Blessu And Dumpling

Two delightful stories from the master of animal tales, Dick King-Smith:


Blessu is a very small elephant who suffers from dreadful hay fever – and although he’s very small, he has a very large sneeze! Blessu doesn’t grow very fast, except for one part of him – his trunk. And every time he sneezes, his trunk grows even bigger.


Instead of being long and sausage-shaped like her brothers and all other dachshunds, Dumpling is short and, well, dumpy. She wishes more than anything else in the world that she could be more like her brothers. So when a witch’s cat grants her wish, Dumpling is thrilled. Until the spell goes wrong, that is, and she grows rather longer than she’d hoped to…


Dick King-Smith site illustration