Each book in the I Wish You Ice Cream and Cake series focuses on native animals found within the North Florida region of St. Theresa Beach, Moore Farm and the Apalachicola National Forest. These locations and animals offer children a familiar story that takes place in their backyards, and for those who don’t live in the area, a chance to share a story in a new place. Meet our North Florida friends!

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Marvin the Nubian Goat

Marvin enjoys frolicking around Moore Farm, and hanging out with his favorite friends! He believes that nothing is better than just being yourself. Follow Marvin and his friends in Marvin the Magnificent Nubian Goat and Papa Mole’s Secrets of Happiness.

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Busy Bumble Bee

Busy Bumble Bee! He loves flying from flower to flower in Nana Carol’s garden, and hanging out with his land and marine friends! Follow Busy Bumble Bee’s adventures in Busy Bumble Bee Rides the Waves and Papa Mole’s Secrets of Happiness.

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Ruby Kate the Florida Black Bear

Ruby Kate is a Florida Black Bear who lives in the pine flat woods near Crooked River on the Isle of St. James, Florida. She loves spending time with her friends and hosting tea parties. Her tea cake is not only scrumptious, but the yummiest in all of North Florida!

Learn more about Ruby Kate’s adventures in Ruby Kate’s Scrumptious Tea Cake Party and Papa Mole’s Secrets of Happiness.

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Papa Mole

Papa Mole is an Eastern Mole who lives in the deep parts of the Apalachicola forest. Learn more about Papa Mole’s and his secrets of happiness in Papa Mole’s Secrets of Happiness.

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CoCo the Maltipoo

Meet CoCo the small black and white Maltipoo dog! CoCo loves hanging out with her devoted and delightful best friends! Learn more about CoCo in Friends Who Sparkle Like the Stars.

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Harry the Himalayan Cat

Meet Harry the fluffy grey Himalayan cat! Harry likes to play at the edge of the pond with CoCo, Addie Mae, and Tucker. Learn more about Harry and his best friends in Friends Who Sparkle Like the Stars!

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Addie Mae the Black Angus Cow

Meet Addie Mae the shiny Black Angus cow and her calf Tucker! Addie Mae loves her calf and her best friends very much. Learn more about Addie Mae and Tucker in Friends Who Sparkle Like the Stars.

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Mr. Loggerhead Turtle

Mr. Loggerhead Turtle is a species of turtle known as a Loggerhead, which is the most common sea turtle in Florida. He is a helpful and reliable friend, who loves sailing across the calm sea. Learn more about Mr. Loggerhead Turtle and his adventures in Busy Bumble Bee Rides the Waves.

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Katherine the Eastern Indigo Snake

Katherine the Eastern Indigo Snake loves sharing funny stories with her neighborhood friends and spends a great deal looking for her lost glasses! Learn more about Katherine and her funny stories in Ruby Kate’s Scrumptious Tea Cake Party.

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Frank the Gopher Tortoise

He spends his time hanging out with his good friend, Ruby Kate, and helping those in need. Read about Frank and how he helps his neighbors in Ruby Kate’s Scrumptious Tea Cake Party.

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Franny the Florida Scrub Jay Bird

Franny the Florida Scrub Jay Bird brings joy and protection to her friends in the forest. Learn about how her alarm call saved three little mice and scared away Murray Fox in Ruby Kate’s Scrumptious Tea Cake Party.

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Edgar Eagle

Edgar Eagle is a Bald Eagle who loves hearing about Katherine the Eastern Indigo Snake’s stories! Learn more about Bald Eagles and our friend Edgar in Ruby Kate’s Scrumptious Tea Cake Party and Papa Mole’s Secrets of Happiness.

These are just a few of the North Florida friends you’ll meet in the I Wish You Ice Cream and Cake series. There are so many more interesting animal friends that help Marvin, Ruby Kate, Papa Mole and Coco along their journey to Sparkle like the Stars, Be Warm like the Sun and Shine like the Moon!