The Straw That Broke the Camel’s Backpack

by Amelia Rose & Illustrated by Mattew Maley



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/10/2015

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781480812727
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781480812734
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781480812741

About the Book

Charley is a camel with a heart of gold.  He loves balancing Zanna the Zebra’s xylophone on his back when she has a recital, acting as a hurdle for Robby the Roadrunner during gym class, and carrying books for Poppy the Porcupine. Because he is so strong and kindhearted, Charley’s friends always look to him for help. Charley doesn’t mind. He just wants to fit in with others.


In this colorful and charming children’s tale, a little camel with a big heart learns a valuable lesson about the power of give and take, and what happens when he takes on more than he can handle. Be sure to watch for Amelia’s upcoming book, Robby the Roadrunner’s Ridiculous Race.

About the Author

Amelia Rose holds a PhD in Literature and Language; she specializes in teaching positive, self-reliant principles to children and adults of all ages.  Dr. Rose lives with her husband and three children in the Hudson Valley, New York area, where she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.


Matthew Maley is an artist with nearly twenty-five years in the fields of Illustration and Design. His work has appeared in publications such as Archie Comics, Marvel, Disney, Nickelodeon, and Children’s Television Workshop. He lives in the Hudson Valley with his wife, daughter, and a variety of animals.