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This raccoon explores Yellowstone to find the Great Buffalo. Will Ty find the him? Can he answer the Big Yellowstone Mystery? Read more

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This raccoon explores Yellowstone to find the Great Buffalo. Will Ty find the him? Can he answer the Big Yellowstone Mystery?

About this project

I met a little raccoon while living in Yosemite Valley several years ago.  This little fella inspired me to write my first children's book called Little Ty Cooney and the Big Yosemite Race.  That book has done very well over the years and from the success I had with the first book I have written and illustrated two more in the series.  Each book is designed to introduce kids to the natural wonders of our world and teach a moral in the process - all of that is wrapped up in a fun filled rhyming story kids and adults can share and love.

I have run out of two books at the same time and I'm trying desperately to reprint the books so my little publishing company can survive.  If you will contribute to my books I have set it up so that the 3rd reward in the list is simply the cost of a book plus the shipping, were you to purchase one, and for that donation I will give you a signed copy of the book.  From there you can donate more and receive more goodies, but I'm am sure you've already seen that.

The books have altogether sold more than 35,000 copies and have been loved by folks all over.  So please donate to a fun little book and see to it that it will not go  out of existence. Send this link to everyone you know and we can keep Little Ty Cooney going.

Thanks so much for your support.

 Steven Riley.

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    A personal hand written message on a Ty Cooney post card from author and illustrator Steven Riley.

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    A black and white original sketch of Ty Cooney, drawn and signed by author and illustrator Steven Riley. Art is unframed. Please add 10 dollars if you outside the USA.

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    A signed copy of the book. Please add 10 additional dollars if you are outside the United States.

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    A signed copy of the book and an original drawing of Ty Cooney by the author and illustrator, Steven Riley, on the inside cover of the book. Please add additional 10 dollars for shipping if you live outside the USA.

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    A signed copy of the book and an original drawing of Ty Cooney by the author and illustrator, Steven Riley, on the inside cover of the book, and an original 8 x 10 inch Ty Cooney black and white pen and ink drawing - also signed by the author/illustrator. Art is unframed. Please add additional 10 dollars for shipping if you live outside the USA.

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    A signed copy of the book and an original drawing of Ty Cooney by the author and illustrator, Steven Riley, on the inside cover of the book, and an original 8 x 10 inch Ty Cooney pen and ink drawing colored with water color- also signed by the author/illustrator. Art is unframed. Please add additional 10 dollars for shipping if you live outside the USA.

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    A signed copy of all three books in the National Wonders Series and an original drawing of Ty Cooney by the author and illustrator, Steven Riley, on the inside cover of the book, and an original 8 x 10 inch Ty Cooney pen and ink drawing colored with water color- also signed by the author/illustrator. Art is unframed. Also comes with a Ty Cooney plush toy (stuffed animal). Please add additional 15 dollars for shipping if you live outside the USA.

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    A signed copy of all three books in the National Wonders Series and an original drawing of Ty Cooney by the author and illustrator, Steven Riley, on the inside cover of the book, and an original 8 x 10 inch caricature picture of the person of your choice with Ty Cooney pen and ink drawing colored with water color- also signed by the author/illustrator. Art is unframed. Also comes with a Ty Cooney plush toy (stuffed animal). For this prize I will require a clear photo of the person you want caricaturized. Please add additional 15 dollars for shipping if you live outside the USA.

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    A signed copy of all three books in the National Wonders Series and an original drawing of Ty Cooney by the author and illustrator, Steven Riley, on the inside cover of the book, and an original 14 x 17 inch caricature picture of the person of your choice with Ty Cooney pen and ink drawing colored with water color- also signed by the author/illustrator. Art is unframed. Also comes with a Ty Cooney plush toy (stuffed animal). For this prize I will require a clear photo of the person/s you want caricaturized. Limit will be four different people in the painting. Please add additional 20 dollars for shipping if you live outside the USA.

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    One of 48 original illustrations from the book itself, signed by Steven Riley - One of a kind! Also comes with a signed copy of the book which will also be signed by Steven. Art is 8 1/2 x 11 inches and comes unframed. Please add additional 10 dollars for shipping if you live outside the USA.

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