Sparky makes Carmen smile!
Sparky hangs with her beagle pals Rascal and Max in Parishville, NY.
Sparky enjoyed the hospitality of her friends Christine and John during her 2005 trip to the North Country in New York state.
Sparky in Sweden! - Albert and Evelina enjoy their Sparky books in Stockholm, Sweden.
Anita Bryant poses with her Sparky books at Hue-Man Books in New York City.
Cats and Dogs - Although Barb Stretton writes about cats in her Tori Trotter books, she still loves Sparky!
A friendly basset hound enjoys the shade under Sparkys table during an event in Miami, FL.
The Sparky books make an appearance at a down-home BBQ joint in South Carolina.
Sparkys San Francisco pal Elaine knows that Sparky makes good bedtime reading.
Two smiling face painters at Blue Jay Orchards in Connecticut pose with Sparky Coast to Coast.
Is Fred Sparkys long-lost cousin? The spots sure look familiar ...
And on the other side of the world, Goro, Sparkys pal from Japan, poses with Sparky Coast to Coast
Jason, of Minchin Buick in Stamford, CT, poses with Sparkys new car.
Sparkys pal Kim shows off her Sparky book at the Bronx Zoo in New York City.
Its a Merry Christmas for Madison and her Sparky book!
From left to right, author Rick Arruzza, illustrator Pilar Newton, and Sparky fan (and artist) Mari Tashiro.
New York City singer Monet is flanked by Sparky illustrator Pilar Newton and Sparky author Rick Arruzza.
Sparky makes it to Esperanto, a restaurant in New York City, with her friend Sharon.
Spanner and Harry and Sparkys Walk.
Sparky and Lily say hello through the screen door.
Sparkys on TV! Sparky and some of her friends made an appearance on Cablevisions Pet Talk.
Sparky poses with Pet Talk TV host Lauren Collier.
Sparky didnt make it to the Cape Cod beaches, but her friend Nicole did!
Sparky and Otis face off during play time in Sparkys yard.
Sparkys pals Steve and Stone hug for the camera.
A Sparky hat and Sparky pad for Vinnie at Blue Jay Orchards in Connecticut.
Malia Connor smiles for Sparky from Redwood Day School in Oakland, CA.
Jen of the Waterbar in San Francisco displays her Sparky book with the Bay Bridge looming in the background.
Sparky hangs out with good friend Charlotte and Charlottes dog Tasha at a dog run in Miami.
Sparky makes a new friend in Miami.
Author Rick Arruzza and Sparkys good friend Charlotte at the Miami Book Fair.
Clifford the Big Red Dog and Sparky at the Miami Book Fair.
At the Miami Book Fair, even the balloons had spots!
Sparkys Florida cousins Bobby and Marie!
Look for the man with the baseball hat in Sparkys books, and its probably Sparkys good friend Andy, who lives down the street.
This is Sparkys friend Heidi. She drives the car in Sparky Coast to Coast.
Sparkys best friend and next-door neighbor Macy.
Maya is featured in Sparkys Walk. If you go to the Sparkys House Band section of the Gallery, you can see Maya all grown up.
Sparkys pal Belle from Sparkys Big Race
Alexandra at the Pralinhuset chocolate shop sends her greetings from Gamla Stan (Old Town) in Stockholm.
Stockholm artist Yvonne Zedell and her husband love Sparky!
Sparkys little cousin Sofia at the St. Leos Christmas Fair in Stamford, CT.
Sparkys author meets the stars of the Tails of Joy reading program.
Maggie the bunny and Speedy the tortoise. (Maggies red eye is from the camera flash.)
Maggies all bandaged up after foot surgery.
Happy Halloween from Dr. Pilar (Sparkys illustrator) and Sparky (the author).
David takes a close-up look of Speedy.
Speedy in the backyard
Speedy catches some rays.
Speedy hides under Sparkys bed.
Speedy the tortoise
Sparky and her pal Wrigley say hello in the snow.
Sparkys pal from R.L. Stevenson School in San Francisco sticks out her tongue, too!
Sparkys pal Quinn peeks out from under the Sparky hat.
Sparky smiles along with the author and his mom in the back yard.
Sparky has a good time at Jessicas birthday party.
Sparky and the Hedgehog - Sparky keeps her distance from Peach the Hedgehog and Peachs sharp quills. Peach is the newest addition to Sparkys household.
Heres a close-up look of Peach the hedgehog, the newest addition to Sparkys household. Although the picture is a bit blurry, you can see Peachs snout and her quills.
Nuggie the sparrow, one of the stars of Sparky Goes to School, hops around his home. Nuggie was owned by Carol Cardenas, a friend of Sparky.
Yes, there really is a Yuki! Yuki, one of the birds that saves Sparky in Sparky Goes to School, is owned by Carol Cardenas, one of Sparkys pals.
Sparky makes Carmen smile!
Tails are wagging and ears are flapping as Sparky romps with her pals Rascal and Max in Parishville, NY.
The gangs all here - Sparkys author and illustrator, the Sparky books, and Santa!
Speedy Eats Some More!!
Charlotte and her dog Sparky (!!) love Sparkys books in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Kalil loves his Sparky books!!
Chloe Sue from Park City Magnet School in Bridgeport, CT, loves her Sparky pals!
Cecilia is enjoying her Sparky books out in Portland, Oregon!
Maximus inspects a shipment of books for The Read to Grow Foundation.
Alesha is all smiles with her pal Dexter!
Curtis keeps smiling, even though Dexter barks at him when he delivers the mail!
Dexter in the backyard with Winnie, who was adopted from Adopt-A-Dog, too!
Dexter gives little Aubrey a smooch!
Dexter chomps on one of Brunos chew toys!
Freddie takes a nap with his pal Dexter.
A little biscotti for Kai and Dexter!
Dexter and Emma have their eyes on something!
Fiona, one of the KIt Kat Trio from Dexters upcoming book, Dexter and the Rescuettes.
Lounging on the deck with Emma and Aubrey.
Kalil shows off his Dexter book and pad!
Oona with the floppy right ear!
Ozzie, Dexters buddy from down the street.
Ozzy, another member of the Kit Kat Trio from Dexters upcoming book, Dexter and the Rescuettes.
Rocky, the somewhat nervous trumpet player in Dexters upcoming book, Dexter and the Rescuettes.
Roman and Dexter, up close and personal!
Summer, Dexters best friend! She often takes care of Dexter when were away.
Violette takes a look at her Dexter book!
Dexter and Sparky bring big smiles to Grayson and Charlotte!