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Artie Knapp Stories

American Writer Artie Knapp was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1973.  Knapp is a member of The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and graduated from Ohio University.  He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife, Priya.  He has kindly provided a number of stories for me to share with you and I've added a few activities to compliment the stories.

Bipper and Wick Story

Bipper and Wick

A young bear's youthful rebellion leads to an unlikely friendship on the night before Christmas.

Frani and the Little Red Fox story

Frani and the Little Red Fox

A little red fox shares his courage with his friends.

Getting to Know Ronnie

Getting to Know Ronnie

A story about autism.

Polly Peat

Halloween Treat for Polly Peat

A girl, too old for trick or treating, discovers she can still have fun on Halloween night.

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Light on a Snowy Day

A girl and her dad find an injured fawn on a snowy winter day.

living green

Little Otter Learns to Swim

A young otter learns how to play in his natural habitat with the help and encouragement of his mother.

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Living Green

Thurman has had enough of the messes humans make and sets out to do something about it.

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No More Car Wash Blues

Two elephants work at a car wash while pursuing their dreams of becoming a chef and singer.

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Sprinting Spencer Still Wants To Run

A former star thoroughbred race horse struggles with his racing days being over.

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The Hummingbird Who Chewed Bubblegum

A little hummingbird wants gum and can blow big bubbles.

Lazy Loppin Goat story

The Lazy Loppin Goat

A little goat’s unwillingness to eat grass gets her accused of being lazy.

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The Rooster that Wouldn't Crow

A story about individuality and a rooster's right to fall in love with whomever he chooses.

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The Shell Shocked Turtle

A baby turtle shells out a lot of courage in order to face his fear of thunderstorms. 

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The Sweet Smelling Skunk

What does old Mrs.  Donnelly do when she discovers a skunk in her garden?
The answer might surprise you.

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The Turkey and the Pumpkin

Oscar makes an unlikely friend and learns the value of friendship.

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The Wasp and the Canary

A wasp comes looking for a tasty dinner and finds a friend along the way.

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There's a Crocodile in Our Pickle Jar

Sometimes onions aren’t the only thing in the fridge that can make you cry.

Where's Winston

Where's Winston

As a flock of geese are about to migrate south for the winter, one of the flock’s members turns up missing.

View from a Zoo

View from a Zoo

Artie Knapp's unique story about a housecat in search of adventure gives a whimsical account of Thea the cat's day exploring New York City.

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