Friday, June 22, 2012

Little Sprouts Work

Some recent work for a barber shop in Canada called Little Sprouts Cuts for Kids.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

There's A Goof On My Roof! Review

From the Midwest Book Review at
a review of There's A Goof On My Roof!

There's a Goof on My Roof!
Donald W. Kruse, author
Donny Crank, illustrator
Castle Keep Press
c/o James A. Rock & Company Publishers
900 South Irby Street, #508
Florence, South Carolina 29501
9781596638556 $12.95

Donald W. Kruse presents There's A Goof on My Roof!, a softcover, rhyming children's picturebook with a much-needed positive message about the benefits of avoiding tooth-rotting sugary foods, and eating a balanced diet of healthy foods to make one look and feel better all day. When a young boy wakes up in the middle of the night, he discovers a green-skinned Goof on his roof! The Goof invites him to eat sugary taffy, but the boy realizes that the Goof's nonstop diet of candy has rotted his teeth and made him hyperactive! The boy tries to help the Goof by teaching him about nutritious foods: "You have to eat peaches, cherries and plums. 'Cause sugar and candy will just make you dumb." In addition to giving the Goof nutritious food to take to his home planet, the boy also gives him a brush, floss, and toothpaste before going to back to bed. Donny Crank's exuberant, colorful illustrations add the perfect wacky touch to this excellent read-aloud books that parents can share with young ones, while teaching them good dietary habits! Also highly recommended is Kruse and Crank's picturebook "Cluck, Cluck, Cluck... SPLASH!" (9781596638563, $12.95), about a timid pet chicken struggling to overcome his fear while learning how to dive - it's hard, and he suffers from multiple belly flop failures, but with encouragement from the boy who owns him as well as from friends and the pool lifeguard, he finally learns a brand new skill!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Monster at O'Malley's Mansion Review

From the MidWest Book Review Site:

Monster at O'Malley's Mansion
Donald W. Kruse, author
Donny Crank, illustrator
Castle Keep Press
c/o James A. Rock & Co., Publishers
900 South Irby, #508, Florence, SC 29501
9781596638549 $12.95

"Monster at O'Malley's Mansion" is an illustrated spooky tale with a twist. One day a brother and sister named Harry and Mary were gathering shiny rocks on the gravel road, and they found themselves near the dark old O'Malley Mansion that was rumored to have a monster! A storm was imminent, and shelter was nowhere else, so guess what? They knocked on the door, crept inside, and eventually discovered the occupant, a frail old man with a cane, not a monster at all! But he does turn out to have an unusual pet, who is not so frightening to Harry and Mary once they peek behind his mask. "Monster at O'Malley's Mansion" has a believable surprise ending that will blend nicely into fall Halloween activities and celebrations. With its sharp descriptions, dramatic illustrations, and pungent narrative, "Monster at O'Malley's Mansion" can be used to teach children to look beneath surface appearances to reach the truth. It is suitable for children age 7 and up.