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Possum Rescue

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When I was a kid, we had many pets. One of them was a tiny possum who we named Sebastien. He was found in his mothers pouch as an orphan. We took him home in one of my mothers bed sheets and fed him milk through a bottle. Day by day he grew stronger and bigger, scampering around the house and climbing up our legs. One day he climbed up my mothers leg as she was hanging out the washing, causing her to shriek in pain. His claws were very sharp, adapted to climbing trees and leaping from one branch to another. He grew to an enormous size, breaking into the kitchen of a night and raiding the food cupboards. Finally, my father said “It’s time for Sebastien to go” And go he did. We took him to a bush land setting and watched him scamper away into the wilderness, never to be seen again. Sebastien was a pet who didn’t belong in a house for long. He belonged to nature in the end, and nature belonged to him.

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Worldwide Libraries To Bring Out The Kid In You

Here are some of the most fun filled libraries from all over. These awe inspiring libraries will bring out the kid in anyone: ImaginOn It’s a Library, a Children’s Theatre and so much MORE! ImaginOn hosts the Spangler Children’s Library; the Teen Loft, a library for the teens of Mecklenburg County; Time Warner Tech Central; […]

via The Most-Fun Libraries Pt. I — Cafe Book Bean

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Beautiful Photos of Pets and Kids

1. A beautiful moment captured. 2. ‘Who’s coming?’ 3. The bestest friends. 4. ‘Tell me doc, is it serious?’ 5. Play time! 6. ‘Don’t be sad, you’ll get your food soon.’ 7. That baby looks comfy. 8. Sharing is caring. 9. This baby looks so content. 10. ‘Our father who art in heaven…’ 11. This […]

via AWWWWsome Kids & Their Pets Photos… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

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Capturing Molly


Molly came into my life over five years ago now. I saw her little face peering out at me from a shop window, and I knew she was coming home with me. I picked her up and she licked my hand with her tiny pink tongue as though she knew I was hers and she was mine. She was tiny and eight weeks old, and I became Mummy. She cried and I did what I was not supposed to do, I took her into bed with me. She still sleeps with me today. I took her to the park, and I met people and dogs who had been adopted from the dog pound. I found out how kind and good it is to take home a pound dog and to save its life. Adopting a dog is always kinder than buying one from a pet store. And yet when I took Molly home, I knew I had given this little dog a good home, and she was meant for me and me for her. This is a drawing I have made of her using ink pens.

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I’d posted the drawing of this piece before but I threw a bit of paint at it today for National Kids and Pets Day. I don’t care for the buckling of this paper; it’s too light weight–I prefer 140lb paper (300lb if I can get it)–but whatever. Paints: 14 pan Sennelier travel kit.

via National Kids & Pets Day #doodlewashaday #kidlitart — One Good Thing

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Scrapbooking – Pet Pages — Puddle Side Musings

Scrapbooking has been on my list of things to start for a while now but the thing is, I never really know what to scrapbook. When I go places, I don’t take pictures of me and whoever I’m with, I tend to take pictures of flowers and trees and they’re not really worth […]

via Scrapbooking – Pet Pages — Puddle Side Musings

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Welcome to Stephartkids!

Dive into a world full of beautifully illustrated stories, nursery rhymes, music, art and activities for the little ones. My website is a new venture, with work being added as I design it. I am currently working on illustrated nursery rhymes, which means all your favorite and much-loved nursery rhyme characters will soon be available as interactive e-books with music added.

Soon to come is a collection of wall art pieces perfect for a bedroom or nursery wall. I will also be adding a page full of hand illustrated games and activities for kids young and old to download and enjoy.

And last but not least, a dedicated page for animal and pet lovers, which includes a photo gallery of dogs and their breed names, and information and activities related to all creatures great and small from many parts of the world.

Stay tuned for more music, stories, wall art, illustrated activities and E-books.