Fiddle dee-dee, shovel and pail, Mikey really wants a tail.

Rita L. Smith

About Mikey's Tail​​​



Mikey's Tail is Rita's baby. What began as an idea born from watching her nephew, who was in a wheelchair, reach for his dog's tail, became a reality when the rhymes began popping into her head on her way home one day. She's currently working on her young adult paranormal novel, John Dunham's Diary. We can't wait to see what imaginative yarn she weaves next!


Click here to view Rita's reading of Mikey's Tail.

-Excerpt from ​Mikey's Tail.

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Photograph by Erica Tabet

Photography by Erica Tabet.

Illustration by Dermot Corscadden.