E. DORINDA SHELLEY
It all started with a dining table made of helium, a very light stuff that floats away if no heavier object puts it down. But something keeps the table drift away continuously. No matter how hard the farm animals put it down, the table still floats up and away into space. (The Helium Table; 2010)
Then, another adventure ensues as a little black hen discovers a soft blue egg. Suddenly, the egg begins to expand and float upwards. Help is needed to keep the egg inside the barn, so other barn animals lend themselves to keep the egg at bay. (The Helium Egg; 2010)
Finally, more fun comes when the little black hen struggles to control her rascal ghost babies. Yet these precocious little rascals paint the hooves of the sleeping donkeys with red helium and send the donkeys afloat in the air! But the fun never stops as other animals paint their toenails and dance happily around the pasture. (Helium Heels; 2012)
Born in 1940, I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, blessed with a superb John Burroughs School education. After graduating from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts with a BA in Zoology, I studied medicine at the University of Missouri (MD 1966) and also trained there in Dermatology.
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