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The Adventures of Rocky, Sammy, & Chip

ByErik Kennedy

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As soon as my oldest daughter became old enough to listen to chapter books, it became clear that old chapter books and new chapter books were written quite differently. Older ones – such as Winnie the Pooh, Paddington the Bear, and Frog & Toad – had delightfully incompetent characters whose personality flaws more or less drove the entire plot. Newer books, on the other hand, were more moralizing, and always had nice, pat endings. The older ones had humor for the grown-up readers. The newer ones? Not so much. In my mind, the older books were better. This is my attempt to create a new kids book in an older style. The characters I’ve taken from my father-in-law’s improvised stories, which he’s now told for two generations. However, I’ve tried to modify them to be so ineffectual that merely dropping them into any normal scene and pressing play is enough to let the story write itself. When given the choice, I’ve always opted for chaos, confusion, and petty status-jockeying. Is that enough to create a decent kids book? Your kids – and you – will have to decide. Enjoy!

Details

Publication Date
Nov 26, 2021
Language
English
ISBN
9781387839537
Category
Children's
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Erik Kennedy

Specifications

Pages
73
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
Digest (5.5 x 8.5 in / 140 x 216 mm)

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