Mabel Murple’s Popping Purple Wordspinning World
Nonsense Poetry and "Utter" Stuff
Canadian storyteller, poet and author, Sheree Fitch, invites you into the world of words. Join Sheree on this energetic journey of imagination and creativity—and fun. It's Mabel Murple's Popping Purple Wordspinning World. Come on in! (Artwork by Sydney Smith; Design Nick Gunn) Check out Nimbus Publishing for more from Sheree Fitch!

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EP 10 Merry-Go-Day

What kid doesn’t like a trip to the annual Exhibition or Fall Fair. Well, here’s a poem that will bring back all of those memories of riding those crazy rides, drinking too much pop, trying to win that special prize and crawling in to bed at the end…

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EP 09 I Am Small

A delightfully gentle poem about the world, as told through the eyes of a young child. Our storyteller may need to stand on a chair to see into an adult world she still poses some pretty grown-up questions.

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There’s A Mouse in my House

This is a delightful story poem about a young boy who is given the responsibility of getting rid of a mouse who has entered the family home. As it turns out, the job is a little more difficult than anticipated. Gather around your radio (or device) and…

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If I Were The Moon

Let your imagination take you to the moon and back as you listen to Sheree read her well-loved, “If I Were The Moon”. Then curl up, turn out the lights and listen to “Kisses, Kisses Baby-Oh”, a poem jointly commissioned by the Nova Scotia Nurses and…

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EP 06 There Were Monkeys in My Kitchen

Willa Wellowby’s house has been overrun by monkeys. They’re ballet dancing, playing the bagpipes, listening to the Beatles, and causing mayhem and destruction all over the house and yard. And the more Willa asks them to leave, the more havoc they…

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EP 05 Pocket Rocks

No matter how hard he tries, even with the help of his classroom aide, Ian Goobie can’t do the things that the other children in his class can do. Every day he dreads going to school. Then he finds a rock, a rock that fits perfectly in his pocket, a…

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EP 04 Everybody’s Different on Everybody Street

EveryBody’s Different on EveryBody Street was originally produced in 2001 as a fundraiser to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Festival of Trees in support of the Nova Scotia Hospital and to raise awareness for mental illness and addiction….

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EP 03 Toes in My Nose and Other Poems

Sheree opens up her copy of “Toes in My Nose and Other Poems” and offers us a way of looking at the ordinary events of our lives in a fun and poetic way. Gather ’round for another delightful episode!

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EP 02 Sleeping Dragons All Around

In Sleeping Dragons All Around, a girl wakes up in the middle of the night and wants some cake. But to reach the refrigerator, she has to tiptoe past a host of sleeping dragons, like Priscilla in her pink pantaloons, the punk-rock dragon Fagan with…

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EP 01 Come Play in the World of Language

Poet Sheree Fitch invites us into the special world of words, nonsense and having fun with language. Hear how Mabel Murple came to be and how her adventures have provided so much joy to children—young and old—all around the world.

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