Mr. Smith and His Delicious Ice Cream

Tales by Anthony Trendl

Love Short Stories?
So Do I.

Curled away in a corner today will be countless readers lost in a book of short stories. Adventures, silliness, and amazing tales bring us to new places. Join me as I tell a few whoppers.

Steal away to your favorite book nook, whether it is a tree fort, your library, or your couch, and smile a little more.

“No sundae is complete without a cherry,” he would tell anyone around while reaching delicately into a cool jar for the perfect cherry. This immutable truth somehow made sense in the midst of the culinary cacophony he compiled.

-Excerpt from the tale Mr. Smith and His Delicious Ice Cream

Mr. Smith and His Delicious Ice Cream is just one of my silly tales for the slightly older child. Easy and quick to read aloud with the occasional tongue-twister, my tales are the sort of stories you heard as a child. Like Richard Chase’s Jack Tales, each is more outlandish than the next. With rich rhythms and delicious vocabulary, enjoy well-told stories in your favorite tree fort. Read more about me.

Anthony Trendl

Fun Tales

Animals stuck inside a house trying to escape
A boy who would rather dream than have adventures
The inventor of the most horrible ice cream
A baseball that goes much differently than expected
A kid name Pepper Jack creates wind
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Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.

- Dr. Seuss

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No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.

- C. S. Lewis

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