Summary: - When we published The Encyclopedia of Immaturity in 2007, we knew it would make a great gift for someone’s nephew. And, sure enough, people gave it to their nephews — but also to their grandparents, brothers-in-law and accountants. Soon we were flooded with letters, e-mails and calls sharing one common theme — ""More! More! More!"" So here’s a second helping of skills, activities, and secret knowledge — suitable only for those whose maturity stopped developing around the age of 12. In addition to thought-provoking topics like What We Talk About When We Talk About Wedgies, the book includes detailed directions for how to: fake a cold, slide down a banister, balance a ping pong ball on your nose, send a toiletgram, throw a sloshie, and more. It’s all new and all hopelessly goofy. You can imagine our delight as we looked over the sales figures for the first volume of this encyclopedia. For years we’ve felt like the only kids at the grown-up table. Now it turns out the world is populated by a lot more people who are lot less mature than they look. Well, duh! - - About the Author: - - •0 - Author:0 - Illustrator:0 - Publisher:Klutz - Published Date:09/01/2009 - Format:Hardcover - ISBN:1591746892 - #of pages:#N/A -
Summary: - - - The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers’ attention in the book known as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger’s new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J. K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. Never before have Muggles been privy to these richly imaginative tales: “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot,” “The Fountain of Fair Fortune,” “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart,” “Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump,” and of course, “The Tale of the Three Brothers.” But not only are they the equal of fairy tales we now know and love, reading them gives new insight into the world of Harry Potter. - - The stories are accompanied by delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by Ms. Rowling herself, featuring a still-life frontispiece for each one. Professor Dumbledore’s commentary—apparently written some eighteen months before his death—reveals not just his vast knowledge of Wizarding lore, but also more of his personal qualities: his sense of humor, his courage, his pride in his abilities, and his hard-won wisdom. Names familiar from the Harry Potter novels sprinkle the pages, including Aberforth Dumbledore, Lucius Malfoy and his forebears, and Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington (or “Nearly Headless Nick”), as well as other professors at Hogwarts and the past owners of the Elder Wand. Dumbledore tells us of incidents unique to the Wizarding world, like hilariously troubled theatrical productions at Hogwarts or the dangers of having a “hairy heart.” But he also reveals aspects of the Wizarding world that his Muggle readers might find all too familiar, like censorship, intolerance, and questions about the deepest mysteries in life. - - Altogether, this is an essential addition to our store of knowledge about the world and the magic that J. K. Rowling has created, and a book every true Harry Potter fan will want to have for their shelves. - - This purchase also represents another very important form of giving: From every sale of this book, Scholastic will give its net proceeds to the CHILDREN'S HIGH LEVEL GROUP, a charity cofounded in 2005 by J.K. Rowling and Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, MEP. CHLG campaigns to protect and promote children's rights and make life better for vulnerable young people. www.chlg.org - - Published by the Children's High Level Group, in association with Arthur A. Levine Books, THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD will be available December 4, 2008. - - - - About the Author: - - •0 - Author:J. K. Rowling - Illustrator:0 - Publisher:Children's High Level Group - Published Date:12/04/2008 - Format:Hardcover - ISBN:0545128285 - #of pages:#N/A -
Summary: - - Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch. - - That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered the family secret, and that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth. - - Turns out, Sophie�s a - demon - , one of only two in the world�the other being her father. What�s worse, she has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is precisely why Sophie decides she must go to London for the Removal, a dangerous procedure that will destroy her powers. - - But once Sophie arrives she makes a shocking discovery. Her new friends? They�re demons too. Meaning - someone - is raising them in secret with creepy plans to use their powers, and probably not for good. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they�re using Acher to do it. But it�s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she? - - - About the Author: - - • - - Rachel Hawkins - was a high school English teacher before becoming a full-time writer. She lives with her family in Alabama, and is currently at work on the third book in the Hex Hall series. To the best of her knowledge, Rachel is not a witch, though some of her former students may disagree.... - - Author: Rachel Hawkins - Illustrator:0 - Publisher:Hyperion Book CH - Published Date:03/01/2011 - Format:Hardcover - 1423121317 - -
