CARter CAR and his Wild & CARazy Birthday
The CAR family has planned a huge party for CARter and his friends. The birthday party is going to be held at the big parking lot downtown at 1:00 (p.m. not a.m., of course).
The friends he has invited are CARissa, CARmen, CARina, CARlton, CARlos, CARson, CARol, and CARey.
CARter and his friends spend the rest of their party time watching CARtoons, turning CARtwheels, and playing CARefree games, like, bumper cars, hubcam toss, and fender bender. But, some of his friends get CAReless and CAReen down the hill out of the parking lot.
“A must-read-aloud book. It’s so creative and hilarious. My kids absolutely loved it.”
—Christopher Phillips, Atlanta, Georgia
“Debra Watts knows how to put words into excellent use. I really had fun reading it to my three boys.”
—Donna Lambert, Lowell, Michigan
“So creatively written. I love how she emphasizes words to be easily recognized by the kids. Definitely keeping it.”
—Kristin D., New York
Jude the Dude
Jude wants to look cool to his friends, too. So, he asks his parents if he can split for a while. He doesn’t tell them that the reason is so he can make the scene with his friends. You see, Jude doesn’t want anyone to think he is square. Afterall, he is Jude the Dude.
Judas Junk swaggers toward him. Jude doesn’t want trouble, but it looks like trouble is what he’s found. Face to face with Judas, Jude realizes that this is a disturbed person. Judas is a rebel, a bad influence. But, Jude doesn’t back away from trouble. He sticks up for those who can’t defend themselves.
Judas yells, “I......DON’T......THINK......SO!”. . . . His face is getting redder and redder and his gang is coming closer and closer. Jude and his friends are getting unforgettable about this volatile situation. This is increasingly looking bad. REAL BAD!
“What I really like about this book is that it makes you cheer for the characters. Bullying is a serious problem here, and we have authors like Debra who can tell us what it is like to be bullied and how one should approach this in the most humane way. Good job!”
—Daniel Lyons, Buffalo, New York
“In a society where bullying is reaching epidemic proportions, Debra Watts has given the younger generation an alternative to bullying. Her illustrations are bold and colorful with a whimsical undertone. Jude the Dude is an inspiration for children who are currently being bullied.”
—Bobbi Rightmyer, Bobbi’s Book Nook
Dean Goes Green
“That’s not the trash can,” thought Dean. “What’s mom doing saving stinky, old, smelly garbage.”
Next, he discovered it takes more than 1000 years for plastic grocery bags to decompose.
Dean learned that the average bathroom faucet releases 2 gallons of water per minute and just letting it run for three or four minutes wastes 6 to 8 gallons.
“This book is wonderful. I’m glad I bought this.”
—Albert McNeil, Georgia
“This is one brilliant book! I like how the author writes in the most interesting way that kids can understand as well as enjoy reading. Two thumbs up!”
—Sara Walters, San Antonio, Texas
“I love the book. This is not only for kids to enjoy but also for adults to learn from. The book clearly sends a critical message that we should all be educated on how to take care of our environment.”
—Wendy Wise, Louisiana
Play Date for Anna Kate
Anna Kate hurried off to get ready to leave for her play date. On her way out the door, her mom says, “Now, Miss Anna Kate, don’t stop or take any detours on your way there. I will check to see that you arrive safely.”
She paused thoughtfully, “Why don’t you take Jude D. Bear with you? Maybe he will keep you company and out of trouble,” she said with a chuckle.
Anna Kate muttered to herself, “Really, Mom? You don’t know Jude too well. He’s the one that gets ME into trouble.”
It was such a pretty day.
She walked down the path, daydreaming and humming along with the birds. But Anna Kate hadn’t noticed that Jude was no longer with her when, suddenly, she heard him growling on the other side of a very large bush.
“This is an essential book for every kid and his/her parents. Kindness without prejudice can go a long way.”
—Ashley Hughes, Albany, New York
“A very enjoyable read! The pictures that accompany the words make this book a great find. It’s my daughter’s favorite read.”
—Stacey Eckard, Phoenix, Arizona
“This book teaches us to be selfless and to help others with a brave and confident heart. Bravo, Debra!”