Clarabelle Comes Clean
by Timothy J. Verret
Illustrated by April Pedersen
Clarabelle Pig was drinking from the school water fountain when Barrett Frog hopped in front of her, blocking her. He stood with Andrea Fox and Ferdinand Rabbit, all laughing.
“Pigs shouldn’t drink out of fountains!” said Barrett, leaping and chuckling.
“They’re too dirty,” Andrea said, wrapping her gorgeous tail around her neck.
“Oink, oink, stinky piggy!” chimed in Ferdinand, holding his whiskered nose.
Clarabelle shook her head and stomped off to her next class. “I’m so tired of those meanies saying pigs are muddy and smelly,” she thought. “I’m gonna prove them wrong, once and for all.”
Find out how Clarabelle stops the hurtful name-calling in its tracks in Clarabelle Comes Clean, a wonderful addition to humane education classwork and lessons in bullying and societal stereotyping. The book is perfect for ages 6 and up, and the illustrations keep the attention of younger students too in parental, library, and classroom read-alongs.
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About the Author
Timothy J. Verret is an actor, playwright, and poet. This is his first published children’s book, and he is very excited about that. Timothy is passionate about animal welfare, and always welcomes the opportunity to bridge his creative life with that of an animal rights advocate. He has had two plays published and available on Amazon: the denial family and Ingenting. Timothy also has a collection of sonnets (77 Spiritual Sonnets: Storms to Serenity) available through Amazon. Timothy received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Drama through the University of Texas at Austin, and has acted in numerous stage productions in Austin. He took on the role of Iago in Othello for which he was nominated for a national Falstaff Award for Best Male, Supporting.
About the Illustrator
Our whimsical artist, April Pedersen, is a freelancer based in Reno, Nevada. She is partial to frogs, geocaching, science fiction, video poker, and chess.
April is the author and illustrator of Slow Moe, and the illustrator of Adopting Adele, Brave Benny, Bravo’s Freedom, Happy Dog Coloring Book, A Tail of Two Christmases, Dandelion’s Dream, Clarabelle Comes Clean, and Courageous Conner.