"It seems unfair these wonderful stories are meant for children. I had great fun–guffaws and all–reading them as an adult. Hutchins (like Faulkner) has created his own 'little postage stamp of native soil.' His Bubbleland is fanciful, to be sure, yet so fully realized that it springs to life in our imagination. From a tutu-wearing dragon and mountains that move, to characters sporting names like Mr. Rinsenspit and Mayor Peasandcorn, Hutchins has written a winning series for children. Meant to be read aloud, I’d love to be one of the kids gathered around the storyteller!"
"What wonderful stories! Our children laughed, giggled and understood the value of friendship taught by Denton the Dragon. Everyone can relate and benefit from the wisdom of Denton. Enjoy the journey to Bubbleland!!!!"
- Marian Detelj, Director of Children and Family Services,
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, New York, NY
"Thank you, Jeff. You've given vibrant stories to so many of the real-life encounters my kids have. I've already read about Little Rachel with my daughter and talked about hot button issues like gratitude and compassion. A valuable, friendly introduction!"
- Dar Williams, Singer-Songwriter and Recording Artist
"As a school counselor and as a volunteer yet, I am especially admiring your comments at the end of the stories--much wisdom and in the right dosage for little ones!"
- Nancy Burns, Elementary School Counselor (Retired), Volunteer Reader at a pre-Head Start program