. funny . beautiful . scary . imaginative . poetic . inspiring . silly . moving .

A Book is a thing of joy.

When you read to children, it makes them happy . . . . . . for a long time.


This is an illustration from my book, Fur, Fins, and Feathers which tells the story of Abraham Dee Bartlett.  As the superintendent of the London Zoo, his deep love for animals and his innovative care ensured that the zoo’s animals could be happy and healthy.  However, there was one animal Abraham never got to see during his lifetime.  Can you guess what that was? (the answer is one of the other pages of my web site.)