Gus’ Big Adventure by Traci Howell

Hi everyone,

Welcome to my blog, Lilacs in Children, where we grow children with character!

Today, I have a special author who has written several books that I know you’re going to love.

Her name is Traci Howell. Let’s hear from her…

I currently live in Missouri with my husband, Charles and two Labrador Retrievers, Dakota North and October May. We will be welcoming our first little one into the family around March. I am a fan of hiking, the outdoors, crafting and quilting, reading, and of course, writing!

I get my inspiration by everything around me. I grew up in a small town in Western Nebraska. I happen to be the youngest in my family, so I grew up watching my older sister’s interactions, as well as listening to everything going on around me. I also grew up listening to bedtime stories that my dad would read to me or make up for me. My mom was constantly giving me paper to write down stories or ideas or to draw my characters when I was younger. Today, I have a notebook I keep in my purse for that random idea that pops into my head. I love observing the world around me and taking in the small things that others may not even notice.

Gus’ Big Adventure is about Ruby and her little dog, Gus. They love going on adventures together. In this particular story, their adventure takes them to The Zoo. They get to see all the animals and enjoy the noises that go along with it until they come to the giraffes. Gus gets so excited he decides to take this adventure one step further by going into the giraffe pen causing a big stir within everyone watching. He talks to the giraffes and gets to take a ride on the little giraffe’s back before the Zoo Personnel come to get him. Ruby, Ruby’s mother, and Gus all learn that adventures at the Zoo require dogs to be on a leash.

Gus’ Big Adventure can be found on Amazon

Rudy is fun story about Santa and his reindeer. Rudy takes a look at what happens when Santa’s original reindeer, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen, and Rudolph become too old to continue pulling Santa’s sleigh for him. We meet all of their children and watch as they learn what it takes to become a team and pull Santa’s sleigh. We watch as Rudy, Rudolph’s son, learns to take his place at the front of Santa’s sleigh through all the lessons they have with Santa.

Rudy is available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Rudy is also available in paperback or hardback cover.

You can find me at my website or on social media. I’d love to connect with you.

Facebook – traci.howell.77

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Instagram – traci_howell22

Thank you, Traci, for sharing your wonderful children’s books with us. They sound delightful!

And thank you, everyone, for reading my blog today. Comments and shares are always welcome!

16 thoughts on “Gus’ Big Adventure by Traci Howell

  1. Wanda does it again with another inspiring author who again inspires us to improve and push beyond our comfort zones! Thanks for sharing! I love that this blog’s focus is the character of children. They are the next generation.

    Matthew 19:13-15

    One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could lay his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him.But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.”And he placed his hands on their heads and blessed them before he left. – Matthew 19:13-15

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  2. Hey Wanda,

    I have a favor to ask;

    My wife is the current THON chair of Penn State University.

    Thon is a student run philanthropy dedicated to improving the lives of children and families affected by Cancer.

    Let’s Give those kids another day to read!

    You can support my wife Katy and I here at the below link. You seem to also know a lot of children authors who would gladly aid us in our cause.

    May God Bless you and cause everything that you put your hand to

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  3. Hey Wanda did you have a chance to check out the YES He is App? I just wanted to follow up on that. Did you get a chance to check our THON Mission Link also? I was wondering if you knew anyone else who might want to support these kids and help us give them a better life?

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    1. I have checked out the Yes app.
      I haven’t checked out the THON app.
      I don’t support things financially beyond the things I already do support. I just have to watch my resources. In regards to asking others to support your mission, I don’t have anyone in mind to ask. I think your post here is one way to share it with others.

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  4. Thanks for visiting my site and liking my posts! I wonder what new inspiration is coming next from this awesome Blog!? It is so important to Be Light and to encourage people I believe that this blog does that and more. It is a great resource for parents too.


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