The Adventures of Dod

Thomas R. Williams was raised in Utah, roaming the fields and mountains with his best friend, Kyle. He adamantly told his mother many times that he was an outdoor boy and, therefore, had no interest in reading. Now, a few decades later, he’s decided that books aren’t so bad.

If you’re a kid or you remember being one, read the short passages about when Thomas was young. If you’re a parent, you might enjoy the excerpts from the annual Christmas letter Thomas sends out to his family and friends--it's always devoted to the funny things that happen when you’re raising kids (he has thirteen).

Thomas Williams and his publisher, Zettai Makeru, support kids getting a good education. Thomas has visited tens of thousands of kids in schools to promote reading and writing.  Recently, many kids participated in The Adventures of Dod 500 word essay contest.  31 students were awarded cash prizes, including the first place of $1,000! 

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WHO SAID IT?
SEE IF YOU KNOW...

"Why be mad when you can choose to be happy?" 

~ Bowlure, Book 1

"Our safety?  My little finger!  I think there's a lot they're not saying." 

~ Dilly, Book 1

"Please, son, try to be good tomorrow." 

~ Bonboo, Book 1

"Everyone deserves a second chance...everyone." 

~ Boot, Book 2

"Tooshi-wanna, Tooshi-wanna." 

~ Abbot, Book 2

"Con won't mind.  If he's not here yet, we better eat while we still have a chance--that boy's as big as a barge. I'd pull a frog out my nose if he eats anything less than half-a-cow per day." 

~ Boot, Book 2

"...all of Raul should be proud of the way you fight.  You're the best I've ever trained.  Your father would be proud." 

~ Clair, Book 2

"Oh, and Eluxa, if you think Bowy ever noticed you, you're the one with a horrible memory!" 

~ Boot, Book 1

 "Yes, I'd agree this whole place has gone twirling mad!"

~ Sirlonk, Book 1

 "Then good!  Their anger will serve me well!"

~ Dark Hood, Book 2

 "...The Beast is really close!  Watch out, Boot!"

~ Dod, Book 2

"I cheat!  Let me show you my back patio, it's the secret to my success with plants."

~ Youk, Book 1

 "You really don't have to do this...if you fall and get hurt, we'll all be in trouble--eyeball deep."

~ Buck, Book 1

"He does stuff like that....You ought to come back to Twistyard with us.  It's more fun being a Coosing now that Dod's around..." 

~ Buck, Book 2

"We're thinking about starting our own trio." 

~ Rot, Book 2

"My goodness, son!  The word's not Dossum!" 

~ Higga, Book 1

"Less tads, less swappers....We're down to forty-six, and only three of them are aided by swappers. It's tragic. I suppose we may live to see the day when they'll all be a thing of the past."

~ Pious, Book 2

 "E-everything you can see from here to L-Lake Mauj is his, and the l-lake is his, too."

~ Zerny, Book 1

“Come on, guys. You all did your best today. Don’t judge a player by one bad game.”

~ Coach Smith, Book 1

"In your dreams, maggot!" 

~ Dod, Book 1

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