In 2016 Flinnder’s Miracle was released. It is a story about coping with loss and discovering self-worth. This year Kicker and Flinnder will go on their greatest and bravest adventure to date in a sequel to Flinnder’s Miracle, The Rescue of Meep.
Join the best buddies and their friends as they work with a “human” boy to help rescue a small sparrow in big trouble. Once again our characters will show how cooperation and working together can solve even some impossible looking challenges.
A special will be offered when the book is released that will offer these two books at a reduced price. Stay tuned for future updates as Matt Stinnett works diligently on creating the illustrations for this latest adventure.
Copies of Kicker and Flinnder’s latest adventure are available now!
See how helping is just a way of life in the Golden Meadow. Young and old, friends help friends in big and small ways.
This is a light-hearted story where we meet the new character Lily the little brown bat. When she is unsure of what to be for Halloween, Kicker and Flinnder help her decide.
Each of the friends have managed to find costumes that fit their personalities perfectly. From Spike the dragonfly as a fighter jet and Terry the three-toad tree toad as a clown and Hawkeye the five-spotted hawkmoth as the famous English detective Hemlock Shores, our characters look fantastic in their costumes!
This story has considerably more verbiage than previous stories. Where our previous five books have targeted readers up to third grade, Halloween Helpers will prove a good read for fourth and fifth graders as well.
This is the first book illustrated by Matt Stinnett. Matt has stayed true to our beloved characters with a fresh new style. His illustrations practically jump off the pages. Kicker and Flinnder are really enjoying working with him. They are already talking to him about their next adventure.
Matt and Ms. Meyer have discovered that they have much in common. As well as both being life-long Hoosiers, they share a Halloween birthday! They look forward to bringing a new adventure to you in spring of 2020!
With the retirement of Ms. Bronowski, Ms. Meyer had the daunting task of finding a new illustrator who could stay true to our characters while bringing the same level of creativity. Through the recommendations of others Ms. Meyer was blessed to find the talented Matt Stinnett. Halloween Helpers is their first collaboration and Ms. Meyer could not be happier with the outcome. (Please read more about Matt on his Facebook page Matty’s Mayhem.) Matt and Bonnie have found that they have some very interesting things in common, particularly that they both have birthdays on Halloween. It was perfect that their first collaboration would be Halloween Helpers.
Growing up in a large family, surrounded by brothers, sisters and cousins, gave Matt a happy childhood and the fertile imagination that led him to a life in the arts. Matt is a 1986 graduate of The American Academy of Art in Chicago, IL. He has been working as a freelance illustrator and graphic artist ever since.
He also enjoys acting, song writing and music performance, when time allows. Matt is a lifelong resident of Lowell, Indiana where he and his wife Jenny raised their son Benjamin and their daughter Katie.
Halloween Helpers will be available soon! This is the sixth book in the series and the first to be illustrated by Matt Stinnett. Read more about him on his page on this site and please visit his Facebook page “Matty’s Mayhem”. Matty’s Mayhem
Kicker, Flinnder and all their friends are excited to go trick or treating. But, Lily the little brown bat doesn’t know what to be. Kicker and Flinnder help her decide and when Lily’s Mom’s sewing machine stops working, Kicker’s Mama helps her make Lily’s costume. There is much more to the story. Stay tuned for the release date.
Author Bonnie J Meyer has been leading mission teams from the Crown Point, IN, First United Methodist Church to the island of Roatan, Honduras every year since 2011. During her most recent trip, working on a new Methodist church in the town of West End, she introduced Kicker and Flinnder to a new friend, Richard from Texas.
First United Methodist Church
Kicker and Flinnder are doing their best to enjoy the winter.
Kicker and Flinnder are making many new friends with their new book, Hawkeye, the Five-spotted Hawkmoth.
Kicker and Flinnder wish everyone a very good morning and happy day. They are so pleased with how well their new story is being received. Here are photos of their friend Gus being introduced to “Hawkeye, the Five-Spotted Hawkmoth” by his Grandma Jean.
They have arrived! Copies of book five, “Hawkeye, the Five-Spotted Hawkmoth”, are in and ready for you to purchase!