All images are copyright 2016, Charles Beyl
In Critterville you'll find lots of fun friends. They love to play sports, eat good food, and help each other.
Sparky is the fire safety mascot for the National Fire Protection Association. Sparky and I go way back and we love to teach kids how to be safe. We've worked together on coloring books, activity books, web sites, posters and even temporary tattoos.
All images used with permission from the National Fire Protection Association.
Meet the Sweet Potatoes. They are tubers who like to move and enjoy the simple things in life.
Margarita- She is an expert gardener and knows that every plant needs water to make it happy.
Tex- He likes listening to cowboy music and eating fajitas with lots of hot sauce. When he's not at the ranch, you will him reading poetry or playing cards with his partners.
Jacques: a spud who lives and works in the mighty forests. Jacques is a lumberspud who makes sure to plant a new tree for every one he takes from the woods.
Clyde- This dude rides the C train to the G train to get to his job in the big city. He likes to read about jazz musicians on his commute which allows him to arrive in style.
Heather- When the weather is nice, Heather is happy to have her friend Henry to hang out with.
Karl- Karl is a writer. He writes stories and poems at the cafe but only after he has had his cappuccino.
Victor- A sweet potato is healthy and fit. A good example is Victor who goes to the gym every day to keep in shape.
Kelly- Kelly gets around town on her longboard. She says: "Feel the sidewalk under your wheels and fresh air on your face and you will know the meaning of true awesomeness!"
Philomena- She likes to swim with her best friend,Oscar. They are experts at playing Marco Polo and can hold their breath longer than any of their friends.
Milo- Milo makes beautiful music all day and all night.
Robert- Robert likes to think he is the most handsome potato ever and never misses a chance to take a sweet selfie.
Lewis- The ocean can be kind of scary. Lewis was afraid to learn to swim but his friends let him use their floaties and now he swims every day.
The Tubers- Tom, Terri, and Tabitha try to have fun everywhere they travel.
Carmen & Pablo- Carmen take her tater tot, Pablo for a jog every day. Pablo like to show off his bottle skills to anyone who will notice.
Carla- Carla likes to travel lightly. All she needs is her hat and hand bag to get her to her next destination.
Raj- Yoga is how Raj relaxes after running around town all day. Namaste Raj!