“Beanstalk” on Dorktales Storytime CD

Here's a preview of Beanstalk, our new Dorktales Storytime featuring Jonathan Murphy as every character! Meet Jack. Is he daft or the deal maker of the century when he sells his cow, Milky White, for beans? His mother thinks he's out of his mind until those beans lead to a bonanza...bags of gold, the goose that lays the golden eggs, and the golden harp! Find out how Jack fools the ogre over and over again so his mom can have a lovely cottage with all the modern conveniences...an outhouse, a smokehouse and an outdoor patio and … [Read more...]

Classic Children’s Stories: Twist or Straight Up?

Actress and comedienne, Kathy Kinney is is the storytelling, children’s literacy advocate, Mrs. P. (READ MY INTERVIEW WITH HER HERE). Last week on the "Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog" she shares how Classic children's stories and fairy tales are stories that have proven the test of time and endured generations of retellings. She then goes on to talk about how Geek Club Books' Dorktales are bringing a geekish twist to the classics. For fun, she gives us a choice between her classic retellings and Jonathan and Mr. Redge's goofier versions! (READ … [Read more...]

Fee-fi-fo-fum! New Dorktales Coming!

Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell another Dorktale brewing! Jonathan and our audio engineer, Michael Meyer, are in the recording studio this week to record Beanstalk, our latest script by Karen Simpson Gardiner. Meet Jack. Is he daft or the deal maker of the century when he sells his cow, Milky White, for beans? His mother thinks he's out of his mind until those beans lead to a bonanza...bags of gold, the goose that lays the golden eggs, and the golden harp! Find out how Jack fools the ogre over and over again so his mom can have a lovely cottage with … [Read more...]

Live Show! Dorktales Storytime

Introducing Dorktales Storytime by Geek Club Books: Classic fairy tales with a geekish twist. Original scripts created exclusively for Geek Club Books by Karen Simpson Gardiner, are performed live by Jonathan Murphy. Professional voice actor and children's performer, Jonathan's character voices are heard throughout California's Great America Theme Park, on toys, video games, audio books, and apps. In Dorktales, Jonathan is joined by his plucky puppet sidekick, Mr. Reginald T. Hedgehog (or Mr. Redge if you prefer) to tell goofier versions of … [Read more...]

Peregrin’s Brick House

If Peregrin, the dorky hero in Dorktales: The Three Little...Hogs?!, was real and had a real home, we think that this would be it! Stylish, practical, and a bit of greenery... Click to play the song to get you in the "brick house" spirit! Then read this scene and let us know if you agree that this is Peregrin's place. JONATHAN:  Well the last little, erm, hedgehog was VERY smart.  He was so smart that you could barely understand what he was saying when he was talking!  And he kept walking until he met a man that was selling…can anyone … [Read more...]

Little Red Coming Soon!

Jonathan and our audio engineer, Michael, are back in the studio recording a new Dorktales script by Karen Simpson Gardiner. Dorkteller, Jonathan, is joined by none other than Grady the Geekosaur, our Geek Club Books mascot, to tell the tale of Little Red. You know, the one about the little girl in the beautiful red cloak who out foxes the big bad wolf? Well forget that one and think ninja granny with a stealthy rescue plan. And the big bad wolf? Well, he's back and instead of huffing and puffing, he's donning a disguise and doing some sweet … [Read more...]

Our Man in the Dorktales Bowler Hat

Magritte surrealism? Pffff...Our man in a bowler hat goes galactic over Dorktales classic audio fairy tales with a geekish twist. Find a free high-res downloadable poster on our FREEBIES page. … [Read more...]

In the Recording Studio

QUIET PLEASE! Jonathan and our audio engineer, Michael Meyer, are in the studio taping The Three Little...Hogs?, our first Dorktales adventure in classic storytelling with a geekish twist. "This is a new experience for me," says Jonathan Murphy. "We're recording an entire script and I have to switch back and forth into seven different characters. We could record each character separately and Michael edit them together, but we decided to do it this way because we want it to have that storyteller feel." Jonathan and Mr. Redge are the … [Read more...]

The Three Little…Hogs?

The Three Little...HOGS? Who has ever heard of that? According to Mr. Redge, it's a classic tale from the fairy tale cannon! The real JMan, Jonathan Murphy, and his sidekick Mr. Redge tell the story of hedgehogs Porky, Percy and Peregrin, and their ultimate triumph over the dastardly wolf using a glue pot, rapier and a wheel barrow. According to Percy, "It's epic, man!" An original script created exclusively for Geek Club Books by Karen Simpson Gardiner, will be performed live and for audio download by Jonathan Murphy. Stay TOONed for … [Read more...]