Lyle Got Stuck in a Tree
by Ross Van Dusen

44 pp; 8-1/2 x 11 hardcover (22 illustrations)
ISBN 978-1-936744-45-9 $21.95 Ages 3 to 8


Lyle Got Stuck in a Tree
A story of fear, bravery, and heroism.

Lyle, the elephant, was afraid—afraid of mice, afraid of heights, and not too sure of the dark.
So afraid he climbed a tree when he saw a mouse, got stuck, and was afraid to come down.
The fireman came with a ladder and said, “Come on”. If only Lyle were brave. He tried and tried until he finally put his toe on the firemen’s ladder.

But then, a harrowing ride, a fire, a woman in a burning house. He was needed! He would be brave! And that was when he summoned his courage and saved the day. And now, Lyle was a hero.

2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards
Winner Children's Picture Book, Lyle Got Stuck in a Tree by Ross Van Dusen
Winner Best Cover Design, What Makes the Lightning? by Ross Van Dusen

When Ross Van Dusen retired as Executive Vice President and Creative Director of Chiat Day Advertising in San Francisco, he turned his attention to drawing, painting, sculpting, and writing fulltime and never looked back. He has written and published eight light-hearted mysteries for adult consumption with more on the way. But children’s books were the perfect way to combine his two main interests. Children’s books allow him to express the whimsy and joy all children feel—with bright colors and happy words. Plus a little real information along the way. He has two grown children, one grandchild, and one great grandchild and lives with wife, Jean, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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