About Us

Stay Toon’d Publishing’s great beginning!

This is where we are supposed to tell you our story…BUT, we really want to tell about our STORIES! Stay Toon’d Publishing showcases the unique characters and tales from the imagination of author/illustrator Janet Tlachac-Toonen.  Janet and her husband Pete founded Stay Toon’d Publishing in January of 2015. However, Janet has been drawing her favorite character Sidney the Bear since 1981. Her dream of being able to give Sidney a voice, as only she could do, was realized in her first story titled, “Sidney the Bear”. As with all of her stories, there is a positive message, adorable characters and colorful images.  Our Story, A Forest Lesson, received 2 Story Monster approved awards in 2019. We believe the one thing better than a smile is…being able to make others smile. Stay Toon’d Publishing’s mission is to provide the best quality books that entertain, educate and inspire youngsters.