The illustrated stories include lesson plans with grammar, phonics, theatre exercises, improvisations, dialogues, word games, vocabulary, crosswords, songs, tongue twisters and art projects. 

  You can find the lessons by clicking on the images in the  Stories page. 

  It is best to start with the Sample Lesson to understand the structure. It can be adapted to any story, subject, age group or language level.

The down-to-earth wisdom of his morals is ageless. We are never too old to be reminded to beware of flattery, greed and complacency.
Illustrated stories in verse
Level One
Level Two
Level Three

  Aesop, born in the 7th c BC, for the most part used animals in his stories so as not to offend his audience. 

The stories were borrowed from local lore to make social statements and depict the foibles of human nature.

In Chapter Three, they are assembled in dialogue format for a performance, or as a tool to improve reading skills. 

Instead of age groups, the books are classified according to reading levels and understanding of the English language. 

In English and in French
Illustrated in Verse

Mr. Brown, a pampered teddy bear, goes through some difficult moments after Hurricane Katrina destroys his home. 

During the terrible months buried in the mud he is helped by Miss Rose, a wise, eccentric worm.
The experiences that follow will enrich his life.

12 pages
The Pecan Grove

 Sury, a cockatiel, escapes from his cage to search for the Kingdom of the Birds. In his quest, he encounters mentors to encourage him, and forms unusual friendships. He also meets some seedy characters, like Madame Lafolle who lures him into a gilded cage.

​ Why is he willing to go through all the trouble, all the hardship, when he's not even certain the Kingdom exists? In the end he understands what his father's friend Greybird was trying to tell him all along.

Forty-six pages
Twelve stories adapted from Aesop's Fables
English  -  French  -  Spanish
With dialogues for a performance

Click on covers for samples

The greedy owner of a large mango tree will not share the overflow of mangos with her neighbours.

In the second chapter is a script for a performance. 
In English and in French



20 pages
The Golden Rooster

 Kaliki can't understand why his mother treats him so badly when he does the same things as his brothers and sisters. 

 An old dog tells him it's because his feathers are golden yellow, whereas his siblings' feathers are red. The dog and two cats help him leave the island on a boat, and he ends up on another island where the priests, because of his unusual feathers, make people believe he's a deity.


Click on the images for previews
A restless shoe travels the world
Stories for young adults, children and ESL
Alex and Zahni Mysteries - Synopsis English - Synopsis French
Illustrated story in verse

with amusing facts about the countries
 it visits
Le Coq Doré                            Le Domaine des Oiseaux                           Le Pacanier 
47 pages

 91 pages
                                 El Reino de Los Pájaros                                  
El Gallo Dorado 
El Bosque de Pacanas   
English  -  French  -  Spanish