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FREE Activity “Little Miss Grubby Toes: Plays with Fire!”



Little Miss Grubby Toes: Plays with Fire!
: FREE Coloring Page.

The Little Miss Grubby Toes Series includes many activities. Put readers’ skills to the test with our coloring pages to reader word search. These teaching resources are a fun and easy activity that will keep students happy and save teachers and parents time.

Visit award-winning author Eddie Price to learn more about upcoming events or to schedule a Little Miss Grubby Toes event.

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FREE Coloring Page “Little Miss Grubby Toes: Plays with Fire!”


Little Miss Grubby Toes: Plays with Fire!
: FREE Coloring Page.

The Little Miss Grubby Toes Series includes many activities. Put readers’ skills to the test with our coloring pages to reader word search. These teaching resources are a fun and easy activity that will keep students happy and save teachers and parents time.

Visit award-winning author Eddie Price to learn more about upcoming events or to schedule a Little Miss Grubby Toes event.

Coloring Page “Little Miss Grubby Toes: Plays with Fire!”


Little Miss Grubby Toes: Plays with Fire!
: FREE Coloring Page.

The Little Miss Grubby Toes Series includes many activities. Put readers’ skills to the test with our coloring pages to reader word search. These teaching resources are a fun and easy activity that will keep students happy and save teachers and parents time.

Visit award-winning author Eddie Price to learn more about upcoming events or to schedule a Little Miss Grubby Toes event.

Activity Page “Little Miss Grubby Toes: Steps on a Bee!”



Little Miss Grubby Toes: Steps on a Bee!
: FREE Activity Coloring Page.

The Little Miss Grubby Toes Series includes many activities. Put readers’ skills to the test with our coloring pages to reader word search. These teaching resources are a fun and easy activity that will keep students happy and save teachers and parents time.

Visit award-winning author Eddie Price to learn more about upcoming events or to schedule a Little Miss Grubby Toes event.

Eddie Price wins Gold Medal in the Mom’s Choice Awards “Best Picture Book” Category!

Congratulations to Kentucky author Eddie Price won his second Gold Medal for “Best Picture Book” in the prestigious Mom’s Choice Awards. Little Miss Grubby Toes Plays with Fire! follows in the footsteps of the series’ first book, Little Miss Grubby Toes Steps on a Bee!accompanied by a new children’s program with the new book!

These include: Reading, Q&A, Coloring sheets, Singing, and Puppet Show!  GREAT for libraries and schools. Choose from a variety of programs: 

  • “Little Miss Grubby Toes Plays with Fire!” (Great fire safety lesson.  Little Miss Grubby Toes flunks her quiz–kids have to help her!)
  • “Little Miss Grubby Toes Steps on a Bee!” (includes a PowerPoint slideshow “Bees and the Good Things They Do For Us.”)
  • “How a Children’s Book Happens.” (Grades 3-adult–audience learns about how children’s books happen–and watch one built before their very eyes!)

Eddie has presented historical programs and has TWELVE programs listed at his website Eddie Price Kentucky AuthorIf you would like a children’s program for your library or school system, please contact Eddie Price at eddieprice.1954@att.net. 

Coloring Page: “Little Miss Grubby Toes: Steps on a Bee!”


Little Miss Grubby Toes: Steps on a Bee!
: FREE Coloring Page.

The Little Miss Grubby Toes Series includes many activities. Put readers’ skills to the test with our coloring pages to reader word search. These teaching resources are a fun and easy activity that will keep students happy and save teachers and parents time.

Visit award-winning author Eddie Price to learn more about upcoming events or to schedule a Little Miss Grubby Toes event.

“Amidst all the pain intertwined with beauty, Driew finds his voice and place.”—Edith Wairimu, Readers’ Favorite

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Reviewed By Edith Wairimu for Readers’ Favorite

In the fascinating Kentucky Outback, Driew Qweepie’s world is filled with beauty, tranquility, and incredible ways of experiencing nature. Surrounded by his loyal mates, Cain, Able, and Gulia, Driew gets the opportunity to grow and discover his wild side. With incredible strength, agility, optimism, and charisma, Driew can withstand everything in his life, even the cruelty of Gayle and Payne, his older siblings, except for the heart-breaking condition of his mother, Nieve. The family tries to hold it together, especially Marq, Driew’s father, but even fortitude sometimes has limits. Amidst all the pain intertwined with beauty, Driew finds his voice and place. Remarkably, nature seems to listen to his voice too through his sing-song. G’DAY: Aints by M.W. Adams is a brilliant fusion of real life, amazing culture, and an incredible wild setting.

