Monday, November 30, 2009

two Nipkin home hunters...

one fine establishment

and another...

I mentioned Nipkin hunting in my post yesterday. It is a favourite thing to do with my grandkids and I. We go off to the woods and look at places where Nipkins might live. Nipkins are pretty darn small and they like cozy little homes inside old tree trunks or nestled between rocks. They love lots of ferny cover so Glogs can't get at them but that is for another day. I'll include some possibilities in this post from our walk. Norbert Nipkin is a book my sister Jude, bought for my youngest son Cal. Cal is in his late thirties now (sorry Cal but ya know you are!) but I think he probably still loves Norbert Nipkin. His brother, Bones, might not remember but I bet he does and his kids sure know the book. So I thought I'd put a little boost for this wonderful book that is about not judging folks by how they look.

9 comments:

grrl + dog said...

definitly nipkins are a cool breed,

looks like you found lots of nipkin homes

Elizabeth Bradley said...

When the movie, "Where the Wild Things Are" came out, my son, (his name just happens to be Max, wanted to go see it with me and his father, (ah). Childhood books have great impact. I can name several that changed my life.

Galen Kindley--Author said...

This kinda reminded me of the stories I loved as a child, The Mother WestWind tales. Each explained why a certain thing in nature is the way it is. For example, why owls fly at night, or a skunk has stripes, that kind of thing. Usually, it's a punishment from Mother Nature for some miscreant behavior.

Best Regards, Galen

Imagineering Fiction Blog

Jan Morrison said...

Hi Denise - yep, Nipkins are definitely cool and Glogs aren't as bad as their press either.

Elizabeth - Ron and I went to see The Wild Things with my step-dot. She and I liked it - he thought something was lost. I just like it when our kids will do ANYTHING with us. Yep.

Galen - I remember those stories! I like the Nipkin one because the children of the warring tribes decide that they will not let appearances decide how they should act towards each other. But there isn't a lick of preachiness which I'm highly allergic too. Probably why I love Pippi Longstalking.

Helen Ginger said...

I've never heard of Nipkins, but I do love their homes. The pictures you show look really quite inviting.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Oh my, just had to stop in to tell you my jaw is still hanging open to hear about all your accomplishments. Thank God you've become a writer so the world will benefit from hearing from such a strong woman.

Yes, back to the subject you posted about, it's great when our kids and grandkids want to spend time with us. THE BEST.

kerrycharacters said...

I used to love the Book of Gnomes. I am buying it for my little girls this Christmas. We are hunting for gnomes in France - I will have to tell them that their cousins are the Nipkins in Canada.

Jan Morrison said...

Hi Elizabeth - thanks for the vote of confidence but really it was your topic that got me off and running! And yes, it is THE BEST!

Hi Kerry - the other thing my grandkids and I are going to do is fashion little doors and stick them at the various entrances and take pictures! What fun eh? But, I would love to claim nipkins but I think the author is American. Quelle domage.

Ulla said...

Truly delightful! Wish my daughter was young enough still to enjoy a Nipkin search... I too just saw 'Where the Wild Things Are' and LOVED it! Our souls need more time in the wilds and woods...
Ulla