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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.

 
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In honor of what would have been Doris' 100th year, we've issued a new hard-cover photo book -- Doris Day: Images from a Hollywood Icon -- 288 pages filled with beautiful portrait shots of Doris and lots of previously unseen photos from her personal collection.

The book is available in two editions: The general release, featuring Doris in periwinkle blue on the cover, is available from Hermes Press for pre-order now.

But 150 early copies of a special edition, with Doris in black organza on the cover, are available right now! The special edition -- limited to 250 copies total -- includes a 10 x 11" glossy portrait of Doris, which has never been published before -- suitable for framing!

Be among the select few to buy a special edition and receive it in time for April 3, which would have been Doris' 100th birthday.

We're also releasing a new green vinyl collector's edition of My Heart, Doris' final album, on April 1. My Heart was very special to Doris, as it includes the track "Happy Endings," written and sung by her son Terry. Pre-order your collector's copy today from Amazon.

And while you're shopping, don't miss our new T-shirts, sweatshirts, and mug -- all with our centennial logo -- available right now at the DDAF Store.

We hope you will enjoy these collectibles for years and years to come. As always, proceeds from these sales benefit DDAF and support Doris' legacy of helping animals and the people who love them.

In celebration,

P.S. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on Doris' birthday celebrations!

 
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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.

Spirit grew up on the streets of South-Central Los Angeles and recounts his days of being abandoned, living a perilous life, enduring the terror of the streets, being trapped, rescued and finally finding his forever home.

Spirit tells it like it is and shares the street smarts of a sassy cat with his readers. There are lots of laughs, some tears and a heartwarming tale of a contemporary cat who went from the mean streets to the sweet life and the adventures he found along the way. Delightful reading for all ages and cat lovers everywhere.

“I have truly never enjoyed a cat as much as I enjoy Spirit.” Heidi Hirsch

“I am rolling on the floor laughing.” Stephanie Allyson Stacy

“Your stories are the highlight of my day.” Jackie Zeman

Author’s proceeds benefit Kitty Bungalow, Charm School for Wayward Cats

   Distributed by: DeVorss & Company         Available on their website: https://www.devorss.com/

Speak with Jill Twiss, the Emmy Award-Winning
Comedy Writer Behind HBO’s
LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER
on Talkin' Pets with Jon Patch October 2 at 5PM EST

Also a New York Times Best-Selling Author,
Twiss’ New Book, MAJOR MAKES HISTORY,
Tells the Story of the First Shelter Dog in the White House


 

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Jill Twiss has won multiple Emmys, WGA Awards and Peabody Awards for her work as a writer on HBO’s acclaimed hit series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. In addition, Jill is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the children’s picture books Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents: A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, The Someone New and Everyone Gets a Say.

Now, Jill’s latest book – Major Makes History: From the Shelter to the White House -- tells the tale of President Biden’s friendship with Major, the first shelter dog in the White House. Hilarious and filled with heart, Major Makes History is written in the dog’s voice, and offers his perspective on adjusting to the White House and his urgent calling in life—to support and care for the president. When President Biden adopted his Major from the Delaware Humane Association in 2018, their bond was immediate. President Biden rescued Major and provided him with a loving home. What he didn’t know is that Major would also rescue him too.

Jill Twiss can share more details about this new, heartwarming book; her inspiration for telling Major’s story; offer perspective on how Major compares with past presidential pets; and offer information for adopting shelter animals.

BIO: 

Jill Twiss is the author of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents: A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, a New York Times #1 bestseller. She is also a comedy writer who won multiple Emmys, WGA Awards, and Peabody Awards for her work as a Senior writer on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. In her not-so-spare time, Jill writes sentences for the Scripps National Spelling Bee on ESPN and is working on a play about the women of the Seneca Falls Convention.

What Can We Learn from a Chimpanzee, a Rat, and a Spider?

A Facebook Live Conversation with Acclaimed Author Barbara J. King

Saturday, July 24, 2021, 12 PM EDT1PM EDT

July 12, 2021 (Albuquerque, NM) - Phoenix Zones Initiative, a global nonprofit organization on a mission to advance the interconnected rights, health, and wellbeing of people, animals and the planet, will host a Facebook Live event, Extending Compassion for All Beings. Dr. Barbara J. King is an emerita professor of anthropology at William and Mary and a widely acclaimed author of seven books. Her work focuses on animal emotion and cognition, the ethics of our relationships with animals, and the evolution of language, culture, and religion.
 
“Our world may transform as we see how animals rejoice in good days and endure bad ones; love their families and friends and grieve their losses; and struggle to overcome physical and emotional challenges,says Dr. King. When each of us takes positive steps to help, the collective impact is enormous, an arc in which we strive to create a better world for animals.”

Dr. King will be joined by Phoenix Zones Initiative CEO, Dr. Hope Ferdowsian, as they discuss:

  • why the way we treat animals matters;
  • what we can do to translate our compassion for other beings into treating them with the love, justice, and dignity they deserve; and
  • what we need to learn about the connections between the rights, health, and wellbeing of people and animals.

