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See You in the Funny Papers

The Lakeland Ledger did an awesome profile of Fred and the story of how How to Cheer Up Dad came to be. There are some great photos too! Check it out online here: Read the full article

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How To Cheer Up Dad Receives First Starred Review!

The American Library Association’s Booklist has given How to Cheer Up Dad a starred review in the March edition. Woot! Woot! The expressive illustrations set the tone for this story demonstrating filial challenges and ongoing love. From the book jacket onward, Little Jumbo, a lively young elephant, is into or on top of everything, including […]

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Publisher’s Weekly Review of How to Cheer Up Dad

A spirited elephant is on a mission to improve his father’s mood—after having sorely tested his patience—in Koehler’s jaunty and smartly constructed debut. Dad’s day starts off badly when he puts raisins in Little Jumbo’s oatmeal. “He should have known what a mess that would make,” reads Koehler’s sly text, as Little Jumbo pea-shoots raisins […]

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