Footloose by Kenny Loggins
The popular song led Grammy Award-winning musician Kenny Loggins to write a new children’s book about animals at the zoo. With illustrations by Tim Bowers, you’ll find animals kicking off their Sunday shoes and getting down and dancing up a storm!
“The meter of the lyric is a little tricky because the words come out so fast,” Loggins told Story Monsters Ink. “But if you’re familiar with the song, and most people are, you quickly get how the words are bouncing off of the pages.”
Footloose comes with a CD, featuring a recording of the newly adapted track and is available for purchase on Amazon.com and many other book retailers.
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November 27, 2016 – 11:58 PM - | Posted in books, Gift Guide, Giveaways | 35 Comments »
inkspirations Adult Coloring Books
“Coloring books with sophisticated, original artwork, life-affirming quotes and inspiring messages that help you make your mark on the world (literally)!” – Inkspirations.com
My obsession with coloring has been going on most of my life, and then with the onset of adult coloring books, it took my love of coloring to a new place. My latest obsession is with inkspirations Coloring Books.
The pictures in all of the inkspirations adult coloring books can be easy, or more complex, depending on what you’re looking for, yet they’re easy pictures to color!
With their 14+ different and beautiful adult coloring books, inkspirations brings you beautiful images as well as motivational and inspirational quotes.
You can find something for just about anyone with inkspirations, their books include:
– Inkspirations for Recovery
– Inkspirations for Woman
– Inkspirations in The Garden
– Inkspirations Animal Kingdom
– Inkspirations for Cat Lovers
– Inkspirations for Dog Lovers
– Inkspirations for a Happy Heart
– Inkspirations Fruit of the Spirit
– Inkspirations for Christmas
– Inkspirations for Mindful Living
– Inkspirations Love by Design
New to the inkspirations line is Color Me Greeting Cards. These come in 8 packs of cards, including envelopes and you can color each beautiful design on the front of the card. In the insides of the card, the design is reproduced so that the recipient can enjoy the fun of coloring as well.
Inkspirations coloring books are available at retailers worldwide and online at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and more.
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You can win a prize pack of Adult Coloring Books from inkSpirations! The packaged of 4 books will include: Cat Lovers, Dog Lovers, Christmas Joy and Greeting Cards. Enter via the giveaway widget below, be sure to do the mandatory entry for your entries to be valid.
November 27, 2016 – 11:48 PM - | Posted in books, Gift Guide, Giveaways | 61 Comments »
The LEGO Animation Book
In the latest LEGO book from No Starch Press, readers learn everything they need to turn their LEGO creations into impressive animated movies.
The LEGO Animation Book is a comprehensive guide to creating stop-motion animation with LEGO. Expert brickfilmers David Pagano and David Pickett share their insight from over twenty years behind the camera and introduce readers to the basics of animation before walking them through the creative process step-by-step.
Readers learn how to:
– Use animation principles like exaggeration, timing and spacing, and overlapping action
– Convey action and emotion with plastic characters
– Add detail and scope to films by building in different scales
– Create special effects like explosions and flying minifigures
– Build camera dollies and rigs out of LEGO bricks
– Light, frame, and capture consistent photos
According to No Starch Press founder Bill Pollock, “This book is for anyone who watched The LEGO Movie and thought ‘I want to do that!’”
Author David Pagano’s motivation for creating the book is to “inspire the next generation of LEGO filmmakers. That’s why we’ve included (almost) all of our secrets.” For David Pickett, nostalgia plays a role: “I wish I had a time machine so I could give this book to myself as a kid and learn to make awesome LEGO animations back then.”
The LEGO Animation Book is available on Amazon.com and in bookstores everywhere.
November 27, 2016 – 11:24 PM - | Posted in books, Gift Guide | No Comments »
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! – Unlock The Weird
The key to getting teens, tweens and reluctant readers to devour a book may be to hand them a copy of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Unlock the Weird!
The book is a mind-blowing collection of fantastic, fun and even freaky stories from around the world. Sections include Animals, Pop Culture, Feats, Art, Food and Beyond Belief. What they all have in common is that they’re all true and handpicked by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! – the authority on all things unusual and incredible!
Here are some of the stories that await readers when they Unlock the Weird!
Read about one man’s attempt to take a break from reality, spending three days climbing the Swiss Alps on all fours as a goat!
Soar on jetpacks above the deserts of Dubai with breathtaking aerial imagery.
Meet Birdman Ted Richards who had his ears removed and his face and eyeballs tattooed to look like his pet parrots!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Unlock the Weird! is available through Amazon.com and all major booksellers and makes a great holiday gift.
“From octopus wrestling to a 67 inch peacock made entirely out of neon drinking straws, this book has some very peculiar stories that will keep kids and adults turning the pages.” – Feathered Quill Reviews
“Profusely illustrated and thoroughly ‘reader friendly’ in tone, commentary, organization and presentation, ‘Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Unlock the Weird!’ will prove to be an ideal and enduringly appreciated addition to school and community library collections, and is unreservedly recommended for the personal reading lists of the legions of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! fans.” – Midwest Book Reviews
November 27, 2016 – 11:15 PM - | Posted in books, Gift Guide, gifts | No Comments »
A Gift For The Entire Family! – Personalogy Game
Personalogy is not only a great gift for introverts, it’s a perfect gift for hosts of holiday gatherings! We dare you to play, see how quickly it turns any social gathering into hilarious fun and lightens the mood. If you don’t discover new things about who you are playing with or laugh-out-loud within the first 5 minutes, throw this game in the garbage or, pass it onto your neighbor. It has no use for you.
Seriously, grab your drink and a special someone or a group of friends and see how quickly Personalogy makes you laugh! Cards FOR Humanity! Grab the family edition OR the party edition – depending on what you think is best for your gathering or recipient!
November 27, 2016 – 10:56 PM - | Posted in Games, Gift Guide | 1 Comment »