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Global children’s issues, ideas, and groups

HIP HIP HOORAY! POSSUM’S HEART SURGERY WAS A SUCCESS!

Posted by Talula on September 18, 2009

"Possum" & Mommy Possum

"Possum" & Mommy Possum

JUST SAW THE TWEET (SENT 17 HOURS AGO IN AUSTRALIA)– POSSUM SHOULD BE SAFE AT HOME BY NOW WITH HIS MOMMY (children’s author – Karen Collum), DADDY, AND TWIN LITTLE BROTHERS! aFTER 4 DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL – HIS MOM’S TWEET SAYS IT MUST BE WORLD RECORD FOR SHORTEST STAY AFTER SUCH AN EXTENSIVE OPEN HEART SURGERY. THANKS FOR ALL THE WORLD-WIDE PRAYERS FOR THIS LITTLE GUY! Talula

WHEN HE IS FINALLY RECOVERED — WATCH FOR HIS SPECIAL BOOK THAT MOM (KAREN COLLUM) WROTE CALLED “POSSUM’S HEART” (its working title).

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Do You Need a New Product to Fundraise for Your Organization? Try Barefoot!

Posted by Talula on July 4, 2009

  

Q #1:  Are you on the Fundraising Committee for your school or organization?

Q#2:  Are you tired of the old candy, gift wrap, popcorn, coupon books?

Q#3:  Do people in your office avoid you when your fundraising season begins in earnest?

Q#4:  Would you like to turn all that around to a new & positive experience?

A#1:   CHECK OUT BAREFOOT BOOKS AS A FUNDRAISING OPTION!

Our beautifully illustrated and award-winning children’s books  come in all shapes and sizes to make a family friendly item that is easy to promote. We have over 400 items of delightful fairytales and folklore from cultures all over the globe.  Our modestly priced books, puzzles, puppets, audio books and global music CD’s are produced by some of the finest makers of children’s products in the world!

With monthly sale priced items and our very simple onsite or online fundraising systems – it is a SNAP! to promote our products to raise money for your group, not to mention the word-of-mouth benefit for supporting children’s literacy, diversity in the illustrations, text & format of our books, and our many charitable & “green” partnerships!

It can be as simple as placing one of our  Barefoot Books buttons or banners on your site;  assigning you an event code, then supporters/ customers can shop & order directly from your website, having items shipped to their own home! What could be easier than that?

Or a sample group of books can be set up to display in the lobby of your business or org for a day or two; then folks can take home a flyer with the ordering info.  The customer makes a simple order online and your org benefits!

Of course, if you prefer an old fashioned onsite bookfair; we can arrange those, too.

FOR A BETTER FUNDRAISING EXPERIENCE – CLICK ABOVE AND READ ALL ABOUT IT ON OUR SITE, OR EMAIL ME AT  talulas.wagon@gmail.com FOR MORE INFORMATION!

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Celebrate Earth Day with Barefoot Books & Talula!

Posted by Talula on March 31, 2009

Eco Libris Promotional Banner

Earth Day is April 22, 2009!

Want some great environmental activities to do with your kids on Earth Day?

You Can Buy a Barefoot Book and Plant a Tree at the same time! 

It is time to celebrate “EARTH DAY” properly with Barefoot Books and Talula

We have a beautiful new anthology title (collection of stories)  called The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales …HC ($19.99 U.S)

which you can see here in our >>>  apr09_marketingflyer_us_sh.   <<<

Plus, we have some great SALE PRICES! on  other earth-friendly titles like

Yoga Planet Eco-Cards …Deck ($13.99),

Whole World Eco-Activity Book …PB ($3.99),

The Beeman …HC ($13.99),

What’s This? A Seed’s Story …PB ($6.99), 

Jack & the Beanstalk …PB w/CD ($7.99),

The Gigantic Turnip …PB w/CD ($7.99),

Home For a Tiger, Home For a Bear …HC ($13.99) and more!

$19.99

$19.99

 IT’S HERE! YOU CAN ORDER NOW!:   IF YOU’RE HAPPY & YOU KNOW IT! w/CD ($16.99)

Find These Titles & More at >>> Talula’s Wagon<<< ~ The Children’s Bookstore for Global Treasures! 

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Earth Hour, Whole World, Barefoot Books & Earth Hour 2009

Posted by Talula on March 28, 2009

US April Theme Banner   

Click  ^ ^^ the banner above to find Earth Tales/Whole World/Yoga Planet books!

 

EDIT: Congratulations! Many millions of people ~ 3,929 cities/towns (at last count this morning) joined in on Earth Hour 2009.

Tonite is the night for Earth Hour 2009!  See it live on http://earthhour.org/home !

IT HAS BEGUN! OCEANA STARTED THE MOVEMENT & CHINA IS NOW GOING DARK IN THE WATER CUBE & BIRD’S NEST AT THIS VERY MOMENT! FOLLOW THE WORLD AS SHE GOES DARK FROM THE EARTH HOUR WEBSITE! PRETTY COOL TO WATCH!   YEAH HUMANS — WE CAN DO THIS! Yay! We made a HUGE impact on the awareness of ecological issues – Thanks to everyone who joined in around the world!

