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DINOMAYNIA stomps its way into JUNE on 
NATIONAL DINOSAUR DAY 
 
Join vertebrate paleontologist and dinosaur expert Nizar Ibrahim along with National Geographic to celebrate everything DINOSAUR!
 
Dinosaurs may be extinct, but they never go extinct with kids. While these huge dangerous reptiles disappeared from the earth over 65 million years ago, they are still very much alive in the imagination of countless toddlers and kids and continue to be featured in many movie dynasties. Vertebrate paleontologist and dinosaur expert, Nizar Ibrahim shares his love of these fascinating creatures. He has scoured the deserts of North Africa for clues to life in the Cretaceous period, when the area was a large river system teeming with a profusion of diverse life. His team has unearthed giant dinosaur bones and footprints as well as remains of prehistoric fishes, crocodile-like predators, and giant flying reptiles. He is renowned for his decades long work tracing Spinosaurus, one of the most unusual dinosaurs yet found: a predator that was longer from snout to tail than an adult T.rex, and that had a six-foot tall sail on its back.  Ibrahim’s multi-disciplinary research projects shed light on a period of major changes for our planet including extreme climate fluctuations and the breakup of the supercontinent.
 
 
BIO: Nizar Ibrahim is a vertebrate paleontologist and comparative anatomist with a background in the bio-and geosciences and a Ph.D. in vertebrate paleontology. His teaching and research affiliations include the University of Detroit Mercy, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh, PA) and the University of Portsmouth (UK).  Over the last decade, he has reached millions of people around the globe via speaking tours, exhibits, educational videos, books, and scientific literacy projects for young people. Ibrahim and his discoveries have been widely featured in National Geographic magazine, most recently in Reimagining Dinosaurs, and in Nature, Science, the Wall Street Journal, Discover, and many other major national publications. 
 
 

 

Talkin' Pets News

May 14, 2022

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services, Tampa Bay, Florida

Producer - Devin Leech

Network Producer - Kevin Lane

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - The Heartwarming Series HEARTLAND DOCS, DVM Returns for an All-New Season on Nat Geo WILD and the married couple will join Jon & Talkin' Pets May 14, 2022 at 5pm ET

Molly DeVoss, Certified Feline Training and Behavior Specialist will chat with Jon and Talkin' Pets 5/14/22 at 630pm ET to discuss cats and Vitafraft cat treats as the perfect training tool

Based on the #1 Kids Podcast,Wow in the World,
Comes the New Book…

Wow in the Wild: The Amazing World of Animals

Speak with Hosts and Authors:
Mindy Thomas & Guy Raz
They take readers on a hilarious, fact-filled,
and highly illustrated journey through the
animal kingdom!
 

Wow in the Wild 

Download One Sheet

Feathers, fins, fur, feet—the animal kingdom is made up of nearly 9 million known species! From flying fish to flightless birds, each living creature has a unique role to play in the life of planet Earth. In this book, Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz, hosts of the mega-popular kids’ podcastWow in the World, will take you on a fact-filled adventure to explore the funniest and most fascinating animals known to humankind. Featuring hilarious illustrations and filled with facts, jokes, photos, and quizzes, this book is a call to the wild kids of the world.

Sections Include:
Build your own insect!
Play hide and seek, chameleon-style!
Look for six signs you might be a fish!

Mindy Thomasis the cocreator, cohost, and head writer of the award-winningWow in the World and Two Whats?! And a Wow!podcasts. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband and two kids, and has no plans of ever growing up.

Guy Razis the cocreator and cohost ofWow in the World and Two Whats?! And a Wow! He is also the host and creator of NPR’sHow I Built Thispodcast andWisdom from the Topon Luminary. Guy is the father of two boys and lives in the Bay Area, where he can often be seen riding his bike in red pants. 


