Rosie and Emma Plant a Seed™

“Rosie and Emma Plant a Seed” by M. Nicole van Dam

Rosie and Emma Plant a Seed™ is a joyous and beautifully illustrated children’s book about a young girl Emma and her Leonberger dog Rosie, who find a mysterious seed and plant it. As the mysterious seed grows, so do Emma and Rosie’s adventures and the delightful, curious characters they meet, including Sigmund Owl and a very cheeky sparrow.   I wrote this book to be a lovely way for parents to share the wonders of gardening and nature to their children, all with a playful story. Also important, this book teaches about teamwork and friendship.  I wanted this to be a truly lovely children’s book, and as you turn the pages you will see more than 60 colorfully, lovingly created (and happily  engaging) illustrations.  Written in rhyme with enchanting characters, this book is meant to be as much a treat to read aloud as it is to see.  If you are seeking to share the joy of the garden and an appreciation of nature and animals with toddlers and young children, then this is the ideal book.  My hope is that this lovingly illustrated and warmly written book will create memories for you and your children to share, that you will both enjoy the sing-song rhyme of the story that has a bit of a Dr. Seuss type rhythmic quality.   I created this book to delight young readers and to be a fun bed-time read-aloud as well.


You might also enjoy “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini”™ – my most popular children’s book. which has even been licensed for the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, For this digital Apple version, I had the great pleasure of narrating the female narration, while the male narration of “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini” was done by popular BBC personality Dominic Byrne. “Inca Dink, The Great Houndini“™ is also available in traditional print at bookstores and via Amazon.com. To purchase all sorts of fun merchandise with “Inca Dink,”™ please visit GreatHoundini.com.

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 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”™ 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:

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
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/inca-dink-the-great-houndini-merchandise/thumbs/thumbs_incaclock.jpg]Clocks
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
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/inca-dink-the-great-houndini-merchandise/thumbs/thumbs_incaiphone4slidercase.jpg]iPhone 4 Slider Case
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
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/inca-dink-the-great-houndini-merchandise/thumbs/thumbs_incajournal.jpg]Journal
Journal
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/inca-dink-the-great-houndini-merchandise/thumbs/thumbs_incamouse.jpg]Mouse Pad
Mouse Pad
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/inca-dink-the-great-houndini-merchandise/thumbs/thumbs_incaipadsleeve.jpg]iPad Sleeve
iPad Sleeve
[img src=http://icreate.bz/wp-content/flagallery/inca-dink-the-great-houndini-merchandise/thumbs/thumbs_incaipadcase_0.jpg]Apple iPad Case
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!


 

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

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