Here’s a look at the cover of my new book starring Professor Petey “Petey seeks adventure; it’s deep down in his bones. He gets bored while chasing pirates, but loves the great unknown.” This quote apply describes my grandson Pete who is the inspiration for the Professor Petey character and star of two fun books – The Amazing Adventures of Professor Petey, and the upcoming
My five year-old grandson Peter Scott, affectionately known as “Petey,” is a most confident and creative little person. He is very bright and knows everything (just ask him). When he was four he proudly announced that he was much smarter than me. In fact, he may be the only five year-old (in his mind) with advanced degrees.
He leads many secret lives and moves through one escapade after another. Thus was born the “Professor Petey Adventures,” playfully conjured up by Pete, with photos mostly provided by his Mom, and shamelessly embellished by his Papa (me). Join us on an exhilarating trip into the bizarre, the mysterious, and the unknown!
Paleontology professor Petey at the museum, standing in front of a mastodon skeleton. An extinct group of mammal species related to elephants, they inhabited North and Central America and became extinct at the end of the Pleistocene era some 10,000 to 11,000 years ago. Of the genus Mammut, they were members of the order Proboscidea. They lived in herds and fed on a mixed
Professor Petey, when enervated by the demands of defending his radical hypotheses in the lofty circles of academia he inhabits, often channels his alter ego “Mowgli Piti,” a feral orphan child of British missionaries who were dispatched by the vicious Kimpurushas tribe. Mowgli Piti was raised by Nilgiri Leaf Monkeys and befriended by a kindly old Indian white-rumped vulture named Manjunatha. In the wild