The Sam & Lucy Fables by Alan Bagnall Illus. Sarah Wilkins.
The Sam & Lucy Fables by Alan Bagnall Illus. Sarah Wilkins. Pub. Makaro Press, 2016.
There is a whimsical nature about this booklet of quirky stories with a message for juniors and primary school students, and with high appeal for older readers. I defy you to read this collection without a smile on your face.
Lucy and Sam are pigs who tell stories and help people out. There are 14 stories of 2-3 pages long cleverly and perceptively illustrated by Sarah Wilkins. We learn how whales got to the sea, how bus drivers learn not to stop because it was a bus stop, how fish learned to read (in schools of course) and how not to despair because your computer has crashed.
Sometimes the simplest stories are the best even when they are quirky and as Gavin Bishop commented “charming”.