- Casablanca. You’ve seen the movie, but do you know where it is? In Locale, players compete against each other in a battle of knowledge and wild deception. Gain points by knowing the location of an exotic place, or fooling your opponents into believing that your guess is right! Say “Bon Voyage!” to ordinary bluffing games, and book your ticket to globetrotting adventure and hilarious trickery with Locale. - - - Product Measures: 11X8X4 - - Recommended Ages: 8 years and up - -
Summary: - - - Vampires, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters -- they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love breaks all the laws of the Night World. - - In - Secret Vampire - , Poppy thought the summer would last forever. Then she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Now Poppy's only hope for survival is James, her friend and secret love. A vampire in the Night World,
Summary: - "A man of knowledge is free...he has no honor, no dignity, no family, no home, no country, but only life to be lived."--don Juan - In 1961 a young anthropologist subjected himself to an extraordinary apprenticeship to bring back a fascinating glimpse of a Yaqui Indian's world of "non-ordinary reality" and the difficult and dangerous road a man must travel to become "a man of knowledge." Yet on the bring of that world, challenging to all that we believe, he drew back. - Then in 1968, Carlos Castaneda returned to Mexico, to don Juan and his hallucinogenic drugs, and to a world of experience no man from our Western civilization had ever entered before. - - About the Author: - - •Born in 1925 in Peru, anthropologist - Carlos Castaneda - wrote a total of 15 books, which sold 8 million copies worldwide and were published in 17 different languages. In his writing, Castaneda describes the teaching of Don Juan, a Yaqui sorcerer and shaman. His works helped define the 1960's and usher in the New Age movement. Even after his mysterious death in California in1998, his books continue to inspire and influence his many devoted fans. - Author: Carlos Castaneda - Illustrator:0 - Publisher:Washington Square Press - Published Date:08/01/1991 - Format:Paperback - ISBN:0671732498 - #of pages:#N/A -
Summary: - Slip on your acid-free gloves, make sure you have a duplicate copy of How to Grow Up and Rule the World (just in case something should happen to this one) and try to follow along as the incomparable, superior-in-all-ways Vordak the Incomprehensible teaches you a thing or two about villainy.  Now you, too, can try (and fail) to attain Vordak's level of infamy. - - From selecting the most dastardly name, to choosing the ideal henchmen, to engaging in witty repartee with disgustingly chipper superheroes, experienced supervillain Vordak the Incomprehensible guides readers step-by-step toward the ultimate goal of world domination (from his parents' basement in Trenton, New Jersey).  - With chapter titles like "Bringing Out the Evil" and "Building a Top-Notch Evil Organization," numerous bold illustrations, and detailed quizzes to assess your level of dastardliness, this book provides everything necessary to rise above the masses, and then rub your ascent in their faces. - - In return for this wealth of knowledge, Vordak requests nothing more than an honored place in the evil regime of he who achieves control of the world. (And, of course, the opportunity to assume command, should things not work out.) - - - Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review - - Writing as the ultra-evil Vordak the Incomprehensible, Seegert offers a comical step-by-step guide world domination.  With a hyperbolically inflated self-image and no shortage of bathroom humor, Vordak guides readers through such topics as how to choose a costume (“the more flamboyant the better”), build a lair, and acquire enough minions to build a top-notch evil organization (“At times they can be difficult to control, but at their best they can be a relentless plague upon civilization”), all of which are paired with Martin’s appropriately cartoonish artwork.  Seegert gives Vordak a voice so magnetic and absurd that readers, especially young male ones, are going to soak up his warped wisdom like a sponge and circulate it at recess, even as Vordak insults them with admonishments like, “You are just a sniveling, whiny little goober, after all.”  No one is going to rule the world after Vordak’s farcical directives, but readers will have a grand time turning pages to see what outlandish thing he’ll say or suggest next, while perfecting their own villainous laughs.  Muahahahaha.  Ages 8-up.  ( - Aug.) - - - About the Author: - - •Scott Seegert lives in Michigan with his family.  He is the author of one book for adults.  This is all of the information that Vordak will allow us to share.  - Author: Vordak T. Incomprehensible - Illustrator:0 - Publisher:EgmontUSA - Published Date:08/24/2010 - Format:Hardcover - 1606840134 - -
