The Flash Series

The Flash Series is a series of children’s picture books featuring the endearing relationship between a Jack Russell, Flash, and his girl Squirt. The series was created by Kari Martindale and is illustrated by Aaron Parrott.

A great introduction to empathy and social cues, The Time Flash Had the Best Day Ever follows Flash on his awesome day. But will Flash–or readers–notice that it’s not Squirt’s best day ever?

As the title The Christmas Flash Couldn’t Even suggests, Flash is exasperated because it’s Christmas Eve and his family isn’t ready for Christmas. But is Flash ready?

Designed for children aged 2-7, the series draws from the real-life trials and tribulations of Kari’s late Jack Russell, Flash, and his relationship with Kari’s daughter, Sequoia, who inspired the character Squirt.  Timeless lessons are introduced with modern wit and phrasing that will entertain parents and children alike.


For a glimpse at the inspiration for a series about a little girl and a patient JRT, look no further…