games are fun, and here you see some of the Troll kids playing one of
their favorites, Trolldomonopoly. It's pretty much like the regular
Monopoly. Troll kids also like card games, especially 'Donkey' and 'Go
Fish'. Rosie, Mushroom Joey, Sumppi boy Timmy and Poppa were having a
perfectly nice game here, but as you can see, that's about to change!
Mudhats are really mean and if you're not careful, things will get
is a popular game in Trolldom, too. Papa Poppa is trying to teach the
kids, Poppa Boy and Noppa Girl about things like lay-ups and dunking and
so on, while Mama Noppa is busy making sure that the basketballs stay
clean. 'Daddy, can you make me taller right now? Please? Then I could get
this ball in the basket, I'm sure" said Poppa Boy. "Daddy, can I
ride on your shoulders, please Daddy, please", said Noppa Girl.
Mushroom Harry was having a lot of fun with his
boat, sailing it down one of the little creeks near the Mushroom Fire
Station. Little Sneaky, the toughest of all the little Mudhats showed up.
"Gimme that boat!" he demanded. "NO, it's MY boat"
said Harry. "I'll take it!" said Little Sneaky. "You can't
just take it, it's mine" said Harry. They continued like that for a
while, until the boat had sailed out of sight. Little Sneaky didn't want
to run after it.
the wintertime, Troll kids like to build snow forts and have snow fights.
Sometimes Little Busters come to help. On this day things didn't go
smoothly. Three big Mudhats came and took over the fort! "That is
nasty!" said Noppa girl. "It's okay, we've got lots of
ammunition!" said Sumppi boy Timmy. "Wow, now we'll have a REAL
snow fight!" said Mushroom Joey to Harry. It was a terrific snow
fight! Mudhats had no idea how accurately the Troll kids can throw their
like to sing and the kids are no exception. They asked Peetu to be their
choir master, and they practice once a week. For special occasions, they
prepare special songs. If you read the story about the disappearance of
Boxtroll's Spaceship, you'll find out how knowing a whole bunch of songs
can be an especially good thing...
Did you ever have a tree house? Here is the one
the Sumppi children built, with a little bit of help (ok, quite a lot of
help) from Mom and Dad. "Mommy, I'm going to stay here FOREVER!"
said Sumppi girl Linn. "Me, too, if I never come down, then I don't
have to go to school, right?" said her brother Timmy. "How can
we get them down?", wondered Papa Sumppi. "Like this"
said Mama. "Children, we brought cookies and lemonade!" The kids
came down immediately.
my!" exclaimed Mrs. Noppa. She and Mr. Poppa had been out for a walk
for maybe half an hour. "Hey Mom, Dad, look at this!"
shouted Poppa Boy. "Get down this minute" said Mom. "Hi Mom
and Dad, see the splash I made with the orange!" giggled Noppa
girl. "Children, you better clean up this mess" said Papa Poppa.
"Oh, come on, cleaning isn't fun. THIS is fun!" the kids said .
They were right, cleaning wasn't fun, but they had to do it.