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Chief and Sarge are two adorable little guys who love adventure! Their biggest adventure was the day they were adopted by Trevor and Cassie from the orphanage. Trevor, was a retired Navy Senior Chief, and also worked with the Marines. One of his military buddies, Mark English, helped run a home for children without families. When the little guys got there, Trevor’s friend, Mark, called him up and told him about them. Trevor went to visit them in the orphanage. When Trevor met them, found out their names, and got to know them a little bit, he knew they were meant for them. He told Cassie about them, and the rest, so they say, is history!
When Trevor and Cassie took them home with them, Chief (the koala) and Sarge (the monkey) were pleasantly surprised to find they were surrounded by more than just Trevor and Cassie. Trevor’s service dog, Delilah, is a sweet bundle of energy who is a nurturer, and looks after each family member as one of the pack. The other family member is a wise old cat named Sampson. Sampson is always good for guidance and direction. Together, they all live on peaceful Serenity Acres. While they are not related by blood, they are united by heart, love, and loyalty. They are truly a family in heart.
These little guys create an adventure every time they get into the car! They are a fun, life-loving pair that will keep you smiling! You may find the family out on an adventure near you. They go on some real-life adventures, along with some adventures of the imagination created by the two youngsters! If you see them out and about, go ahead and ask for a picture.
You may find yourself on their Social Media Accounts:
Chief and Sarge travel all over with their Serenity Acres family. Even going to the store can be an adventure with this pair! Whether it's shopping, going to the carwash, or taking some travel trips, this fun, life-loving pair are always good for a smile! People of all ages have fallen in love with Chief and Sarge! They have videos of them going down a water slide on a cruise, their picture with Buc-ee, and even out and about around town! Then, there are all of those wonderful people who play along, and have their picture taken with them! Special thanks to those who took time out of their day to get their photo with the little guys! See them below in the "Chief and Sarge Photo Ops" section.Check them out! You too can get your photo with them! If you see us, stop and ask! They LOVE getting their picture taken with folks of all ages!
These little guys create an adventure every time they get into the car! They are a fun, life-loving pair that will keep you smiling! You may find the family out on an adventure near you. They go on some real-life adventures all the time, so if you see them out and about, go ahead and ask for a picture. You may find yourself on their social media accounts! Give them a follow:
We are happy to announce that Chief & Sarge's Children's Book Series has a new illustrator! Davy Jones is a comic artist out of Houston, TX. His comic Charmy's Army brings laughter to those who enjoy reading it via the newspapers where he's featured, comic cons, and through his blog via email. To learn more about him, go to: Charmy's Army Website
We have enlisted Davy's assistance in brining the stories and adventures you've experienced via photographs to life in the realm of storybooks you can share with the young readers in your life!
The way he creates each individual sketch, allows C.J. to incorporate more personality within the stories. Stay tuned for the new and improved Adventures of Chief and Sarge Coming Soon!
Congratulations, Chief & Sarge, for winning BEST CHILDREN’S TRAVEL BOOK for 2021!! So proud of and excited!!
Those adventures you have been able to enjoy via photographs was converted to a children's book series!
CRUISING (Adventures of Chief and Sarge, Book 1): Sail away on an adventure with the Serenity Acres Crew! Chief & Sarge are going on their first cruise! There will be tons of new people to meet, waterslides, new ports to explore, ice cream machine, movies, shows...and so much more! Sit back and relax while you enjoy their real-life stories turned into a children's book series!
Engines roar and tires spin when fast cars take to the track for a day of racing! What a way to spend a Saturday for the Serenity Acres crew! As always, adventure follows them wherever they go. Given a chance to meet the racers up close, the crew takes full advantage of the chance to get to know them, as well as make some great new friends along the way!
It seems like a spectacular weekend for the crew, until something goes wrong. See how the Serenity Acres crew turns a day at the races into a lesson in friendship.
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CRUISING (ADVENTURES OF CHIEF AND SARGE, BOOK 1) won 2021 BEST CHILDREN'S TRAVEL BOOK for Texas Authors Institute (TAIH) Awards!
Sail away on an adventure with the Serenity Acres Crew! Chief and Sarge are going on their first cruise! There will be tons of new people to meet, waterslides, new ports to explore, ice cream machine, movies, shows...and so much more!
Sit back and relax while you enjoy their real-life stories turned into a children's book series:
The Adventures of Chief and Sarge:
"Everyday is an adventure with these two!"
Stay tuned for more adventures with Chief and Sarge!
Every day with these two is an adventure!
Reviewed in the United States on July 3, 2020
Granddaughter loves to read and am always looking for good books for her to read. We just returned from a cruise and thought she would get a kick out of seeing what a cruise is like and what grandpa and grandma were doing when they were gone.
She loves the story and the pictures are done very well. Chief and Sarge were the hit of the book for my granddaughter....she loves animals!!!
Well worth a read for kiddos!!
Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2020
This book felt like the perfect fun educational story for kids getting ready to go on a cruise. Cruises can be an overwhelming experience for little ones but seeing all aspects of the experience through the eyes of Chief and Sarge makes it feel fun and exciting. Beautifully illustrated with a diverse cast represented, even if your family is not preparing for a cruise in the immediate future, it will spark the imagination of your little one!
Reviewed in the United States on June 17, 2020
Join Chief and Sarge on their first cruise. A delightful book with cute illustrations. This would be a fun book to introduce cruising to the little ones in your family. Not only is this a fun story, there are cruise ship facts in the back of the book. I hope to see more adventures with Chief and Sarge!
Reviewed in the United States on December 21, 2020
The Adventures of Chief and Sarge Cruising is a lovely story of a family vacation. Cassie and Trevor take their fluffy little pals on a cruise to Mexico for a family vacation. Chief, the koala, and Sarge, the monkey, brings a smile to everyone's face. Children will love to hear about all the great things to do aboard a cruise ship and in Mexico. This is one of many fascinating adventures the family goes on. The writing is enlightening and the drawings are rendering of actual pictures. C.J. Peterson and Waleed Ahmed do excellent work in their respective fields for the children's entertainment.
Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2020
Sometimes children's books can be on the slim side in terms of content, but this book really delivers! Besides telling an amusing story that young and old will enjoy, author C.J. Peterson delivers interesting and informative content. Any family thinking of taking a cruise would be wise to invest in this book. Before the cruise, the book will give the children (and maybe even their parents) an idea of what to expect, and afterwards it can remind them of their own adventures on board and ashore, prompting conversations with family and friends. The Fun Facts about cruising included at the back of the book make us all smarter about the cruising experience and can spark trivia challenges. Most of all, I admire the clever premise of the book, which gives the author ample room for a series of Chief and Sarge adventures in the future! I hope to hop in the author's backpack along with Chief and Sarge to experience those fun times.