Pasadena, CA, August 01, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Alan Marder, illustrator of the best-selling Ted L. Nancy
"Letters From a Nut" books, has signed on to illustrate a series of children's books authored by W.J.
Brutocao's whimsical world includes Rocky the Otter, a mischievous river otter who does not always
listen to his mother, Corky the Cormorant, a quirky character with good intentions, with the odd habit of
repeating everything he says, Beulah the Basking Shark, Sam the Seagull, Eileen the Egret, and The Great
Blue Heron, a wise old fatherly type.
The stories are set in the fictional towns of Mendo and Morro, California, beautiful seascape villages.
Complementing the writing are Alan Marder's delightfully drawn animal characters.
Alan Marder is a sought-after cartoonist whose other works include Ted L. Nancy's "Hello Junk Mail,"
The "Letters From a Nut" books are enjoyed by adults and children alike. A version has been published by Scholastic and they are used as teaching tools in classrooms. Mr. Nancy receives quite a bit of mail from both students and teachers.
-- Mr. Brutocao's fresh and unique writing style kept me interested from beginning to end.
-- We're the second grade class at the Mendocino K-8 School in Mendocino, California and we
recommend The Basking Shark Rescue Team.
-- A sweet, funny story starring a brave otter, a basking shark in a jam, birds of all types and a pair of
-- This is a great children's book, full of exceptionally descriptive scenes of wildlife.
-- My daughter has to read every night. There are some books she puts down after her time limit and there
are some she will read until I come in and tell her to go to sleep. This was one of them. She said that she
liked the characters enough to want to be in the book with them.
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