Pity poor Alex Anklebone, so nicknamed for his aggravating habit of tugging on his mother's skirts and 'nipping' at her ankles when he wants her to play. Baby brothet Tommy is demanding all his mother's attention these days and, it seems, he is often sent to his room to play by himself or watch a cartoon.
No more. He and first mate Andy, the family dog, decide to sail the ocean for a year, ride a cosmic wave twice around the earth and once around Mars, maybe just plain disappear. Along for the ride are an assortment of oddball characters: an elephant with periscope nose, toy soldiers, even a no-nose potato head guy! A delightful fantasy in verse.
Richard Stevenson lives with his wife, two children, and a niece in Lethbridge, Alberta, and teaches in the local community college. He has published seventeen books and a collaborative CD of original jazz and poetry. His collaborator on Alex Anklebone and Andy the Dog is Pamela Masi, a self-taught illustrator and cartoonist.