The Problem with The Three tilted cover.

The Problem with The Three (Liam's Wondering World Series - Book 1)

 - a picture book for ages 2-6.



Liam's Wondering World is a series of rhyming picture books about a boy with a vivid imagination. These story poems are written using a consistent rhythm and rhyme scheme—making it fun for a child to read along with a parent or teacher, or with the video version of the book below.

In the videos, Robert Burton Robinson, the author and illustrator, performs the story poem as though he is reading to a young child. Mr. Robinson knows a good bit about rhythm and rhyme, as a classically-trained musician and composer of 150+ songs and choral works.

But the star of the series is Liam, who does a lot of thinking, trying to understand the world, and imagining just what might be possible. And to assist him in his quest for knowledge, he has, over the years, created three imaginary friends:

  • Scary Monster - a big, creepy green thing with four eyes, tentacles, and a big, slimy, sloppy tongue.

  • Baby Little - biologically, he's a baby in a diaper, yet he talks like a man.

  • The Mirror - a kid who looks and talks exactly like Liam.

However, these are not your typical imaginary friends. They are not passive, going along with whatever their creator wants. No, they have minds of their own, which sometimes complicates things, but it always keeps Liam's daydreaming interesting.



The house is silent. Everyone is in bed. But Liam has something on his mind. It's really bugging the five-year old. He can't go to sleep until he solves the problem with THE THREE. He needs help, so he sneaks into his closet--where his imaginary friends are waiting.


In the process of airing out his concerns, Liam is able to solve the issue himself, and have a laugh with his friends.

ALSO...check out Book 2 of the series, Sir Liam The Brave.

The paperback and the Kindle version are available from Amazon.

Read the transcript (story poem) of the video.