For more info, visit:
https://www.harpercollins.com/

ANIMALITERATION
Simply sensational sassy silly sentences about
absolutely awesome alphabetical animal adventures
By Martin Coleman & Jim Crawley
Terrific tongue-twisters, alphabetic athletics, and amazingly
adventurous animals!
A humorous book for children, full of crazy creatures in bizarre circumstances. With an animal for
every letter of the alphabet, and funny stories to go with each one, alliteration has never been
such fun! Prepare yourself for some terrific tongue-twisters, alphabetic athletics and amazingly
adventurous animals!
Animaliteration is a unique, humorous and colourful series of alphabetical animal cartoons,
accompanied by sentences with every word beginning with the same letter. As well as
demonstrating that this is actually possible to do, it's a fun, tongue-twisting and entertaining read
for all ages and will educate children without them even realising!
Prepare yourself for some terrific tongue-twisters, alphabetic athletics, crazy cartoons, and
amazingly adventurous animals!
• Terrifically tricky tongue-twisting tomfoolery!
• Wonderfully woven mini-tales featuring amazing creatures with the most bizarre pastimes!
• A delightful dalliance with an awesome array of animals and the alphabet
• Pointless pastimes and pathetic predicaments
• Alphabetic athletics and awesome animal activities
• Alliteration and then some! Animaliteration features twenty six animals in incredibly unbelievable
scenarios, one for each letter of the alphabet!
• Wonderful wordplay with amazingly adventurous animals
• Creative creatures cavorting through twenty-six tiny tantalising tales
• Fabulous furry and feathery friends involved in incredible incidences
SPECIFICATION
• £8.99 UK / $11.99 USA
• 26 pictures
• Hardback
• 205mm H x 205mm W • 32 pages
• ISBN: 978-1-787117-37-2
• UPC: 6-36847-01737-8
• BIC classification: YFP + CFLA
About Martin Coleman
Martin was born in Hastings, Sussex, and moved to Dorset with his family when he was eight
years old. At twenty-one he became a Butlins Redcoat at Minehead, Somerset, where he learned
his craft as a professional host, and became the centre's resident compere for several years. He
later opened three nightclubs as Entertainment Manager, and went on to work in corporate
events. Martin had always enjoyed creative writing and, in 2011, he self-published the first of
three humorous, rhyming story books for children. In 2014-2015 he was commissioned five times
by a global charity to rewrite classic tales for children. His lifelong ambition was finally achieved in
2019 when 'The Wandering Wildebeest' was officially published, followed two years later by
'Animaliteration', which he hopes will be enjoyed by children and grown-ups alike!
About Jim Crawley
Jim is an illustrator and sculptor from Somerset. He attended DeMontfort University to study
drama and theatre studies, taking time to build and paint sets. It was here that Jim revisited his
love of drawing, painting and sculpting, and he now illustrates and sculpts full time from his studio
at home. Along with his partner. Natalie, Jim is the owner of Fable Craft Studio.
Published by Hubble & Hattie
Book webpage: https://www.hubbleandhattie.com/shop/HK5737/

 

