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“I Have Big Ideas for a Little Guy!”

Then I saw a little guy. He proudly looked me in the eye and said, “There’s no need to fear. Help is here. I’ll get you clear.” From the top of his head to the tip of his toes, he … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Last Ride Red and Backer, and Other Updates

After communicating with about thirty illustrators, I’ve begun working with two new ones. The concept illustration above of the bull Last Ride Red and Backer the Toad was done by Chris Cartright for my book Zach and the Toad Who … Continue reading

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Blossom the Butterfly and Clyde the Green Giraffe

http://childrenreadytolearn.com/blossom-and-walter/blossom-reads-to-you/ This link takes you to videos featuring Pamela Beckford (aka Blossom the Butterfly) reading all three of my Clyde stories, and books from other writers. The shows can also be seen on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UComcyobVdFKg2FzBT0m5W8g This is all part of efforts to increase … Continue reading

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Not So Fast!

In my last post I mentioned I planned to use a format for V.G. and Me that resulted in lines being shorter and with rhymes being on every other line. I thought it might make it easier and more fun to … Continue reading

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V.G. is Getting a Makeover

I’ve decided to change the reading rhythm of V.G. and Me. Below are several lines from the earlier version, followed by the revised format. I believe the latter  is easier and more fun to read. What do you think? With Love, … Continue reading

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Grumpadinkle News

One day many months ago when I held one of my wonderful grand twins (who was acting quite cranky at the time) the initial idea of a grumbly cranky character popped into my head. It’s name became Grumbly Grumpadinkle. I … Continue reading

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