Summary: - - - - In 1841, a Japanese fishing vessel sinks. Its crew is forced to swim to a small, unknown island, where they are rescued by a passing American ship. Japan's borders remain closed to all Western nations, so the crew sets off to America, learning English on the way. - -   - - Manjiro, a fourteen-year-old boy, is curious and eager to learn everything he can about this new culture. Eventually the captain adopts Manjiro and takes him to his home in New England. The boy lives for some time in New England, and then heads to San Francisco to pan for gold. After many years, he makes it back to Japan, only to be imprisoned as an outsider. With his hard-won knowledge of the West, Manjiro is in a unique position to persuade the shogun to ease open the boundaries around Japan; he may even achieve his unlikely dream of becoming a samurai. - - - "A terrifc biographical novel by Margi Preus." - - Wall Street Journal - - - - *STARRED review from - Booklist - * - - - - Manjiro is 14 when a freak storm washes him and his four fishing companions onto a tiny island far from their Japanese homeland. Shortly before starving, they are rescued by an American whaling ship. But it's 1841 and distrust is rampant: the Japanese consider the whalers "barbarians," while the whalers think of the Japanese as "godless cannibals." Captain William Whitfield is different-childless, he forges a bond with the boy, and when it comes time for Manjiro to choose between staying with his countrymen or going to America as Whitfield's son, he picks the path of adventure. It's a classic fish-out-of-water story (although this fish goes into the water repeatedly), and it's precisely this classic structure that gives the novel the sturdy bones of a timeless tale. Backeted by gritty seafaring episodes-salty and bloody enough to assure us that Preus has done her research-the book's heart is its middle section, in which Manjiro, allegedly the first Japanese to set foot in America, deals with the prejudice and promise of a new world. By Japanese tradition, Manjiro was destined to be no more than a humble fisherman, but when his 10-year saga ends, he has become so much more. Wonderful back matter helps flesh out this fictionalized companion to the same true story told in Rhoda Blumberg's Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy (2001). - - - - Daniel Kraus - - - - - *STARRED review from - Kirkus Reviews - * - - In 1841, 14-year-old Manjiro joined four others on an overnight fishing trip. Caught by a severe storm, their small rowboat was shipwrecked on a rocky island. Five months later, they were rescued by the crew of a whaling ship from New Bedford. Manjiro, renamed John Mung, was befriended by the captain and eventually lived in his home in New Bedford, rapidly absorbing Western culture. But the plight of his impoverished family in Japan was never far from Manjiro's mind, although he knew that his country's strict isolationist policy meant a death sentence if he returned. - Illustrated with Manjiro's own pencil drawings in addition to other archival material and original art from Tamaki, this is a captivating fictionalized (although notably faithful) retelling of the boy's adventures. - - Capturing his wonder, remarkable willingness to learn, the prejudice he encountered and the way he eventually influenced officials in Japan to open the country, this highly entertaining page-turner - is the perfect companion to Shipwrecked! The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy, by Rhoda Blumberg (2001). (historical note, extensive glossary, bibliography.) (Historical fiction. 9-13) - - - - - *STARRED review from - School Library Journal - * - - A Japanese teenager living in the mid-19th century bridges two worlds in this - stunning debut novel - based on true events. Manjiro and his fellow fishermen find refuge on a remote island after a storm destroys their ship. When they are rescued by an American whaleboat captain and given the chance to return home with him, Manjiro accepts the offer. His encounters with a land that he has been taught is barbaric and his subsequent efforts to return to Japan shape him into an admirable character. - Preus places readers in the young man's shoes, whether he is on a ship or in a Japanese prison. Her deftness in writing is evident in two poignant scenes, one in which Manjiro realizes the similarities between the Japanese and the Americans and the other when he reunites with his Japanese family. - A sailor named Jolly and an American teen express the racism he experiences in America. Both of these characters gain sympathy from readers as their backgrounds are revealed, and as one of them comes to respect Manjiro. The truths he learns about himself and his fellow men and women are beautifully articulated. Manjiro's own drawings are well placed throughout the narrative and appropriately captioned. Preus includes extensive historical notes and a bibliography for those who want to know more about the man and the world in which he lived. - - - - *STARRED review from - Publishers Weekly - * - - In picture book author (The Peace Bell) - Preus's excellent first novel - , based on the true story of Manjiro Nakahama, Manjiro is 14 in 1841 when he is shipwrecked in a storm. An American whaling ship eventually rescues him and his shipmates, and while his fellow fishermen are fearful of the "barbarians," Manjiro is curious about them and the world. Knowing Japanese law forbids him from returning home because he's left the country, he learns English and whaling, gets a new name and family with the captain, and eventually seeks his way in America as the first known Japanese to set foot there. He finds innovative ways to challenge both hardships and prejudice, and never loses his curiosity. - Preus mixes fact with fiction in a tale that is at once adventurous, heartwarming, sprawling, and