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SHE’S BACK!

As her latest school year draws to a close, Junie B. Jones is getting ready for her summer vacation. And she’s stopped by Fragile Earth Stuffed Animals for a brief visit. But be sure to get her quickly because she never stays in one place very long!

And if you’ve got some Junie fans at home, check out her website and you can find her books on Amazon here

BABY ANNOUNCEMENT

We are very proud to announce our newest additions to the Fragile Earth Stuffed Animal Family!

Date Arrived:     5/4/10

Weight:               8 oz

Height:               7″

Species:             Insect

Could they be any cuter???

And at $6.99, could they be any cheaper?

Zebras can climb?

Did you know zebras could climb?

Here at Fragile Earth Stuffed Animals, we gather a rare breed of animals that can do almost anything the imagination conceives. Our Junglie Zebra is not content to remain with four feet on the ground at all times. In his mind, he is scaling the Alps and who are we to bring him back to terra firma?

I just hope his landing skills are equal to his climbing! I’m not convinced yet …


Oh, dear – I’d better dig out the landing gear!

NATIVE AMERICAN LEGENDS – How Crow Brought Daylight

Continuing our sharing of Native American legends, today we will visit the Inuit tribe who live in the Arctic regions of Canada, the US, Russia & Greenland. Depending on where you go, they refer to themselves either as Inuit or Eskimo. Their legend tells how Crow brought them out of complete darkness by bringing daylight to their lands….

Many moons ago, the Inuit people lived far to the north in complete darkness all the time. They did not even know about daylight until Crow, who had traveled all around the world, told them about the people to the south who had light to let them see. The Inuit persuaded Crow to fly to these lands to the south and bring back some of the daylight, so they too could see.

Crow flew for many, many days until he saw light in the sky. There he saw a village and followed a girl back to her home. Her father was chief of the village and kept daylight in a box in his lodge. Crow turned into a speck of dust and landed in the ear of the chief’s grandson. Crow convinced the little boy that he wanted to play with one of the balls of light. His doting grandfather, the chief, gave him one of the balls of daylight with which to take outside and play. Once outside, crow turned back into his normal shape, grabbed the ball of daylight, and flew back to the land of the Inuit people.

Once there, Crow dropped the ball of light on the ground where it shattered, letting light fill every corner of the land. The Inuit people were very excited and thankful to Crow, but he warned them that every six months, the light would have to rest and recharge and they would be in darkness again. The Inuit were happy to have six months of daylight since before all they had known was darkness. And to this day, they spend half the year in darkness and half the year in daylight, and they are always kind to Crow for bringing them the light first.

Full story can be found here

Posted by Mary Beth

NATIVE AMERICAN LEGENDS – Why the Crow is Black

When I was teaching Kindergarten, I spent November teaching Native American Legends. And since a rather large bird takes center stage later in the month, we here at Fragile Earth Stuffed Animals thought it would be fun to highlight some bird myths. If you follow Rupert on Twitter, you might have noticed that he spent today tweeting about crows. If I had gotten my assignment done on time, they would have made a lot more sense.

Let’s start with a legend from the Brule Sioux describing how Crow became black. Originally crows were white and good friends with the buffalo. Whenever the hunters came to capture the buffalo, the crows would fly among the animals and let them know that hunters were coming. Then the buffalo would stampede and be gone by the time man arrived. The people decided they had to capture the leader of the crows and teach him a lesson. One of the warriors pretended to be a buffalo and tricked the bird. While the people were trying to decide how to punish Crow, one angry hunter decided to throw him into the fire and burn him. The crow did escape but before he flew away, his wings got singed and from then on, crows have been black.

posted by Mary Beth

MAURICE SENDAK’S WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE PLUSH DOLLS – FRAGILE EARTH STUFFED ANIMALS

Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!

Max and The Wild Things have come to Fragile Earth Stuffed Animals.

Max 7" Plush Doll - $11.99

Max 7" Plush Doll - $11.99

Moishe 7" Plush Doll - $11.99

Moishe 7" Plush Doll - $11.99

Bernard 7" Plush Doll - $11.99

Bernard 7" Plush Doll - $11.99

Sipi 7" Plush Doll - $11.99

Sipi 7" Plush Doll - $11.99

Max 15" Plush Doll - $24.99

Max 15" Plush Doll - $24.99

Moishe 15" Plush Doll - $24.99

Moishe 15" Plush Doll - $24.99

Bernard 15" Plush Doll - $24.99

Bernard 15" Plush Doll - $24.99

Sipi 15" Plush Doll - $24.99

Sipi 15" Plush Doll - $24.99

Max 14" Hand Puppet - $24.99

Max 14" Hand Puppet - $24.99

MYTHOLOGICAL MONSTERS

basiliskIn mythology, the basilisk is the king of the serpents who can kill with a single glance

cerberusCerberus is the three headed dog who guards the gate to Hades.

chimeraThe Chimera had the body of a lion, a tail that ended in a snake’s head, & a goat’s head rising from her back. Yeah, that’s a good look!

gryphonThe gryphon had the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. He was known to be a particularly fine guardian of treasure.

sphinx

The sphinx had the body of a lion and the head of a human woman (is anyone else seeing a trend here?) who were typically temple guardians. If you couldn’t answer the riddle of the sphinx, she would eat you. Lovely!

krakenThe kraken was a giant sea monster that attacked passing ships. The legend may have originated from sightings of giant squid.

phoenix

The Phoenix is a magical bird that, at the end of its life, bursts into flames and from the ashes is born the egg of the new phoenix.

echidna

Echidna, the “mother of all monsters”, had the head & torso of a woman & a serpent’s tail. She supposedly birthed mythological monsters

hydra

The hydra had 9 heads and breath so deadly that even her tracks could kill.

manticore

The manticore had the body of a lion, the head of a human (with three rows of teeth), and the tail of either a dragon or a scorpion. I wouldn’t want to meet him in a dark alley!

sirens

The Sirens were 3 women who lured sailors to a rocky death by making the men follow their beautiful singing.

typhonTyphon was the most feared monster! He was enormous and had 100 dragons on each hand, the body of a serpent but that was covered in wings, & eyes that flashed fire.