“We are extremely excited and honored to have Dr. King join us for our second in a series of Facebook Live events,says Dr. Ferdowsian. Our mission of advancing the interconnected rights, health, and wellbeing of people, animals, and the planet through a Just One Health approach is clearly reflected through the work of Dr. King. Together, we will explore how love and grief dont only belong to humans, and how many animals can experience rich lives, much like humans can, if given the chance. Most importantly, Dr. King will talk about how each of us has the power to take compassionate action to help others.”

Dr. King will also speak about some of the animals whose stories continue to motivate her throughout her work.
About Dr. Barbara J. King

Barbara J. King is emerita professor of anthropology at William & Mary and a freelance science writer and public speaker. The author of seven books, including her latest work, Animals Best Friends: Putting Compassion to Work for Animals in Captivity and in the Wild, Dr. King focuses on animal emotion and cognition, the ethics of our relationships with animals, and the evolutionary history of language, culture, and religion. Her book How Animals Grieve has been translated into seven languages. Dr. King is a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, and her work has been featured in Scientific American, Aeon, Undark, SAPIENS, NPR, the BBC, Times Literary Supplement, the World Science Festival, and the annual TED conference in Vancouver. Her TED talk on animal love and grief has received over three million views and is available online at https://www.ted.com/speakers/barbara_j_king. You can also follow her on Twitter. She lives in Wicomico, Virginia, with her husband and rescued cats.

About Dr. Hope Ferdowsian

Hope Ferdowsian is president and CEO of Phoenix Zones Initiative and author of Phoenix Zones: Where Strength Is Born and Resilience Lives. For more than two decades, as a double board-certified internal medicine and preventive medicine physician, she has cared for individuals who have experienced displacement and violence, while she has also worked on public policies to address structural inequities, abuse, and exploitation. Dr. Ferdowsians work across six continents has included collaboration with the Office of the Surgeon General of the United States and the development of medical, public health, and educational resources for nongovernmental organizations, national governments, and intergovernmental organizations. Dr. Ferdowsian was named a Humanitarian of the Year in the American College of Physicians in 2017. She is also an associate professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, a co-director of the Society for Asylum Medicine, and a medical expert for Physicians for Human Rights.

About Phoenix Zones Initiative

Phoenix Zones Initiative is a global nonprofit organization on a mission to advance the interconnected rights, health, and wellbeing of people, animals, and the planet through a Just One Healthapproach. Led by physicians and a diverse team, Phoenix Zones Initiative focuses on widespread ethical and structural change. Phoenix Zones Initiative advances legal, economic, and public policy to uplift the most vulnerable and marginalized, including children and animals, and the organization also provides resources so others can do the same. Follow Phoenix Zones Initiative on Facebook,Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and the Phoenix Zones Initiative website.  

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A Guide to Discovering the Spiritual Agreements between Our Souls and Those of our Animal Companions Animal lovers are extraordinary. Despite awareness that we will probably outlive our beloved pets, we are still drawn, time and time again, to the connection, joy, and unconditional love that come with sharing our lives, homes, and laps with animals. Many of us feel something deeper than just companionship with our animal friends—a heart-to-heart connection felt all the way to the soul level. Revealing the higher purpose and soul mission behind our relationships with our animal companions, Tammy Billups explores the spiritual contracts that are created when a human bonds with an animal and shows how we come into each other’s lives for a reason. Providing real-life examples, Billups explains why animals choose, at the soul level, to have certain perceived negative experiences, such as physical or behavioral issues, to evolve their souls, clear karma, and help our soul’s evolution. She shows that human and animal souls orchestrate every experience and interaction that holds potential for transformation and healing, including the final transition. She demonstrates the inner dynamics of the animal-human relationship to help animal lovers understand their soul contracts with their pets. The inspirational, real-life examples of animal-human tandem healings that Billups facilitated identify the soul contracts within each pairing that transformed feelings of grief, loss, abandonment, betrayal, trauma, abuse, and anxiety. The author reveals how animals we have previously loved and shared our lives with come back, either on the spirit level or reincarnated in a new animal form, to support us. Offering peace and hope to those who’ve lost beloved animal companions, she describes what she’s witnessed during healing sessions with animals in the weeks before they transition and during their passing. Billups also includes practical instructions for identifying different types of animal soul contracts and connecting with and enlisting the help of your light team or spirit guides. By discovering the soul agreements that underlie our animal partnerships, we can find meaning in the issues that arise with our animals and ourselves, support our souls’ mutual evolution, and allow the soul contracts to weave their spiritual magic in the animal-human relationship. Author Bio: Tammy Billups is a transformational soul healer and pioneer on the animal-human sacred soul partnership. She’s a sought after holistic healer, the creator of animal-human Tandem Healings, and a Certified Interface Therapist. She has appeared on CNN’s The Daily Share, Primetime Live ABC, and Oprah. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.
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