We just released a beautiful book on Bahamian boas, also available now on Amazon. In it, Tabby, the Five-Finger Fairy, introduces the fascinating, colorful Bahamian boas. Learn about the natural history of these native, but often misunderstood, snakes.
My latest adventure book is Tabby and Cleo, Unexpected Friends, out now and available on Amazon. Cleo, a Bahamian boa, one of the misunderstood animals of the Bahamas, rescues Tabby, a Five-Finger Fairy. In trying to find Cleo a safe place to live, this unlikely pair help each other and the people they meet.
Our latest book, Grow Home, Little Seeds!, tells the story of a bundle of seeds produced at the Leon Levy Preserve in the Bahamas, and their quest to find just the right place to grow. Wonderfully illustrated by Monique Carroll, the book includes a complete index of illustrations and descriptions of each of the special plants these seeds will become. Available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format.
Don't Make Me Rattle! is beautifully illustrated and contains facts and features about one of North America's most iconic residents: the rattlesnake! People fear rattlesnakes because they don’t understand them. Come inside and learn about these amazing snakes, how they help people, and why they should be respected, not exterminated. This book is now available on Amazon!
This picture book for readers of all ages tells the humorous story of how the Sonoran Desert conspires against hummingbird photography.This colorful picture book for all ages teaches about the Sonoran Desert—with a sense of humor. It pits one bumbling human against the desert as he carelessly attempts to photograph an Anna’s Hummingbird. Enjoy the chase as the photographer is tripped up by a rock, stabbed by a Mesquite tree and rattled by a Western Diamondback. Then use the glossary to teach about the rich variety of life in the Sonoran Desert. Humor makes learning fun and easy! Now available on Amazon!
A flooding river takes Clarissa Catfish to the Peoria Riverfront Museum. She thought exploring the Illinois River was exciting but once she is taken inside the museum, the real adventure begins. Clarissa explores the exhibits and makes new friends but will she escape the man who has dinner plans for her?
Roadrunners run. Why don't they fly? Take a look in this book and you'll find out why. Now available from Amazon!
What happens to a booby that can't fly? Brian Brown Booby, a resident of Cayman Brac, finds himself stranded on a beach on Grand Cayman. The Brac is too far away for a booby to fly to, even if Brian could fly, which he can't. Will he make it back to the Brac? Fly Back to the Brac, Brian Brown Booby is the heartwarming true story of a young brown booby found on a beach on Grand Cayman. He was cared for by an animal rehabilitator and eventually learns to fly with others of his species. The book is available on Amazon.
Silent Rocks highlights the damage caused by human activity to the iguanas on Cayman Brac. The book is now available on Amazon This book highlights the damaging effect of human behavior on the lives of native iguanas on Cayman Brac, an island in the Cayman Islands south of Cuba. Iguanas do not fare well in the face of human behavior, such as clearing land to build houses, leaving dangerous trash that accumulate in shallow waters, and paving roads that tempt the iguanas onto the warm pavement to bask, only to be maimed or killed by heedless drivers. The book encourages thoughtful awareness and action to help protect iguanas, and is suitable for all ages.
The Lime Lizard Lads, curly-tail lizards of Cayman Brac, seek an adventure up on the bluff. Their goal is to reach Nani Cave and meet the dragon that lives there. Gene and Bony soon realize how big and how dangerous the world really is. Leaving home is easy, but can the lads make it back?
Captured by poachers, Curtis Curly-tail finds himself on a boat full of native animals being smuggled out of The Bahamas. As he struggles to help the other animals escape, he realizes he may not be able to save himself.
Curtis Curly-tail, the perfectly-sized lizard from Warderick Wells, hears something noisy in the night. It's Horace Hutia and his family, crunching on leaves. Curtis Curly-tail meets Horace, an endangered Bahamian hutia, a new resident of Warderick Wells. The colony of hutias are damaging the cay's ecosystem. Scientists arrive to help, but what will happen to Horace? This book has several endings with different ways to solve the problem. The reader decides which ending would help the hutias most.
Tortoises are not turtles, for so many reasons. Learn these important differences and many interesting facts about tortoises, who live in the desert, and turtles, who love the water.
Curtis, the perfect curly-tail lizard of Warderick Wells, decides to see where the tourists come from. He sets sail on his adventure in a ship of sneakers.
Curtis Curly-tail Now Available in French and Spanish!