Here’s a song, in a book, with some drawings. Take a look. You’ll find rhyme. Rhythm too. Sketches? Really, quite a few. Watch the folks in this tale keep their chins up, without fail. Seems they just take in stride daily struggles, and get by. Little coins – pennies, dimes, nickels – all build bottom lines. In the end, each is saved: Love and Money, Life and Change. These playful drawings reveal pocketfuls of nostalgia, rhyme, and whimsey. So come on! Sing along! If you like Shel Silverstein, try this!
About The Author
Born in the first half of the last century, Roland Trenary has parlayed his modest Midwest upbringing into a modest 21st Century adventure.
He is creator of seven issues of the magazine Normal Bean, one acoustic album of self-penned/performed songs (Fever That Yearns), and several music-related videos on Youtube.
With over forty years of researching and collecting the artist Mahlon Blaine, he has gathered together Blaine’s definitive biography and bibliography (Mahlon Blaine ~ One-Eyed Visionary).
His novel of illustration adventure (Mahlon Blaine’s Blooming Bally Bloody Book) is on the Amazon charts, while he also continues to pursue an even newer career as a quick-sketch artist specializing in actors and musicians caught in the act of performing.
For the past several decades he has steadfastly maintained that his role as The King (in the Lincoln School 4th Grade production of the musical Rumplestiltskin) may have been his undoing.
This has yet to be proven.