1st Book: The long roll home

Doug the Dung Beetle’s first book – The long roll home

Doug the dung beetle's first book

Doug is a roller dung beetle and he loves to roll dung.

No matter what the weather is like.  No matter how high the mountain.  No matter what obstacle may come his way, he will roll and roll until he makes it home.

Unless, maybe, the obstacle is a dung beetle eating lizard.

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Here’s what people have said about the book

  • ‘Have been following the cartoon strip for a while and have been waiting for the picture book. Worth the wait, looks brilliant on iPad and can’t wait for more from this author/illustrator.’
  • ‘Wonderful illustration, story, message and it’s fun as well! When will we see more of Doug?’
  • ‘I downloaded this book for my 7-year-old nephew whom I recently visited. We had so much fun reading through it together on my iPad. The drawings are wonderful–so full of color–and the story is hilarious. What kid doesn’t love a story about poo? Plus, at the end of the book, there were interactive games for him to play. He had a great time with them. This is a wonderful children’s book that adults will love reading, too. I highly recommend it!’

And from the mouth of a young reader

  • Jack (4 yr old) ‘So, you’re telling me Doug actually eats poo?
  • Adult ‘Yep, that’s what dung beetles do’
  • Jack ‘Cool!’

Oh, and if you like the book, why not write a review?  As you can imagine, for a newbie into this game, every bit of favourable metadata pointing my way helps!

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4 Comments on “1st Book: The long roll home”

  1. Bob T Panda says:

    Woohoo! how come I didn’t know about this? I will order from my iPand! (I’m hoping you are going to do it in print as well. how are sales?)

    • Marti says:

      Hiya, you could download the free activity book for iPad while you’re at it
      I hope you like it and thanks so much for all your help with createspace. I’m waiting for the final email from Amazon saying it’s now available for POD – its been a few days in the waiting. In case you aren’t aware, Amazon now have through their Kindle site, Kindle comix software, for free download. I used it to create a kindle friendly e-book of Doug (it was pretty easy to use and much better than the Word document process for written text eBooks. Admittedly, though, not interactive, which is a big plus for iPad owners.
      Let me know how you go

      • Bob T Panda says:

        If you are going with a POD, I will wait and get that. I really love print versions much better. let me know when it is ready to roll. I’m glad to hear that the kindle comic creator was fairly easy. Yay. I will let you know if I need any advice from one who’s already done it. I look forward to the print version. of Doug!

      • Marti says:

        I’ll let you know when the ball starts rolling out of Amazon POD 🙂

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