nerve-racking in its depictions of early anti-Asian sentiment. She succeeds in making readers feel every bit as "other" as Manjiro, while showing America at its best and worst through his eyes. - Period illustrations by Manjiro himself and others, as well as new art from Jillian Tamaki, a glossary, and other background information are included. - - About the Author: - - • - - - Margi Preus has written many popular plays and picture books for children. She teaches a children's literature course at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, where she writes for Colder by the Lake Comedy Theater and also watches for whales on Lake Superior. This is her first novel. Visit her online at www.margipreus.com. - - Author: Margi Preus - Illustrator:0 - Publisher:Amulet Books - Published Date:08/01/2010 - Format:Hardcover - ISBN:0810989816 - #of pages:#N/A -
Summary: - - - - - - - Think you can't have fun learning statistics? Think again. - - - The Manga Guide to Statistics - will teach you everything you need to know about this essential discipline, while entertaining you at the same time. With its unique combination of Japanese-style comics called manga and serious educational content, the EduManga format is already a hit in Japan. - - In - The Manga Guide to Statistics - , our heroine Rui is determined to learn about statistics to impress the dreamy Mr. Igarashi and begs her father for a tutor. Soon she's spending her Saturdays with geeky, bespectacled Mr. Yamamoto, who patiently teaches her all about the fundamentals of statistics: topics like data categorization, averages, graphing, and standard deviation. - - After all her studying, Rui is confident in her knowledge of statistics, including complex concepts like probability, coefficients of correlation, hypothesis tests, and tests of independence. But is it enough to impress her dream guy? Or maybe there's someone better, right in front of her? - - Reluctant statistics students of all ages will enjoy learning along with Rui in this charming, easy-to-read guide, which uses real-world examples like teen magazine quizzes, bowling games, test scores, and ramen noodle prices. Examples, exercises, and answer keys help you follow along and check your work. An appendix showing how to perform statistics calculations in Microsoft Excel makes it easy to put Rui's lessons into practice. - - This EduManga book is a translation from a bestselling series in Japan, co-published with Ohmsha, Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan. - - - - About the Author: - - • - - Trend Pro, Inc. is a pioneer of Ad-Manga--advertisement and advertising using Manga--in Japan. The company has produced over 1,700 Ad-Manga for over 700 clients, including many well-known public companies and government agencies. The company has over 100 registered professional Manga artists. - - - Author: Shin^Ltd. Takahashi - Illustrator:0 - Publisher:No Starch Press - Published Date:12/05/2008 - Format:Paperback - ISBN:1593271891 - #of pages:#N/A -
Summary: - Since its original publication, - The Secret - has inspired millions to live extraordinary lives. - The Secret to Teen Power - makes the knowledge of the law of attraction accessible and relevant to today?s teens. It explains the law of attraction in relation to teen issues such as friends and relationships, schoolwork, and self-image. It explains how teens can transform their own lives and live their dreams, by understanding and using the power they have in their hands. - The Secret to Teen Power - promises to follow the path of - The Secret - , inspiring teens and young people to bring joy and harmony to all aspects of their lives. - - About the Author: - - •Como productor de la pelÍcula - El Secreto - , Paul Harrington aprendiÓ los principios directamente de Rhonda Byrne, autora de - El Secreto - . Paul no sÓlo transformÓ su propia vida, sino tambiÉn logrÓ leer miles y miles de cartas procedentes de personas alrededor del mundo que habÍan utilizado - El Secreto - para comenzar a vivir la vida de sus sueÑos. - - - - Sin embargo, fue la propia hija adolescente de Paul quien lo inspirÓ a tomar este conocimiento y adaptarlo para una audiencia adolescente. Con - El Secreto para Adolescentes, - el sueÑo de Paul es que los adolescentes en todo el mundo comprendan el poder que tienen sobre sus propios destinos para lanzarse confiadamente al mundo ¡y crear una vida que no sea menos que una obra maestra! - Author: Paul Harrington - Illustrator:0 - Publisher:Beyond Words - Published Date:09/15/2009 - Format:Hardcover - ISBN:141699498X - #of pages:#N/A -
Whoever said that learning about U.S. geography had to be boring must not have read The Scrambled States of America. We fell head-over-heels for Laurie Keller's hilarious story and knew that it had the making for a great game. As with her book, we hope our game provides a fun way to enrich basic knowledge of U.S. geography. Players learn the names, capitals, nicknames, shapes and positions of the states through a myriad of visual teasers, language riddles and geography challenges. After playing, you'll see that there's more to the 50 States than meets the eye! - - Features include: - - •Ages 8 and up -