The Wandering Wildebeest
By Martin Coleman & Tim Slater
How will the wildebeest cross the crocodile-infested river ...?
The annual migration of wildebeest across the Masai Mara and Serengeti National Park is a
spectacular event. In this amusing and slightly silly story, we learn about the animals’ journey as
we follow the herd across dry and dusty plains in search of water and lush grass, overcoming
dangers on the way.
The Wandering Wildebeest tells the story of the massive annual migration across the African
plains in search of food and water. In the blistering heat, our heroes keep on walking over the
parched, dusty ground in their quest to find lush grassland to graze upon. Having faced
starvation, exhaustion and dehydration, they finally see a happy, grazing herd of buffalo in the
distance! But in order to reach the grassland, the wildebeest have one more dangerous challenge
ahead – to cross the deep, wide, river filled with crocodiles!
Written in humorous rhyme and including off-the-wall characters and scenarios, Martin Coleman's
funny, silly story, accompanied by Tim Slater’s stunning and hilarious illustrations will both
educate and entertain children of all ages, (and we think the grown-ups will secretly enjoy it, too!)
• A jolly tale of the annual wildebeest migration, humorously told and illustrated
• An amusing, colourful African animal story in verses of rhyming couplets
• A silly, funny yet educational tale of a natural, annual phenomenon
• The search for food across Africa is rewarded with help from a friend!
• A comical story of co-operation between wildebeest, buffalo ... and crocodiles!
• A wonderful animal story that children around the world will love
• A fine example of one friendly gesture helping others achieve their goal
• An insight into the plight of African wildlife, told in humorous rhyme
• Delightfully illustrated African wildlife tale for 3 to 8 year old children
• A classic story of struggle and perseverance that ends happily ever after
SPECIFICATION
• £6.99 UK / $9.99 USA
• 20 colour pictures
• Paperback
• 205mm H x 205mm W
• 32 pages
• ISBN: 978-1-787113-86-2
• UPC: 6-36847-01386-8
• BIC classification: YFP + YBLB1
About Martin Coleman
Martin was born in Hastings, Sussex, and moved to Dorset with his family when he was eight
years old. At twenty-one he became a Butlins Redcoat at Minehead, Somerset, where he learned
his craft as a professional host, and became the centre's resident compere for several years. He
later opened three nightclubs as Entertainment Manager, and went on to work in corporate
events. Martin had always enjoyed creative writing and, in 2011, he self-published the first of
three humorous, rhyming story books for children. In 2014-2015 he was commissioned five times
by a global charity to rewrite classic tales for children. His lifelong ambition was finally achieved in
2019 when 'The Wandering Wildebeest' was officially published, followed two years later by
'Animaliteration', which he hopes will be enjoyed by children and grown-ups alike!
About Tim Slater
Tim has worked as an illustrator since graduating in 2003 with a degree in Illustration and Visual
Communication at Loughborough University. Immediately following graduation, Keen to develop
his digital skills, Tim trained at City College Manchester for two years, after which he worked as a
technician. Over the years Tim has carried out a range of work, including illustrations for children's
books, has commissioned portraits, and designed packaging for children's board games. Tim has
a keen interest in characters, as is evident in his work. He continuously works on further
advancing his skills through courses online and workshops, having recently attended Stephen
Silver's Character Design Workshop in Manchester.
Published by Hubble & Hattie
Book webpage: https://www.hubbleandhattie.com/shop/HK5386/

 

All Creatures Safe and Sound
The Social Landscape of Pets in Disasters
Sarah E. DeYoung and Ashely K. Farmer

 

Publication Date: August 31, 2021
224 pages, 1 table, 10 halftones, 6 x 9"
Paper: 978-1-4399-1975-0 $34.95


Lessons from recent disasters on accounting for the safety of animals and humans alike


Some of the most striking news stories from natural disasters are of animals tied to trees or cats swimming through murky flood waters. Although the issue of evacuating pets has gained more attention in recent disasters, there are still many failures throughout local and national systems of managing pets and accommodating animals in emergencies.

 

All Creatures Safe and Sound: The Social Landscape of Pets in Disasters (Publication Date: August 31, 2021) is a comprehensive study of what goes wrong in our disaster response that shows how people can better manage pets in emergencies—from the household level to the large-scale, national level. Authors Sarah DeYoung and Ashley Farmer offer practical disaster preparedness tips while they address the social complexities that affect disaster management and animal rescue. They track the developments in the management of pets since Hurricane Katrina, including an analysis of the 2006 PETS Act, which dictates that animals should be included in hazard and disaster planning. Other chapters focus on policies in place for sheltering and evacuation, coalitions for animal welfare and the prevention of animal cruelty, organizational coordination, decision-making, preparedness, the role of social media in animal rescue and response, and how privilege and power shape disaster experiences and outcomes.

 

Using data they collected from seven major recent American disasters, ranging from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Florence to the Camp, Tubbs, and Carr Fires in California and the Hawaii Lava Flow, the authors provide insights about the successes and failures of animal care. All Creatures Safe and Sound also outlines what still needs to change to best prepare for the safety and welfare of pets, livestock, and other companion animals in times of crisis.

 

Sarah E. DeYoung is an Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware as a Core Faculty member for the Disaster Research Center and the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice and the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration.

