Veruca Salt

veruca-saltBy Ceri Tallett, illustrated by Vera Lily Palacio-Knight
Inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Spoilt girl. Has everything. Wants more.

Golden tickets. Only five. Chances slim.

This time. Fate grins. Wonka watches.

Nut Room.

Magic squirrels.

Veruca wants.

Veruca grabs.

Oh dear.

Squirrel ambush.

Down hole.

Bad Nut. 

Stealing things is never bright,
So heed this warning those who might:

People who steal magic creatures,
Always gain unsightly features.

A tail, some trotters, a warty snout.
Traits you’d rather do without.

Sentenced to gnawing habits,
Of hamsters, beavers and rabbits,

Miss. V. Salt joined the nibguzzler crew,
And like them, must forever chew.

So beware of thieving ways,
Remember – squirrel pinching never pays.


Read the feature story ‘The hunt for the Nibguzzler’

One thought on “Veruca Salt

  • August 17, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Loving the ‘nibguzzler’ crew, Ceri. Feel like I need to use this new word whenever I can.

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