Illustrator: Carol W. Bryant, Author: Kathleen J. Shields, Illustrator: Leigh A. Klug We are so happy to announce the publication of our 10th Hamilton Troll book, our second book award, for Best Educational Children’s Series, as well as our Hamilton Troll Curriculum. We have been hard at work creating and marketing this series. We…
Raccoons climb trees when they feel threatened. They also make their homes in old tree hollows (holes). Their eyes are surrounded by brown/black fur (mask). Raccoons have been known to clean their food. They are good at problem solving and can remember solutions for up to three years.
Frogs don’t drink; they absorb water through their skin. The smallest known frog is about 1in long, and the largest known frog is about a foot long. There are over 4,000 frog species in the world, with only 88 of them in the United States
Rabbits are very social and need lots of love and attention Rabbits teeth grow continuously throughout their life. Rabbits ears help regulate their temperature.
Owls cannot chew their food because they do not have teeth. Instead, they swallow their food whole. When their food contains things they can’t digest, they regurgitate pellets (throw-up) Owls are unable to move their eyes which means they must turn their entire head to see in a different direction.
Armadillos are the only living mammals with armor-like shells. Armadillos are born as identical quadruplets (4 exact copies) Armadillos have poor vision, but they have a strong sense of smell. They can smell up to 7 inches below the ground! Armadillos sleep for 18-19 hours a day and are active at night. Some armadillos can roll…
Semi-aquatic, meaning they live in the water and walk on land. Beavers have thick fur and webbed feet for swimming. Beavers have large flat tails they use as paddles and packing mud on dams. Beavers have sharp teeth for gnawing on wood that grow back like fingernails. Beavers are herbivores, they eat wood and plants.
Woodpeckers can peck up to 20 times per second They tap holes in trees to find bugs to eat. They also drink tree sap and eat fruits, nuts and seeds. Woodpecker feet have toes that face front AND back so they can grip hold of anything (tree or pole)
Squirrels can swivel their hind feet backwards They can jump about 4 feet high or about 9 feet horizontally They can run about 12 miles per hour
Young skunks accidentally spray when they are afraid. Skunks have poor eyesight but excellent hearing and sight. They can run 10 miles per hour.
Bees are colorblind? They can’t see the color RED Male drone bees can’t sting Some Bumble bee’s don’t live in hives most live in the ground. They only make enough honey to feed themselves.
I can relate to his eating problem, I love his spunky personality and the dedication to the Texas Wildflowers is an excellent touch! Thank you for writing such educational content. ~ June C.
I had a chance to read this book at a friend’s house and I have ordered copies for my young nieces. I love the story and the illustrations are great. You will fall in love with this Troll. Can’t wait for the next in series. ~ Christi
Kathleen J. Shields has succeeded in creating an adorable character named Hamilton Troll who will charm the hearts of readers young and old. “Hamilton Troll Meets Pink Light Sprite” will not only capture your child’s imagination, it will also teach them to be brave like Hamilton when facing their problems. This whimsical, rhythmic tale is…
My heart went out to him when he sat there crying, embarrassed because he had sprayed everyone. But then when everyone came together to help him my heart just soared! You go Skeeter! ~ April
This is a wonderful book. Great stories appeal to multiple generations and this one has. Kathleen Shields has let us all remember the magical time in our lives when our mystical friends reminded us of their ever present love and protection. ~ John A.
I am a tutor for our school district here in Lubbock, TX. I will be sure to take this book along to read with my Pre-K and Kindergarten students in the Fall. ~ Kelly T.
I just recently read this story and laughed myself silly. He ate so many sweets he couldn’t fly! How many of us have felt that way before? Kathleen has carefully crafted the dreaded E-word (exercise) into a story children won’t mind reading. ~ Nan
Our little Logan loved the book. He has taken it to school, 3 years old, school. He has not put it down since he got it . He loves the little characters. His sister and I have been reading it to him every night. He can’t wait for the other books! ~ Annette T. &…
I have read your latest book about Hamilton and his friend Skeeter the Skunk, and find it delightful. I kept wondering how on earth you were going to pull it off. How could a skunk not smell? All kids know they stink, but then you handled it beautifully, even making the little fella socially acceptable!!…
I bought this book for my 8 year old granddaughter – a reluctant reader. I was happily surprised by her reaction. Hamilton captured her imagination as she read and re-read the story aloud, pointing out to me the definition of “transplant” inserted at the bottom of one page. She’s anxiously waiting on the next adventure….
An adorable little troll with a sensitive side who does good deeds for others. That is not what people think of trolls. Kathleen Shields, puts heart and takes out toughness from her endearing character, Hamilton Troll. This story will be loved by young children and will not frighten them. I think there should be more…
I read the Hamilton Troll series and found them to be inspiring. I particularly like the illustrations and how Kathleen chose to use some complex words for young readers but ensured to include a caption explaining terms in young readers terms. ~ Kathy U.
I found this a delightful tale of a troll who meets a new friend and learns a lesson in how to get over his fears. He is also given practical advice on how to protect his home in a storm and how to transplant a plant carefully. The Illustrations are beautifully done and the colours…
Children age 4 and up will enjoy learning about bees with Hamilton, and games like searching for Pink Light Sprite in the colorful illustrations will help keep reader interest high. The wildflower illustrations are authentic, while the characters of Hamilton and Barney are imaginatively presented against a natural wild prairie background. – Midwest Book Review