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About Ripley and Friendz
Ripley is a tiny, feisty, funny, calico kitty with a big imagination, a big family and lots of woodland friends!
A wonderful children's book collection for elementary school readers, filled with vibrant watercolor illustrations and engaging, funny animal adventures.
Welcome to Ripley and Friendz!
"The heartfelt story builds from a simple premise, with a fast pace and intriguing details that all lead up to the author’s message of family and friends holding more significance than material belongings.
Mark Herrick’s watercolor illustrations are as vibrant and expressive as the cast of characters but tastefully never outshine them, working with the dialogue-driven text to create an immersive experience.
Cat and critter lovers will savor the art and the message of friendship."
"The text uses simple vocabulary, sound play, and gentle humor to keep even young readers engaged in the story. At the same time, beautiful watercolor illustrations
bring Ripley’s animal friends and natural environment to life in delightful detail.
At the end of the story, readers get a gentle reminder that it’s friends and family, and not material possessions, that are really precious.
Overall, Ripley’s Missing Locket is an engaging and instructive way to help young readers think about family, possessions, and perspective."
"These books have so many great animal characters with very distinctive personalities – a funny calico kitty, search and rescue dogs, raccoon twins, baby possum acrobats, and a super-fast squirrel who loves tag. The watercolor illustrations are bright, engaging and colorful. A real pleasure for any parent to read out loud."
Michael R. ~ Bangor, MA