Dustin loves games but doesn't like the rules. He doesn't like how the games the other crabs play always have to be the same and so he chooses not to play at all. When his Uncle advises him to try enrolling and exciting the other crabs to play his games — rather than persistently complaining, Dustin transforms the play for all the other crabs. This story is a part of the Sparkle Sleepytime collection. For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website: www.sparkles...more
After a night of gentle snow, Martin and Sylvia discover a sparkling winter landscape in their yard. Martin suggests they become arctic explorers and scout out a spot for camp. As they set up camp, Martin decides they should build a fire - a real fire - and have a real cookout! But it will be a challenge as snow is starting to fall again. He and Daddy are undaunted - just as the original arctic explorers once were. This story is a part of the Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures! series. ...more
“Denny and the Could Bee” and it is all about the insidious nature of imagining what ‘could’ happen. Rumors, exaggerations, fearful stories and even simple wonderings have ‘Could Bees’ buzzing around in them. Luckily Mr. James, Denny’s kindergarten teacher, has a way of shooing those Could Bees away and allowing the truth of the matter to become clear. This story is a part of the Helping and Healing series. For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website: www.sp...more
Three warm days in a row! Martin and Sylvia see only dirty, melting snow — but Daddy has ideas. He suggests they try tapping one of the maple trees to see if the sap is running. When they hear the steady drip-drip-drip of maple sap, they know "sugaring" season has begun! It's time to make maple syrup! This story is a part of the At Home with Martin & Sylvia series. For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website: www.sparklestories.com Questions? Ideas? Requ...more
David, the chief story spinner of Sparkle Stories has written and is one of the tellers for a new adult podcast called "Horsemen". It has the same depth of characters and satisfying narrative arc of Sparkle Stories but is crafted just for the Grown Ups. You can find out more by going to www.horsemenpodcast.com or searching "Horsemen" on iTunes.