The Lairies are naughty little creatures that come to life at the top of the tallest tree in Wagglewood. They live under the watchful eye of the wise old Cloaken Oak.
Each little Lairy has a horrible habit that would make good people like us with our lovely and perfect manners, wrinkle our noses in disgust and shudder with horror.
Even though he’s tiny enough to fit quite snugly inside an egg cup, Parp gives off such an almighty whiff that you can usually track him down without any trouble. You could have the most terrible head cold with a nose that felt like it was filled with wet cotton wool, and you’d still smell him a mile away.
Parp can be found inside the first Lairytale: Parp and the Secret Stink. I won’t read you any at the moment as you’ve probably not had your dinner. After all, nobody likes to think about bottom burps before they tuck into pizza and ice cream.
Imagine having a perfectly fine set of wings but being so lazy you can’t be bothered to flap them for yourself. A swarm of humblebugs keeps Ho Hum hovering when he nods off mid-flight. Ho Hum’s lazy ways usually lead to trouble, especially with the other Lairies.
You’ll see what I mean in the Lairytale, Ho Hum and the Bungled Birthday, when he gets on the wrong side of Violet.
The sparks really fly when Violet the Violent gets angry. Violet has a terrible temper that is triggered by the tiniest thing. If you notice Violet’s hair start to frizz, stand well back because her super short fuse has probably blown and the fireworks are about to erupt.
Violet’s temper has an unexpected consequence in the Lairytale Violet and the Screaming Silence.
Have you ever had that tingling feeling on the back of your neck, the one that makes you think you’re not alone even though there’s nobody about? If the hairs on your arms have stood up for no apparent reason, you might just have been spied on by the slyest Lairy in all of Wagglewood.
Sneeker makes everybody’s business his own. He can vanish into thin air in seconds, and isn’t afraid to use his ability to eavesdrop on private conversations and spread scandalous secrets.
In the Lairylake Sneeker and the Ghostly Gossip, Sneeker finds out what happens when you poke your nose into other Lairies’ business.
Peep and Bizzy are tiny twins who can be found anywhere they’ve been told not to go. Pulling rubbish out of the bin, rifling through your underwear drawer, even splashing in the toilet water. Gross.
This pair of pests can wriggle their way into every nook and cranny, all the dustiest corners and cobwebby hidey-holes.
Peep and Bizzy get caught with no way out, in the Lairytale Peep and Bizzy, and the Sticky Situation.