Gasparilla Rat Has Just Sailed In!


AT LAST! A book celebrating the Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza! Join Benjy Blake and Uncle Jake as they experience the excitement of 100 parade floats making their way down Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard! Imagine such fun! 

Gasparilla Rat! is a book that every child should have. From the colorful illustrations to the magical story, you can guarantee this will put a smile on your little one's face!

Come On! Join The Crew!


It all begins with an invitation to: The Children's Gasparilla Extravaganza!  Benjy Blake joins Uncle Jake and shouts "Ahoy!" As 100 parade floats make their way down Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard.

Buccaneers, balloons, beads, bands, and hot dog stands...and of course the fancy fireworks high in the sky!

About The Author Jane Johnson...





Jane Brandi Johnson, a Tampa local, is an award-winning editor and children's author. 

A graduate of Boston University, Jane enjoyed a lifetime of business ownership along with a 15-year career teaching English in the Florida School System.

Jane has always had a passion for teaching and helping children. She devotes her time to fundraising, writing children's books, and exploring every sport imaginable!

Gasparilla Rat!  is the fourth book that Jane has written. It is all the rage among parents and their children!




Jane Brandi Johnson teams exculsively with "the most amazing illustrator," Lisa Bohart.

Lisa Bohart's goal as an artist is to illustrate each book as imaginatively as the minds of the children reading them. Each book is a magical place to venture like no other. She draws with the hope of inspiring emotion in the hearts of young viewers.

About The Illustrator Lisa Bohart...





It all begins with an invitation to: The Children's Gasparilla Extravaganza!  Benji Blake joins Uncle Jake and shouts "Ahoy!" As 100 parade floats make their way down Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard.

Buccaneers, ballons, beads, bands, and hot dog stands...and of course the fancy fireworks high in the sky!

Come On! Join The Crew!





It all begins with an invitation to: The Children's Gasparilla Extravaganza!  Benji Blake joins Uncle Jake and shouts "Ahoy!" As 100 parade floats make their way down Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard.

Buccaneers, ballons, beads, bands, and hot do stands...and fancy fireworks high in the sky!

Come On! Join The Crew!

Mom’s Choice Award Gold Medalist
Honoring Excellence In Family Media, Products, And Services

See What Other Parents Are Saying About The Book!

Lilia T

“Thumbs up for Gasparilla Rat! My kids are asking for it every night at bedtime!”

Marla O

“Wow! The Gasparilla Kid’s Parade just came alive! Love this fun book!”

Lilia T

“Thumbs up for Gasparilla Rat! My kids are asking for it every night at bedtime!”

Marla O

“Wow! The Gasparilla Kid’s Parade just came alive! Love this fun book!”

Frank P

“Love the illustrations and the story is creative!I smiled when I saw the views of downtown Tampa!”

Susan W

“Gasparilla Rat will be under our Christmas tree this year! My grandson will be so surprised!” 

Frank P

“Love the illustrations and the story is creative!I smiled when I saw the views of downtown Tampa!”

Susan W

“Gasparilla Rat will be under our Christmas tree this year! My grandson will be so surprised!” 
Grab Your Copy Now FOR JUST $18.39
* LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Copyright © 2019 Tails And Snails

Gasparilla Rat Has Just Sailed In!


AT LAST! A book celebrating the Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza! Join Benjy Blake and Uncle Jake as they experience the excitement of 100 parade floats making their way down Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard! Imagine such fun! 

Gasparilla Rat! is a book that every child should have. From the colorful illustrations to the magical story, you can guarantee this will put a smile on your little one's face!
Grab Your Copy Now FOR JUST $18.39
* LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Come On! Join The Crew!


It all begins with an invitation to: The Children's Gasparilla Extravaganza!  Benjy Blake joins Uncle Jake and shouts "Ahoy!" As 100 parade floats make their way down Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard.

Buccaneers, balloons, beads, bands, and hot dog stands...and of course the fancy fireworks high in the sky!

About The Author Jane Johnson...


Jane Brandi Johnson, a Tampa local, is an award-winning editor and children's author. 

A graduate of Boston University, Jane enjoyed a lifetime of business ownership along with a 15-year career teaching English in the Florida School System.

Jane has always had a passion for teaching and helping children. She devotes her time to fundraising, writing children's books, and exploring every sport imaginable!

Gasparilla Rat!  is the fourth book that Jane has written. It is all the rage among parents and their children!

About The Illustrator Lisa Bohart...


Jane Brandi Johnson teams exculsively with "the most amazing illustrator," Lisa Bohart.
Lisa Bohart's goal as an artist is to illustrate each book as imaginatively as the minds of the children reading them. Each book is a magical place to venture like no other. She draws with the hope of inspiring emotion in the hearts of young viewers.
Mom’s Choice Award Gold Medalist
Honoring Excellence In Family Media, Products, And Services

See What Other Parents Are Saying About The Book!

Lilia T

“Thumbs up for Gasparilla Rat! My kids are asking for it every night at bedtime!”

Marla O

“Wow! The Gasparilla Kid’s Parade just came alive! Love this fun book!”

Frank P

“Love the illustrations and the story is creative!I smiled when I saw the views of downtown Tampa!”

Susan W

“Gasparilla Rat will be under our Christmas tree this year! My grandson will be so surprised!” 
Grab Your Copy Now FOR JUST $18.39
* LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Copyright © 2019 Tails And Snails