Diane Shapley-Box is a graduate of The Art Institute of Dallas. She has worked as a professional artist for magazines and newspapers and has painted murals for multi-million- dollar properties. She is the artist and illustrator of The Apple Bunch Books, an international award winning Made In Texas children’s book series.
THE APPLE BUNCH FRIENDS
The award- winning Apple Bunch Books include an unlikely group of friends who live in an all- American town filled with apple trees. The friends, Tator the Gator, Perdie the Birdie, Cabbit the Rabbit and Fred the Frog are sure to bring a smile as they travel across America bringing amusing heart felt stories and fun facts to their young readers. Join the group as they experience adventures and travel to interesting destinations across America.
Tator’s Big Race
Tator feels left out, sad, and ordinary. He needs the help of the clever, caring crew to help him find his special talent before this year’s Applefest. Tator is convinced that the only way to feel important and appreciated is to win a magnificent trophy. He soon learns that true pride and joy can come in exciting and unexpected ways.
Fred Visits the Emerald Coast
The pals are headed south to Florida with a happy mix of excitement and anticipation about their trip to see and explore the Emerald Coast. Follow along as what begins as a relaxing vacation discovering the natural beauty and wonders of Florida, turns into an adventure-filled voyage where Fred finds the hero within himself.
Tator’s Swamp Fever
The Apple Bunch buddies are packing up for an emergency rescue operation in the swamp. Tator’s mom has not been feeling well and doesn’t know what to do. Eager to join their friend Tator on his trip to the swamp, Fred, Perdie and Cabbit hope to help find a way for his mother to feel like her healthy, happy self. During their travels to the bayous, the pals encounter interesting creatures and unusual plants. With help from a wise, old, albino alligator they may be able to solve the mystery of what is ailing Tator’s mom and find the cure to bring her back to health fast!