As part of our upcoming Children’s Book Readathon, we have a few fantastic authors and bloggers who are participating in the final week. Last week, I highlighted a wonderful writing duo that I came across about a year ago: Robbie and Michael Cheadle. Today they are sharing a special new story called Chocolate Delight and the Sugar Dog.
Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet
have a son – Chocolate Delight,
a mild mannered and kindly lad
he’d never get into a fight.
This despite his enormous size
the biggest boy in town,
he has a smile for everyone
you’ll never see him frown.
The teachers at the local school
love to have him in their class,
polite and hardworking as can be
he achieves a merit pass.
He has a beloved sugar dog
he takes for walks each day,
‘round the hot chocolate ponds
they love to run and play.
These ponds on a cold winter’s day
provide visitors with a delicious treat,
a rich ‘n creamy drink, it warms you up
and is wonderfully thick and sweet.
After school, moms gather at the ponds
their children and pets running free,
with a picnic blanket and basket
it’s the perfect place for high tea.
While out for a stroll one winter’s day
making the most of the weak sunlight,
an unexpected event occurred
which gave Chocolate Delight a fright.
Lord Humbug was out enjoying the sun
his trio of energetic dogs in tow,
they jumped into a steaming pond
and swam madly to and fro.
They delightedly chased the little ducks
that lived amongst the pretzel reeds
an unfortunate circumstance that occurred
when the dogs were off their leads.
A disapproving crowd soon gathered round
they did not like this game,
Lord Humbug ignored them; looking away
his dogs carried on just the same.
The dogs were happily paddling around
yipping and yelping with pleasure,
disturbing all the water creatures
and disrupting the picnickers’ leisure.
The peaceable ducks were scared
they tried to escape – wings flapping,
the naughty dogs were excited
at the birds barking and yapping.
The wide mouthed, green frog
sunning himself on a leaf,
dived off and hastily swam away
before the dogs could do him grief.
Two of the dogs were strong swimmers
but the third had started to struggle,
his master worriedly called to him
and he gave his tail a waggle.
The poor little dog was quite unsure
strike for shore or stay and play,
he decided to play on with his friends
much to Lord Humbug’s dismay.
Within a short space of time
it was evident, the dog was in trouble,
as he dipped beneath the chocolate surface
up popped a chocolate bubble.
The dog came up, making a whistling sound
paddling frantically on the spot,
the crowd looked on with baited breath
would he make it to shore – or not.
The poor little fellow was sinking fast
eyes huge – he was losing the fight,
Chocolate Delight plunged in to give a hand
and help him out of his plight.
Chocolate Delight got hold of the dog
and supported him to the shore,
the gathered crowd were really thrilled
and hailed him with cheers galore.
Lord Humbug apologised for his selfishness
and have Chocolate Delight a reward,
this he received with grateful thanks
glad that peace had been restored.
Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet
were very proud of their boy,
they held a party in his honour
to show their pride and joy.
Lord Humbug wanted to make amends
and built a home for the grateful ducks,
he now visits them every day
and the ducklings into bed tucks.
I absolutely adored this story, but I’m saving all my thoughts and feedback for the week of 8/25 when we highlight Robbie Cheadle as part of the Children’s Readathon AUTHORS WHO BLOG week. I can’t wait to share my three reviews!
BELOW please find last week’s post with a special author interview and keep on the lookout for in 2+ weeks for our posts focused on their books!
About Robbie and Michael Cheadle
Robbie Cheadle was born in London in the United Kingdom. Her father died when she was three months old and her mother immigrated to South Africa with her tiny baby girl. Robbie has lived in Johannesburg, George and Cape Town in South Africa and attended fourteen different schools. This gave her lots of opportunities to meet new people and learn lots of social skills as she was frequently “the new girl”.
Robbie is a qualified Chartered Accountant and specialises in corporate finance with a specific interest in listed entities and stock markets. Robbie has written a number of publications on listing equities and debt instruments in Africa and foreign direct investment into Africa.
Robbie is married to Terence Cheadle and they have two lovely boys, Gregory and Michael. Michael (aged 11) is the co-author of the Sir Chocolate series of books and attends school in Johannesburg. Gregory (aged 14) is an avid reader and assists Robbie and Michael with filming and editing their YouTube videos and editing their books. Robbie is also the author of the new Silly Willy series the first of which, Silly Willy goes to Cape Town, is now available. (See More Below)
Robbie and Michael Cheadle’s books
All the Sir Chocolate books are currently available in hard copy and as ebooks and range from 2 to 9 years depending on the format:
- A5 format for children aged 6 to 9 years
- Square format for younger children aged 2 to 5 years
Aren’t these adorable covers and book art?
Sir Chocolate and the strawberry cream berries story and cookbook:
Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet live in Chocolate land where you can eat absolutely everything. Join them on a fantastic adventure to find the amazing strawberry cream berry and learn how to make some of their scrumptious recipes at the same time.
Sir Chocolate and the baby cookie monster story and cookbook:
Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet find a lost baby cookie monster. Join them on an adventure to return the baby to its mother and learn how to make some of their delicious recipes at the same time.
Sir Chocolate and the sugar dough bees story and cookbook:
A greedy snail damages the flower fields and the fondant bees are in danger of starving. Join Sir Chocolate on an adventure to find the fruit drop fairies who have magic healing powers and discover how to make some of his favourite foods on the way.
Sir Chocolate and the condensed milk river story and cookbook:
The Condensed Milk River where Sir Chocolate goes fishing has stopped flowing. The water creatures are losing their homes. Can Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet solve this problem? Includes five lovely new recipes.
Sir Chocolate and the sugar crystal caves story and cookbook:
Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet journey to the sugar crystal caves to collect the sugar water they need to make their soda pop. To get to the Chocolate Chip Hills they must cross the Chocolate Mousse Swamp infested with alligator sours and a meringue ghost. When they arrive, they discover that the sugar crystals are melting, and something needs to be done to save them. Learn how to make some four fun creations out of biscuits and the sugar crystals too.
Silly Willy goes to Cape Town:
When the George family go on holiday to Cape Town, Cautious Craig cannot believe what he has to endure at the hands of his naughty and wilful younger brother, Silly Willy. Willy throws tantrums at the most embarrassing and inappropriate times, causes a commotion on the aeroplane and tries to steal a chameleon from Butterfly World. What is a poor older brother expected to do in these situations?
Coming in 2018
What was it like for children growing up in rural Suffolk during World War II?
Elsie and her family live in a small double story cottage in Bungay, Suffolk. Every night she lies awake listening anxiously for the sound of the German bomber planes. Often they come and the air raid siren sounds signaling that the family must leave their beds and venture out to the air raid shelter in the garden.
Despite, the war raging across the English channel, daily life must continue with its highlights, such as Christmas and the traditional Boxing Day fox hunt, and its scary moments when Elsie learns the stories of Jack Frost and the ghostly and terrifying Black Shuck that haunts the coastline and countryside of East Anglia.
Includes some authentic WWII recipes.
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What’s up next on Robbie’s Children’s Books Readathon?
A story entitled “Chocolate Delight and the sugar dog” will be shared on the blog next week! Stay tuned for the sneak preview and release of this adorable story!
I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon @ http://mybook.to/WGS. My second novel, Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon @ http://mybook.to/FatherFigure.
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