041418 “Look at Me” – Also, a must read and see are Peter Nelson and Rohitash Rao’s book series’ that JK Rowling called “absolutely wonderful—fast-paced, inventive, engaging, and hilarious.”

by | Apr 14, 2018 | Art, Books

According to Harper Collins Publishers, author Peter Nelson and illustrator Rohitash Rao’s latest installment of the 4-part Creature Keepers series for Young Readers (8 to 12) is…

Creature Keepers by Peter Nelson and Rohitash Rao

An epically hilarious, fully illustrated adventure series… Abbie, Jordan, and Eldon band together with their cryptid friends in an attempt to save the world in the final book in this fun series.

As summer draws to an end, Jordan and Abbie Grimsley are moving with their parents from the city into their long-lost grandfather’s house in the Florida Everglades. But before they settle into their new life, they’re taking a completely ordinary, creature-free cruise to the Yucatan Peninsula.

Despite the mysterious history and strange recent events that have surrounded the Grimsley family, there’s no reason to suspect this relaxing vacation to the ancient site of the Chicxulub Crater (thought to be caused by a massive asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs sixty-six million years ago) will lead to the discovery of a never-before-seen super-cryptid and a final showdown between good and evil that will decide the fate of the entire world. Or is there…?

But that’s not all, be sure to check out the series that started it all for Peter and Rohitash: Herbert’s Wormhole, hailed as the breakout Novel-in-Cartoons that J. K. Rowling called “absolutely wonderful—fast-paced, inventive, engaging, and hilarious.” Visit your local bookstore or go to http://creaturekeepersbooks.com to shop now.

About Herbert’s Wormhole

Herbert's Wormhole by Peter Nelson and Rohitash Rao

For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate comes Peter Nelson and Rohitash Rao’s Herbert’s Wormhole.

Herbert, Alex, and Sammi are heroes in the year 2109, having successfully saved the planet from an alien invasion (or so everyone thinks). Everything is going just swimmingly until, inevitably, real aliens appear — the evil, destruction-obsessed Klapthorians. The crew is going to come clean, but then they meet a crazy old man — who turns out to be Alex, age 109 — with a plan for saving the world all over again. Can they do it and still make it back home by curfew?


In 2009 Rohitash and his longtime writing partner, Peter Nelson, published their first children’s book, “Herbert’s Wormhole” through Harper Collins. J.K. Rowling gave it a thumbs up and it soon led to a trilogy. The books are now sold all over the U.S., Brazil and Korea. Their second book series, “Creature Keepers” is a 4-book series and book 4 was released last October, 2017.

Peter Nelson is a screenwriter who lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife, Diane, and their two sons, Charlie and Christopher. Herbert’s Wormhole was Peter’s First children’s book. He wrote it without ever having met an actual alien or traveling through time, which made it a bit more challenging, but just as fun.

Rohitash Rao was born in an exotic, faraway land called Hyderabad, India. He then grew up in another exotic, faraway land called Rancho Cucamonga, California. He now lives in a magical city on an island called Manhattan, where he works as an animator and director. Herbert’s Wormhole was Rao’s First children’s book, much of which he illustrated while sitting on a broken stool in his apartment.


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