American writer Howard R. Garis a successful children’s book author, created the Uncle
Wiggily character. The editor of the Newark News asked to write some stories, that he
could publish daily, and Garis created a series about an elderly rabbit, Uncle Wiggily
Longears, and his friends. Some of his friends are Baby Bunny, Skiller Scaller, Alligator,
and Nurse Jane Fuzzy Wuzzy. The first story ran on January 10, 1910 and was a huge
success, which lead to national syndication. The first Uncle Wiggily game was introduced
by Milton Bradley in 1916.