Every moment contained in G’DAY: Aints by M.W. Adams seems to be magical. The book is set in beautiful scenery which adds to the depth and uniqueness of the story. M.W. Adams does a great job presenting a story filled with simple yet breathtaking moments while still presenting Driew’s real-life situations. The youthful Driew is also very relatable and likable. With his kind, hardworking, and witty nature, he is a powerful key character. Overall, G’DAY: Aints by M.W. Adams is a rewarding and inspiring story. It helped me appreciate beauty and virtue even in the presence of distress. It is the kind of book that sticks with you long after you have read it. Reading it also helped me relive my youthful days and cherish the wonderful—even though simple—moments which surround me.

“Beautifully written and well worth reading even more than once.”—Melinda Hill, Readers’ Favorite

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Reviewed By Melinda Hill for Readers’ Favorite

The youngest of five siblings, Driew feels like he doesn’t fit into his family in this coming of age story, G’DAY: Aints by Mark Wayne Adams. Now with his mother failing quickly from her Caddywompus, a brain tumor, Driew has lots of feelings and emotions to process while he deals with his sinister and bother (sister and brother) who resent him for being born and go out of their way to make his life difficult. Driew’s best friend is the girl next door, Gulia, who is from Australia. She shares her experiences with the Outback and native traditions, and Adams blends them with small-town life and Dawson Springs history and lore to help Driew find his path. As a result of some special powers, Driew has a connection to nature that is extraordinary; he can ‘sing song’ natural items to make them move or even provide him with light. This phenomenon, along with Driew’s ability to see the Magic Man, convinces Gulia that he needs to take off on a Walkabout, a traditional aboriginal quest to find oneself.

G’DAY: Aints comes directly from the soul of Mark Wayne Adams and connects us all through his characters into the greater world around us. The story represents a beautiful acceptance of life, family, things we can’t control, and, most of all, the ability each of us has within to come to terms with the ups and downs of life. While some characters take longer to evolve than others, just as in real life, the process is shown to be difficult yet fulfilling as Driew tries really hard to accept his siblings and other relatives for who they are—looking at things from their perspective. Beautifully written and well worth reading even more than once for its deep insights and loving advice, G’DAY: Aints works as a stand-alone story even though it is the fifth in the Family Tree series of novels by Mark Wayne Adams. Just like a song line from the Outback, you can pick it up here or there and still appreciate the unique gift within.

“…fascinating and intriguing characters and a thread of humor runs through the plot.”—Mamta Madhavan, Readers’ Favorite

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Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite

Set against the backdrop of Outback Australia, G’DAY: Aints by M.W. Adams takes readers along with Driew to explore life events and myriad chaotic journeys as he takes them through his story. Driew has secretly vowed to leave the Outback family and wants to heal his family relationships. His mother Nieve’s time is limited because the doctor cannot operate to remove the tumor resting upon her brain. Their home phone rang nonstop ever since Nieve collapsed in the town square. As the book progresses, readers get to see Driew’s progression from boyhood to manhood, and a move from Australia’s Outback to rural western Kentucky, an aint who helps him discover his past and find himself, and Gulia who encourages him to take control over his story and embrace the Magic Man’s purpose.

The story is adventurous and educational to a certain extent as it speaks about fun facts in the Outback and Dawson Springs, Kentucky. It is entertaining not only because of its story line, but also because of the interesting and informative facts the author has woven into it. The many layers in the plot make it a compelling read and readers are introduced to American, Australian, and Qweepie vernacular. Family bonding, the adventurous Outback world, and the Qweepie family moments make the book real and memorable to readers. The story line and the characters are fascinating and intriguing and a thread of humor runs through the plot and characters, making them tangible to readers. The story also stresses the importance of family, roots, and home, which sums up the daily lives of most readers.

“…leads a young man on a journey to become the man he was destined to be.”—Kathryn Bennett, Readers’ Favorite

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Reviewed By Kathryn Bennett for Readers’ Favorite

G’DAY: Aints by Mark Wayne Adams introduces us to Driew and the adventures he finds himself in within the Australian outback. G’day might be the way to say hello in Australia, but for Driew it causes torment in the form of the Qweepie twins and oh so much more. When the girl next door gets involved, things become even more complex for Driew and, in the end, he must make the choice of exploring a love that is starting to blossom and going on a walkabout that traditionally leads a young man on a journey to become the man he was destined to be.

This book stood out to me as something that would be different and interesting to read when I looked at the description. I am happy to say I was right about that in many ways and, in other ways, it is a traditional coming of age story, making this book a great blend of familiar and unfamiliar. Once I got around some of the slang terms, I really got into the book and enjoyed the adventures. I have always been interested in the idea of a walkabout and the mysterious ways of the Aboriginal people of Australia. I feel that author Mark Wayne Adams has given us a peek inside of that mysterious world through the eyes of Driew in this book, and I love that! I don’t want to give away too much of the journey that Driew must take. Like so many of us, choosing between new love or a harder path that we aren’t sure where it will lead, this read is a solid, enjoyable one. It might be a YA story, but as an adult I enjoyed it and I know others will too. It is well written and has a flow to the story that is enjoyable. I didn’t like setting this one down to go and do adult things; I just wanted to read it straight through.