Last week, I made the first book in my EMU Club Adventures series, Alien Invasion in My Backyard, available for download for free. And today the second book, Ghostly Thief of Time, is also available for download. Free.
I hope these books can offer some respite, and fun and excitement, for families under the stressful conditions of quarantine. After all, they are about three bored kids who find an amazing adventure just by being exceptionally creative and curious.
Next week, check out my social media for a little project kids can do once they've finished the books.
Information on how to download both books is HERE.
Stuart Tennemeier, his best friend Brian Hrzincz, and his sister Violet want to start a mystery club like the ones they read about in books, but they have no idea how to even find a mystery in their suburban neighborhood. They settle on trying to solve a mundane mystery from their lives – what happened to the game controller they lost – and they find that when you look really, really closely at your world, you can find absolutely amazing things. And maybe even save the world.
The EMU Club Adventures series, for kids aged 7-11 (and adventurous, curious spirits of all ages), is by cartoonist Ruben Bolling, the author of the award-winning comic strip Tom the Dancing Bug. Read the rest
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH is presented The New New Yorker
To do far less than my part in helping families in quarantine/home isolation, I'm offering a FREE download of the first book in my book series for kids, The EMU Club Adventures: Alien Invasion in My Backyard, for anyone who wants it.
Free. No charge.
Info for downloading the pdf of the book is at THIS LINK.
The book was first released in 2015, and here are a few endorsements:
"Ruben Bolling is one of my cartooning heroes, and The EMU Club Adventures is seriously, mysteriously funny!"
- Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid
"There's no mystery—the EMU Club is a hit! This is a fun, funny adventure that kids will love to read."
—Lincoln Peirce, Big Nate
"The EMU Club inhabits exactly the world I always hoped to live in when I was 12, when the answer to questions like 'Where did I put my toy' led inevitably to alien conspiracies and secret underground tunnels. A book for the curious and adventurous!"
- Cory Doctorow
I hope your kids have some fun with it. Maybe you will too.
In a week, I'm going to provide a link to download the second book in the series, Ghostly Thief of Time. Also for free. Read the rest
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Super-Fun-Pak Comix features "Sully's Place," "Nutso Kaputo" and more
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH various animal-themed Super-Fun-Pak Comix are offered for your enjoyment
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Donald J. Trump gives you instructions for how you can beat the coronavirus, the Trump way.
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Super Medical Force must track down a catastrophically dangerous illness to save the U.S., and even the world!
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Donald J. Trump asks a few questions of people who would like to continue working in His(tm) Federal Government.
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH President Trump shoots a man on Fifth Ave. and the media urgently reports both the Democratic and Republican perspectives
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the spunky little boy president Donald gets away with being a very bad boy, and his imaginary publicist John helps him plot revenge and much more authoritarian naughtiness.
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Super-Fun-Pak Comix features Footprints in the Sand, Dinkle the Unlovable Loser, Celebvolution, and MORE!
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the Impeachment Trial's Republican Jury Room explodes with 53 Angry Men
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Donald Trump finds himself up against a secret conspiracy that may go up to the highest echelons of the United States government!
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH you are urged to do your patriotic duty to the military whims of Uncle Trump
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Super-Fun-Pak Comix does feature "McGruff the Crime Dog," "Guy Walks Into a Bar," and more other "Hilarious Comix"
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Billy Billings learns that his pal God-Man is a jealous God-Man.
Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Bob figures out how to escape from terrorists