Stinky Cecil in Operation Pond Rescue.pdf
The hilarious tale of a group of amphibians (and one free-range hamster) who set out to save their tiny pond home from one very large steamroller.
Sometimes big stories happen in small places. Sometimes big things happen to small creatures. This is one of those stories . . .
Cecil is a toad. A toad busy doing what any other toad does with its days--judging the pond splashing contest (Reggie the fly is usually the honorary winner by dint of his five-day lifespan), or visiting his friends, Jeff the free-range hamster, Rayray the lizard, Jeremy the worm, or Sprout the frog. And, of course, trying to keep clear of the local hawk.
But when Cecil discovers a freeway construction project aimed right at the pond, he knows he has to come up with a plan to save his home. But what can a small group of amphibians and a reincarnating fly do against construction vehicles and a steady onslaught of hot asphalt? Cecil isn't sure, but he knows they have to try.
Paige Braddock knew at the age of seven that she wanted to be a cartoonist. Early in her career she worked as an illustrator for several newspapers, including The Chicago Tribune and The Atlanta Constitution. In 1991, she began crafting her long-standing comic, "Jane's World," the first gay-themed work to receive online distribution by a national media syndicate. She launched her own publishing company, Girl Twirl Comics, in 2001 to make the strip available in comic shops and bookstores.
In 2006, "Jane's World" received an Eisner Award nomination for best humor book. Now distributed by Universal Press Syndicate, daily installments of "Jane's World" appear on GoComics website. There are currently ten volumes of "Jane's World" in print.
Paige also co-created the graphic novel series The Martian Confederacy with writer Jason McNamara.
By day Paige is the Creative Director at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates. She has illustrated several Peanuts-themed children's books, including a pop-up book released by Simon and Schuster, and several books featuring the Peanuts characters published by Running Press.