press release
12/6/13 07:48AM

Tampa Children's Book Author, Theodora Klein-Carroll, publishes a new book in the Tippy the Raindrop Series

A book signing event will be held on Tuesday, December 10.

Tampa, FL - Continuing the adventures of her much loved children’s character, Tippy the Raindrop, author and illustrator Theodora Kline-Carroll has released a new book entitled Tippy and the Runaway Cloud. The story continues as Tippy and his friends learn about the importance of rainwater to our environment.

At a book signing event at Barnes and Noble recently, Theodora read the book to a group of tough critics, children aged 1 - 8. They impressively paid attention and hung on every word, excited at the thought of having the book read to them by a 'real author.' Afterwards, they built Tippy the Raindrop mobiles, a hands-on exercise that is included in the book. 

Theodora's passion for the underlying messages in the book is clear. Asked about the story's significance recently, she said, "I was raised on a farm in North Dakota. Growing up on our family farm, weather had an enormous impact on our livelihood. We learned the importance of rain for survival at a young age, and the message has never left me. And, I want children to learn valuable life lessons while reading and enjoying a positive story."

Limited space is available for the book signing to be held on December 10. To attend, request an invitation by emailing

When: Tuesday, December 10

Time: 5:00 pm to 5:45, story time, crafts and snacks for kids

          5:45 to 8 pm, book signing and refreshments

Where: South Tampa, FL

Tippy and the Runaway Cloud as well as Ms. Carroll’s first book, Tippy the Raindrop, are available for purchase at the Barnes and Noble bookstore on Dale Mabry and Kennedy in Tampa or online at:


Barnes and

Balboa Press:


For updates on the adventures of Tippy the Raindrop, follow him on Facebook at:


About Theodora Kline-Carroll


Born in North Dakota, Theodora's work has taken her to New York, Boston and Tampa where she earned a degree in business management from the University of Tampa. She resides in South Tampa with her husband, Philip Carroll, and eight pets. Her passion for water conservation issues comes from growing up on a farm where rain is essential to every farm family's well-being. With her Tippy the Raindrop books, Theodora has brought her imagination to life.




Media Contact

Nancy Summers, Veranos Resources Marketing and Media


Tampa, FL

Interviews with Ms. Carroll are available upon request. 

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