Mowing the yard was never so epic! Pesky mosquitoes battle Wendell for control of the backyard! Early readers will love this adventure!

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About the Story

Those menacing mosquitoes!

Just about everyone who’s spent much time outdoors in warm weather has encountered those pesky critters that seem to want nothing but to eat you alive! Ouch, something bit me!

Well, it was just such an incident that inspired the poem that we’re making into a children’s book – with your help! I was outside mowing the lawn in early summer, and before I knew it, I’d been chosen by the local crew of mosquitoes as their lunch!

Those skeeters are eaters!”, I thought. “Hey, wait a minute! I should do something with that.” That bit of a rhyme grew into a whimsical expression of the age-old conflict between man and mosquito.

Friends and family listened to their great delight, but I never dreamed that it would be much more than a fun story at parties.

Years later, when I met Brandy, I shared the poem with her, and she loved it too! Brandy insisted that it should one day become a children’s book.

Guess what? She was right! Now we’ve taken that step.

About the Illustrator

We partnered with a talented illustrator, Dale Herron (daleherron.com), to create the artwork for this fun story.

Jeffrey Miller and Dale Herron (illustrator)

He’s turned our concept and story into an amazing book with images that bring the mosquitoes to life.

We’ve even named the main characters, and Dale’s illustrations make their personality come through in the story.

Character sketch
Character sketch
Early concept sketch
Early concept sketch

Why we made this book

My wife Brandy and I have chosen to grow our family through adoption. Adoption can be an expensive undertaking. Many families have room in their heart for an adopted child, but the financial cost keeps them from fulfilling that desire.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of the book will be dedicated to support future adoptive families in their efforts.

What you'll receive

We've created a book we know you'll love.

An 8" x 8" book with beautifully illustrated story and character pages tells a story that will make you smile, as you listen to the tension mount between Wendell and the mosquitoes!

In addition to the story, you'll enjoy a special full-color character gallery page introducing each mosquito by name.

Softcover

Experience the battle for Wendell’s home turf in beautifully illustrated pages, a story that young listeners and adults alike will enjoy. Early readers will love the challenge that Wendell must face for control of the back yard.

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Hardcover

This edition of the book will give great pleasure as you share it with family and friends. It makes a great gift for anyone with a young reader, and you’ll know that its meaning carries a big impact.

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E-book

You can enjoy Skeeters on your favorite devices like Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook.

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What an adventure!

Our adoption adventure is just starting to pick up steam, and the process can be very unpredictable. We can't guess what's right around the corner as we take this step, but we know that your support will play a significant part in the joy of the experience!