Category Archives: Inventory

Another One Lost to the Cuts

Twice a year, Jellycat comes out with new products. As the time approaches, we check their website religiously, looking for new pictures. And thus begins the texting & gasping & “Oh My God, did you see this?!!!”, and there may be a squeal or two. We take our jobs very seriously here at Fragile Earth!

Working hard!

Working hard!

 

However, since Jellycat refuses to maintain a warehouse the size of Minnesota, as they bring in new lines, they discontinue certain products. We’re not sure how these choices are made since the ones they opt to “put in the vault”  inevitably sell well for us. It is with trepidation that we check the list to see who is being retired every year.

Prior Mascot

Prior Mascot

One of the recent cuts is the Medium Cordy Roy Aardvark, as in CLIVE!

Hey can I borrow this?  It's just my size

Hey can I borrow this? It’s just my size

My heart may have actually skipped a beat when I saw that. We put the word out on Facebook that what we have in stock is the last of his kind for us. “Alas, poor Clive, we knew him well!”

Clive in his Batman gear looking for the Batmobile

Clive in his Batman gear looking for the Batmobile

*Disclosure: For now, Jellcat will continue making the Small Cordy Roy Aardvark, just not the medium size.

My brother felt that Brayden NEEDED a Clive of his own so, since Bray was visiting us for the weekend, he went home with his very own Fragile Earth mascot. Last night, we got these pictures of Clive in his new home 

One of the Clive's has gone to live in Baltimore

One of the Clives has gone to live in Baltimore

with the text “At least I can learn my alphabet.” 

Of course Clive already knows his alphabet, in 4 languages!

Of course Clive already knows his alphabet, in 4 languages!

I informed him that Clive is fluent in both Latin and Greek and conjugates irregular French verbs to clear his mind. He will fit in perfectly. But beware of that child, Clive! He bites!!

Brayden, wearing a dinosaur hat, gnawing on a bowl

Brayden, wearing a dinosaur hat, gnawing on a bowl

If you would like an aardvark of your own, we have three left in stock, and after that, he is gone for good! Of course, we will be keeping our Clive and he will continue to be the mascot of Fragile Earth, going where no aardvark has gone before!

*Clive is a Medium Jellycat Cordy Roy Aardvark and can be purchased online at our website or in our store Fragile Earth in Red Bank, NJ

Clive’s 2012 Gift Guide – Fair Trade Wooden Animals Handmade In Kenya

Clive’s offering today is for those of you that love animals, but not the plush variety, and they are from Fragile Earth’s Fair Trade collection.

Fair Trade Wooden Animals Handmade in Kenya

Fair Trade Wooden Animals
Handmade in Kenya

Sometimes in the store, we overhear in the store: “You have too many stuffed animals at home!” which just doesn’t make sense to us, as we firmly believe you can never have too many stuffed animals. But that’s just us. If you’re looking for a gift for the animal lover and you don’t  want to give one that’s stuffed, why not try a hand-carved wooden animal from Kenya? They are Fair Trade so you’ll be supporting underprivileged artists while giving a unique and creative gift.

Clive’s 2012 Gift Guide – Is There A Future Doctore In The House?

Today, Clive’s choices are two new items at Fragile Earth.

The Bones Book & Skeleton and My Silly Body

The Bones Book & Skeleton and My Silly Body

Unfortunately, we don’t have a TARDIS or a fez so we’ll have to go with the traditional definition of a doctor today. If you have someone who is interested in the human body and how theirs is supposed to work, we’ve got you covered. My Silly Body Book includes a life size, die cut, interactive body to show why it does the things it does. The Bones Book and Skeleton not only answers infuriating questions, like “why do we sweat?”, but also has a model skeleton to put together. Actually, this book might be good for parents of a young child who has reached the “why” stage!

Clive’s 2012 Gift Guide – Do You Know Snuggle Puppy By Sandra Boynton?

Clive LOVES Sandra Boynton and one of his favorites is the Snuggle Puppy Board Book.

Snuggle Puppy and other Sandra Boynton FavoritesWith Our Very Own Snuggle Puppy, Jellycat Latte Puppy

Snuggle Puppy and other Sandra Boynton Favorites
With Our Very Own Snuggle Puppy, Jellycat Latte Puppy

Sandra Boynton’s books are perfect for younger children and we have many of her phenomenally successful Boynton on Board series of Board Books. One of Clive’s favorites is Snuggle Puppy which is basically a hug in book form. And what better way to give this book than to pair it with the Jellycat Latte Puppy, who is a professional hugger by the way. Be sure to check out the rest of the Sandra Boynton books we have in stock. It’s never too early to start a child’s library!

Clive’s 2012 Gift Guide – For The (Almost) Champion Shoe Tyer

Clive’s next offering in the 2012 Fragile Earth Gift Guide is for the Champion Shoe Tyer in your life.

Learn To Tie Your Shoes With Zoo's Shoes

Learn To Tie Your Shoes With Zoo’s Shoes

Do you know someone who is just learning to tie their shoes? The best way to become a champion shoe tyer is lots of practice and what better way than using a book full of shoe laces? In the box, Bunny teaches you how to tie shoes using the “bunny-ear” method. Then, read about all the zoo animals and their predicaments as their shoes become untied. Can you help them out?

 

Clive’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide – Gifts For Your Budding Artist

Clive’s offering today is for the budding artist in your life.

eeBoo Artist Pencils, Fair Trade Paperless Journals, Nature's Art Box

eeBoo Artist Pencils, Fair Trade Paperless Journals, Nature’s Art Box

Do you know a young artist? Colored pencils are mandatory for any creative person and getting a new set brings a thrill every time. From eeboo, these come in decorative tin boxes which can hold treasures when the pencils are finished.

Our journals are completely “tree-free” from Handmade Expressions. The artisans in India turn cotton rags into a pulp which they then use to make the pages. These journals are just begging for pictures and ideas to be shared with them. (Added bonus, they are Fair Trade as well!) And, as every good artist knows, inspiration can be drawn from everywhere, especially nature.

Nature’s Art Box has tons of ideas for projects that can be made from things right outside your door.

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Clive’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide – Do You Have A Mad Scientist In The Family?

Do you have a mad scientist in your family?  Then, Clive (our store mascot) has the perfect gift idea for you.

Pop Bottle Science, Potentially Catastrophic Science, and Totally Irresponsible Science

Pop Bottle Science, Potentially Catastrophic Science, and Totally Irresponsible Science

These books are perfect for anyone who’s interested in science or watching things explode. The Pop-Bottle Science kit has 79 experiments that you can perform inside the bottle. And we’ve used several of the suggestions from Potentially Catastrophic Science and Totally Irresponsible Science for parties we’ve thrown where they were enthusiastically received by kids ages 4-14 (and we kept the mess to a minimum).

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