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“So while Whimble Designs manifests itself through a visual tour de force, my feeling is that the soul of Whimble ultimately lies in story, in the words and experiences these magical beings wish to share. I see a world alive and moving, where Whimbles inspire us to believe in the power of imagination and to connect with the animal spirits everywhere around us and within our own hearts.”

— Jan Wyatt, 1998, Professional Photographer, Atlanta, Georgia


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Woodland Whimble Companion: Stafford

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The tiny tree frog, found throughout The Woodlands, is an inquisitive, determined animal. One day shortly after Woodland Whimble Manning was born, a baby frog named Stafford strayed far far away from his family. His curiosity led him to a very large oak tree. Wanting to climb he tried with all his might to jump onto the trunk but to no avail. Manning’s father watched these efforts from his home perched far up in the tree. He climbed down his ladder, picked up the wee frog, comforted him, and carried him back up to meet his new born. The two were instant friends. Not long after the arrival, when a miniature tree home for the frog was completed, Stafford became Manning’s Companion for life.

Stafford still has jumping issues from time to time. He refers to them as his “splat splat days,” but because Manning is always there to give encouragement, the tiny tree frog finds the confidence to jump as high as the sky once again. Stafford, ever grateful for his best friend, is always at the ready when Manning tires and cannot go on.

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The Latest of the Whimble Tales

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Stafford the Tiny Tree Frog sat dejectedly atop a smooth yellow mushroom. Below him the narrow stream wound its way through the garden. He watched the sparkling water bubble over the pebbles on its merry way.

But, Stafford wasn't merry at all. He was very, very blue.…

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The Green Anole

One early summer morning, Elspeth seemed to doze peacefully on the moss below the Japanese maple. Her colorful scales glistened in the sunlight. From time to time though, as elfin dragons are wont to do, her vigilant eyes opened and peered from side to side, up and down. After all, she considered…

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