Big Help from a Little Friend


In my story VG and Me there is a scene where a big person is being helped out of a very thorny situation by a creature only about as tall as his nose. This is a sketch of the attempted rescue by the little guy named VG. It will become a full-color illustration for this story which is likely to be included in my children’s book project under development. The book’s title is A Day in the Shade of a Tickletoe Tree. 

This new book will likely have about six to nine of my children’s stories, most of which will never have been published in a book before.

Below are some lines from the story VG and Me which describe the scene depicted in the above illustration.

“V.G. tied the rope to the winch

Then yanked a crank and it moved an inch

V.G. pushed with all his might,

But I was stuck mighty tight.

I feared the ladders would begin to break,

How much more stress could they take?

Then, very much to my surprise,

The ropes and I began to rise.

V.G. gave it all he had.

He was mighty strong for a tiny lad.”

(c) Copyright 2015 Russ Towne

All Rights Reserved

With Love,


About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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