V.G. Trying to Save Dexter Dufflebee


Here is the latest illustration from Josh McGill depicting V.G. trying to save Dexter Dufflebee.

(Excerpted from V.G. and Dexter Dufflebee by Russ Towne.)

“He yelled, “Tie these together under your tush.

We’ll soon have you out of that prickly bush.”

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…

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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