Billy’s not like the other kids. He’s a bit moody, a bit cranky, a bit . . . grumpy. In hopes of cheering him up, his mom takes him and his sister to the animal rescue one Saturday morning. All the animals are cute and playful, but they’re a little too happy for Billy’s taste. When Billy wanders into another section of the store, however, he stumbles across a different group of animals awaiting adoption. These pets are grouchy and scruffy. In fact, they seem downright grumpy—just like Billy! He catches the eye of a particularly grumpy pup—could this be the friend Billy has been looking for? Grumpy Pets shows that there’s a perfect match for everyone, if you stay true to yourself.
Lovey Bunny is the happiest little girl around. She loves just about everything—her family, art, watching her mama make things, and especially playing dress-up. But when she borrows Mama Rabbit’s new dress without asking and ruins it, Lovey Bunny learns that not everything always goes as planned. Will Lovey Bunny find a creative way to show Mama that she’s sorry? Kristine A. Lombardi’s picture book debut reveals an effervescent new character whose talent for crafts and love of fashion, family, and fun will touch the hearts of little girls everywhere!
Let’s dance! Girls can host a ball with Belle, Cinderella and Aurora with this value-added set, which includes a book, play pieces, playscene, and stickers, all enclosed in a take-along case with handle. Imaginative play is wonderful for young children, and this set encourages girls to dream about spending time with some special princess friends. After reading the book with three original stories, girls can use the shaped stand-up board pieces with the playscene and stickers to have a picnic with Belle, Cinderella and Aurora, and then host a ball! They can pretend that the press-out princess friends are dancing at a very special ball...with a handsome prince!
A direct descendant of the composer of "America the Beautiful" honors his ancestry and national pride with historical and contemporary imagery. Musical notation and an Author's Note, as well as the song's lyrics in Bates's handwriting, are included. Full color.
If there’s no stability in the corporate world, why not do what you love? Creative Girl shows women how to turn their talents into a money-making career…smartly. Whether readers are just tapping into their creativity and want to see where it takes them, or if they’re already making a creative living and know it’s time to grab hold of the next level of success, this book has specific advice for women at varying stages. Author Katharine Sise has certainly “walked the walk” of a creative entrepreneur, as she created her own jewelry line that has won the praise of celebrities and the fashion world. Here she provides ideas for sparking one’s creative talent (through meditating and journaling), and narrowing down what career lifestyle is right for each reader. She also shares insider tips on the realities of navigating a creative career and handling a business—such as how to brand yourself and how to build a platform and garner publicity. Katharine debunks the myth of the “starving artist” and shows how one can turn inspiration into a profitable livelihood.
"Creative Lettering" was so popular that crafters wanted MORE. Welcome this fabulous follow-up, featuring 15 entirely new contributors. All the artists provide tips on their favorite forms of hand lettering and tools, complete alphabets, and how-to projects based on their signature styles. From posters and cards to collages and journals, this eye-catching collection will inspire readers as they do their own work.