Conceived for kids 6-12, (but loved by parents everywhere), Mister Cricket’s Fire-Fables are tales that teach the common courtesies of life through humor and intrigue. Set in a fictional woods known as, “Suavity Bosque”, each fable begins with a question, and each question is answered by John Cricket––the only human being in the bosque. Of course, Cricket’s answers are always a mixture of fact and fiction, but through this embroidered truth, the characters in Mister Cricket’s Fire-Fables gain wisdom, make better choices, treat others as they should be treated, and, in general, lead more fulfilling lives. If you’re looking for family entertainment wrapped in sound advice, Mister Cricket’s Fire-Fables are something you and your children can warm up to.
EP.5 | WHY THE BUTCHERBIRD SAVES ITS FOOD
Have you ever wondered to yourself, “Now, why does the butcherbird save its food?” Well, does Mister Cricket have a “true” story for you! It really all started with an old butcher bird by the name of Red Roughshanks, but everyone just called him The Red. Tune in to hear about how The Red went from being friendless to saving an entire town because of his selflessness and self-control. Gather around the campfire as John Cricket weaves another incredible fable for you and your family.
EP.4 | WHY THE CRAWDAD WALKS BACKWARDS
Have you ever had something about yourself that you would like to change? Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished there was something different about yourself? Well, so does Douglas Nutkin. But, thanks to a true story about a young recruit in the Crustacean Infantry during the Shell Confederacy and the Fish Union we will all learn why crawdads walk backward. God made each of us, individually, with love and care! He longs for us to be our authentic selves. Tune in for a great fable today, one your don't want to miss!
EP.3 | WHY THE RACCOON WEARS A MASK
Have you ever been out on a front porch at night and wondered to yourself, “Why does the raccoon wear a mask?” A True mystery, indeed. Well, would you believe it if we told you that all raccoons used to have no black markings on their faces at all? And that it all started with a mischievous little raccoon from New Jersey named Risky Smith? Grab a friend, pull your parents in, and gather ’round as we weave a fable for you all about thankfulness. You won’t want to miss today’s fable featuring a Christmas catalog, a Dutchess, and a mob of angry bosque town members.
EP.2 | WHY THE FIREFLY SHINES AT NIGHT
Have you ever asked yourself, “why do fireflies shine at night?” Well, would you believe us if we told you it all started with a toothache, a lone match, and a regular, old housefly with the bravest temperament around? Grab your parents and gather around for today’s fable about a dentist, a mayor with a sweet-tooth for the ages, and Ernie Alabaster, the bravest housefly to ever live. Don’t worry, if it’s not true, it should be.
EP.1 | WHY THE BLACK BEAR EATS EVERYTHING
Welcome to Season 2 of Mister Crickets Fire Fables! You may sometimes wonder, why does the black bear eat everything? Would you believe us if we told you it all started with a food festival, a cit-wide diet, and the compassion of a jazz band? Gather around for today’s fable about a group of black bears that decided eating pie was more important than some musical instruments and a young doe’s growth in caring for those around her. You don’t want to miss this riveting fable!
BONUS EP.3 | KELLY MCSPARRAN, MATT RHODES ON KINDNESS + HUMILITY
Hello parents! Welcome to our Volume 1 bonus episodes. Between Volume 1 and Volume 2 (launching Spring 2020), we will be running three bonus episodes especially for our parents listening with their kids. In today’s episode Will, the mastermind behind our fables, interviews two of our staff members here at Mission Hills Church. Listen in today as Kelly McSparran and Matt Rhodes (Whistlepunk Bumpy) talk about their experience as parents teaching their kids kindness and humility. Share in their past victories and failures alike!
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I have two young boys ages 6 and 3 and they are in love with this podcast. We have a 30 minute drive during the week and we listen to this podcast during our commute. It has brought up so many questions and led to deeper conversations days later. It also gives me a character reference when one of my boys is making a wrong decision. I ask them if they remember the story that Mr. Crickett told and it gives them an opportunity to evaluate their life and actions from the viewpoint of the characters in each fable. Such a wonderful tool! We have really enjoyed this podcast and we have recommended it to everyone we know!
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