Rick & Rack and the Great Outdoors
By Ethan Long
(Blue Apple Books, Hardcover, 9781609050344, 40pp.)
Publication Date: August 18, 2010
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With simple text and cartoon artwork, Balloon Toons are the the perfect way to engage and encourage new readers. Award-winning and up-and-coming cartoonists lend their inimitable and illustrative talents to entertaining stories kids will enjoy again and again.
Best-selling author/illustrator Ethan Long makes his Balloon Toons debut with the story of Rick & Rack, twofriends who embark on three hilarious (mis)adventures in the great outdoors.
Ethan Long grew up in Pennsylvania and attended the Ringling School of Art and Design. His early list of prominent clients included Nickelodeon Studios, Scholastic, Barnes and Noble and Harcourt. Ethan's career then led him into children's books. He also decided to try his hand at an animated television series and created "Tasty Time With ZeFronk!", a short-form animated preschool series currently airing on Playhouse Disney. His work has earned many awards and has been included in the prestigious shows of the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles and the Society of Illustrators New York. Ethan lives in Florida with his wife and three children. The author lives in FL.