Reader Reviews

"Dillo is a teacher's and a parent's dream. The story is enthralling! Kids and grown-ups alike respond to Dillo's conflicts, but above all that, Dillo skillfully teaches a wealth of environmental information about all of her friends who live in the Bailey Tract world. As if that wasn't enough, there are incredible illustrations!"

- Dr. Sidney B. Simon, Professor

"I couldn't have asked for a better text to use in our classroom. The kids couldn't wait for read aloud time! They were always eager to hear more. I could tell that they all seemed to relate to the problems in the story and made wonderful connections to the characters. It is so refreshing to find a book that I know will never go out of style and will always remain a positive influence in the lives of my students!"

- Mrs. Rebecca Silva, 2nd grade, Swomas School, Barrington, RI

"The kids loved the book! I am using it to generate ideas in literacy centers for the kiddos. It is a wonderful tool for generating writing themes."

    - Kris Powell, Paraprofessional II, St. Ann, MO

"I just finished reading Dillo. How charming! It is an excellent book for adults as well as children. All those wonderful "life-lessons" about emotions and friendship and character and forgiveness. Each chapter is a gem that can lead to conversations with a grandchild. And the lovely pictures gently capture each of the characters. Thank you for sharing your gift!"

   - Carol Moran, MSW, Wilmette, IL

"A delightful and creative story that is full of great animal facts! This is a very useful teaching aid for both formal and non-formal educators to use."  

   - Toni Westland, Environmental Education Specialist, J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel,FL

"The book, DILLO, may be for the 6 to 10 year old set, but it held my attention from its first pages to the happy ending. It's a charming book. I know that lovely seemingly effortless writing isn't easy to achieve. The beautiful illustrations and the way the whole book is put together is a great job! Good luck with "Dillo! It deserves all the accolades it's getting."

 - Estelle Fox Kleiger, author

"As a mother of a 5 year old, I am thrilled to watch her run to her book shelf at bedtime and pull out The Mysterious Creature for storytime, She loves the animal illustrations and wants to see them time and time again. Thank's for your extaordinary talents"

     -  Kristin Fitzsimmons, Rifle, CO

"The Mysterious Creature, by Randon T. Eddy, is my granddaughter's favorite storybooks at bedtime. She loves the illustrations and mysterious creature."

- Alice Masci, Sanibel, Florida

"The Mysterious Creature is a perfect book for read-a-loud time for our kindergarden kiddos. It is just long enough to read in one sitting, and sets up another day for our own rumor game. Great illustrations!"

     -  Elizabeth Kent, NY, NY

From the Kids (verbatim)

"I loved the story Dillo. I especially liked the part when Dillo met Oliver Owl and when he taught
Dillo how to express her feelings. The part that interesed me most is the chapter The Attack At Snout Pound."

- Danielle, 2nd grade

"When Dillo was lost it remeided of the many times my dog got Lost. He probaly made sum frends Just like Dillo.

     - Chris, 2nd grade

"I rely enjoyed your book Dillo because of all the Florida animals. My favorite 2 characters in teh story are Bobcat and Oliver owl. If I rote the story I would name it Lost In The Bally tracet."

  -  Timothy, 2nd grade

"I loved your book. You can really understand it. I hope everyone loves it as much as I do."

     - Meggie, 3rd grade

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