From the Author
Using my memories as a seven-year-old, I wrote this story and turned it into a fictitious children's book for reluctant readers. I enjoyed the trip down memory lane and most things in this story, I did, however the ending is totally fictitious. As this was the first book I ever wrote, I was surprised to receive so many five-star reviews, but so pleased. I was also surprised to get so many sales from middle-aged women and also pensioners in retirement villages. I guess they liked the slap-stick humour and that the story is a quick read. Though the book is also light and easy to hold. I also drew the illustrations, surprising myself as I didn't know I could draw.
With the success of the first book in the Rascals Series, I wrote a second one. The second book is called: Rascals Sing at The Opera House. This story also contains mischievous and gross things that I did and true memories of my childhood, though the ending is totally fictitious also. I enjoyed doing my own illustrations again, but this time they were more complicated and they took longer to draw than to write the story. Though I loved doing the drawings as it was quite relaxing. I'll be writing more books in this series, hopefully they will be enjoyed as much the first two.
About the Author
Patricia Puddle is the author of Velvet Ball and The Broken Fairy, Molly Gumnut Rescues a Bandicoot, Star-Crossed Rascals, and Rascals Sing at The Opera House. Patricia lives with her husband in the middle of a forest near the sea. When writing her stories, she loves to sit in her garden where the kangaroos graze on the grass and their joey's bounce around their mothers.