History Long ago, a family of dwarves moved out of its underground lair and took up residence among the sun and trees of the world above. Enjoying a more active lifestyle but with fewer feasts than their dwarvish kin, gnomes became slightly smaller in stature. Today, they are distinct from dwarves, with neither wishing to acknowledge that the other is a distant cousin. Gnome moms are industrious and cheerful, welcoming other gnomes and kind to other small creatures. Big folk have nothing to fear from Gnomes but the occasional practical joke.
Story In her small home nestled among the gnarled roots of an oak tree, a Gnome Mom stirs a tiny fire from the ashes. Breakfast today will be a bit of roasted tomato, freshly borrowed from the garden of the big people.
Then, off to dig up a few nuts left behind by the squirrels and bury them elsewhere. She always loves that joke—watching the squirrels scamper about, confused, scratching into the leaves and dirt. Eventually she will show them where the nuts are buried, but not until after a good belly laugh.
After that? Maybe a visit to the elves. They’re so serious; they could use some cheering. Or maybe another stroll into the big people’s gardens to find some dinner. Perhaps a carrot will be ready to pluck.
It’s a charmed life, the life of a Gnome Mom.
- Recommended Age: 3
- Size in cm: 2 W x 6.25 H
Gnomes are common still, most often sighted in gardens, where they occasionally make off with fresh produce or tools. Gnome Moms are industrious and cheerful, welcoming other Gnomes and kind to other small creatures. Big folk have nothing to fear from Gnomes but the occasional practical joke.