These are the naughty pets from Mr. Rumple's pet store. They are always up to no good, including using magic spells to change the customers into fish. They love being together in the pet store and don't want to get sold. You can read my entire book for free in my Gallery.
I had a wonderful time painting Magic, who is a delightful Jack Russell terrier. She has the most nurturing nature. Magic seems to feel the weight of the world and wants to take care of everyone. She is definitely an old soul. The intensity of her eyes was hard to capture as she has twirly fur surrounding the darkest eyes.
My PIA AND PETER POCUS manuscript is now available on my site. It was meant to be a Harry Potter primer picture book and net me millions. That didn’t quite happen but it is still fun with all sorts of sugary and candy spells. You can view the entire book in my gallery.
Also check out Bully Buster and all sorts of new characters in my Color and Write series. They are all free downloadable.
I had always wanted to do a book with magic spells. I imagined a sort of Harry Potter primer for little ones. I am an author/illustrator and could see a path to fame and riches. This book is about a pet store in which the pets turn the customers into fish so as not to get sold. They want to stay together.
One of the problems was I couldn’t stop Mr. Rumple from taking over the book. He was so endearing and more interesting than the protagonists. Children mostly don’t want to read about adults in picture books. You can see this fun magic romp for free in my gallery in a slide show.