Summary: - - - On top of spending most of her time in a bunkerlike safe house and having her dates hijacked by a formidable Fae bodyguard, Faeriewalker Dana Hathaway is in for some more bad news: the Erlking and his pack of murderous minions known as the Wild Hunt have descended upon Avalon. With his homicidal appetite and immortal powers, the Erlking has long been the nightmare of the Fae realm. A fragile treaty with the Faerie Queen, sealed with a mysterious spell, is the one thing that keeps him from hunting unchecked in Avalon, the only place on Earth where humans and Fae live together. Which means Dana's in trouble, since it's common knowledge that the Faerie Queen wants her - and her rare Faeriewalker powers - dead. The smoldering, sexy Erlking's got his sights set on Dana, but does he only seek to kill her, or does he have something much darker in mind? - - - - About the Author: - - • - - Jenna Black graduated from Duke University with degrees in anthropology and French.  A full time writer of paranormal romance and urban fantasy, she lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina.  Visit her online at www.jennablack.com. - - - Author: Jenna Black - Illustrator:0 - Publisher:St. Martin's Griffin - Published Date:01/04/2011 - Format:Paperback - ISBN:0312575947 - #of pages:#N/A -
Summary: - Can you remember back to the first time you read something all by yourself instead of your parents reading to you? When your child is four to six years old or whenever they are ready to learn the building blocks to reading--Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Kindergarten makes it easy for you as a parent to play a role in helping your child become a confident reader. There are so many firsts at this time of a child's life, including getting used to going to school on their own! Here is a chance for you to be part of one of the most important learning processes learning to read. Hooked on Phonics makes it easy for you and fun for your kids! - - Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Kindergarten is based on research, approved by the Children s Reading Foundation and designed in conjunction with leading educators, renowned authors and most important, parents. Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Kindergarten uses engaging phonics-based activities, music videos, and online games to help your child become a confident reader. Each unit concludes with a storybook specially written to support the skills your child has learned so far in the program and this is a book they can read to you proudly, on their own! Each lesson takes only about 20 minutes a day. - - Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Kindergarten covers letter names, letter sounds, uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and blending sounds. Learn to Read Kindergarten includes: - - 12 original storybooks that feature an exciting range of beautifully illustrated stories - - 2 storybooks by the award-winning children s book authors and illustrators, David Ezra Stein and Rosemary Wells - - 2 reading workbooks that will guide you and your child through all of the lessons and many fun activities - - 2 DVDs filled with music videos and engaging, animated introductions to each lesson, where letters come to life - - 2 sets of stickers so a child can proudly mark their progress in the workbooks and celebrate their success - - Quick Start Guides - - 1 bonus Hooked on Phonics DVD, - FUNtastic Animals - , exclusive to Amazon customers - - Now featuring a free online Learn to Read experience - In addition to what's in the box, Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Kindergarten now offers unique online components to deliver a rich, multisensory learning experience for your child. Each level of Learn to Read comes with a serial number that lets you sign up for free online content. Simply register and you will be able to access online games, downloadable content, printables, and custom book recommendations. You will also be able to track your child's progress on their own personalized learning path. - - Online Games - Simple and engaging online games designed specifically to reinforce the subject matter your child has just completed in the lesson. - - Printables - Fun activity sheets you can download and print. Each activity is designed to reinforce the lesson your child has just completed. - - Custom Book Recommendations specifically tailored to reinforce the unit your child has just completed. All are available for purchase on Amazon.com. - - - About the Author: - - •At Hooked on Phonics, operated by Smarterville Productions LLC, we believe that every child loves to learn, so we focus on nurturing that thirst for knowledge with products that are fun, effective, and easy to use. We respond to the natural curiosity of a child and support families and teachers as they help children improve reading, math, and study skills. We celebrate every success so learning becomes a positive cycle that kids will love to repeat again and again. We meet all children at their level, engage their imaginations, and help them climb to the next level step by step. Every achievement ends in a celebration of success, an elevation of confidence, and an increase in self-esteem. As children master reading and math skills, they also lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning. Our goal is to make a difference in the lives of children by making learning fun and easy. That is why we have brought together a dedicated team of parents, leading educators, interactive designers, writers, and artists. By collaboration, research, and testing, we continually develop innovative products and systems that teach children not only to learn but also to love learning. - Author:Hooked on Phonics - Illustrator:0 - Publisher:Hooked On Phonics - Published Date:09/01/2009 - Format:Paperback - ISBN:160499178X - #of pages:#N/A -
