This post brightened my morning , Clyde is grinning from ear to ear, and even got a grin out of Hoozy Whatadingle. Thank you, Pamela! I’m glad the children and you enjoyed the story.

Year 'Round Thanksgiving Project

What a delightful morning I had. I got to read to about 40 children getting ready to go into kindergarten in less than two weeks. Luckily it wasn’t 40 at one time – they certainly have more energy than I have 😉

Anyway, I have been reading to them throughout the summer. But I usually read whatever book they are reading that day. That has been fun because in most cases, it is the first time I have ever seen that particular book – but we are able to still read, ask questions, talk about the pictures, etc.

But this morning I decided to take my own book. So I grabbed my book Clyde and Friends which is a compilation of three different books about Clyde. Clyde is a green giraffe and the stories are written in a delightful rhyme with crisp colorful illustrations. So this morning I read about…

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About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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6 Responses to Clyde

  1. utesmile says:

    How wonderful, someone else read your story aloud. I might be able to do it again for new children too! Great stuff!

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you, Ute! I love hearing of such read-alouds to groups of children. I’m developing ideas for new characters (hopefully for future stories) and am having concept illustrations of them created. I plan to soon begin featuring the illustrations at Clyde and Friends:


  2. Aww how sweet Russ, congrats! ❤
    Diana xo

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