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Drippy the Peg Legged Rainbow (Stories for Demented Children Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

John H. Carroll
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Book Description

Rainbows have existed throughout the universe since shortly after its inception. Born from light and moisture, they have expanded along with galaxies and other cosmic goo. They only die from the destruction of worlds, absence of moisture or the long loss of light. Many are ancient, being nearly as old as the universe itself. Others are young, only born moments ago. All are beautiful, although many beings in the universe think them to be evil bearers of bad tidings and illness.

This is the story of one rainbow, neither ancient nor young . . .

Product Details

  • File Size: 1047 KB
  • Print Length: 16 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: John H. Carroll (January 6, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,741 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Made me smile July 21, 2012
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I enjoyed this silly tale of a rainbow who has to go looking for the leprechaun who stole his leg. It made me smile.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I smiled through this entire book December 20, 2011
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Delightful! I absolutely loved this story! It's rich with all the dementia the demented would need wrapped into a VERY interesting concept. I would never have thought of this one. Totally original twist to an otherwise taken for granted phenomena. Very well written and entirely entertaining. And of course, for those who've read The Emo Bunny That Should, it's always a nice little surprise to have him pop up in the other stories for demented children - as it was for this one. This book was pretty much perfect! Giggles, 5 stars and big smiles :D
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22 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Tale, But Awfully Short October 19, 2011
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I like to give glowing reviews. It's great to help other readers find outstanding works. And I usually review the real duds. Not only do I hope to prevent readers from wasting their time on a sad publication, but perhaps I can encourage the writer into taking up something more socially acceptable than writing, perhaps becoming a bank robber, a terrorist, an insurance agent, or an invalid.

This booklet falls in between, part of the vast blur of books that are quiet acceptable, but are also forgettable. The author asks at the end of this booklet that we let him know how he's doing, so he can improve his writing skills, though, so I'm breaking my usual protocol to comply with his wishes.

Mr. Carroll warns, at the beginning, that this book is only for demented children. That was entirely unnecessary, as one comes upon an emo bunny almost immediately upon entering the story. I turned to my wife, and asked, "Honey, how demented am I?" and she rolled her eyes up into her forehead. Well, I decided, I must be demented enough, and so I progressed.

There is a certain hypnotic effect in Mr. Carroll's words, which I discovered when I reached the end of the story having no idea whatsoever what the story was about. Furthermore, I was in my backyard, naked, swinging a paper bag with a live chicken in it, and singing an old Jerry Lee Lewis song. Furthermore, I had no impulse at all to smoke a cigarette, which I find comforting, as I've never had the smoking habit. Yes, I would say that hypnotism was a definite factor here.

It's not worth five stars, but you're probably not going to be so disgusted by it that you throw your Kindle into the wastebasket. If you have a paper bag and live chicken, you probably will find it worth the time and the money. Or not. Amazon has a good return policy, you know!

And no, I've never heard of John Carroll before; I thought John Carroll was a Catholic high school.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book had us laughing April 23, 2013
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My little girl who is 11 and I loved this book. The book had a very different writing style to it and a sense of humor my family loved. We started looking for Mr. Carroll's books after reading this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Daughter loved it! December 21, 2012
By Kelly
Format:Kindle Edition
Had a fun time reading this with my 10 yr old daughter. We usually read longer stories so she was sad when it was over but it was fun while it lasted!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! December 4, 2012
By Bobbi
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great read, Worry about beginning readers(young children) reading this. Might warp their young psyches. I loved it, but I'm demented.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not For Me April 10, 2013
By Grampy
Format:Kindle Edition
"Drippy the Peg-Legged Rainbow" by John H. Carroll is sub-titled "A Story for Demented Children", and the author is serious about that sub-title. This is a strange, bizarre story, potentially frightening to normal children. Drippy is a rainbow who had one of his "legs" stolen by a Leprechaun, who wanted to use it to somehow anchor his pot of gold. That happened in Ireland, but Drippy apparently is in North America when the story begins. He suddenly gets the idea that he could use a tree in much the same manner as a pirate uses a wooden leg, so he asks two nearby bunnies if anyone is using the tree they are sitting under. One of the bunnies is very anti-social, depressed, and angry at life in general. Drippy yanks the tree from the ground after attaching it to the site of his missing leg. He then goes looking for the Leprechaun who stole his real leg, so he can physically assault the Leprechaun and retrieve his real leg.

