What if you had a giant dog that looked like a BIG, FURRY, FLEA when you took it for a walk? That's what happened when Nick Nebelsky walked his dog Max. Every day when the sun set in the sky, Max turned into a Big, Furry, Flea or at least that's what it looked like to him and his wife. Nick would say, "I should write a book about the day I walked my flea." That's how books are created at Intense Media. Everything starts out as a joke and then an idea, a concept, a story, and finally artwork is added. The process is hilarious as you get to see through images created by Nick, just what a dog may look like as a flea. It's a funny title for an even funnier book. I welcome you to check out his new book and maybe you'll notice your dog looking like something else the next time you walk him/her. To add a little bit of Awe-Factor, we re-introduce Claire from Sheldon and give her a newer, more youthful look!
And this copy also has three black and white pages that you can take home and color your own version.
Meet Sheldon, the Square-Shelled Turtle. He's a pretty normal turtle; he likes sports, music, and eating flies! But the one thing Sheldon doesn't think fair, is that while other turtles have round shells, Sheldon's shell, is, well, square! From the name-calling, the teasing, and the snickering, Sheldon puts up with a lot. Just when he's at his lowest, he does something that SURPRISES EVERYONE! He listens to his heart and THAT makes all the difference!
The Sheldon series started in 2011 with an idea about how a turtle with a square shell gets bullied. That idea was first created as an iOS and Android app and downloaded more than 30,000 times in over
147 countries. It, along with its predecessor were listed as TOP TEN apps by SmartAppsForKids.com and a TOP PICK by Barnes and Noble's Nook. In 2012, we decided to turn it into a paperback book and sold 1,300 books in it's first month through book grants and Costco Wholesale stores in NC and AZ.
FUN SCHOOL/HOME ART and DANCE PROJECT:
Hey Moms/Teachers, do you want a fun activity that will keep your students busy while learning a fun new dance? Make turtle flippers with this easy template and cut out of normal construction paper. You can glue the edges together, or use staples. Each flipper will fit a small child's hand.
"This wonderful book (Cornered!) is helpful to any child who feels square in a round world! The questions at the end are a nice starting point for conversations for teachers, friends, and parents."
- Dr. Celia R. Hooper, Ph.D., FASHA
Dean, School of Health and Human Sciences
University of North Carolina Greensboro
"As so many of our young children struggle with feeling 'different' and many become victims of bullying by their peers, this fun little book (Cornered!) has a reassuring message that each person is OK!"
- Dr. Margaret Arbuckle, Ph.D.,
Executive Director, Guilford Education Alliance