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Anansi the Spider

Anansi is an African folktale character. He often takes the shape of a spider and is considered to be the spirit of all knowledge of stories. He is also one of the most important characters of West African and Caribbean … Continue reading

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Night After Rain

I recently came across a very weathered book of poems by Philip M. Raskin. Several pages were missing or otherwise destroyed, but I see a certain beauty in things that have survived. I felt this particular poem might have been … Continue reading

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Abra-Ca-Doodle: Book 4 of the Doodles of Sam Dibble

Penguin Publishing has just released book 4 of the series The Doodles of Sam Dibble, entitled Abra-Ca Doodle. Sam’s school is having a talent show to raise money to save the local Environmental Center. All the kids are excited, except … Continue reading

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Nine Fine Ways to keep your brain tuned up this Summer

Summer is a great time to consider, well, nothing. It’s all about having time off from school, homework, chores (mostly), but don’t let your noodle get squishy and pudgy while on vacation. Here are a few fun ways to keep … Continue reading

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Spider or Insect?

People sometimes assume that spiders are insects. But in fact, they are relatives of insects. They are part of a group called arachnids (uh-RACK-nidz). Other arachnids include scorpions, ticks, mites, and harvestmen. Perhaps this will clarify the identity of that … Continue reading

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The Dinos Are Coming!

After several years and a few minor setbacks, “There Were Dinosaurs Everywhere” is finally hitting the shelves. Author Howard Temeperley and I have been working on this for a considerable time, and feel that it now has the voice as … Continue reading

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Eight Great Ways to be Thankful

Here’s a fun little infotoon I created for Kids Discover magazine on ways for kids to be thankful during Thanksgiving. Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF. Enjoy!

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A Creative Halloween for Kids

Halloween (like many holidays) does not necessarily mean going to the store to ‘purchase’ a good time. There are lots of ways to have fun with this spooky time of the season. All it takes is a little imagination. Click … Continue reading

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Infotoons on YouTube

Here’s a little YouTube portfolio piece I just put together. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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The Kalahari

The Kalahari desert in Southern Africa has to be the largest sandbox in the world, covering some 350,000 square miles. A great place to play with your Tonka trucks, but you might want to come prepared. Temperatures go from 117°F … Continue reading

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