This story is not for normal children, nor is it for children you hope to raise as normal children. I'm really not sure who this story IS for. Perhaps teenagers who are in the throes of "teenage angst", or are just anti-social as a rule, might find that they can relate to it. I hate to recommend against buying a book, because everybody has unique tastes in literature, but when the author himself warns that his book is not for "normal" children, I think it wise to take him at his word. Therefore I must concur with his assessment, and caution against buying this book if you are in the market for a children's book. The author even suggests a couple titles more suitable for that purpose! This story may appeal to some people, such as I mentioned above, but it definitely is not for everybody. So here's my caveat: I recommend this book for people who think they might enjoy reading about angry rainbows, depressed and depressing rabbits, violence against a rainbow, and subsequent violence against a Leprechaun. Everybody else? Find another book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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SUPER cute! My son has a twisted sense of humor just like me (Mom) & we both thought this was funny & quirky. :)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars
More like 3.5 stars. This was my least favorite story of John H. Carroll's that I've read so far. However, it was still enjoyable. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kayla's Reads and Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Dumb and stupid
Really dumb, that's why it's free. Skip this one, Would not recommend or get again. I don't know how things like this get published
Published 3 months ago by D S
5.0 out of 5 stars Title
So, who could read this title and not want to read this book. Drippy the Peg-Legged Rainbow, that just sounds great! This book did not disappoint. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars ReGood book but of
I choose the rating because it's a good book.I hope the second one is free .I Redmond this book to young readers.
Published 4 months ago by ines vandyke
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG LOL
DIS BOOK BE FUNNY I love you are the first people to save the world o.o no......maybe not o.o
Published 5 months ago by Latte Mom
1.0 out of 5 stars Stupid and boring so don't think that it is good. Don't read it.
I hate this book because it was so stupid and boring.
I wish that this was never been a book.
Published 8 months ago by Paula G. Haney
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent free kindle book
Excellent free kindle book. My kids love reading books on our Samsung tablet, which is half the battle with young kids.
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars not suitable for children at all
I was not please with this series of books that I got for my grandson (he is 13 years old)
Published 16 months ago by Sunny
2.0 out of 5 stars Barely demented
This is one of the weakest entries in the "Demented Children" series of stories Attack of the Sugar Plum Fairies, A Story for Demented Children (Stories for Demented Children),... Read more
Published 17 months ago by morehumanthanhuman
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good
This book was really psycho even if it was meant for demented kids it was still kind of interesting BY
Published 17 months ago by Christopher Thorsen
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More About the Author

John H. Carroll was the youngest of seven children and was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1970 where he was kept in a dresser drawer with the clean socks. Luckily, he wasn't kept with the dirty socks or else he might have grown up to become slightly warped.

As a child, John spent most of his time wandering through the Mojave Desert in an attempt to avoid people. He would stare at the sky, imagining what it would be like to explore different worlds. One of his favorite memories is watching his dad build the fuselage of Evel Kneivel's skycycle in their garage. One of his least favorite moments was watching that skycycle fall into the Snake River. (Not his dad's fault and he has documentation to prove it, so nyah)

As a teenager, John spent most of his time driving wherever he could in an attempt to avoid people. He would stare at the road, imagining what it would be like to explore different worlds. He was the captain of the chess team, lettered in golf and band while in high school, and wasn't beaten up anywhere near as much as one might imagine.

As an adult, John spends most of his time staring at a computer screen in an attempt to avoid people. He stares at the monitor for hours, imagining what it would be like to explore different worlds. He has been married to his wonderful wife for sixteen years and they have three obnoxio . . . wonderful children who always behave . . . when they're asleep.

Emo bunny minions surround John at most times. He is their imaginary friend and they look to him for guidance. At one point, they took over the world. No one noticed because they left everything exactly as it was. They gave the world back after a week because it was depressing.

The Willden Trilogy is his first endeavor into the field of writing. Other series and standalone works will be forthcoming. In addition, John has written a number of short stories that can be found at most eBook sites. He writes in the evenings and weekends whenever possible. Regrettably, the family mentioned in a previous paragraph desires food and shelter, requiring the author to possess a full time job until his writing makes him rich.


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