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Sep 15Liked by Adam Rex

Thank you! I have both these books, halfway through the second one. I love your illustrations (the beaver for Oregon bookstore Powell’s was lovely) and I am looking forward to learning how this second book turns out! I liked the first one (Gumluck) so much that I bought it for both granddaughters who both like it - they’re 10 & 12.

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Sep 15Liked by Adam Rex

Meep meep!

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“10 and 11 year olds can take a hike” got me 😂 My elementary school mascot was a roadrunner so I’ve only ever seen the mascot version of one. Maybe one day I’ll see a real one!

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Your books sound utterly delightful. I want to come visit your world. No road-runners here. I actually thought they were imaginary. We've got coyotes, though. And foxes. And bears, though not many. Loved your sketches too, and your humour. Too bad about the rocket skates.

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Sep 15Liked by Adam Rex

That cartoon was one of the funniest things I’ve read in awhile! Finished A Little Like Waking a couple weeks ago. What a trip, man!

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Love the drawings, Adam! And I'm impressed you made this while still working on THREE books :)

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I also have not seen a coyote chase a roadrunner, but I have seen some roadrunners do some absolutely baffling antics. I would like to grow up to be a roadrunner someday, maybe.

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Take a hike! oh dear that was a great one

When I was young I visited a friends house for the fisrt time, and he showed me a neat lego kit he had assembled. When I asked him if he had any more he said that that was the only one for his age range.

I was puzzled for a while trying to understand why if the legos are the sames pieces we couldnt play with the other designs…

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Is it usual for this bird to keep fleeing straight on? Guinea fowl in the Kalahari desert do that - sometimes running in front of a vehicle for what feels like tortured minutes. 'Why don't you veer off? Why don't you fly off?' my brain screams. But the birds always win. I stop the vehicle and the birds go back to pecking, mid-track, looking slyly triumphant.

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Congratulations! I laughed out loud at the "take a hike" bit.

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Loved this!! Thanks! 😄

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I loved your post, and used to love that show as a kid, so I'm also 💀!

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