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What could be more fun than creating? Derek loves to bring his characters out of his books and into the world for his readers to experience. When kids draw a character or invent something of their own for a story, they experience that world in a whole new way. You can download any of the activity sheets below, just click on a page below for a downloadable version and follow the prompts on your computer to print.


If Mr. Chompers followed you home,
would you be excited or scared?
Draw yourself!

Benny McGee and the Shark: The Shark Report


You get to be FAMOUS!
What trick would you do if you knew
millions of people would see it?

Benny McGee and the Shark: We Are Famous!


Learn to Draw LITTLE QUACK!

Draw LQ


Create a Race Car for HOT ROD HAMSTER!

Hot Rod Hamster Activity


Make up your own PIG!

Ten Pigs Activity






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