Drew Perry

Perry teaches writing at Elon University. His first novel, This Is Just Exactly Like You, was a finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan prize from the Center for Fiction, a Best-of-the-Year pick from The Atlanta Journal Constitution and a SIBA Okra pick. His second, Kids These Days, was an Amazon Best-of-the-Month pick and was named to Kirkus Reviews 'Winter's Best Bets' and 'Books So Funny You're Guaranteed to Laugh' lists. You can purchase a collection of "Adventures with Toad & Wee" at ourstatestore.com.


Ready to Roll

Young daredevils fly into new adventures with joyful abandon. For their parents, the trick is learning to let them soar.


Carolina Skies

In Chapel Hill, the littlest celestial explorers find answers to their biggest questions in a room full of stars.


Toad & Wee: Return to the Rink

It’s Christmastime in the city: Amid the busy bustle, ice-skaters find moments of peace and joy while circling outdoor rinks. Here they come around again, gliding into another holiday season.


Toad & Wee: Thanksgiving Shake-Up

With a little elbow grease and a lot of laughter, young cooks transform jars of cream into homemade butter — and a new family tradition is born.


Toad & Wee: Off the Map

Along the Blue Ridge Parkway, the best-laid plans of boys and their parents take a back seat to spontaneous discoveries and mountain magic.


Legends of the Fire

Coaxing a roaring blaze from nothing more than twigs and sheer will is a skill that is passed down for generations.


Toad & Wee: Building Memories

A quest to understand how boards and blocks become tables and chairs leads a pair of young woodworkers to a furniture factory in Burlington.


Toad & Wee: Scruffy Duffers

On a short course at Pinehurst Resort, a pair of putter boys learn the finer points of teeing up, playing through, and celebrating a good drive (quietly).