Scout is an only dog and sometimes lonely, but he does have some dog friends in his Charleston, SC neighborhood. Whether it’s a pair of Boston Terriers that go missing, a difficult ghost dog bully that needs re-homing, tulip bulbs that must be found, or a cursed carriage mule, it’s up to Scout (and later, NEW PUPPY Benne Wafer) to lead the rescue missions and solve the mysteries. Along the way, he encounters a terrifying boa constrictor, some unkind wharf rats and a chatty possum that’s obsessed with food. Don’t forget to pack your sense of humor and some extra palmetto bugs for these adventures that will take you through Charleston’s city sewers, King Street shopping and to the City Market! And in this volume, Part Four of The Springer Spaniel Mysteries includes the new adventure, The Curse of the Carriage Mule. (Illustrated chapter books for kids 8+)
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Ike & Clyde
Morris and friends
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And here he is. Let me introduce you to an old friend, Brown Bear. I can’t remember how he was named, but we’ve been together ever since. Here he is sporting a new sweater, handmade, from a friend. She doesn’t make bear sweaters professionally, she doesn’t have time, but it was an awesome gift. He’s getting Read more about Surely there’s a bear in here somewhere![…]
I was in between assignments today so I perused my Facebook page and noted a neighbor had early-voted. I have already decided on my vote and the suspense for November 8th line lengths has me stressed out. Since we have construction workers in our driveway working on the house next door and it’s very noisy Read more about Are you voting?[…]
Thanks for asking! I was actually out of town on a planned trip with my sister and father to Kentucky to visit with more family. We had beautiful weather there, so sign of a hurricane. My husband and springer spaniel, Benne Wafer (of course!) stayed here in historic downtown on the Charleston peninsula. Since our Read more about How is Charleston after Hurricane Matthew?[…]
Yesterday was a beautiful day so I walked over to BBB and dropped off a few copies of signed books for free giveaways. I know that “free” and “giveaways” are redundant, but I just wanted to make sure you got that FREE part for sure! There are (5) Missing Boston Terriers on the bottom shelf Read more about Free Giveaways at Blue Bicycle Books[…]
AKA “The Squished Heads”, episode 1: What happens when a big stomp truck runs over you and squishes your head flat? How will you get a job? Follow Consuela, Lewis, Gertrude and Bryant as they muddle through young adulthood with flat head profiles.
You know – like the ones in the newspaper funny pages. Ever notice how the authors die and will it to their kids so the strip never dies? I would have loved to inherit a syndicated comic strip, or tried out for one to keep it going. Anyway, it’s really, really hard. I’m female, and Read more about Have you ever tried to syndicate a cartoon strip?[…]
And the debate goes on… will we or won’t we have permanent public restrooms at White Point Garden? As the gentleman says in the cartoon (also taking a dig at the oversized tour buses that are collapsing our historic streets and gas lines), “Well, it’s a shame but at least they have bathrooms on those Read more about 2014 Charleston Mercury cartoon – South of Broad bathroom debate[…]
This cartoon celebrates Charles Wadsworth, artistic director of the Spoleto USA Festival for 30 years. Learn about Mr. Wadsworth here. We have attended many Chamber Music series over the years and still listen to replays on NPR. It’s educational, entertaining and inspiring.
This was a cartoon celebrating the “Turtles on the Town” sculpture exhibits during Spoleto 2007.
#coralreef and #coralreefbleaching are all in the news these days. Here’s a little ditty I wrote and illustrated, collaborating with #CollegeOfCharleston and #NOAA, back in 2008. The assignment: create a character who is a coral planula to educate kids about coral reef pollution and destruction. LINK: Click here. Available in print only. ($12.99) ABOUT: Formatted Read more about Learn about coral reef pollution in my 2008 “Peppy’s Coral Kingdom”[…]