Fun in the Car with Curious George

Curious George
For all of you parents out there, maybe you remember when your parents used to take you out for a Sunday drive in the family vehicle, while singing songs and bonding. Of course, things didn’t always run so smoothly in the back seat if you and your siblings didn’t have some fun things to do while you drove. If you’re like me, you love to go on road trips, but may have a hard time in choosing activities to keep your kids occupied. Thankfully, Curious George has plenty of fun to offer your kids in the car.

Although we don’t sell songbooks (this might be a relief for some of you), we currently have a Curious George Super Sticker Activity Book that comes with 500 stickers. This book is geared towards ages 4-8, and includes over 45 activities. There are counting games, drawing challenges, 8 search-and-find scenes, holiday-themed activities (with stickers), 4 sticker puzzles, counting and matching activities, and did I mention stickers? All for your little one.

If you are one of those families that is blessed with a portable DVD player, then we have even more options for you. We have Curious George DVDs like Curious George: A Bike Ride Adventure and Curious George Goes Green. I guarantee that your kids will love these DVDs!

If your child is old enough to read, we have books that will correlate with activities that you may already be doing this summer, including Curious George at the Baseball Game as well as Curious George Goes to Costumer Party. These are fantastic books that you can take along on a family car ride, as well.

So stave off the boredom and the antsy energy with some of these fun items. Then don’t forget to stop for an ice cream and a stretch of the legs every so often!

New Caillou Books

caillou book

If your child is a fan of Caillou the cartoon show, you’ll be glad to here that there’s more of the Caillou world to explore. In addition to the wonderful show, there is a wonderful new book called Caillou and the Rain. This is an adorable story of Caillou doing what he does best: exploring his world and going on adventures!

It is raining outside and Caillou must dress up in his rain gear to go shopping with his mother. He stumbles upon so many distractions in the house that by the time that he gets dressed, the rain has stopped. Luckily for Caillou, there are plenty of puddles to jump in along the way to the store.

Caillou also gets to celebrate Easter with his family on the farm with Uncle Felix in the book, Caillou: Happy Easter! Throughout his adventure on the farm, Caillou rides the tractor, sees the animals on the farm, decorates eggs, and gets to search for eggs in the annual Easter egg hunt. He and his uncle find more eggs than anyone else in the hen house! This is a must-read for an avid Caillou fan.

Thinking Pink

Victoria Kann is an award winning author and illustrator of the recently popular children’s book, Pinkalicious. She has also written the books Goldilicious and Purplicious as well as Pinkalicious The Musical.

Victoria usually likes to work on her story first, and then her illustrations are added later.  Other times, it is the reverse, and the story is inspired by the drawings.

She’s inspired by everyday items in her life, including items that lie around the house.  She used wallpaper, pictures, fabric, or anything else that comes to mind.  Other times she’s scavenging around the streets of New York, looking for items to place into her collage collection.  Her artwork, which includes collages, mixed media, and computer illustrations, have been featured and even commissioned for greeting cards, magazines, newspapers, book covers, and the internet.  Victoria is considered a master of collage work, and actually teaches Collage Illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.  She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.

Victoria’s style has changed over the years.  She started out as an editorial illustrator and produced artwork for magazine covers like BusinessWeek, Harper’s Magazine, and Newsweek, and often only had a few hours to come up with a concept, design, and finish.  When she had children, she started to think more about illustrating children’s books.

I find Victoria very inspiring.  Although it may seem like a simple task to create designs and collages from objects lying around your house, it is rewarding and stirs the creativity within you.  Who knows what story or illustration lies within you, waiting to be exposed to the world?