Thursday, May 26, 2016

Customer Sends in Cute Pics of Her Book Packages

A customer recently sent in some photos of the book and toys she received. She wanted these to give as gifts to children very near to her heart.

These were end-of-school gifts for her grandchildren, and she has related, they waited eagerly for them to arrive and were excited when they did.

* Photos courtesy of C. McClure

Reprints and More Bedbug and Mouse Toys

A peek into production as more toys and books are created.

Bedbug Toys Get Eyes

Toys in Production

Printing of Book I

Mouse Toys in Production

Mouse Toy

Printing of Book II

Bedbug books are available at Amazon and books + toys are available from Studio Seven Publishers.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Myles and Mason Enjoy the Bedbug Book

"My dreams won't keep..."
No, no, no! Don't squash my garden veggies!

One summer morning, I looked outside to see some kids in my yard. The taller boy, Mason, had come to collect his big dog that had bounded through my garden and had trampled my tender plants. The dog was now happily running in wild circles around the yard.

Each time the dog had entered the yard on previous occasions, he had growled at me, his lips pulling back in a sinister grin. I'd kept a safe distance on the back deck, with the gate firmly closed, unenthusiastic at the thought of a potential bite from those great teeth. I watched, relieved, as the boys grabbed onto the dog's collar and dragged the brute home.

A few days later, I saw Mason again and I gave him the Bedbug book, as a way to welcome him to the neighborhood. I had one of the original ribbon-bound books left from one of the early shipments. He grinned shyly, accepted it, and left my yard.

In time, Mason became a frequent visitor to my home, as did his younger brother, Myles. They were active little boys who spent their time swinging from trees, building forts out in the yard, playing in the back field and dropping in to see me.

Each Verse by Heart
Mason surprised me one day. He told me the Bedbug book was his favorite bedtime story and that he read it each night before going to sleep. He then he proceeded to recite the entire book to demonstrate that this was so. He knew each verse by heart. He also mentioned that he was now reading it to Myles.

Little Myles, not to be outdone, piped up to prove he could keep up with Mason. The boys giggled as they chanted their favorite lines over and over, and we all stood there laughing, enjoying being silly.

They were very curious as to whether Bedbug would finally get to snooze and asked about the second book. "Mel, when is it coming? Can we get it right away? Will you keep some of the books for us?" I assured them that I would. "Is Bedbug kept awake again?" I winked at them and said I couldn't spill the beans and that they would just have to wait until book II came out to see whether Bedbug finally got to sleep tight.

Their mother, Crystal, snapped the captivating photo (above).

When book II was published, the boys were first in line to get their copies.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Bilingual Hits Amazon's Best Seller's List

A short time ago, the Japanese-English Bilingual book hit the best seller list at Amazon, climbing towards the top and reaching #24.

These numbers go up and down frequently but it is always exciting when this happens.

The Japanese-English bilingual book with Romaji is available in both print and ebook editions at Amazon and also appears at Amazon Japan. It has been popular with Japanese children since it was released.

Our translator over in Japan has introduced the books and toys at schools and other places in Japan, as a bedtime story and as an aid for kids and adult learners of a second language.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Bedbug in Gallery in Japan

Another Photo in From Japan
I asked if I could share this latest photo of the book and toy bug.

I understand that these books appear in Gallery Cafe George situated within a large company in Japan.

I'm delighted at the enthusiastic response over the book and bug and send a big thank you to all our fans in Japan.

It has been a joy to see children on another continent enjoying this bedtime story. Our translator has worked hard to get this book in front of the Japanese people and has presented it to schools and various organizations.

Bedbug Book in Gallery in Japan

Friday, May 8, 2015

Bedbug Books Are Now at Kindle.

"Night, night, sleep tight."
New Formats
So far, book I and the Japanese-English bilingual are available at Kindle, U.S. and at Kindle Canada and across all Amazon sites.

Now, in addition to the printed books, readers can enjoy the Bedbug story via Kindle, which means, of course, they can receive their copy instantly.

It has been great to see this migration happening. In past years, the books appeared at different physical locations and across various online retailers, but now via Kindle, they will reach a worldwide audience.

The books are still available at other sites but the move to Amazon will support a global reach.

Friday, May 1, 2015

All Quiet But Progress Being Made

"I'm hoping to "sleep tight."
Moving Forward in Bedbug Land
We've been busy as bugs behind the scenes.

We are still moving forward with Kindle production and the publisher is working to get the books into ebooks--and, of course, has been a bit "buggy-eyed."

Soon... soon, children and their parents will be able to download little Bedbug to brighten bedtime story hour.

Who knows? Bedbug may finally get some long hoped-for shut-eye.
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