Robby is a Robin who has teamed up with his brother Ricky and some other birds, namely the perky Sparrow family, a group of Mourning Doves and Benny the Blackbird. In this story, the group of life-long feathery friends decided to fly south to Florida for the winter.
Along the way, Joy, the youngest Sparrow, strays from the flock and lands in the backyard of Hershey, a very determined and hungry cat. Her parents and some of the other birds form a search party and hope they find her before it’s too late.
The birds continue on their journey, only to discover their winter home has been destroyed by a hurricane. There’s no food and nowhere to build a nest. The little flock is hungry and exhausted. Should the birds stay and hope for the best? Or should they use their last energy to carry on flying west to Arizona?
Robby’s Quest for Seed is a story about leadership, teamwork and friendship that both parents and children will enjoy.
Targeted Age Group:
3 to 8
Book Price: $0.99
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
We enjoy writing for children. Kids want to hear an exciting story filled with adventure. Children are less critical and easy to please. Children appreciate the illustrations and are excited to read something new.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Do whatever you want to do. Self publishing your book is now possible. The only thing is, don’t expect to hit the best seller list overnight. It will probably take you a year or two of hard work, marketing and pursuing your goals.
Don and Cathy Rush (DC Rush) currently live in Arizona along with their cats Hershey and Nomi, Cathy is a homemaker and Don is a retired Manufacturing Manager and former Governing Board member of the Cartwright School District in Phoenix, Arizona.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
One day Cathy and I were watching the birds playing in the bird bath and eating from the birdfeeder. On the top of a block wall in the back yard, the birds patiently waited their turn to eat, resembling airplanes waiting to take off at a busy airport. We were amazed at how the birds took turns at the birdfeeder and how the smaller birds would kick seed down to the larger birds, and we decided to write a children’s book about our birds.