Inca Dink, The Great Houndini™

“Inca Dink, The Great Houndini”™ is my most popular children’s book!  “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini”™ is about a magician in training (Inca Dink) and his friend Hilary Mouse. As Inca Dink tries to help Hilary Mouse get more cheese, lots of funny mishaps along the way help teach about color, the concepts of up and down, bigger and smaller, and more, all with a smile.  I illustrated it with love of the endearing characters and wrote the sing-song Seussian-like poetry of the book.

Following is a fun excerpt from the book – this is actually a narration done by me. One of Nicole’s favorite memories is being a professional narrator (along with Dominic Byrne, a well-known BBC personality and narrator) for “Inca Dink, the Great Houndini.”   I even took a photo of my Leonberger dog Inca with me to the recording studio, for inspiration. Here is the audio excerpt, which shows the sing-song rhyme of “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini”™:

Inca Dink, The Great Houndini” is available in traditional print at bookstores and via Amazon.com.  To purchase all sorts of fun merchandise with “Inca Dink,” please visit GreatHoundini.com. Some of you have asked how to purchase the digital narrated version of Inca Dink, fabulously narrated by famous BBC personality Dominic Byrne (with the female narration done by me).   This wonderful narrated iPhone, iPad and iPod app version of my children’s book, “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini” – brilliantly narrated by BBC personality Dominic Byrne – is now for sale at the Apple store and works with Apple devices (such as iPhone, iPad and iPod). If you search for Inca Dink in the Apple app store you will find it as an iPhone app (which iPhone App can be downloaded onto other Apple devices, such as your iPad). You can also find this fun APP through this link: Inca Dink, The Great Houndini Enjoy it and please keep sending us the positive feedback – we appreciate it!

Following is some fun background information on the real-life Leonberger dog behind “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini”™, as well as some sketches and excerpts from M. Nicole van Dam’s book, “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini”. More fun background information is available in the companion book also by M. Nicole van Dam, called “The Background Story of Inca Dink, The Great Houndini”.  I so hope you enjoy each of them, and would love to hear your thoughts!

Photo of the Real-Life Leonberger Dog Inca

First, here is a photo of the real-life Leonberger dog Inca, dressed as Inca Dink, The Great Houndini”(TM) taken from M. Nicole van Dam’s book, “The Background Story of “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini”:


Real Life Leonberger dog Inca

Excerpts from the Children’s Book “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini”™

Here are some excerpts from M. Nicole van Dam’s book, “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini”:


Hilary Mouse settles down to lunch


Inca Dink suddenly appears


Oh no - the cheese is HUGE

Sketches from the Children’s Book “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini”™

Here is a starting sketch that shows some of the process of how a book is illustrated. You will find more information on the making of this children’s book in M. Nicole van Dam’s book, “The Background Story of “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini”:


Starting sketch from Inca Dink, The Great Houndini

More background on the real-life Leonberger dog Inca:

The real-life Leonberger dog Inca, was an adorable puppy and a much-loved pet therapy dog at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, as shown here from photos taken from M. Nicole van Dam’s book, “The Background Story of “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini”:


Inca was an adorable puppy


Inca was a pet therapy dog

To purchase “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini” and “The Background Story of Inca Dink, The Great Houndini” please visit Butterflies.bz

“Inca Dink, The Great Houndini” and the Background Story of Inca Dink, The Great Houndini,” including the characters, artworks, and storylines respectively therein, are by and TM & (c) 1999 – 2011 M. Nicole van Dam. All Rights Reserved.

To purchase “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini” and “The Background Story of Inca Dink, The Great Houndini” please visit Butterflies.bz

We hope you enjoy “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini.”

Links to find the “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini” book and merchandise:

TM and (c) 1999-2011 M. Nicole van Dam. All Rights Reserved.

