Monday, March 9, 2015

Updates From Japan

Exciting news from Japan--bilinguals a hit with kids and their parents.

Mount Fuji

I'd mentioned in a recent post that another shipment of Bedbug books + toys was making its way to Japan. In today's post, I will share recent updates.

Sally Kanbayashi, an instructor of the English language for business people, also visits an elementary school once a month as a volunteer and reads bilingual books to kids. Sally read the bilingual Bedbug book in a read-aloud event and she reports an enthusiastic response. Sally has introduced the book at her site Sally's Diary. 

Ikuko Asoh-Rhodes also introduced her readers to the book at The Dazzling Stage

The Bilingual is available at Amazon Japan.

Book I and coloring book I, in both English and bilingual versions are coming soon via Kindle and will be available for downloading across different e-reading devices.

Japanese Bilingual Groups at Facebook

Guam Japanese School Bilingual Club

Raising Kids Japanese-Bilingual-Bicultural Outside of Japan

Japanese English Language Exchange

English Language for Japanese Student


Japanese Garden

Bedbug's Favorite Japanese Sites

Beautiful Japan

Japan Heart
 
* Images Morguefile

The recent release of the film version of Where The Wild Things Are is testimony to the fact that a simple concept, if well done, can create a global phenomenon. So it is with the children's book written by Melody Rhodes - The Bedbug Who Wouldn't Bite. Webphemera

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Bedbug Coming Soon to Kindle

Exciting news! Bedbug series slated for Kindle.

"Night, night, sleep tight."
The Bedbug books are slated for publication via Kindle and thus will go out across major book retailers and become available to an even wider audience.

Many plans are in the works and we are hoping to publish a Japanese-English bilingual version of coloring book I  first to Kindle, then follow up with other books in the series.

I will announce matters as they progress.

The books are currently available in print versions at both U.S and Japan Amazon, as well as at other sites.

Follow Bedbug at Bedbug Books & Toys  at Facebook or visit Studio Seven.

The recent release of the film version of Where The Wild Things Are is testimony to the fact that a simple concept, if well done, can create a global phenomenon. So it is with the children's book written by Melody Rhodes - The Bedbug Who Wouldn't Bite. Webphemera

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Another Shipment to Japan

Interest in the Bedbug series continues to grow and we've received another order from Japan for both books and bugs.

A shipment will be soon on its way and heading from New Zealand and going over to Japan.

Parents and children are clamoring for this bedtime story of the sleepy bedbug that chooses not to bite. The Bilingual book I helps children to learn English/Japanese.

Bilinguals Produced for Japan


The toy bedbugs are made in an eight-stage process and are hand-sewn with careful attention to detail. Each bedbug toy is different. They are made from kid-friendly materials and can be posed.

Made From Kid-Safe Materials

Finished Toys in Bright Beds

Bilinguals can be purchased from Amazon Japan and from Studio Seven at Facebook.

The recent release of the film version of Where The Wild Things Are is testimony to the fact that a simple concept, if well done, can create a global phenomenon. So it is with the children's book written by Melody Rhodes - The Bedbug Who Wouldn't Bite. Webphemera

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sold Out of Book Packages


Today a lady came and bought the last two Bedbug book packages I had at the house. This was from the fourth shipment.

The ribbon-bound books with the bright orange bug have been popular since publication of the series back in 2009.

I will try to order more for 2015 but have heard from the publisher that the ribbon-bound books won't always be available. The good news is that both small and large saddle-stitched books will be available.

Parents typically buy more of these books around Christmas to give to their children as gifts and this year has been no different. My supply of book II is dwindling, too, so I will definitely have to look at getting more book I & II's in the saddle-stitched versions in the coming year.

Myles and Mason Enjoy Bedbug

Bedbug books can be ordered via Studio Seven at Facebook.

The recent release of the film version of Where The Wild Things Are is testimony to the fact that a simple concept, if well done, can create a global phenomenon. So it is with the children's book written by Melody Rhodes - The Bedbug Who Wouldn't Bite. Webphemera

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