There are shadows, dark as pitch, looming over Fussbut Ditch. This is where the Fussbut frogs try to brighten up their bog.
This houses frogs of many types - large and small, and some with stripes. And so, a special Hop-In Day was dreamed up by 'The Queen of May'.
Posy Pomp, the chosen queen, can be showy. But she's keen to gather funds to light the bog for her special friends, the frogs.
She was chosen as the queen at a contest that was keen. Posy's speech gave her the crown along with her amazing gown.
Her father is the Fussbut Mayor, who is a champion polo player. Posy has an older brother who looks just like their classy mother.
He has a name that suits him well because he always seems to yell. Roary is his given name and he dreams all day of fame.
He is on a special mission to become a famed musician. He has no time for Ziggy Zag, a snake that rests in Posy's bag.
The all-eyes bag looks all around - up, and down towards the ground. Ziggy is a look-out snake that wears a monocle. He takes care of the mayor's lovely daughter. But he cannot wave or potter.
"Posy Pomp can do no wrong!" calls the snake, who tags along everywhere that Posy goes. They look for kooky shoes and bows.
On the special Hop-In Day, Posy chose from her display a pair of coodle-doodle shoes with puffed-up pompoms that can coo. ...