Welcome...

…to the BOG, home to Hartlie, his critter friends and neighbors.

Yvonne Taylor, the Creator, Author and Illustrator, wrote this character building series in an effort to help children understand that nothing can overcome them if they are walking close to Jesus, trusting in His love and obeying His commandments.

As Yvonne frequently says, "Children are like flowers, they grow best in the Son."

My story...
Or how I got here!

How would you like being born on a window? Well that’s how I got started, on a steamed up window that my author, Yvonne, drew every evening. At first I was a plump heart shaped critter she named Hartlie. I had big round eyes, a very large smile and wore striped stockings with high top sneakers because I ran everywhere I went.

I looked this way for a very long time until Yvonne got tired of the little steam droplets erasing me before we were through talking. That’s when she decided to put me down on paper, and oh how good it felt to finally be dry.

Once I made it onto the paper there were major changes in store. First, I changed shapes and ended up looking like a huge dog Yvonne loved. Secondly, I suddenly found myself all tucked up in the middle of a beautiful green Bog. I was so happy to have ended up here as I just love it! There’s a wonderful crystal clear creek that runs through the middle of it where I can swim or just sit and think. There’s tons of critters living here as well, so life is very busy with some extraordinary things going on. Life in the Bog is never, ever boring! Neither are my friends who are really unique like Chenille, a curly haired hen who owns The Chicken Coop Café, Mr. Quibbles the Bog school teacher, Mr. Scumley the greengrocer, Fussy Snicket, Dinghy Duckford, Russell Sprout….well the list goes on and on. You’ll love getting to know them and finding out about life with them in the Bog.

Together, we’ve learned so many wonderful life lessons that we’d love to share with you, so we started writing them down, and that’s how the Hartlie Series was born, straight from our hearts to yours. There’s tons of great stories and loads of crazy critters…so hurry…come meet me in the Bog, I’ll be waiting by the creek.

 

My story...
Or how I got here!

How would you like being born on a window? Well that’s how I got started, on a steamed up window that my author, Yvonne, drew every evening. At first I was a plump heart shaped critter she named Hartlie. I had big round eyes, a very large smile and wore striped stockings with high top sneakers because I ran everywhere I went.

I looked this way for a very long time until Yvonne got tired of the little steam droplets erasing me before we were through talking. That’s when she decided to put me down on paper, and oh how good it felt to finally be dry.

Once I made it onto the paper there were major changes in store. First, I changed shapes and ended up looking like a huge dog Yvonne loved. Secondly, I suddenly found myself all tucked up in the middle of a beautiful green Bog. I was so happy to have ended up here as I just love it! There’s a wonderful crystal clear creek that runs through the middle of it where I can swim or just sit and think. There’s tons of critters living here as well, so life is very busy with some extraordinary things going on. Life in the Bog is never, ever boring! Neither are my friends who are really unique like Chenille, a curly haired hen who owns The Chicken Coop Café, Mr. Quibbles the Bog school teacher, Mr. Scumley the greengrocer, Fussy Snicket, Dinghy Duckford, Russell Sprout….well the list goes on and on. You’ll love getting to know them and finding out about life with them in the Bog.

Together, we’ve learned so many wonderful life lessons that we’d love to share with you, so we started writing them down, and that’s how the Hartlie Series was born, straight from our hearts to yours. There’s tons of great stories and loads of crazy critters…so hurry…come meet me in the Bog, I’ll be waiting by the creek.

 

My story...
Or how I got here!

How would you like being born on a window? Well that’s how I got started, on a steamed up window that my author, Yvonne, drew every evening. At first I was a plump heart shaped critter she named Hartlie. I had big round eyes, a very large smile and wore striped stockings with high top sneakers because I ran everywhere I went.

I looked this way for a very long time until Yvonne got tired of the little steam droplets erasing me before we were through talking. That’s when she decided to put me down on paper, and oh how good it felt to finally be dry.

Once I made it onto the paper there were major changes in store. First, I changed shapes and ended up looking like a huge dog Yvonne loved. Secondly, I suddenly found myself all tucked up in the middle of a beautiful green BOG. I was so happy to have ended up here as I just love it! There’s a wonderful crystal clear creek that runs through the middle of it where I can swim or just sit and think. There’s tons of critters living here as well, so life is very busy with some extraordinary things going on. Life in the BOG is never, ever boring! Neither are my friends who are really unique like Chenille, a curly haired hen who owns The Chicken Coop Café, Mr. Quibbles the BOG school teacher, Beastorferous Heap, the BOG Bully, Furdy Fleegle, Carpie Dieum and a Mad Mole named Myrtle….well the list goes on and on. You’ll love getting to know them and finding out about life with them in the BOG.

Together, we’ve learned so many wonderful life lessons that we’d love to share with you, so we started writing them down, and that’s how the Hartlie Series was born, straight from our hearts to yours. There’s tons of great stories and loads of crazy critters…so hurry…come meet me in the BOG, I’ll be waiting by the creek.

Our Mission Statement

It is our mission to bring the light and truth of God’s word to children
everywhere, bringing them love, hope, help and peace in these often
confusing and sometimes frightening times.

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