This children’s book presents the story of a mule deer fawn. It opens with a terrible winter storm which has his mother concerned for Skippy’s wellbeing. Beginning in the winter of his birth, his attentive mother protects him from the strong cold winds and the heavy falling snow. Because of his birth late in the season and small size she worries about his ability to survive. The story continues as Skippy explores his forest home through spring, summer, and autumn as he meets other creatures who also live there. He learns of the special gifts other forest animals use to thrive differently from himself.
After retiring from a career in nursing, my husband and I moved to the mountains of Colorado where I observe and photograph the wildfire whose habitats surround our home. My fondness for animals began when I was a small child living on a farm. I took care of feeding ducks, chickens, birds, cats, dogs, sheep, calves, lambs, and raccoons. I even took an interest in ants and spiders and I got to ride one of our gentle bulls. Animals seemed to be at ease and drawn to me. When I was a child, I wanted to be a Veterinarian.