Ashley K. Farmer is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Sciences at Illinois State University.

Bunnies Spring Into Action to Boost Little Girl’s Confidence in Tender Children’s Tale
 
Denver, CO, March 7, 2022 — A colony of cottontails breakdance, bebop and hip hop their way across the pages of It's Just a Bunnypalooza to teach lovable protagonist Lizzy some new dance moves just in time for the school talent show.
 
It's Just a Bunnypalooza is the third book in the It’s Just So… series from the award-winning team of Brenda Faatz and Peter Trimarco. As with all “Lizzy” books, (including the recent, fun-filled romp, Now What?) It's Just a Bunnypalooza springs to life with adventure-in-rhyme, fantastical humor and playful made-up words that pop into Lizzy’s mind.
 
When the contagiously enthusiastic Lizzy tells her classmates that she's learning jump-jivin’ moves from bunnies, the children giggle at her over-active imagination. Feeling embarrassed and self-conscious, Lizzy decides she no longer wants to be laughed at.
 
Lizzy becomes an avid "non-believer" and ceases any further communication with animals. Naturally, the bunnies organize an intervention. These furry little creatures will not allow Lizzy’s fandango to falter, and they sure don’t want to lose a good friend.
 
Written with young children ages 4 to 8 in mind, It's Just a Bunnypalooza provides multiple social-emotional-learning moments with subtle yet effective messaging about living out loud and staying true to yourself.
 
It's Just a Bunnypalooza has been praised by Kirkus Reviews as “Infectiously enthusiastic about dance and imagination. The bouncy, vibrant verbs make this an excellent read-aloud tale … full-color, whimsical illustrations nicely capture the story’s kinetic joy.”
 
Brenda Faatz has an undeniable connection with children. Some say it’s because they instinctively know “one of their own.” A graduate of the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Musical Theatre, Brenda is a professional singer, dancer, actor, writer and director. Having established herself as a critically-acclaimed actor while performing on stages from Minneapolis to Aspen, Boulder and Denver, Brenda has turned her talents to creating fresh content for youngsters. She has penned music, lyrics and scripts for original musical theatre works for children, and is the founder and director of the Notable Kids Arts Center in Denver. While collaborating with her husband and illustrator Peter Trimarco, Brenda has authored the award-winning It’s Just So … children’s book series because, as she likes to say, “no one ever told me I couldn’t.” 
 
Peter Trimarco started his professional doodling career as an editorial cartoonist before turning to commercial art and designing packaging for both the film and music industries. Along the way, he also established himself on the business side of music as an executive producer and creative director on over 40 productions, with two going on to win Grammy nominations. While staying in the entertainment field, he published a trade magazine for the film industry and ultimately brought his creative juices and publishing expertise to the printed page for youngsters. Peter is a graduate of Lake Forest College, where he studied Literature and Fine Arts. In addition to designing album covers and book covers, he is the illustrator of Ella McBella In The Dark by Laura Pells, and the It’s Just So … book series, which he co-created with his wife, Brenda Faatz.
 
For more information, visit http://www.notablekidspublishing.com,
http://www.lizzysworld.com, or follow the publisher on Instagram and Facebook at @Notablekidspublishing.
 
It's Just a Bunnypalooza
Publisher: Notable Kids Publishing
ISBN-10: ‎ 0997085177
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0997085174
Available from Amazon.com, BN.com, Indiebond.org and anywhere books are sold
 

Talkin' Pets News

April 16, 2022

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services - Tampa Bay, FL

Producer - Devin Leech

Network Producer - Ben BoQuist

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guest - Peter Trimarco and Brenda Faatz authors of "It's Just a Bunnypalooza" will join Jon and Talkin' Pets at 630pm ET to discuss and give away their childrens book.

Prepare yourself for every step of the dog adoption process and make your new best friend’s life the happiest and healthiest it can be with these fostering and adoption tips and tales from dog-loving expert Victoria Schaffer.

Adopting a dog and making them the newest member of your family can sometimes feel like a daunting task. How do you know what dog is right for you? What do you need to know about the adoption process? And how do you make sure your new best friend has the best life possible while they’re settling into their new home? Pup Culture is here to help.

