A charming and

whimsical story about

the love between

pets and their owners.

A small but feisty terrier, Mr. Bumble learns the meaning of friendship and love through his experiences on both ends of the leash--as a pet owned by his mistress Jane, and then walking his own pet, the wise and humorous hippo called Mr. Rumble.
Written in the style of a children’s book, with 22 pages of full color illustrations, it is intended as a story for anyone--of any age--who has ever felt the joys of owning, and the sadness of losing, a pet.

Mr. Bumble and the Hippo is 104 pages, 8”x10”, paperbound and printed on high quality, acid-free paper, with 17 black and white illustrations, in addition to the color collages.

To order a book online, go to www.amazon.com, www.bamm.com, or www.bn.com.
Or, for an autographed copy, send a check for $24.95 to:
5 North St
Petersham MA 01366
(Be sure to include the name of the person you want it inscribed
to and also the name of his or her pet. We'll pay the postage.)

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Text Copyright: Bill Wheatley 2000 Image Copyright: Jane Duderstadt 2000

Click for a review by Jeffrey Beatty, playwright and author