Saturday, July 27, 2019

Episode 58: Cat Castle Part I


A Tales from the Lilypad retelling of the Brother's Grimm's The Poor Miller's Boy and the Cat. This story has EVERYTHING: enchanted princesses, revenge, comeuppance, plot twists, and did I mention a castle in which all the servants are kittens?

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Episode 57: The Polka Dot Story Rerelease

Vintage Tales from the Lilypad circa 2015. One of the first original Tales by Marlene Wurfel. It's a love story to lake life, swimming, existential polka dots, and freckles.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Episode 56: Surly the Garden Gnome

Surly the garden gnome is annoyed by the lack of instructions in the Gnominomicon on how to parent. How are parents supposed to get by on just the advice 1) Be Kind and 2) Listen Deeply. Maybe if there were better instructions, all the gnome parents he knows would be better at their job. Good thing he doesn't have any little ones to take care of. Until...

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Episode 54: Lily in the Garden

Can we tend to our emotions and feelings just like we can tend to plants in a garden? Episode 54 is a mindfulness story. It's a 21st century fable about self-care.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Episode 53: The Changeling

The boy and the girl whose job is the preparation and service of oatmeal have another adventure in the grey-as-porridge kingdom. Potions! Fairies! Portals to other, magical realms!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Episode 52: Sleep Meditation with Three Fairies

In this original Tales from the Lilypad sleep meditation for kids, ocean sounds and bird sounds help generate feelings of wellness while Lily, a frog, tells the story of Riventhorn who find three fairy eggs on his walk along the ocean shore.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Episode 48: The Wild Boy and Gggggrrrrrowwwwlll

Sometimes a boy just needs to be alone. That's what Drew wants when he cuts all ties with civilization to live in the forest as a wild boy. But he finds out that the woods are already inhabited.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Episode 47: The Crone at the Castle Door

The boy who serves and prepares oatmeal for the King and Queen of a cold castle atop windy bluffs, and the girl who serves and prepares oatmeal for the King and Queen wish something would happen. Then comes a knock at the castle door on a dark and stormy night. Download this episode (right click and save)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Episode 46: Little Red Riding Hood

This story is by special request. Perhaps the most iconic and potent fairytale ever told: Little Red Riding Hood. Tales from the Lilypad does a retelling and rearrangement by Marlene Wurfel for Kids & Family. Special guest appearance by Bluebell the Bluebird as Little Red Riding Hood.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Episode 45: Cat and Mouse in Partnership

This Tales from the Lilypad Episode is about a Cat and Mouse who set up house together. They're in love. But can they make it work? This is a centuries old story that still has relevance. Retold and rearranged here by Marlene Wurfel.