Doctor Bones has hit the shelves. It comes right out of the hand-drawn book of Jonna's Bedtime Stories, written twelve years ago and frantically illustrated before my maternity leave expired and I was sent back to work. That was a splendid year for writing and drawing children's stories because what else would I do with a six-year-old and a new baby for company all day? Jonna insisted on new characters in every new tale and this skeleton protagonist happened along near the end of the sketchbook. I remember that summer and fall well. Halloween was a highly anticipated event and Jonna desparately wished to be a ghost that year. It isn't our only story with rhyme and rhythm, but it does follow a nice pattern that has stood the test of time.
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