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Children's author entertains Goessel elementary students

Staff writer

Students met the man behind “The Adventures of Uncle Stinky,” Tuesday at Goessel Elementary School.

Chris Rumble of Jasper, Ga. is the author and illustrator of a series of books for children who might be reluctant to read.

Rumble led the students in a few songs while encouraging students to read and demonstrated how to draw Uncle Stinky. He also signed books after the assembly.

Goessel Elementary School Librarian Russell Pauls said he worked with Moundridge Elementary School to arrange for Rumble to speak at the schools.

Rumble, who also is a minister, started writing about seven years ago. He volunteered to read to his daughter’s class at school and after a while decided he could write children’s stories. Rumble read one of his stories to his daughter’s class, and the teacher suggested he try to get it published.

Rumble’s books are about 100 pages and are about a fourth-grade reading level. They include many illustrations.

The books include some lessons about acceptance, but primarily are for entertainment.

“They’re mostly to make kids laugh,” Rumble said.

The series includes “The Good, the Bad, and the Smelly,” “Stink Trek,” and “Moby Stink.”

GES library has copies of each of the books, Pauls said.

His books are difficult to find in bookstores, but many online bookstores carry them, Rumble said.

Last modified April 22, 2009