It's always exciting when a new book is about to be released.    I absolutely love my relationship with Nancy Orlando and all our books.  We have SO MUCH FUN going into schools reading to kids.   I

now have a new author I've illustrated for, Joani Lacy is a rubboard player in a zydeco band, so her story is about animals making music....of course.   We have a full schedule of readings, signings and fun with the community.   If you're interested in having us visit,  contact me by e-mail at <[email protected]>

MY MOST CURRENT NEWS IS THAT MY NEWEST BOOK (3 LITTLE CRAWFISH) IS NOW AVAILABLE!

 THIS BOOK WAS WRITTEN BY A RESIDENT OF NEW ORLEANS, WHICH COULD MAKE SCHOOL VISITS MORE INTERESTING...HOWEVER,  THE CRAWFISH ARE IN SEASON NEXT SPRING, AND THE AUTHOR, STEVEN SPIRES, 

HAS INVITED KARL AND ME DOWN TO NEW ORLEANS TO DO SOME BOOK SIGNINGS AND ENJOY SOME OF

THAT WONDERFUL CRAWFISH THEY DO SO WELL IN LOUISIANA.  CANT WAIT.  




3 Little Crawfish

This is an adorable bedtime story of 3 young crawfish going out to build their own homes.  As they leave the family house that was crowded as a fire ant hill they remember their poppa's warning to be careful "that sly old coon doesn't catch and eat you."  (gee, thanks, dad.)  As the boys begin their adventure, that sly old coon is growing hungry for his crawfish breakfast. Each page is packed full of wildlife, from bugs to bears, for the animal lovers.  In addition a Whooping Crane, or part of a Whooping Crane, is on each page, bringing a bit of attention to their endangered plight. (a few may be a challenge to find, happy hunting.    A fun read, a silly raccoon and a happy ending., 

Jack and Remy's Bayou Band


 Jack the Jack rabbit

Jack tap tap taps his paws as he imagines the wonderful music the creatures of the Louisiana bayou can make. But forming a band that includes a raccoon, an alligator, a snake, turtles, a possum and a bullfrog isn't easy!  With a little perseverance and some creativity, they may create music, turn enemies into friends and catch the bad guys all along the way!

Little Red Frog

It's tough being different.  All​ the little red frog's friends are a beautiful shade of green.  Aft​er a series of attempts to turn herself green, she learns​  that being unique is special, just as special as she is. 

A Garden!  A Garden!

Have you ever had your garden eaten by a pack of hungry animals?  That is exactly what  inspired author Nancy Orlando to write this story.  What makes Nancy's story so much fun is that she tells it through the eyes of the animals as they party and munch their way through the night.  For beginning readers, this is a charming story written in an  easy rhyming style.

Good Grief, It's Winter!​

This delightful tale of animals surviving the winter is the follow-up story to A Garden!  A Garden!  Now that it's winter there are no gardens to eat,  how will our woodland friends survive?  This is a chapter book including hibernation, migration and storing food for the long winter

Where's Pumpkin?

Poor Pumpkin runs through his owner's open gate and finds himself lost on the streets.   There are so many scary things out there,  like traffic and rain.  When Pumpkin is picked up by the SPCA, the book goes from fiction to non-fiction.  Our young readers learn exactly what happens when a lost animal is rescued off the ​streets.  Of course, there's a happy ending when the author Nancy adopts  her dog, Pumpkin.  This book has been endorsed by the SPCA, they receive precedes from the sale of each book.

Spring Babies,...

The Bees Told the Robin and the Robin Told Me


These baby animals will win your heart, and teach you something along the way.  A curious turtle runs into baby raccoons, kittens, a colt, a fawn,  and so many others.  What traits do these babies have? What can they teach us?  Written in an easy rhyming verse, this story has a poem that grows with each animal.  You'll be singing it long after the story is finished.  The bees told the robin and the robin told me, there's a baby in the barn I would really like to see........