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Free Cat Care Mini Comic

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Caring For Your Cat contains lots of good information for children and grown-ups on how to care for your feline friends.  There are even ideas for DIY cat toys you can make yourself. Here's a sample: READ ONLINE PRINT BOOKLET Booklet Instructions: Click "Print Booklet" above. When you view the PDF on your computer the pages will look like they are in the wrong order, but don't worry! It will work itself out in a minute.  Print the PDF double sided on letter sized paper.  It's very important that you print double sided . When you do that, you will have five sheets of paper front and back. Fold the sheets in half and staple down the middle. Tada! you will have a 8.5" x 5.5" mini booklet. And check out Flubby's newest adventures available September 2021 . 

Two New Flubby Adventures!

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  I'm thrilled to announce that there are two new Flubby adventures hitting the shelves in September 2021. Flubby Will Not Go to Sleep and Flubby Will Not Take a Bath are two new easy readers in the F lubby the Cat series .   Available for preorder today!  

Flubby the Cat Finger Puppet Craft - Free Download

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Download these free Flubby the Cat finger puppets.  Print them on card stock and color to make your own kitty characters.  I taped a pipe cleaner tail to the backside of mine.  If you are making a class sized batch, a 5/8" hole punch from the craft store works great for cutting out the finger holes. And don't forget to read these purr-fectly fun easy reader books,  FLUBBY IS NOT A GOOD PET! and FLUBBY WILL NOT PLAY WITH THAT!

Preorder Flubby Today & Receive a Free Comic

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Flubby the Cat books will be available April 23rd, but don't wait, you can preorder them today. FLUBBY IS NOT A GOOD PET!   published by Penguin Workshop Release Date April 23, 2019 Preorder from your favorite bookstore or from  Amazon Barnes and Noble Indie Bound FLUBBY WILL NOT PLAY WITH THAT! published by Penguin Workshop Release Date April 23, 2019 Preorder from your favorite bookstore or from Amazon Barnes and Noble Indie Bound As a special thank you for preordering any Flubby picture books before April 23rd I will send you a free 16 page mini-comic download, titled  Caring for Your Cat.   Caring For Your Cat contains lots of good information for children and grown-ups on how to care for their feline friends.  There are even ideas for DIY cat toys you can make yourself. Here's a sample: To get your own copy, just preorder FLUBBY IS NOT A GOOD PET!  and/or FLUBBY WILL NOT PLAY WITH THAT! from any bookstore the

Maud the Koala Plushy Need a Home

I enjoy crafting almost as much as I like making picture books.  So last spring I made several handmade Maud the Koala plush toys.  Now I need to find a forever home for Maud - she will arrive with a copy of her book, "Much Too Much Birthday".  You can enter two ways.  You can enter on-line by using the entry form below. If you follow me on twitter or Facebook or tweet about the contest it will increase your chances of winning.  Or if you are in Boston, you can enter by filling out an entry form at my table at FanExpo Boston this weekend (Table A219)  We will pick a winner on Sunday at the end of FanExpo so hurry and enter soon!

56 Party Guests

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In Much Too Much Birthday, Maud Invites 56 guests to her birthday party.  As you have probably figured out already 56 guests was much too much.  I wanted to make every guest a different type of animal and I wanted to make sure if someone counted they would find all 56 (a decisions I was seriously reconsidering part way through illustrating this spread).   I decided to stick to mammals in Maud's world because bird wings are difficult to anthropomorphize into hands and fish have their own problems. There was no particular reason for the animals I chose.  Some I picked because I like the way the look like tree kangaroos and bush babies.  And some I picked because I liked the sound of their name, like numbats and wombats.  Some people might say wait a minute! In real life, a hippo, a horse, and a rabbit are NOT all the same size. That is true.  But they also don't wear clothes and play hit the pinata. Here's the entire list if you are the kind of person who lik

How to Draw a Koala (and a Dog, Pig, Monkey and Cat)

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If you can draw a rectangle, you can draw Maud the Koala.  If you want to draw some friends for your koala, change the ears and the nose and make all sorts of animal characters.  How many can you make?  Download a PDF version of this activity page  here . Click here to order Maud the Koala in Much Too Much Birthday .