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It's Duffy Time! Hardcover – October, 2012
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More About the Author
She lives in Hawaii.
My first memories are of Sarasota, Florida in the winter quarters of the Ringling Brothers' Circus. I was one year old and remember it vividly. My father, an art student, was making extra income by repainting circus murals.
The people in the circus were my friends. I was bounced on the knee of the tallest man in the world and rocked in the arms of the fat lady who could not stand up. My first baby-sitters were a family of little people who lived in a trailer next to ours. They tAudrey2old me stories about the animals they worked with: Chi Chi the Chimpanzee, an elephant named Elder, and Gargantua the Gorilla.
My mother says I was a fast learner, always ahead of my age. My father taught me to swim before I could walk. I walked at seven months and climbed over a seven foot chain link fence when I was one year old. Everyone in the circus thought I was going to be a trapeze artist.
When I was two, I traveled with my parents to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where they studied art. Spanish became my second language. Because my mother read to me every day, I fell in love with books and was reading by age three.
My parents had two more girls, which made me the oldest sister. All of us were trained in the arts: music, dance, painting, and drama. We had a miniature stage in our basement, complete with light-bulb floodlights and a dusty red velvet curtain. Admission for the plays we produced was a bargain--twenty-five cents.
When I was in the first grade, I wanted to grow up to be an artist like my father. Then, in the fourth grade, I decided I'd like to be a children's book author. As an adult who writes and illustrates children's books, I have realized both my childhood ambitions.
I got in trouble in school once for crossing out my favorite author's name and putting in mine--Audrey Brewer instead of Dr. Seuss!
My great-grandfather, grandfather, and father were all professional artists. Since I am also a professional artist, there are four consecutive generations of artists in our family. However, I am the only female artist.
On our honeymoon, I read my new husband Don Wood the classic children's book entitled At the Back of the North Wind. Seven years later, we teamed up to create our first picture book together.
When our son Bruce Robert was two years old, I began to read picture books to him. He helped to remind me of my childhood ambitions. That's when I began to write children's books seriously.
Top Customer Reviews
-Hope Irvin Marston, author of MY LITTLE BOOK OF RIVER OTTERS.
This is a cute book and I enjoyed reading it the first time. However, considering that the storyline consists mostly of sleeping, the text came across a little dull the second time. The pictures and comedic element to this book are still worthy, though it may have been better done it a shorter board book format.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book nice illustrations. If you have pugs this book is for you!Published 3 months ago by llpell
My little kinders LOVE this story! I have a stuffed animal in my classroom that looks similar to Duffy and now, its name is Duffy.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
The kids and I love her books, but this is my least favorite. However, since the kids ask for it a lot I still have to give it five stars. Read morePublished 15 months ago by S. D. Merrifield
My daughter is in love with my mother's pug, and this book instantly caught my eye as one that describes his daily business with an eerie level of accuracy. Read morePublished on May 21, 2013 by J. Smith