Topsy Turvy Land Puzzle

Click HERE to print out a puzzle using the words in Topsy Turvy Land!
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Poem in Fandangle Magazine


Hi, everyone. Do you like to go sledding? I thought I'd bring this to the top again since so many in the USA are being covered with snow today! I have a poem called "Too Fast!" in the January, 2007 issue of Fandangle Magazine. Nancy used a perfect piece of clipart to go with the poem.

http://fandanglemagazine.com/

Here's a direct link to the .pdf. Click HERE. My poem is at the bottom of page 17.
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New Coloring Page - No More Gunk!

Illustrator of Topsy Turvy Land (Hidden Pictures Publishing), Kevin Scott Collier, sent a cute coloring page for No More Gunk! Thanks, Kevin!

Click HERE to download and color. I'd love it if some of you parents would scan your child's masterpiece and send me the finished page, I'll post them!
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Shopping for Christmas?

Check your Christmas list. Do you have children to buy for? May I suggest a copy of Topsy Turvy Land? Here are a few of the stores with Topsy Turvy Land in stock. You can also order the book from almost any bookstore (presently through Baker & Taylor, Inc. and/or Partners Book Distributing, Inc.), or order directly from the publisher! Click here!

Online Stores:
Hidden Pictures Publishing
Amazon
Barnes and Noble

Brick and Mortar Stores:

Family Christian Stores #95
Towne Mall Blvd
Franklin, OH 45005-5530
Phone: (513) 424-1593

Family Christian Stores #50
Prestige Plaza 1 Prestige Plaza
Miamisburg, OH 45342-3767
Phone: (937) 435-0583

Books & Co.
350 East Stroop Road
Dayton, OH 45429
(937) 298-6540

Family Christian Stores #460
9938 Waterstone Blvd
Cincinnati, OH 45249-8295
Phone: (513) 583-5100

Family Christian Stores #468
Hyde Park Plaza
3802 Paxton Ave #12
Cincinnati, OH 45209-2399
Phone: (513) 321-0300

Ashton's Ben Franklin
Carrollton, OH

Little Professor
Troy, OH

Angel Heaven Gifts & Gallery
11 South Main Street
West Milton, OH 45383
(937) 698-9464

Order can be placed at any Waldenbooks!

*More being added all the time!

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New EBook Coming Soon! No More Gunk!

Kevin and I have teamed up again. Guardian Angel Publishing will release No More Gunk! - an ebook for kids about taking care of teeth. Another exciting development - this book along with Ouch! Sunburn! will be released together as a print book. They both address a children's health issue. Watch for more news soon!

Review for Ouch! Sunburn!

Kevin sent an email first thing this morning with news of a review for Ouch! Sunburn! What a nice surprise! Check it out - TCM Reviews.

Coloring Page

This giraffe, illustrated by Kevin Scott Collier, is adorable! What do you think his name is? Have fun!

*Click on the picture, then print! It will print out full size ready to be colored. If that doesn't work with your printer, right click on the picture, and then 'save picture as...' and then you can print it out using your photo program.

Hidden Picture Puzzle

One last picture before summer's end. Isn't this hippo the cutest thing? Courtesy of Liz Ball, illustrator.
*Click on the picture, then print! It will print out full size ready to be colored. If that doesn't work with your printer, right click on the picture, and then 'save picture as...' and then you can print it out using your photo program.

Highlights Foundation 2007 Fall Founders Workshops

Are you interested in writing for children? Here's a link to a .pdf with information about the Highlights 2007 Fall Founders Workshops. Jane Yolen will be doing picture books in December. Debbie Dadey is scheduled for a new offering entitled Reluctant Readers. Special guests at the popular Crash Course in Publishing run by Clay Winters will include Lindsay Barrett George and Susan Campbell Bartoletti.

I attended the 2007 Writers Workshop at Chautauqua and had a wonderful experience. Click HERE for more information on the Fall Founders Workshops.

Books BeCAUSE

While at the 2007 Writers Workshop at Chautauqua (Highlights Foundation), I met Ruth Rimmer, the author of some wonderful books. I'd like to recommend you check out her website.

Books BeCause is a progressive publisher of innovative children’s books that have a purpose and a cause! Each book, available in English or Spanish, teaches an important life skill or safety message in a fun, innovative way. The books help kids learn to love reading, delight in the artwork, and receive a message that could save their life! Each book also comes complete with Parent Pages that teach parents important tips to keep their children out of harm’s way. Click HERE for more information.

Contest for Kids - Fandangle Magazine

The editor of Fandangle Magazine has announced a contest for kids! The contest is open to kids ages 6-10 years old who reside in the United States. For more details, click HERE.

Another Review for Ouch! Sunburn!

OUCH! SUNBURN
Text Donna Shepherd
Illustrations Kevin Collier
ISBN 10: 1-933090-60-x
ISBN 13: 978-933090-60-3
Guardian Angel Publishing
Reviewer Carolyn R Scheidies

Sunburn is a big problem. Parents, adults and kids are out under the sun without considering the long-term consequences and they can be severe. As a kid, I seldom thought about sunscreen. Few did....

TO READ THE ENTIRE REVIEW, VISIT AUTHOR'S CHOICE REVIEWS.

Review for Ouch! Sunburn!

Ouch! Sunburn!, another wonderfully written book by Donna J. Shepherd, is a fun book about getting sunburned and how to avoid getting burned again. The story not only teaches kids what will happen if they get too much sun, but what to put on their burned itchy skin. The book is written in a simple fun rhyme and at the end of the book there are tips on how to keep from getting sunburned when playing outside.

