Robbie has a big imagination, and it can take him many places. No matter if he is stuck inside with no power,
 or trapped in the basement, all he needs is a little creativity and resourcefulness, and he is off on one of Robbie's Big Adventures. Come along with him!



© 2013 Scarletta Press. All Rights Reserved.


By Gary Cook, Illustrated by Adam Sward



40 pages

Publication date: September 16, 2013


ISBN 978-1-938063-25-1 (hardcover)

ISBN 978-1-938063-23-7 (ebook)

ISBN 978-1-938063-24-4 (Nook Kids Book)


The first book of Robbie's Big Adventures!


On a rainy Saturday, the power goes out. With no TV and no chance of going outside, Robbie wonders how he could possibly have fun. He’ll just have to make it up! Using only his imagination, Robbie manages to save a city from a terrifying monster, captain a space shuttle, and tame a fearsome lion as the ringmaster of a circus. With all these adventures, will he even notice when the rain stops and the lights come back on?


Through entertaining rhymes and exciting graphic novel-style illustrations, this book will remind
kids of the power of their own imaginations,
and prove that rain — and a lack of
power — just might make for

Look for the Nook Kids Book!


Published by Scarletta Kids, an imprint of Scarletta



Robbie's Blog

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Robbie’s Big Adventures Theme Song (full version)

Robbie’s Big Adventures Theme Song (short version)


Temporary Tattoos!

The Best Saturday Ever! Coloring Book

Gary Cook ’s first published children’s book, The Best Saturday Ever!, was inspired by a painting that was purchased at an art fair and is now hanging on the wall over his desk. When he was a child, his father worked as a manufacturer’s representative, and their home was filled with his samples of toys, games, and lab sets.


All good things to keep an only child busy and spark his imagination and creativity. Gary studied art and music at the University of Minnesota, and photography at the School of Communication Arts.


Currently, he is a self-employed commercial photographer doing advertising and editorial photography. He also pursues his musical interests as a drummer performing with local bands. Gary and his partner, Amy, live in Bloomington, Minnesota, with their pets, including Sparky the dog.

Adam Sward is a Minneapolis-based illustrator and tattooist. He also does graphic design, murals, live art, and some stand-up comedy now and again. He currently lives and works in South Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his dog and an almost alarmingly large collection of misinformation.




To set up an event, have Gary attend your event, or for any other marketing purposes, please contact:


Desiree Bussiere

Publicity Director


(Scarletta Main Office)


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