Harv Sterriker


Harv Sterriker taught school in Minnesota, Michigan,and in Kentucky for many years.He's retired now and lives in Flordia near canals and alligators,(not getting too close to them). He spends his time writing about,watching,and observing nature and wildlife.

Smashwords Interview

What is one important characteristic in writing appealing children's literature today?
Action has always been one important characteristic in writing and this is especially true today. The child's attention today is captured by various medias in his/her real life.
Consider cartoons on television. There is usually fast moving and ever changing action involved in a host of episodes. Television's Road Runner character with his fast moving beep-beep-beep is one good example of what I'm talking about. He is here--he is there--- he is gone--! Other examples of fast moving action can be found in a plethora of action figures, action games, and action activities in ever changing video and audio participation activities for children. Having grown up in rural Minnesota, on cold winter days my greatest appetite for action after chores was listening to great radio programing such as; --- Sky King--- Terry and the Pirates--- The Lone Ranger --- etc. Fast action must also be evident in children's literature today if we hope to capture and hold their attention. Poetry lends itself to this fast changing action and holds one's attention in its quality narrative forms.
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The Millionaire
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
A millionaire decides to give away some of his money. His plan is to hide it in the park somewhere. He watches as the characters search for the money throughout the story. Some of the characters include; a friendly lady, a boy, girl, handyman, monkey, and dog. Almost everyone is searching for the cash. As the characters are introduced the suspense grows. Who will find the hidden cash?
Adventures of Eagle Eye
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
The Adventures of Eagle Eye is a narrative poetry book about a big bald eagle. She swoops and dives, but sometimes fails to catch her prey. Some of the animals she sees are; Woody Woodchuck - Porky, the porcupine - Phil, the armadillo - a boy with an awesome kite --. Find out what other things Eagle Eye saw on her adventuresome flights. You may be surprised at the ending of the book.
Barney's Busy Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Barney has worked hard all day long pulling heavy loads of grain.The boy feels sorry for him and offers a little encouragement and comfort. Barney interacts with the animals in a series of flashback incidents in the book. Some characters in the book are; Mousella Mouse - A sparrow - Bob White -. The book is especially good for horse lovers everywhere. Find out why Barney rushes to get home.
Momo At The Farm
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Momo meets new friends at Farmer Bill's farm. She tries to help Farmer Bill keep track of them all. Some of them try to imitate animals. Other characters try to imitate humans. Some of the characters are; Fisty, the bull - Brownie, the hen - and Frisky, the goat. Please note that Farmer Bill leaves no oars in his fishing boat. Could this have something to do with a "character" in the story?
Momo At The Doggie Park And A Starling Show
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 910. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
In the first story -Momo At The Doggie Park - Momo meets new friends at the doggie park. Meet some of them like Max and Little Cairn Terrier. There is a surprise at the end of this story. In the story - A Starling Show - the characters below react to the spectacular show above. Find out some of the funny things which happened to people and animals as they watched the spectacular show.
Momo At The Doggie Beach And Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
This book has three narrative poetry selections. State Fair Time - is a humorous story about what someone eats and does at the fair. Momo At The Beach - a humorous story about Momo's exciting and humorous explorations at the beach. The Fiddlers - a humorous story of people and animals visiting a park just "fiddling around". It's interesting watching this group of "characters" visiting the park.
Little Momo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 420. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
Little Momo is a narrative poetry book about a little dachshund who loves to eat, and travel. She travels to Spain and looks out the plane window. She has an excellent sense of smell and sniffs at everything to see what it is and if she likes it. She has a noble ancestry and has hopes and dreams of great things in her life. Find out what her dreams are. This book is for dog lovers everywhere.
Bears Bees Honks and Hoots
Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
This is a narrative poetry book which is about some things that happen to humans and animal characters. It's good to hoot as you read some of the book. It's about a smart dog in a race who knew exactly what to do when a family was stranded on top of a corn pile. - It's about fresh air which we all like, but nature sometimes disappoints.- It's about making unfortunate mistakes in the way we speak.

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