Stories for KIDS...


Marigold is seven years old. Not six and a half, not six and three quarters but seven, right on the nose. With a new friend coming over, Marigold wants her birthday party to be perfect. But there are more than a few surprises in store for Marigold - and not all of them will make for a perfect party! Find out what happens when chaos, mayhem and a collection of wacky family members give Marigold more excitement than she can handle!

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For Parents and Teachers

To determine if Marigold's Party is right for your child, consider the following content.
(Caution: Spoiler Alert!)

  • a character behaves strangely after returning home from dental surgery where he received 'goofy gas' - he moans and groans and behaves like a zombie and gets into a lot of trouble. This character could seem frightening to young children if they didn't understand the reasons for his behaviour.
  • a book of matches accidentally catches fire and someone mistakenly calls the fire department
  • a frightened baby iguana jumps onto someone's face

Topics to discuss with children:

  • Do you think that Marigold and her parents should have explained to the guests why Buzz was acting so strangely? What do you think might have happened if they had?
  • Have you ever tried to keep something a secret, only to have it found out in the end? What happened?