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 Bosk”, each fable begins with a question, and each question is answered by John Cricket––the only human being in the bosk. 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.

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Ep.3 | Vol. 2 // Why The Raccoon Wears a Mask

Ep.3 | Vol. 2 // 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.

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Ep.2 | Vol. 2 // Why The Firefly Shines At Night

Ep.2 | Vol. 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.

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Ep.1 | Vol. 2 // Why The Black Bear Eats Everything

Ep.1 | Vol. 2 // 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!

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VOLUME 1

Bonus Ep.3 | Vol. 1 // Kelly McSparran, Matt Rhodes on Kindness + Humility

Bonus Ep.3 | Vol. 1 // 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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Bonus Ep.2 | Vol. 1 // Kara Sudduth, Mike Petrelli on Diligence + Honesty

Bonus Ep.2 | Vol. 1 // Kara Sudduth, Mike Petrelli on Diligence + Honesty

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. Listen in today as Kara Sudduth and Michael Petrelli talk about their experience as parents teaching their kids diligence and honesty. Share in their past victories and failures alike!

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Bonus Ep.1 | Vol. 1 // Mandy Henry, Micah Harrison on Obedience + Generosity

Bonus Ep.1 | Vol. 1 // Mandy Henry, Micah Harrison on Obedience + Generosity

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 Mandy Henry (Mrs. Piddleman) and Micah Harrison (Smokey Ledbetter) talk about their experience as parents teaching their kids obedience and generosity. Share in their past victories and failures alike!

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Ep.6 | Vol. 1 // Why Poison Ivy Sometimes Looks Like Green Mittens

Ep.6 | Vol. 1 // Why Poison Ivy Sometimes Looks Like Green Mittens

Why is it that poison ivy sometimes looks like green mittens? Well, it all starts a long time ago with a few mice named Dilly and Dally Brown. Dilly Brown was a White-Footed Deer Mouse who lived by the dump in an old, leather boot, with his mom and his dad and his brother, Dally. Now, Dilly and Dally were twins born two minutes apart. Gather around for today’s fable about truth-telling, and the upset stomach that comes with a lie about pie eating.

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Ep.5 | Vol. 1 // Why the Kudzu Grows So Fast

Ep.5 | Vol. 1 // Why the Kudzu Grows So Fast

Why does the kudzu vine grow SO fast? Before you were born, there wasn’t a stitch of Kudzu in the South. There were vines, of course, vines of every kind. Maypop, Ground Nut, Dutchman’s Pipe, Trumpet Creeper… so many vines, a man couldn’t walk two feet without tripping. Listen in today as Mister Cricket weaves a fable for two unsuspecting bosk natives all about the importance of diligence through a very lazy entrepreneur.

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Ep.4 | Vol. 1 // Why the Crow is Black

Ep.4 | Vol. 1 // Why the Crow is Black

Why is the crow black? Did you know that there was once a time all crows used to have feathers as white as the freshly fallen snow? If you want to know the truth about the crow, you’ll have to know the story of Reverend A. C. Babble, a certain crow with a divinity degree and a large congregation in Suavity Bosk. Listen in today as Mister Cricket takes us through a fable involving a crow with a very humbling fall.

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Ep.3 | Vol. 1 // Why the Deer Has No Top Teeth

Ep.3 | Vol. 1 // Why the Deer Has No Top Teeth

Why don’t deer have any top teeth? Did you know that there was once a time when all the deer of Suavity Bosk had top-teeth the size of a wolf’s! Sharp! And pointy! And not to be trifled with! Listen in to today’s tale as Mister Cricket takes us back to a time in Suavity Bosk when a certain deer, named Ten-Point Tom, learned a hard lesson in kindness with the help of some dental cement, a hardworking Hound and a pool of delicious wonders.

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