Hi Dylan. What is the name of your book?
Hi Clarinda Cloud. The name of my book is, "Dylan and the Croak Orleans Gang."
Oh cool. The name of my book has my name in it too, just like the name of your book has your name in it. I like this picture of you in your book. You are the frog on the right playing the red electric guitar, right?
Yes. That's me! Thank you. I like this picture too.
Who are all those other characters?
Well, they are my new friends. There are too many names to remember. But, if you read my book, you will meet them.
Everyone looks happy in this picture. Is that true?
Yes. We feel very happy in this picture. We are all together and doing something that we really enjoy doing… making music together!
Sounds like you might even feel excited.
Yes, Clarinda Cloud. I think you are right. I think that is it. I think we are feeling excited in this picture. We are having a fabulous time together. We are following our dreams. That makes me feel very excited!
Do you turn purple when you feel excited, like I do?
No. LOL! I think I play music when I feel excited! Or, maybe I feel excited when I play music.
Do you like being in a book?
Yes. I like it. I think it is cool! And, my book helps to teach kids to follow their dreams. It also helps to teach them about instruments. I am proud of that!
Oh! That sounds wonderful! Do you turn black when you feel proud?
Are you going to be in any other books?
I don't know yet. I asked my author and she didn't know either. She said, "maybe."
My author's name is Jodi Desautels. What is your author's name?
My author's name is Rhonda Patton. My illustrator's name is Chester McDaniel. They are married.
Do you have a website?
No. I don't have a website of my own. But… my author has one. It has my book and other books by my author, Rhonda Patton. You can check it out at www.thecroak500.com. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Why are you laughing, Dylan? Is your author's website funny?
No. I was just laughing because, you are talking to me on your website… you know, character to character. And, your author talked to my author on her website, author to author. I think it is neat. Check it out here.
Ha! Ha! Ha! Yes, Dylan, that is neat! Dylan, where can people check out or buy your book?
They can do it on most of the places where they check out and buy your book. Amazon.com is one of the places. Will you put the links to your book and my book? Then we can have our books listed together. Maybe people will check them both out.
Sure. Here they are:
Dylan and the Croak Orleans Gang