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Friday, April 22, 2011

earth day award!


I have an exciting Earth Day announcement...Hoot Owl Hoot!, a cooperative board game I worked on for Peaceable Kingdom Press, has won a Dr. Toy Best Green Product award for 2011! The review shares, "Hoot Owl Hoot! is 100% Green. All materials - box and inside contents - are made with FSC papers and printed with soy-based inks. FSC means Forest Stewardship Council and that means ecologically responsible management of our world's forests. It's a game that is good for the planet and good for kids!" The cool thing is that the quality is so good that when I got my product samples, I didn't even realize the game was 100% green until I read about it on the box.

I was also impressed to read about how green the Peaceable Kingdom company is as a whole (but it doesn't surprise me because they are just nice people to work and I'm sure the earth thinks so too!). You can read more about the game and company's earth-friendly efforts here, and see some of the other products that share this year's award here.

Also, for every review of one of Peaceable Kingdom Press's cooperative board games, they will donate that game to a school/teacher. Email and tell them you wrote a review and provide the shipping details for the school. You can read about it on Peaceable Kingdom's facebook page.

Happy Earth Day!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

storybook festival this saturday!

Looking for something fun to do with the kiddos this weekend? How about a roadtrip on Saturday to the annual Storybook Festival in Fremont, Ohio?

The Storybook Festival is a community project for all families with children ages 0-8. The day is full of hands-on activities, celebrity readings, a TV mascot, an author or illustrator, storytellers, and more. It is a free event sponsored by many agencies and businesses in the community. I will be the visiting author this year and will be doing a series of short presentations and book signings. 
I'd love to see you there!