Wot, no ears?

Somewhere over there is the sea. And somewhere in the middle of all that water is an island. But don’t tell anyone, because it’s a very secret place and only I, and now you, know about it.

 

Today, I’m going to tell you about a tiny town on that island called Wot, and about a little boy who lived there, called George. But first, there is something very unusual you need to know about the people of Wot: They had lost their ears. 

 

They were blue too and very, very short, but that hardly mattered. And they had webbed feet. That is very useful if you live on an island surrounded by water. Having lost your ears is not useful at all.

 

Wot was a surprisingly noisy town. Although nobody in Wot could hear anything, the people that lived there loved to talk. You might say they liked the sound of their own voices, but that would be silly, because they couldn’t hear their own voices. 

 

But still they talked and talked. They talked about the weather of course; grown-ups spend a lot of time talking about the weather. And they talked about all the things that were wrong. Sometimes they were even right about what was wrong. They talked about their neighbours, an...

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Rod Webb
Jun 4 2020

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Absolutely loved this story. As a former primary school teacher I think children will be interested and fascinated by George and Wot. Looking forward to reading further children’s stories.

Eileen O'Reilly
Jun 30 2020

An enjoyable story, whatever age.

Tony Spencer
Jun 6 2020

"This was very descriptive and about me. I loved the cake with the gobstopper because they're yummy." From George (my 9 year old). I thought it was fab too, if it had rhymed it would have been Dr Seuss-ish like The Lorax.

Katherine Horejsi
Jun 6 2020

I really enjoyed this. It reminds me of the books by Cecilia Ahern. Have you ever read 'Where the lost things go'?

Tracy Windross
Jun 5 2020