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 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.
Mr. Rumple loves his pet store. It isn’t much to look at but he keeps it neat and tidy. He personally knows all his pets and takes great care of them.
All is well until one day, he thinks the fish are looking a bit strange. What could be happening? Do you think they are looking a bit odd? If so, please check out the book in my gallery and help Mr. Rumple solve the mystery.