NOW SHARE THIS WITH YOUR LAWMAKERS:  WITH LETTERS YOU CAN DOWNLOAD FROM EARTH HOUR ORG. TO LET THEM KNOW YOU ARE SERIOUS AND WANT THEIR VOTE ON A POST-KYOTO DIRECTIVE IN  COPENHAGEN when they meet in December 2009!

Listen to your heart and show your children that WE CAN CARE and WE CAN DO SOMETHING TOGETHER TO HELP THE WORLD WE LIVE ON!

See my earlier post on how  join Earth Hour 2009 and to turn off your lights at 8:30pm – 9:30pm time (your local time) and join over 2,500 3,929 cities/towns now involved around the world.

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Announcement:  FREE SHIPPING UNTIL MAY 10, 2009!

Pick up our new “Earth Tales”, “Whole World” or “Whole World” & “Yoga Planet” Activity Books for your kids to enjoy a little environmental fun  (find them at the Banner in the top of this post) or at >>> Talula’s Wagon <<<

AND THANKS FOR READING MY BLOG AND RESPONDING IN SUCH A POSITIVE WAY!  Ta – Ta from Talula.

 

Here is a great Earth Hour Video you might like.

http://video.liveearth.org/video/WWF-Earth-Hour-Candle

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World Water Day! and Earth Hour! Wake Up & Find Out How To Do Your Part!

Posted by Talula on March 19, 2009

2nd EDIT: I checked the stats today (3/29/09) and we had a massive turnout for Earth Hour! 

Cities involved worldwide = 3,929 and still counting! Information is still coming in on how many folks actually participated ( I believe it may now be around 2 billion people).

Now On To The Next Stage: Sending your opinion to your lawmakers to express how you want them to vote on the post-Kyoto directive in December 2009 in Copenhagen!

See “Supporters” & “Downloads” at   http://www.earthhour.org/home to find downloads to send to your lawmakers, civic organizations, other businesses, customers, friends and other like minded individuals. Send a letter/wear a T-shirt/put up a poster with any of the Earth Hour logos available at http://www.earthhour.org/downloads/  Your choice of the black background with the earth colored 60, the lightswitch, or several others. Bloggers can grab several different logos and embeds for their blog to show support and invite more participants.

EDIT:  IT HAS BEGUN! STARTED OUT IN OCEANA, NOW IN CHINA – FOLLOW THE PROGRESSION AROUND THE WORLD AT http://www.earthhour.org/home .

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Earth Hour 2009

Earth Hour 2009

Ok folks! This is your wake up call if you haven’t been listening to Live Earth’s Message recently! Want to know how you can do a small part to participate in helping the earth and our global neighbors in the last few days of this month? Want to share ideas with your children on how to be environmentally friendly? Start right here!!!

March 22, 2009 is World Water Day!       >>>>>  Click Here  <<<<to see how you can help the U.N. bring public attention to their theme this year of  transboundary water = “Sharing Water – Sharing Opportunities”.

Want to join in with the World Wildlife Fund and the rest of the world (Eiffel Tower in Paris, Sydney Opera House in Australia, Acropolis & the Parthenon in Athen’s, The London Eye and many more historic landmarks from the Artic Circle to Oslo.  ) to turn off  all your non-essential lights for one hour on March 28th, 2009!

See how to sign up for Earth Hour by>>>>  clicking here  <<<<<<and find out the correct time to participate in your time zone. And join Desmond Tutu and other humanitarians; like 28 million Scouts around the world and folks in 1,858 cities/towns/municipalities that have already joined up! We have already surpassed the goal of 1,000 towns — add yours and let’s see if we can REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

C’mon Folks! It’s not hard to do something good to help the beautiful world we live on and our neighbors (both human & animal), so look over these information sites to share this amazing  work with these organizations.

Show your children that we can ALL HELP!

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Happy 200th Birthday, Charles Darwin!

Posted by Talula on February 19, 2009

boy reading reclinedHappy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you — You belong in a Zoo! Happy Birthday Charlie!

Err…if it weren’t for you, we probably wouldn’t have zoos so kids could marvel at the wonders of the animal kingdom! Or kids who excitedly want to grow up  to be botanists, biologists, earth scientists or veterinarians!

If you haven’t guessed already, today is the 200th worldwide celebration of Charles Darwin’s birth! And if you are still clueless — he is the renowned English naturalist who traveled the seas; exploring, cataloguing, & documenting with notes and illustrations, new species of plants and animals. Many folks around the world study his work at some time in their academic life, especially if they take biology class in high school. Much of the details of his work on animal life in the Galapagos Islands; still stands as reputable facts today.

And we have just the book to introduce young children to his scientific facts. Sailing to Galapagos , written by Laurie Krebs with vibrant illustrations of exotic wildlife and the islands that are home to his most renowned studies, done by Grazia Restelli. See facts about the most famous resident of all – the Galapagos Tortoise; and other species in the endnotes at the back of the book. Use this book to introduce science to your young children, provide them with a few props and then watch them sail away to dream about all the exotic new animals and flora in their imagination. ‘Sailing to Galapagos’ on their own little homemade boat. And don’t forget to pack them a snack; they will certainly be hungry during all that exploring!

You can find Sailing to Galalpagos at the Barefoot Books/Talula’s Wagon link in the blogroll on the right. >>>

Enjoy science again with your little ones! Love, Talula.

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