs was a detective and part-time skydiver. She lived in Vegetable Land, inside a fat, juicy pumpkin. The pumpkin was in the middle of a field of giant grass.