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The Duck is Flying!

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Introducing Kigra

I’m developing the seed of a new story. It will be my seventh children’s story and will hopefully become a book someday. Its protagonist is named Kigra. He is a young chipmunk. When he was born, his parents combined the words “kind” … Continue reading

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More about “The Duck Who Flew Upside Down”

The duck story of this story now has a name: Wilbur Mallard Duck. “Wilbur” is a nod to “Wilbur Wright” of the Wright Brothers aviators’ fame. Orville Duck had already been used by someone else. I wanted to give the … Continue reading

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“The Duck Who Flew Upside Down”

The story ideas are coming faster to me than my ability to keep up with them, and much faster than I can get them published. The publishing pace may slow to one book per quarter rather than the about one book per … Continue reading

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The Circuitous Journey of a Silly Idea

(Warning: You are about to get a glimpse into the thought process of the same children’s author who brought to you a green giraffe named Clyde who stood on his head in the rain and ate a blue banana. And while … Continue reading

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Grumpelstinker Was a Stinker

Neither my wife Heidi nor DIL Kristi liked “Grumplestinker”.  Heidi suggested Grumpledinkle and Kristi liked it too, so… …after yet another Googling of a proposed name… …turned up no usages of “Grumpledindkle”… …the character name, and the title of the … Continue reading

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Happless Hippo Helped By Clyde and I

Here are more sketches and applicable text from my latest children’s book, Clyde and I help a Hippo to Fly. Josh McGill is working on full-color illustrations. With Love, Russ Huge hippo tears fell from Hippita’s eyes. But Clyde said, … Continue reading

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