When my daughter was younger, she loved to have me read her stories at night.
One day, when she was 5, she asked me to make up a “whole new story.”
I remember sitting by her bed frantically thinking “what could this story be about?”
My first thought was “how about someone very large and someone very small?”
I liked this.
My next was “how about a girl who is a giant?”
I pictured her lying in her garden, rather lonely and sad.
Okay. I had something big. My daughter was getting impatient.
Quick! I needed something small, who lived in a garden…
I imagined a worm, sticking his head up near her feet.
What would he say?
Then I had a brilliant idea!
He’d say, “Your feet stink!”
Finally, I needed a name.
“Boobela,” popped into my head.
Boobela is a word from a language called “Yiddish.” It means “honey” or “darling.”
Click here to find out how to pronounce it.