Wally B, Jimmy, and Other Wallaby Friends

This was drawn for the upcoming book reading and signing event.  Here is a picture that young coloring enthusiasts may enjoy.  Maybe we will see a blue wallaby or a pink sky!  Whatever the little ones desire will be ok!  Come to the Book signing event at Books and Books, on Saturday, September 6th from 10:30 to 11:30 AM.  The store is in Coral Gables at 265 Aragon Avenue.  Feel free to download and color even it you can’t come… Would love to see what you come up with!

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For Coloring Enthusiasts

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Say hello to another Wallaby Family Member—this is Jake…

Say hello to Jake.  Jake is another brother of the Wally B, Jimmy Wallaby family.  He’s a bit more mischievous than the others….

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Jake, Jimmy and Wally B’s other brother.

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Jimmy, the Athletic Wallaby (Cover Picture)

I have now completed the writing and translation of the second book!  This is the proposed cover of “Jimmy, the Athletic Wallaby.”   The book should be available in time for the September 6th, 2014 reading at “Books and Books” in Coral Gables.  I really hope that anyone who is in the local area will come by.  Bring your kids!  Bring your friends’ kids!  This will be a joyous occasion that is especially geared for those under the age of 6 as well as children of all ages (including adults!)

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Cover for Jimmy the Athletic Wallaby

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Purple Flowers of Key Biscayne

This painting was based on an original photo taken during one of my morning walks around Key Biscayne.  It was time to paint something other than a wallaby!!!  Even though I adore little wallabies.  But I wanted to pay attention to the local environs this time!

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Purple Flowers of Key Biscayne (Watercolor on Khandi Paper)

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Jimmy (the Wallaby, Brother of Wally B) Considers Multiple Sports

I am just about done with my second book.  The first book, Wally B Likes to Jump, is available in Amazon, Nook, Apple Store, Kobo, and Books and Books.  Plus, if you want a copy, just let me know and I can send it from here!  The second book is all about Wally B’s  older brother, Jimmy.  Jimmy is an athletic wallaby and he is looking for a sport to play in…  This picture was done entirely with markers on marker paper.

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Jimmy Considers Multiple Sports

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Wallabies Just Being Wallabies

LFF0111 USD 50.00Here are a few wallabies just enjoying their wallaby life.  They are just jumping about, chatting, and being wallabies.

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Jimmy (the Wallaby) Enjoys Jumping

My first book, Wally B Can Jump! is now available in Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.  It will also be available in Books and Books this coming week.  The supporting character of Wally B Can Jump is Jimmy, his older brother who is looking for a sport to join.  Like all wallabies, Jimmy is naturally athletic and here he is enjoying his time jumping outside.

Jimmy is the subject of my next book so stay tuned as there will be more about Jimmy in the coming weeks!


Jimmy, the Wallaby, likes to jump.

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Book is out in Amazon!!!!

Three editions of the Wally B Can Jump! book are out!  One is the Spanish edition–Wally B, El Ualabi Puede Saltar!, print on demand,  one is the English  print on demand, and one is the e-book.  Here are the links:

http://www.amazon.com/Wally-Can-Jump-Sharyn-Brotz-ebook/dp/B00L4O39RW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403462907&sr=8-1&keywords=brotz   (for the eBook in English)

http://www.amazon.com/Wally-Can-Jump-Sharyn-Brotz/dp/1500175056/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1403462907&sr=8-3&keywords=brotz (for the print on demand in English) and

Next week, the soft cover edition of the book in both English and Spanish will be out in Books and Books in Coral Gables and online.  And a hard cover edition will also be available at Books and Books.

If you want a beautiful book, you can also order it through me.  Just send me a note and I can arrange a direct shipment.

For those who enjoy the book, a nice review is appreciated too!!!   Thanks!


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Iguana hiding in a tree

Here is an iguana just trying to escape the heat.  I saw lots of iguanas today, running all over Crandon Gardens (Key Biscayne) looking as healthy as ever.

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Iguana Trying to Hide in Tree

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I just discovered tree kangaroos

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Young Tree Kangaroo

In looking for reference material about wallabies, I came across the tree kangaroo.  These little guys are marsupials who live in Australia and New Guinea and have pouches just like other marsupials.  Who wouldn’t like such a face?

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Jimmy realizes he is too little to play against kangaroos in basketball

Jimmy gets on the basketball court with his relatives, much taller, bigger kangaroos.  He realizes he could not compete against them.

Jimmy realizes he is too small for this game.

Jimmy realizes he is too small for this game.

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Jimmy the Wallaby Considers Basketball

Jimmy, the Wallaby, is exploring basketball.  But that basket is too high up there!

Jimmy considers basketball.  But that hoop is so high from a little wallaby's perspective...

Jimmy considers basketball. But that hoop is so high from a little wallaby’s perspective…

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Marsupial Moms with their joeys

Here is a sneak preview of one of the paintings that will be in my second children’s book about Jimmy, the Wallaby.  Jimmy is the older brother of Wally B. After reading the book about Wally B (due out next week so stay tuned…), some asked what happens with Jimmy?  And this will be the book about Jimmy.

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Marsupial Moms and Joeys (Wallaby, Wombat, Koala, Opossum)

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Jimmy the Wallaby tries to ski

Jimmy, the Wallaby, tries to skiJimmy, the Wallaby, tries to ski.  This was done with a few markers on a piece of watercolor paper.  Sometimes, it’s just fun to grab some markers and doodle…

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Here is Jimmy (the Wallaby) Checking out a Basketball

Some people have asked me what happens to Wally B’s brother, Jimmy after Jimmy is so helpful to his younger brother.  Well, stay tuned, because Jimmy just may get his own spin-off story!  Here is Jimmy, the Wallaby, checking out a basketball.  He is very athletic and is considering various sport options.

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Jimmy the Wallaby Eyes a Basketball

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