To escape the hot Arizona summer, Robby the Robin and his band of friends – his brother Ricky, the Sparrow family, a trio of Mourning Doves and Benny the ever dependable Blackbird – fly west to San Diego in search of a cool summer breeze and some seaside fun. Upon arriving in San Diego, Joy and her new friend Josie wander off to investigate a cruise ship and end up on a voyage they will never forget.
Will Joy and Josie get back to San Diego and their loved ones? Will an encounter with a killer whale be one adventure too many for these lovely little Sparrows? Are their friends and family brave enough to attempt a daring rescue mission?
These plucky birds once again demonstrate the strength of their love and loyalty to each other in this tale about teamwork and trust.
Targeted Age Group: 3 to 8
Book Price: $0.99
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
We enjoy writing for children. Kids want to hear an exciting story filled with adventure. Children are less critical and easy to please. Children appreciate the illustrations and are excited to read something new.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Be prepared for a long journey. Try the traditional route seeking publishers but if it doesn’t look like you are getting anywhere, self-publish. Make sure you have a nice looking cover and ask for plenty of reviews.
Don and Cathy Rush (DC Rush) currently live in Arizona along with their cats Hershey and Nomi, Cathy is a homemaker and Don is a retired Manufacturing Manager and former Governing Board member of the Cartwright School District in Phoenix, Arizona.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
One day Cathy and I were watching the birds playing in the bird bath and eating from the birdfeeder. On the top of a block wall in the back yard, the birds patiently waited their turn to eat, resembling airplanes waiting to take off at a busy airport. We were amazed at how the birds took turns at the birdfeeder and how the smaller birds would kick seed down to the larger birds, and we decided to write a children’s book about our birds.