New Book Features “Ruff” Riders Down Under

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Author I.B. Gumnut gets tails wagging and motors running

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We must remind our children to retain their sense of adventure after the day’s work is done.

Just call these canines the “Sons of An-barky.”

In Mad Dogs, author I.B. Gumnut tells the colorful story of two sheepdogs, Red and Blue, who take a motorbike out for a spin after a long day of herding sheep in the Australian Outback.

The inspiration for Mad Dogs came from Gumnut’s pet dog, Lady, who often enjoyed riding on the front of his motorbike with him.

“I think she was frustrated at my riding abilities, and I’m sure she thought she could do much better,” Gumnut said.

The third book in a series of “Stories from Down Under,” Mad Dogs relays the importance of keeping things adventurous and fun, as well as finding a new “leash” on life.

“We must remind our children to retain their sense of adventure after the day’s work is done,” Gumnut said.

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Mad Dogs
By I.B. Gumnut
ISBN: 978-1-4525-0450-6
Available in softcover, and e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Balboa Press

About the author
I.B. Gumnut is a timber worker in Runnyford, Australia. He recently retired after 30 years as a trawl fisherman. He has four children, as well as pet dogs, horses and kangaroos. In his spare time, he enjoys martial arts and volunteering for Surf Life Saving Australia. Gumnut has also published The Haunted House and Daniel’s Pushbike, and is currently writing more children’s books for his “Stories from Down Under” series.

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