We hope you enjoy “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini”™

Links to find the “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini” book and merchandise:

  • Narrated Digital:  The wonderful narrated iPhone, iPad and iPod app version of my children’s book, “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini” – brilliantly narrated by BBC personality Dominic Byrne – is now for sale at the Apple store and works with Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad and iPod. If you search for Inca Dink in the Apple app store you will find it as an iPhone app (which iPhone App can be downloaded onto other Apple devices as well, such as iPads, as well as your iPhone). You can also find this fun APP through this link: Inca Dink, The Great Houndini Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch,
  • Traditional Print:  Amazon.com.
  • Fun merchandise with “Inca Dink”: GreatHoundini.com

The books you buy on Amazon are not signed personally by Nicole, but instead are shipped directly to you by the seller (not Nicole).

From Nicole:

I’m always happy to sign books for you!  If you would like for me to sign books (and write a personal note to someone), I’ll be happy to do that, please contact me for details.  The process entails your shipping your book(s) to me, in a box with the following things: (1) a legible note to me giving me the name(s) you want on the books and something about each person (helps me write the personal notes); and (2) everything I will need to ship the book back to you (i.e., postage pre-paid packaging addressed to you).   Please make sure you give me enough time!  Especially in the holiday season!

Inca Dink, The Great Houndini Merchandise

This is a slide show of some of the many products now having the "Inca Dink, The Great Houndini" children's book artwork!

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Apple iPhone Case
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Button
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Calendar
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Bracelet & Jewelry
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Dog Wear!
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Flip Video Camera - Camcorder
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Greeting Cards
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Hats and Caps and Baseball Hats
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Baseball Jerseys, sweatshirts, performance wear, polo shirts and T-shirts for women, men, children and toddlers, even infant wear!
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Baseball Jerseys, sweatshirts, performance wear, polo shirts and T-shirts for women, men, children and toddlers, even infant wear!
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Mugs, glasses, drinkware, travel mugs, stackable mugs!
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Baseball Jerseys, sweatshirts, performance wear, polo shirts and T-shirts for women, men, children and toddlers, even infant wear!
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Teddy bear toys!
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Totes, bags, wallets, messenger bags, carrying cases, Nook, Kindle, and iPad sleeves - something to carry everything!
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Baby bibs - choice of color trims!
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Can Coolers
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Clocks
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/inca-dink-the-great-houndini-merchandise/thumbs/thumbs_incamugs.jpg]Stackable Mug Set
Mugs, glasses, drinkware, travel mugs, stackable mugs, thermos!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/inca-dink-the-great-houndini-merchandise/thumbs/thumbs_incamug.jpg]Water Bottle
Water Bottle
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iPhone 4 Slider Case
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/inca-dink-the-great-houndini-merchandise/thumbs/thumbs_incaiphonehardcase.jpg]Apple iPhone Case
Apple iPhone Case
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Journal
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/inca-dink-the-great-houndini-merchandise/thumbs/thumbs_incamouse.jpg]Mouse Pad
Mouse Pad
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iPad Sleeve
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Apple iPad Case
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Baseball Jerseys, sweatshirts, performance wear, polo shirts and T-shirts for women, men, children and toddlers, even infant wear!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/inca-dink-the-great-houndini-merchandise/thumbs/thumbs_incatravel.jpg]Travel Mug - Great for Coffee
Mugs, glasses, drinkware, travel mugs, stackable mugs, thermos!
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Mugs, glasses, drinkware, travel mugs, stackable mugs, thermos!
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Mugs, glasses, drinkware, travel mugs, stackable mugs, thermos!
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/inca-dink-the-great-houndini-merchandise/thumbs/thumbs_incaipadcase.jpg]Apple iPad Case
Apple iPad Case
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Mugs, glasses, drinkware, travel mugs, stackable mugs, thermos, food containers too!

Nicole’s Leonberger Art – All sorts of fun Leonberger-themed merchandise available at Leonberger.org – great gifts for humans, dogs and more!

Find in the Apple App store: Playful Animated, Narrated version of “Inca Dink” story on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

 

 

Link to find Nicole’s Leonberger dog artwork and merchandise: Leonberger.org

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