I’ve often been asked how I came up with the idea for this book, Rosco the Rascal Visits the Pumpkin Patch

Autumn is my favorite time of year. I wrote my first book in my series, Rosco the Rascal Visits the Pumpkin Patch, loosely basing it on the yearly fall trips that my family and I have taken to the countryside since my children were very young. One year while at our favorite pumpkin patch, I noticed a family accompanied by their very well-behaved dog. He was a golden retriever and looked the part of the perfect family dog; just the type of dog you could take to such a place and he wouldn’t cause any trouble. In contrast, I tried to imagine us bringing our dog, an oversized, mischievous but fun-loving German shepherd, into that same situation. The idea made me laugh because he would’ve been all over the place, having an absolute blast but creating chaos. I imagined him chasing the animals around the petting zoo, running off into the corn maze chasing rabbits if we’d drop the leash for even a moment, or stealing the german sausages from the vendor’s grills. It would’ve been quite a day. Thus the idea for the book was born – a rascally dog on a family trip to the pumpkin patch. Since then, we’ve put him through a lot of training to improve his manners, and he’d probably do just fine (on a leash!) at the pumpkin patch now, but he certainly hasn’t lost his rascally nature.

“This book was a delight to read with my grandson Sam who is 7 years old…he would read one page and I would read the next. It is a really fun book (the illustrations by Ros Webb are terrific) about a dog named Rosco who loves having fun but also makes mischief. He is the pet of 2 children who along with their Mom and Dad have a series of adventures with Rosco. Their last adventure lands the kids in trouble but it’s Rosco to the rescue. This is an excellent book for kids and Sam and I enjoyed it very much.” ~Amazon reviewer

The book is available in Kindle (1.99 US/1.51 UK) and paperback. Recommended for kids 6-9 years.

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