Here are some excerpts and illustrations from my second children’s book. It’s titled “Rusty Bear and Thomas, Too”. It is scheduled for release at the end of September, and will be a part of my Kickstarter Crowd-sourcing campaign (which could begin as early as next week.)
Before Thomas could think or say a word
“A family’s in trouble!” is what he heard.
Rusty Bear pointed to a nest up high.
“Mama bird is sick and too weak to fly.
She has three hungry babies that she can’t feed;
Please help me to help this family in need.
Their nest is falling apart from the wind.
She’s scared her nest won’t keep her chicks in.”
Thomas said, “We’ll find food and rebuild their nest.”
They worked real fast and didn’t stop to rest.
Thomas found the food he knew most birds eat:
Worms and bugs that would be a tasty treat.
But that towering tree looked very tall.
They became quite afraid that they might fall.
They had to be brave to get the job done.
So they faced their fears every single one.
When Thomas’ hand began to lose its grip,
Rusty Bear helped him so he wouldn’t slip.
And when one of his big paws missed a limb,
Thomas was right there to help steady him.