|A charming, cautionary tale for children, Wanda and the Oblahlahs tells what happens to Wanda when she doesn't heed her mother. Wanda's diligent about throwing her gum away when her mother and father remind her. But when Mother puts on a red dress and goes out to dinner and the babysitter doesn't know the rule, Wanda leaves her gum in her mouth and suffers the consequences. The Oblahlahs, a curious group of little party animals, come to life in her mouth and take her voice, leaving her only able to say, "Oblahlah, Oblahlah," until even her faithful dog Moldy won't play with her anymore. When the doctor can't save Wanda's voice, her mother, her father, her brother and Moldy do what they can to help, but it's up to Wanda to learn to do what's right and get her voice back.
JOE SUTTON told his children stories every night when they were younger, and now he has recreated one of their favorites for his grandchildren. Original art by his sister brings this tale to life for the next generation of their family, for parents everywhere who want to impress on their children that chewing gum needs to be handled with both manners and care, and for children who want to see just what might happen if they dare not listen.
JANE SUTTON FRAWLEY created the Wanda illustrations more than 30 years ago to accompany her brotherís stories. She also helped edit the story to better accompany the illustrations. The mother of two children, Jane is an accomplished artist who earned her bachelors and masters degrees in fine art from Marshall University. She currently lives in Meggett, South Carolina.