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M. Nicole van Dam
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Following is some fun background information on the real-life Leonberger dog behind "Inca Dink, The Great Houndini"(TM), as well as some sketches and excerpts from M. Nicole van Dam's book, "Inca Dink, The Great Houndini". More fun background information is available in the companion book also by M. Nicole van Dam, called "The Background Story of Inca Dink, The Great Houndini", We hope you enjoy each of them, and would love to hear your thoughts!



Photo of the Real-Life Leonberger Dog Inca


First, here is a photo of the real-life Leonberger dog Inca, dressed as Inca Dink, The Great Houndini"(TM) taken from M. Nicole van Dam's book, "The Background Story of "Inca Dink, The Great Houndini":

Real Life Leonberger dog Inca



Excerpts from the Children's Book "Inca Dink, The Great Houndini"(TM)

Here are some excerpts from M. Nicole van Dam's book, "Inca Dink, The Great Houndini":



Hilary Mouse settles down to lunch



Inca Dink suddenly appears



Oh no - the cheese is HUGE



Sketches from the Children's Book "Inca Dink, The Great Houndini"(TM)


Here is a starting sketch that shows some of the process of how a book is illustrated. You will find more information on the making of this children's book in M. Nicole van Dam's book, "The Background Story of "Inca Dink, The Great Houndini":

Starting sketch from Inca Dink, The Great Houndini



More background on the real-life Leonberger dog Inca:


The real-life Leonberger dog Inca, was an adorable puppy and a much-loved pet therapy dog at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, as shown here from photos taken from M. Nicole van Dam's book, "The Background Story of "Inca Dink, The Great Houndini":

Inca was an adorable puppy



Inca was a pet therapy dog



To purchase "Inca Dink, The Great Houndini" and "The Background Story of Inca Dink, The Great Houndini" please visit Butterflies.bz



"Inca Dink, The Great Houndini" and the Background Story of Inca Dink, The Great Houndini," including the characters, artworks, and storylines respectively therein, are by and TM & (c) 1999 - 2011 M. Nicole van Dam. All Rights Reserved.

To purchase "Inca Dink, The Great Houndini" and "The Background Story of Inca Dink, The Great Houndini" please visit Butterflies.bz

TM and (c) 1999-2011 M. Nicole van Dam. All Rights Reserved.




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Golden Gate San Francisco Rectangular Cufflinks


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Golden Gate San Francisco Rectangular Cufflinks

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge & bay lovers, this is the romantic mug for you! Also features two sailboats, by M. Nicole van Dam. Spirit of San Francisco and its lovely bay and Golden Gate Bridge!

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Our Rectangular Cufflinks are the great way to express your passion at any formal occasion. Our cufflinks are the perfect gift option for Father’s Day, Birthday, Christmas or anniversaries.
  • Arrive as a pair
  • Stainless Steel with durable epoxy image
  • .75" x .6" (1.9 cm x 1.5 cm)
  • Imported

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  • Inca Dink, The Great Houndini is available for the Apple iPhone, iPad etc. in a lovely animated version narrated by BBC personality Dominic Byrne at this link:
  • Find in the Apple App store: Playful Animated, Narrated version of "Inca Dink" story on devices such as your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch[/caption]                    
    • To Buy Rain and Garden Boots: There are several boots at these links:
    Buy Nicole's totally artsy, colorfully Impressionist rain and garden boots on Amazon
      Matching Umbrellas available too at Matching Umbrella
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      To Buy Nicole's Adult and Children's Books: There are several books available on Amazon at the following links:


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    M. Nicole van Dam® and Artimagination® are respectively federally registered trademarks, and the contents of this site, including each artwork, title, storyline, book, character, poetry and text, are each respectively TM and (c) 1999-2011 M. Nicole van Dam. All Rights Reserved. No contents of this site may be reproduced without the express written consent of M. Nicole van Dam. To request such consent or to license the artwork or other contents of this site, please contact M. Nicole van Dam.



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