Sunday, February 28, 2010

Over the Moon

We were driving in the car and Eli asked if cows can really jump over the moon? (yes they can - wearing a hat and pearls no less!)

Hey Diddle Diddle by Jonas Sickler
pubs in June.

Friday, February 26, 2010

The Literacy Ambassador Recommends Indestructibles

Cathy Puett Miller also known as The Literacy Ambassador recently did an interview with The Reading Tub.  Cathy was asked to single out 10 books, one for each year to recommend for parents to share with their children.  She chose Indestructibles for age 0-3.  You can read her reply below or go here for the entire interview or here to learn more about her and her books.

Cathy: Wow. There is actually no way I could do that nor would I want to. Part of the beauty of reading with your child is finding the right fits for the two (or more) of you. That said, for the years 0-3, think bright pictures, familiar story themes and topics, few words on each page to match the attention span of the individual child. also remember children are very tactile at that age so include a few books that are “mouth proof” like board books or plastic or bath toys. Workman has some new books called “Indestructibles” that are great for this age.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Inland Empire Family – Storytime blog: Are they really ‘Indestructible’?

YES!  But don't just take our word for it.  Kristen Schott put Indestructibles to the test:

Inland Empire Family – Storytime blog: Are they really ‘Indestructible’?

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Read - Write- Get What you Want

My grocery list: cabbage, dressing apples, grapes, pasta, bananas, tomatoes, milk - just the basics nothing fun.  Owa spiced up the back of the list and I was so impressed with all she is learning in kindergarten that I went ahead and got her a box of corn dogs and package of cookies!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Old McDonald Sketches

Indestructibles artist, Jonas Sickler, has begun sketches for three new titles due out in Fall of 2010. Click here to see "rough sketches" of Old McDonald on his farm in Bolivia.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

WBE Certification

Indestructibles was officially certificated as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE). I heard a lot of rumors about the process before I started, particularly regarding how tedious the application is. I agree there is a lot of paperwork but keeping good records is half the battle. The other key for me was having a wonderful mentor that responded to ALL my email questions when I was stumped. The application is only half the process. The other part involved an interview with the assistant and director of the Kansas Department of Commerce. In the middle of the interview, our dog Luna emerged from the playroom wearing a tutu and sweater. Fortunately for me the two women had a sense of humor!