Dr. Bob’s Tales were inspired by my imagining different characters living around a pond. The pond became the centerpiece for the town of Pondville. Pondville turned into a community populated by diverse, relatable, and memorable characters, many of them loveable. The main cast of characters appears in every book. New ones are introduced as the plots unfold in each book. Lessons are taught subliminally. The culture of Pondville is a lesson in itself.

Readers get to know the characters and follow their exploits. For some readers, the Pondville characters become lasting imaginary friendships.

It is through discussing the stories with friends, family, in school, or in book groups that the lessons really pop.