One of my hobbies is making my kids books that, besides just being a lot of fun, help capture family memories. I usually try to keep the sketches a secret to increase the surprise factor. But I was a little pressed for time for this one, so I ended up doing all of the illustrations sitting at a table with the kids in a cabin in the middle of the woods in Brown County, Indiana, a couple weeks ago over fall break. Of course, that’s now part of the memories I will associate with this little book. This was for my twins’ eighth birthday. It is the epic tale of a legendary stuffed animal fight.