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Children’s Book Day – What Was Your Favorite?

Tuesday, 4/2/13, was Children’s Book Day.  We posted this picture of Clive showing our favorite Childrens Books on our Facebook page (come on over and like us, all the cool kids are), Twitter and Instagram.

clive childrens books

 

Along with the picture of our favorite childrens books, we asked the obviuos question, what is your favorite childrens book?  We loved reading the responses and most made us think “oh, I forgot that one!” but there were also a couple we hadn’t heard of giving us something new to look for the next time we are in the bookstore.

The more popular responses found on all our media outlets were:

A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett – this links to a used copy of the version we read as kids with illustrations by Tasha Tudor

The Bridge To Terebithia by Katherine Patterson

Are You My Mother? By P D Eastman

Thornton W Burgess Animal Stories –  We are not familiar with these, so we’re looking forward to finding them and trying them out.

Stuart Little by E. B. White

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

So? What was your favorite book to read when you were growing up?

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Clive Takes To Manhattan For The New York International Gift Show (NYIGF)

This week Clive went to the New York International Gift Show.  He spent a great deal of money buying new inventory for Fragile Earth and we cannot wait until it all starts to arrive so we can show it off to all of you.  This trip was also Clive’s introduction to Instagram and we had a blast documenting his trip.

Clive powering up with a bagel for the ride into NYC

Clive powering up with a bagel for the ride into NYC

In the Lincoln Tunnel, is that a leak?

In the Lincoln Tunnel, is that a leak?

First stop to invite friends from Monster Factory to come to Red Bank.  They can't come until May but they are coming!

First stop to invite friends from Monster Factory to come to Red Bank. They can’t come until May but they are coming!

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

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

Vintage games?  They'll be arriving in the next couple of weeks

Vintage games? They’ll be arriving in the next couple of weeks

Clive loved the Gift Tins from Apples & Pears

Clive loved the Gift Tins from Apples & Pears

Dammit Dolls are a must have

Dammit Dolls are a must have

Clive picked out some great learning games from Gryphon Designs

Clive picked out some great learning games from Gryphon Designs

Clive goes to school and takes a class on 50 Shades of Marketing.  Diet Coke is a must have for any student.

Clive goes to school and takes a class on 50 Shades of Marketing. Diet Coke is a must have for any student.

Never one to waste time, Clive catches up in the car on an article about mobile marketing.

Never one to waste time, Clive catches up in the car on an article about mobile marketing.

Stay tuned.  As all the great new items arrive, we’ll be sure to introduce and showcase them here on the blog.

In the mean time, if you would like to keep up with Clive’s comings and goings, why not follow us on Facebook and Instagram?

**Clive is a Jellycat Cordy Roy Aardvark and can be purchased from our online store or in person at our Red Bank, NJ location.

Clive Says No To Reason, It Ruins Everything

Every week we change the quote on our sidewalk sandwich board at the store.  This week, Clive* chose a quote from a book he’s reading – Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier.

clive peter nimble

This is a great chapter book to read aloud, it reminds me of just the kind of book our parents would read to us when we were younger.  It encourages us to leave reason behind.  Sir Tope , Peter’s sidekick, is a knight who is a combination of horse and cat, thanks to a cranky hag.

Clive says leave reason behind and open your mind to all the possibilities!

*Clive, our store mascot, is a Jellycat Cordy Roy Aardvark and can be found at Fragile Earth in 15″ and 10″ sizes.

Clive’s Words of Wisdom For Friday, January 4, 2013

Clive’s words of wisdom for this Friday.

clive jellycat cordy roy aardvard wisdom 1-4-13

**Clive is a Jellycat Cordy Roy Aardvark and can be purchased either through our online site, Fragile Earth, or in our store at 9 Monmouth Street, 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!