Staff Book Picks: December

Teddy Tales 3D-book

Written by Karen Spruill and Illustrations by Mark Wayne Adams
ISBN:  978-0-98367-230-2
Paperback Retail Price: $7.99

Teddy Tales, designed as a “therapy dog in a book,” is a collection of stories to be shared with young children and their adults. This rescue puppy’s real-life adventures can assist in processing children’s developmental issues and social challenges, besides teaching elements of pet care. Discussion questions are added to each chapter to facilitate classroom or adult-to-child interaction. Counselors, educators, veterinarians, and family members will value this charming resource.

 

Floppy Book 3D-book
Frozen Floppies
Written by John Hope and Illustrations by Mark Wayne Adams
Hardbound ISBN:  978-159616-018-7
Pages: 32
Retail Price:  $14.95

The Floppies are frozen flopsicles! Fellow Floppies must flex their Floppy brains to rescue their frozen friends. But how can they, with Floppyland borders separating them? Find out how factions of Floppies band together to fight the frost and free the frozen Floppies, in this Royal Palm Literary Award-winning story of friendship.

 

Scribble Dee Sophie 3D-book

Written by Karen Spruill and Illustrations by Mark Wayne Adams
ISBN:  978-0-98367-232-6
Paperback Retail Price: $9.77

What do you do with a girl like Scribble-Dee Sophie? With words and pictures, Scribble-Dee Sophie tells the story of a little artist who seems born with a crayon in her hand. Early readers and parents can follow her fun and mischief from ages 1 to 12. Scribble Stages sidebars gives adult readers developmental material to better understand their own budding artists. Age-appropriate art supply suggestions are sprinkled along the way. Watch as Sophie scribbles her way through life, learning about art manners and dreams for her future.
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“Fun Kid’s Book” —Gary Roen, Reviewer

Frozen Floppies
John Hope, author
Mark Wayne Adams, illustrator

“Floppies are little creatures who have many different adventures. The author and artist bring to life in two art forms the world of the Floppies. They also teach kids many valuable lessons that are subtle within the body of the work. “Frozen Floppies” is a fun kid’s book for all ages to enjoy.”

—Gary Roen, Reviewer

Read more at The Midwest Book Review…

Summer Reading List: “Frozen Floppies”

Frozen Floppies

Written by John Hope and Illustrations by Mark Wayne Adams
ISBN:  978-159616-018-7

Retail Price:  $14.95

The Floppies are frozen flopsicles! Fellow Floppies must flex their Floppy brains to rescue their frozen friends. But how can they, with Floppyland borders separating them? Find out how factions of Floppies band together to fight the frost and free the frozen Floppies, in this Royal Palm Literary Award-winning story of friendship.

Frozen Floppies is part of our Summer Reading List for Students! Purchase your own or check the book out at your local library. If it’s not available at your library, request it be added.

The Midwest Book Review: Frozen Floppies

Frozen Floppies
John Hope, author
Mark Wayne Adams, illustrator

Winner of the Royal Palm Literary Award, Frozen Floppies is a rhyming children’s picturebook with an underlying moral. In Floppyland, the Floppies (who appear to be anthropomorphic burros with floppy ears) have been separated by borders for as long as they can remember. But then a terrible winter cold freezes floppies into flopsicles. Can the floppies learn to cooperate and work together before they’re all frozen stiff? Gentle color illustrations add a delightful touch to this heartwarming tale, enthusiastically recommended for storytime. The inside of the dust jacket also has cut-out patterns for a simple “make your own floppy” sewing project!

Read more at The Midwest Book Review…

Meet John Hope

Forever seeking new adventures, John Hope lives a life of energizing enterprises. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida , John earned his BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF) and since 1999 has developed and designed software for simulators, websites, traveler information systems, and numerous other technical widgets. All the while, he has quenched his creative hunger with writing a few novels, hundreds of poems and short stories, several short plays many of which he’s acted and/or directed, puppeteered in countless skits, and built a number of toy train layouts. To keep a steady rhythm in his life, John has run almost 30,000 miles in hundreds of road and trail races through the years, including captaining the UCF Men’s Cross Country team, achieving TAAC all conference, managing 5k races, and at times traversing entire states in relay teams and triathlons.

Currently at home in Central Florida, John loves spending time with this family and friends. Whether he’s traveling thousands of miles in a car or playing board games on the living room floor, he loves the company and conversations and laughs with the ones he loves. He often pulls from these times with his family and loved ones to create wonderfully tender moments and hilariously vivid characters in his writing.

Frozen Floppies, John Hope’s latest release, shows how factions of Floppies band together to fight the frost and free the frozen Floppies. This book is a Royal Palm Literary Award-winning story of friendship.

Learn more about his other books…

“You did a wonderful job. So good, in fact, I can’t thing of a single thing to say other than, wow! You’ve really interpreted the story expertly and created a new world.” – John Hope

“Frozen Floppies” Book, Pattern, and Toy Giveaway

The Floppies are frozen flopsicles! Fellow Floppies must flex their Floppy brains to rescue their frozen friends. But how can they, with Floppyland borders separating them? Find out how factions of Floppies band together to fight the frost and free the frozen Floppies, in this Royal Palm Literary Award-winning story of friendship.

Frozen Floppies is one of MWA, Inc’s newest book releases. To celebrate, MWA,Inc will give away one Frozen Floppies book, one 0628 Floppy Toy Pattern (Medium), and one handmade Floppy Toy (Medium). (Total retail value: $155.00) To qualify for our giveaway; like, share, or post a kid friendly comment about friendship on this blog before February 1, 2015. Persons posting must live within the continental United States. Giveaway will not be shipped outside the continental United States. Winner will be randomly selected and notified via the blog by February 5, 2015.

Items Given Away:
Frozen Floppies Written by John Hope and Illustrations by Mark Wayne Adams
ISBN:  9781596160187
Retail Price:  $14.95
ISBN:  9781596160914
Retail Price:  $9.95
Custom made-to-order Floppy doll created from pattern 0628 Floppy Medium Pattern. Made with washable Minky Cuddle fabrics, Silky soft stuffing, Poly pellets, and black bead eyes. (Note: Eyes are secured. Not meant for small children.)
Retail Price:  $125.00