Last week was the launch of my first Kindle book for kids, The Witch Said No Because She Had a Smelly Toe
Just in time for Halloween, this rhyming Halloween tale about a girl who likes to make people smell her feet arrives just in time for some stinky trick or treat fun.
“There was once a little girl who liked to go out trick-or-treat.
She had a trick for getting candy. She made people smell her feet.
Every Halloween her scheme went off without a hitch.
Until the year her victim was a nasty wicked witch.”
Who doesn’t remember the old Halloween saying, “Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet! Give me something Good to Eat.” And whether you used it yourself to get candy or not, the thought of making somebody smell your feet gave you a chuckle.
The inspiration for this Halloween book came long ago – grade school in fact. Although I don’t remember much, I remember the assignment was to write a story and we were paired with another student to complete it. I couldn’t say what we wrote, who I wrote it with or how the story went, but I have never forgotten laughing ourselves silly when we came up with the title, “The Witch Said No Because She Had a Smelly Toe.”
The phrase,”The Witch Said No Because She Had a Smelly Toe” has been burned in my brain forever since, and was the fuel that fired this new Halloween story for boys and girls.