Book Two: "In Which There Isn't a Dry Eye in the House"
In the second of P. Dunk Skiddlewink's adventures, "In Which There Isn't a Dry Eye in the House", you will meet (again) P. Dunk, the desert lizard, as well as practically everybody who is anybody in Dry Gulch Canyon. All the critters at Dry Gulch face the biggest crisis they have ever had, a blistering drought. No one in recorded history remembers such a drought and everyone's whistles need to be wet, or else!
With nothing to lose, and no better ideas in sight, somebody (who asked to remain anonymous) suggests that they ask P.Dunk and Charlie Coyote to help end the drought.
P. Dunk and Coyote begin the longest journey of their lives, out of the safety of Dry Gulch Canyon to Old Man Mountain and what they hope is the source of the Chikataw River, now barely just a trickle. On the way, they have rousing adventures and it's worth it to turn a few pages to find out the amazing secret of the drought, learned from Old Man Mountain.
Armed with this exciting information, Ace Sundiver, the Hawk, takes P. Dunk on the ride of his life WAY up to the Clouds. P. Dunk, as usual, thinks he has a great idea and you'll have to read on, to see if one of his ideas will actually ever work. And if it does work, what kind of a HUGE celebration ensues. Oh yes, and also, if an ancient tradition, often attributed to the Anasazi Indians, actually was really started by P. Dunk and the folks at Dry Gulch Canyon?
Ages: P. Dunk Skiddlewink is appropriate for reading fun from 4-16 years old. It's a mixture of Winnie the Pooh meets Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam meets the true beauty of the Southwest American Desert. The characters and their environment are educationally accurate as to life in the desert of the Colorado Plateau (Southern Utah and Northern Arizona) and is a fun teaching companion for any Parent who wants to relive wildlife sightings with their children or prepare them for an upcoming trip to this glorious area full of stunning National Parks (such as Grand Canyon National Park, Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Lake Powell and similar state parks).