“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
—G. K. Chesterton
Dragons are scary. I wish I had a stuffed dragon, so I could destroy him. That would teach scary things (like soccer players and ladders) not to mess with me.
Mom has never written a story about a dragon. She has written fairy tales and stories and poems with monsters, but no dragons. Whew.
In most of Mom’s stories, there’s a problem. Her characters try to solve the problem, and after trying a few times, they do! Mom says, “It’s good to solve problems.” and “Kids should know that problems have solutions.” and “Did you rip the tail off your stuffed bunny?”
Mom’s characters always solve their own problems. That’s how it has to be. Parents and teachers are not allowed to help. I can NEVER solve my own problems. Once I got stuck behind the big chair, and I just stayed there till Mom noticed. She moved the chair and got me out.
Here I am being a problem solver, with a LITTLE help from Mom. Problem Solver Video