Pup Culture is a well-deserved ode to man’s best friend. Fostering-extraordinaire Victoria Lily Shaffer presents a wide-ranging collection of dog adoption and fostering tales, tips, handy checklists, heartwarming stories, and Q&A’s from both celebs—like Dan Levy, Glenn Close, and David Letterman—as well as everyday dog lovers.

These inspiring stories and lessons dig deep into the beloved relationships between dogs and humans, from exploring the harrowing journey of finding your perfect “fur-ever” companion to spotlighting the selfless, dedicated community of rescuers that help save and change lives.

Photograph by Meg Meyer

Victoria Lily Shaffer is no stranger to show biz, having practically grown up on the set of The Late Show with David Letterman. She’s the Vice President of Creative Development at Oso Studios where she most notably produced a Facebook Watch series entitled Extra Innings with Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray. Shaffer was the former host of Pet Life Radio’s Tails of the City, which streamed on iHeartRadio, and she’s also worked on productions such as the Tony Awards, the Emmy Awards, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, HBO’s Divorce, and Netflix’s My Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman. Victoria has combined her love for show biz with her passion for animal rescue advocacy, creating content to inspire others to #AdoptDontShop. Follow Victoria on Instagram @VictoriaLilyShaffer to meet her latest fosters (usually involving large numbers of adorable newborn puppies). Pup Culture is her debut publication.

Talkin' Pets News

Novemberr 20, 2021

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services - Tampa, Florida

Producer - Kayla Cavanaugh

Producer-in-training - Philip Staub

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - NO DOGS LEFT BEHIND ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF ITS NEW SAFE HOUSE LOCATED IN TORONTO, CANADA and Founder Jeffrey Beri will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 11/20/21 at 5pm ET to discuss their organization and their current fights to save dogs everywhere

Taylor Rae music artist will join Jon & Talkin' Pets Saturday 11/20/21 at 630pm ET to discuss and give away her new album "Mad Twenties"

National Radio Host of Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen will join Talkin' Pets 720pm ET to talk turkey

“This album is an accumulation of everything I’ve been through in my 20s so far. I’ve come to a place of eternal gratitude for each lesson and each moment during that time - the good and bad.” – Taylor
 
Nashville, TN (August 4, 2021) – MAD TWENTIES proves it’s impossible to pigeon-hole this California to Texas transplant – Taylor Rae is fearless in her exploration of musical genres and of the human condition. This openness to both creative and personal evolution has resulted in a captivating and commanding, 12-track debut album that brings a magical new voice to the masses. Emotionally raw, lyrically polished and delivered with pure vocal mastery, MAD TWENTIES and Taylor Rae make for compelling listening.
 
A largely chronological concept album, the project charts the progress of a romantic relationship. The disc opens with “Window,” a song inspired by a plant medicine psychedelic-experience – and then ably crosses boundaries and a range of emotions on its way to its closing ode: the raw, wake-up call of “Taking Space.” Overall, the disc shares the who, what, when, where and why of Taylor’s largely lived twenties. The B3-infused joyride (and new single) that is “Home on the Road,” reveals the Blues/Jazz influences of her youth while the dreamy “Fixer Upper” highlights a sweet Folk feel. Energy emanates from the rhythmic hypnotics of “Never Gonna Do” and Taylor ably brings a Rock opera presence to “Forgiveness.” While clearly intimate, MAD TWENTIES is neither self-indulgent, nor ego driven. After all, love and music are universal languages.
 
Album Track List
 
1.   Window
2.   Home on the Road
3.   Fixer Upper
4.   Sink or Swim
5.   Letting You Go
6.   Never Gonna Do
7.   5:25
8.   Just Be
9.   Something Familiar
10. Forgiveness
11. Wait and See
12. Taking Space
All Songs Written by Taylor Rae, © TaylorRaeMusic (ASCAP)
 
The new single from MAD TWENTIES, “Home on the Road” is based on Taylor’s memories of a long drive from California to Colorado in a 1979 step van. “It was hot, and the van kept overheating,” she recalls. “We had no money for repairs or a tow, and I remember sitting at a rest stop in our underwear, waiting on the van to cool off enough to drive the next 20 miles, drinking warm Heinekens and thinking that one day I’d write a song about the experience.” The track premiered on Americana Highways. Fans can pre-save “Home on the Road” now and radio can access via Airplay Direct.
 
