Posts Tagged ‘Bowser and Birdie’



November 29th, 2020 Posted 7:44 am

On Sundays we’ve been doing beginnings – taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel in including those written under the Spencer Quinn pen name. How many of all those kids who’ve been out of school for so long have been reading books? I hope a lot, but I’m not so sure. Maybe they’d enjoy the Bowser and Birdie middle-grade series (available to adults with fake ID). For any of you who have kids in this situation, or know some who are, here’s the start of Woof, book one in the series.

Two humans stood outside my cage, a white-haired woman and a gum-chewing kid. Gum-chewing is one of the best sounds out there, and the smell’s not bad either. I liked the kid from the get-go.

They gazed in at me. I gazed out at them. The white-haired woman had blue eyes, washed out and watery. The kid’s eyes were a bright, clear blue, like the sky on a cloudless day. I hadn’t seen the sky in way too long.

“How about this one, Grammy?” the kid said.



Kids At Home? (More)


March 26th, 2020 Posted 7:26 am

Let Bowser entertain them! He’s the narrator of the Bowser and Birdie series – a dog but not a talking dog! (The stories take place down in Louisiana swamp country. I loved writing it.)


Back to Our Younger Self (More)


June 14th, 2019 Posted 7:21 am

The joy of writing for kids – excerpt from an email sent by 12-year-old reader:

I have read Woof, Arf, and Bow Wow, all of which I have re-read at least 10 times. The series is my absolute favorite! Every time I open A Birdie and Bowser novel, I feel like I am there. I am Birdie, with her handsome doggie, solving mysteries together. We are jumping off of bridges together, finding my father’s killer, or finding Snoozy and the mysterious Mr. Nice Guy. I feel this connection to Birdie when I read your books. She is a young Sherlock Holmes, and so am I. I always find out my Christmas and birthday presents before I open them! And although I’ve never jumped off of a bridge, I have jumped a fence when I thought the police were after me for trespassing without knowing it. It was only a pick-up with an orange light on top (one of those over-sized load trucks)!


Reader Email


February 7th, 2019 Posted 8:19 am

From: [redacted]
Subject: book club

Message Body:
I have a ? for you in the book Woof ,why did you skip half a page right before a chapter? my name is [redacted] i`m in grade 3 me and my friend [redacted] read your book for book club so there is a hole series of woof .well that should rap it up well goodbye keep up the good books boi


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