Robin Rush

Biography

I see the world through the eyes of the children who are in my life.They give me the humorous slant, the freshness, wonder and silliness that are all so precious. For many years creative fodder has been riding around in the back files of my brain waiting for the opportunity to become a story or a poem; waiting for the chance to entertain others with the joys I've experienced. In my childcare experience, I have cared for over fifty children. Oh, if you could see my memory files! I've also worked as a nanny for twins, a preschool teacher for the infants and twos, Cub and Girl Scout leader, VBS teacher at church and been the house on the block where the other children gathered to played.

It was so quickly that my own four children grew up and left to make their own way. If there is a part of my life I could live over, it would be the years my children needed me to make their world right and just and happy. I miss that. My children have blessed me with eleven grandchildren and even more fodder files.

While raising my children, I also attended the local community college and earned an Associates of Art degree in English. Took over a million years, but when I opened the folder my certificate came in, a flood of emotions jumped out at me. All the struggles to accomplish graduating, of getting my work in on time even if the children need last minute cupcakes for school, or their special jeans washed after bedtime, or even threw up all night. Going to college was not easy, but rewarding when I read my name on the diploma. Later, I continued my schooling by studying Early Childhood Education. As a point of humor, some of my instructors had no children of their own. In later years, I met up with one of them later, after she had raised her own little ones. She hugged me and said, "I knew nothing, I'm sorry. Those little critters never read the books."

So now here I am in my retirement part of life, still finding children delightful and amusing. Once a week I am the story lady at a local toy store. What a delightful way to start my Thursday morning!

Where to find Robin Rush online

Where to buy in print

Books

A Dog, A Grump & A Garden
You set the price! Words: 23,060. Language: American English. Published: November 22, 2015 by Two Square Books Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship, Fiction » Christian » General
Humor, family, doggie doodles and a healthy dash of 'doing the right thing'-- A Dog, A Grump & A Garden has it all! This lighthearted and touching chapter book is appropriate for children from about 5-11. Younger children will giggle along as they listen whilst older children will gain confidence reading aloud. 12 charming sketches by a new young artist!
Robin Rush-Kruzik's Young Reader Box Set #1
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: American English. Published: August 6, 2015 by Two Square Books Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
This is a whimsical, wholesome collection of short stories for your young reader or anyone who is young at heart. Each story includes wonderful hand-drawn illustrations and uplifting writing that is sure to charm children and parents alike. Robin Rush-Kruzik is a daycare provider of many years and a mother of four. Come share in her joy of childhood with these three delightful short stories.
A Day to Bark About
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015 by Two Square Books Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Mimi is a well behaved dog but, just once in a while, she needs to dash and dart and feel the fresh air blowing on her face. Run with Mimi as she hides, leaps, an teases. Count the people helping. Find the kitty throughout the story. Cheer Mimi on as she plays over the roses, in the van, behind the recycling bin and smack into a big pile of leaves. Oh, this is clearly A Day to Bark About!
The Straw Hat Penny Horse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015 by Two Square Books Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Welcome to the town of Cherry Glenn! Patrick and Elizabeth invite you to discover an amazing surprise when they visit their grandparents’ farm. This delightful children's book is perfect as a 'read to me' or an independent read for older children. The traditional style story is about friendship between siblings, imaginative play and family.
My Me In The Mirror
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 930. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2015 by Two Square Books Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry, Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
Stand tall! Make a face! Run in place! Robin walked in one day to find her young grandsons in front of the mirror. Utterly unaware they were being watched, they played and teased their reflections with innocent abandon. Their laughter inspired the writing of this delightful picture book that captures a precious moment of childhood.