Recorded at OmiSound Studios in Nashville, MAD TWENTIES was produced by William Gawley [Taylor Hicks (American Idol) Taylor McCall (BMG)] and engineered by Bryce Roberts (Old Crow Medicine Show, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard). Taylor played acoustic guitar throughout and was joined by A-listers Dave Francis on bass (Maura O’Connell, Luke Combs), Wayne Killius on drums (Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Big & Rich), David Flint on guitar/mandolin (Highway 101) and Chris Nole on piano/keys (Faith Hill, The Oak Ridge Boys, Don Williams).

 

Taylor Rae Bio 

Powered by insightful, poetic and deeply personal lyrics, Taylor Rae’s music is propelled by a voice that, while wholly unique, could best be described as a sizzling folk, jazz and blues hybrid of Norah Jones and Grace Potter. The singer calls her musical style soul and roll: “It's not really soul music; it’s not really rock ‘n’ roll. It's a blend of all the roots genres that come from the earliest days of American music,” she explains.

Born in Santa Cruz and raised in nearby Ben Lomond, Taylor Rae Vencill’s eclectic musical journey took her first from California’s Central Coast to Los Angeles. Then, in 2018, she relocated to Austin, which, like her birthplace, offered the space and freedom to be true to herself both as an artist and an individual. Throughout her career she has remained nomadic, traveling countless miles to grace a plethora of stages from iconic Santa Cruz venues Moe’s Alley, Kuumbwa Jazz and the Catalyst, to Hollywood’s prestigious Hotel Cafe and the second stage at legendary Austin nightspot Stubb’s. Taylor has shared the stage with a variety of artists including Brandy Clark, The Stone Foxes, Kristian Bush and Reggae musician Mike Love. In 2017, Taylor won Santa Cruz NEXTies Award for Musician of the Year.

The natural surroundings of her youth have provided limitless inspiration for Taylor’s craft, as have myriad musical influences ranging from Bonnie Raitt and Carole King, to Simon & Garfunkel and Steely Dan, among others. Taylor wrote her first song at age 8, taught herself guitar at 12, and played her first paid gig by age 15.

With her debut album, Mad Twenties, Taylor delivers 12 original tracks exhibiting a sophistication and maturity beyond her years. Helmed by producer William Gawley, the musical styles run the gamut from acoustic folk to Led Zeppelin-tinged rock and roadhouse blues, while also incorporating jazz and psychedelic influences. A largely chronological concept album, Taylor’s incisive lyrics similarly cover a broad emotional landscape, with a blossoming – then withering – romance charted from start to finish in stunning confessional detail. The gently rolling opening cut, “Window,” inspired by a psychedelic experience, affords the first inviting glance into the real-life relationship on which the majority of songs are based, while the sweetly romantic first single, “Fixer Upper,” offers an optimistic view forward. The paths of touring musician and romantic partner converge in the grease-streaked blues of “Home on the Road.” Taylor’s vocal prowess for searing blues-rock is demonstrated in the electrifying “Forgiveness,” as well as in the raw, edgy and politically charged “Never Gonna Do.” Both represent a brief but compelling detour from the album’s autobiographical approach. “Taking Space,” a darkly bittersweet epilogue to the love story, closes out the collection.

“Recording the album was very cathartic; it reflects my own personal journey of self-actualization, awareness and growth,” admits Taylor, “now I look back on this experience with gratitude.”

 

Website: http://taylorraemusic.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/taylorraemusic1/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taylorraemusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/taylorraemusic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6_WKdwJHE5EE-CiepHC5Nw

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0t8gj9joeg6gQxxrjf9UDd

 

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