Tales of the Pun-Expected was written under the spell of wordplay. This collection of twenty-one fairy tales and fables guarantees a few chuckles on every page, so start scrolling!
EXCERPTS FROM THE BOOK
From Goldilocks and the Three Bears:
Father Bear’s eyes bulged with rage when he saw his pipe and its dottle on the floor. “Someone has broken my pipe!” he vociferated. “I hope my friend Macguybear can fix it!”
From The Princess and the Pea:
“It is high time you married a Princess and settled down with her,” the Queen said to her son, who was footloose and fiancee-free. “You can’t be a thing of beauty and a boy forever.”
From Snow White:
“I will be an excellent housekeeper, because grime doesn’t pay,” Snow White said,accentuating the adjective. “And as long as I am here, this cottage will not go to raccoon ruin!”
Oh Teik Theam is the author of FIFTY5WORDS: A Treasury of 55-Word Stories.
He is also an ardent punster. His punny pieces have been published in The Pundit (Canada) and The Star (Malaysia).
He likes this quotation by American composer and actor Oscar Levant: “A pun is the lowest form of wit—when you don’t think of it first.”