Kevin Scott Collier did a wonderful job on the illustrations. The artwork is colorful and simply shows how itchy sunburned skin isn’t much fun in the end.

I think this is a great book for not only kids, but parents who have children who hate to wear sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses when playing in the HOT SUMMER SUN. -
VS Grenier, Editor, Stories for Children Magazine

OUCH! SUNBURN!
Author: Donna J. Shepherd
Illustrator: Kevin Scott Collier
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing May 2007
Purchase Link: http://guardianangelpublishing.com/ouch%21sunburn.htm
eBook ISBN: 1-933090-60-X
ISBN 13: 9781933090603
Ages: 3 to 8

Topsy Turvy Time!

The Devo for June is up! Click HERE for
Topsy Turvy Time!
Topsy Turvy Time is on CWAHM.com, too!

How an eBook works: Ouch! Sunburn!

OUCH! SUNBURN!
by
Donna J. Shepherd
A Wings of Faith Children's Book

Author: Donna J. Shepherd
Illustrations: Kevin Scott Collier
ISBN: 1-933090-60-X
ISBN 13: 9781933090603

I received copies of the book on CD today, and it is SO cute. It opens up on the computer like a book, and you use your mouse to turn the pages. When you click on a page, it sounds like the page is turning. Very cool!
From the Publisher: Donna J. Shepherd’s snappy rhymes along with the 15 colorful and fun illustrations by Kevin Scott Collier help children see the need to protect their skin in the sun. Sun Safety Tips in the back of the book reinforce the book’s theme. 27 pages. 94 word easy reader.


Ouch! Sunburn! - Coloring Page

A new coloring page by Kevin with the little boy from Ouch! Sunburn! Uh-oh! It looks like he might be falling asleep in the sun. That's a no-no! Right?
*Click on the picture, then print! It will print out full size ready to be colored. If that doesn't work with your printer, right click on the picture, and then 'save picture as...' and then you can print it out using your photo program.

Interview

My friend, Shari Lyle-Soffe, author of The Misadventures of Rooter & Snuffle Series, interviewed me on her blog. Check it out!

Interview

Guardian Angel Publishing Releases New Book: Ouch! Sunburn

OUCH! SUNBURN!
by
Donna J. Shepherd
A Wings of Faith Children's Book

Author: Donna J. Shepherd
Illustrations: Kevin Scott Collier
ISBN: 1-933090-60-X
ISBN 13: 9781933090603

From the Publisher: Donna J. Shepherd’s snappy rhymes along with the 15 colorful and fun illustrations by Kevin Scott Collier help children see the need to protect their skin in the sun. Sun Safety Tips in the back of the book reinforce the book’s theme. 27 pages. 94 word easy reader.


Hey, Kids! A Coloring Page for You!


A nice surprise today! Kevin, illustrator of the book, Topsy Turvy Land, sent a new coloring page featuring the boy in our newest eBook, Ouch! Sunburn! Enjoy!

*Click on the picture, then print! It will print out full size ready to be colored. If that doesn't work with your printer, right click on the picture, and then 'save picture as...' and then you can print it out using your photo program.



Coming Soon - Ouch! Sunburn!


Another collaboration with Kevin! We are working on an eBook for Guardian Angel Publishing called Ouch! Sunburn! The book features my poetry, Kevin's illustrations, and Sun Safety Tips for Kids.
Watch for more news soon!

Topsy Turvy Tour

Here's a peek at an illustration in Topsy Turvy Tour, a mini-topsy turvy tale written by me, Donna, and illustrated by who else but Kevin Scott Collier! We are pleased to announce the story is featured in a new Children's E-Zine called Stories for Children. You can download it either as a .pdf file OR in a program that opens it up like a magazine right on your computer!

Chizzy's Topsy Tale eBook - FREE!

For a peek into the world of Chizzy, click above on the cover of the book, and then click "Slideshow." If you need more time to read each page, you can set the number of seconds to more than 4. Hope you enjoy it!

If you'd rather have a file for your computer or to print out, click HERE for a .pdf of Chizzy's Topsy Tale.

Topsy Turvy Links!

I find it amusing how people find this site. Several people have stopped by looking for a Topsy Turvy Cake. For fun, I looked it up, and found there's a cake pan called the Topsy Turvy Cake Pan by Wilton.



I found another book called Topsy Turvy Optical Illusions. Looks like a fun book!



My son and I have been hooked on Nintendo games in the past. Here's a game featuring Yoshi.



Apparently, a lot of you are looking for Topsy Turvy Dolls. I found a site where they can be purchased. Click HERE.

AND for those who don't want to spend that much, I found an HGTV site that has sewing instructions for making your own! Click HERE.

In England, there's Topsy Turvy World, where children can play. Here's a link: Topsy Turvy World. Looks a bit like Chuck E. Cheese here in the States.

QVC has Topsy Turvy Planters.

If You've Bought Topsy Turvy Land...

...then you might be interested in some additional resources.
  • Coloring Pages drawn by the illustrator of Topsy Turvy Land, Kevin Scott Collier
  • Word Search Puzzle containing words from the text of TTL
  • Handout (one page) for Sunday School and Bible teachers with a short lesson
  • Vocabulary Study
  • List of Questions for Discussion
Contact me to have any of these resources sent by email. If you are a teacher with suggestions for me, I'd love to hear from you.

Topsy Turvy Land