Summary: - It's just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . . - - Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist-books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau. - - This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul. - - - - From the Hardcover edition. - - - About the Author: - - •Markus Zusak is the author of - I Am the Messenger - , winner of the Children's Book Council Book of the Year in Australia, - Fighting Ruben Wolfe - , an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and - Getting the Girl - . The author lives in Sydney, Australia. - - - - From the Hardcover edition. - - Author: Markus Zusak - Illustrator:0 - Publisher:Listening Library (Audio) - Published Date:09/26/2006 - ISBN:0739337270 - #of pages:#N/A -
Summary: - Children express different moods, including "I feel very mad,""I feel like reading books all day," and "I feel like wearing funny underwear." - - About the Author: - - •spent my childhood in a small town in Wyoming. It was a great place to grow up but I knew the world was out there waiting for me. In high school, art was a passion of mine, but I failed art class. Because of that failure, I lacked the self-confidence to pursue it further. But it wasn?t all my teachers fault. I worked at many things before finally coming back to my original dream of painting, but again I faced rejection. Despite the rejection, I continued on with my work because I knew being an artist was what I wanted to do with my life. After not having success with galleries, I was able to show my work at one of Wolfgang Puck?s restaurants, Postrio, in San Francisco, where I have lived for the past 13 years. With a little luck and persistence, this exhibit led to many other things, like creating merchandise for Macys, and then on to my own line of clothing for kids. I first got into children?s publishing in 1998. I was able to take the messages that are part of my art and put them in a simple reading about acceptance, differences and empowerment for kids to feel better about themselves in a simple, fun way. I have a lot of fun creating my books and I?m proud to know they are helping someone feel better about themselves in a silly, fun way. Here are some of the fun, cool things that have happened to me and my books: My work was displayed in the windows of FAO Schwarz in NYC and San Francisco, with interior displays of some of my product, including my first four books. ? Todd Parr Shops? within Toys R Us Japan were launched at all 101 stores with products exclusively available in Japan. My Books have won several awards and have been featured on The Rosie O?Donnell show. Currently I have written and illustrated 28 books with two more for 2007 and 2008. In 2004, I appeared in a Panasonic commercial and print ad. I have partnered with Target, Reach Out and Read, People Magazine and several other organizations to promote reading. In November 2005, my children?s preschool show, ToddWorld premiered on TLC and Discovery Kids. The show has since been nominated for an Emmy and has won several other awards including the iParenting Media Award and the 2005 Humanitas Award for the episode entitled ?Who?s Your Best Friend??. ToddWorld is now airing in almost every country around the world with a second season is in the works. With the support of my family, especially my Dad and Grandma, I have been very successful but I do have another passion. I'd like to own my own restaurant! As my Grandma used to say: " You're a little lost now but I know you'll find your way ". Todd and his dog, Bully - Author: Todd Parr - Illustrator:0 - Publisher:LB Kids - Published Date:09/21/2005 - Format:Board Book - ISBN:0316012491 - #of pages:#N/A -
- Jellycat designs are unique with just a hint of "attitude" appealing to all ages. Jellycat, established in London in 1999, is one of the world's leading luxury soft toy companies, fast becoming a lifestyle company. - - - Recommended Ages: 0 - 2 Years - - Product Measures:4x4x7 - -
- Jellycat designs are unique with just a hint of "attitude" appealing to all ages. Jellycat, established in London in 1999, is one of the world's leading luxury soft toy companies, fast becoming a lifestyle company. - - - Recommended Ages: 0 - 2 Years - - Product Measures:4x4x7 - -
- Paperback - - The important thing about The Important Book -- is that you let your child tell you what is important about the sun and the moon and the wind and the rain and a bug and a bee and a chair and a table and a pencil and a bear and a rainbow and a cat (if he wants to). For the important thing about The Important Book is that the book goes on long after it is closed. What is most important about many familiar things -- like rain and wind, apples and daisies -- is suggested in rhythmic words and vivid pictures. 'A perfect book . . . the text establishes a word game which tiny children will accept with glee.' Margaret Wise Brown & Leonard Weisgard offer children autonomy of choice with their laudable addition to children's literature. -
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