Ticklish Tales for Tellers, Vol. 1

Ticklish Tales for Tellers, Vol. One by Iva Pun Andriddle. Broadview Heights, Ohio: Story time Ink International, 1997. ISBN 0-9628769-5-x, paper, 29 pp. $4.99 + $2 S/H.

[Goodness - first editions of this are now expensive!! There are new and used copies on  2014]

What do you get when you cross a rabbit with a storyteller? (A: Hare raising tales.) When were all storytellers born? (A: Once upon a time...) What did the Three Billy Goats Gruff say to each other? (A: Let's cross that bridge when we come to it.)

There are 99 jokes and riddles about storytellers in this little book. I didn't count them, I'm taking the publisher's word for it. They range from real groaners and eye rollers to amusing storytelling anecdotes.. Some spring straight from storytelling, others are somewhat familiar jokes which have been adapted. I found a number of them to be real stretches -they tried a little too hard -but others made me chuckle. If you like corn, you'll devour this book.

And if you want to know whose pseudonym this is written under, I'd suggest you ask tellers Rick Carson and Christine Petrell Kallevig. They are acknowledged by the publisher for their contributions to the book. Storytime Ink International is a family-owned, independent company. Other titles they have published include Bible Folding Stories, Holiday Folding Stories, and All About Pockets. All of the storytelling titles published by Story time Ink are available to groups and associations for event and fundraising efforts.

To find out about quantity discounts or to order single copies contact the publisher at

P. O. Box 470505, Broadview Hts., OH 44147-0505.

Phone: 216838-4881.

The Second Story Review, Vol 3, No. 2, June 1998

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