A Little Different All Perfect
A Little Different All Perfect is a simple, reassuring story about not judging people for the way they look. Featuring full-color illustrations, teachers across the country are hailing A Little Different All Perfect a valuable educational tool. “I read the book to my students and asked them what they learned from the story. They said: ‘think before you speak,’ ‘don’t tease,’ ‘use kind words’ and ‘nobody is perfect.’ I think the lesson was well received,” said Janet Swanson, a third grade teacher at Valencia Elementary School in Aptos, CA. “I applaud Anita’s efforts to foster acceptance and respect for children who may possess physical differences, A little Different All Perfect offers a unique opportunity to explore this topic with younger children through an engaging, whimsical story filled with delifhtful characters.” Steve Patterson, Principal Baymonte Christian School.
A Little Different All Perfect won 1st prize at The San Francisco book Festival, Honorable Mention at London Book Festival and received recognitions of excellence in Literature at Purple Dragonfly Book festival.
Always Time For Kindness
A delightful story about friendship and learning to listen to your inner-self. The story also explains how helping can make a great difference to someone. Children are also thought about how rewarding and important it is to care for others and show empathy. Featuring full-color illustrations by Denis Proulx, educators and professionals across the country are hailing Always Time for Kindness a valuable educational tool. This book won an honorable mention at the Paris Book festival Spring 2013.
Old But Not Expired
Old but Not Expired is a cheery picture book intended to teach children an important moral: their elders can be both wise and fun. In this story, two young turtles visit their great-grandfather in a nursing home and learn some clever games from him. The story is couched within the frame of a bedtime story being told by Gnomy, a character reprising his role in a previous picture book. Children will enjoy the straightforward language and story and will have the chance to learn an invaluable lesson—and some new games. Available in hardback.
The Ultimate Anti-Bullying Solutions Guide: The Sure Fire Way To Stop Bullying Now!
How do you bully-proof your child? Offering positive solutions that parents can adopt with their child to address bullying, as well as positive ways parents can teach children self-esteem, the Ultimate Anti-Bullying Solutions Guide empowers parents to help their children expand their understanding and acceptance of what is ‘different’. Helping your child develop their bully shield is a crucial step in child development and ensures your child will not be a victim to bullies or be a bully.
And, when nothing else succeeds, Anita Telle describes the steps needed to address bullies and bullying at the school, city, and state levels, including sample letters that can be used to influence adult actions toward addressing and eliminating bullying.
This is a book filled with love, guidance and acceptance. Acknowledging the challenges parents and educators face, while gently coaching them to develop our children into people who love, understand and value everyone, this book offers practical advice and testimony.
Boo Boo Bears
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Gnomy’s Boo Boo Bear – Autum
Hi there, I’m Autum and I love to paint, for Christmas Gnomy gave me a wonderful set of paint brushes, so now I paint everything. I paint pictures of what I see, I paint pictures of what is in my imagination, Even if I see that some of the flowers are a little dull, I paint them; that makes them so happy.. You know the paint I use is magical, so I don’t hurt the flowers when I paint them, just make them extra special. I hope you and I can paint together, that would be super fun.
Gnomy’s Boo Boo Bear – Bluey
Hi there, I’m Bluey and I’m just thrilled that you stopped by to see me. My favorite thing to do is to read books. I can’t get enough of them. I love to bring a blanket down to the beach, lay in the sun and read my books. Often Candy the albatross stops by to visit with me. We like to read together. I hope that one day I will have a chance to read with you!
Gnomy’s Boo Boo Bear – Camo
Hi there, I’m Camo and I love to play hide and seek, it’s one of my favorite things in the whole wide world.. Sometimes when I’m outside in the forest, my friends say I’m very hard to find, and that’s pretty cool for me :) Other things that I love to do is to learn about the earth, how to make things from things I find outside. I love to work with my hands. Hope you stop by to say hello.
Gnomy’s Boo Boo Bear – Forest
My name is Forest, and I love to be in the forest. Not only do I like to climb the trees, I also like to lay on the ground and watch the trees sway in the wind. Have you ever had the chance to sit all still in a forest and hear the leaves play a special song just for you? It’s magical. I hope that you will make me your friend, I can’t wait to meet you!
Gnomy’s Boo Boo Bear – Hope
Hi there, my name is Hope and I love to travel; I have been to Norway, Iceland, Tahiti, Hawaii, France, Ukraine and many other beautiful places. I love to talk to children just like you, and see what they like to do, the funny thing is that we are so much alike :) One of the things I do everywhere I go is to collect songs in my magical backpack, a special song from the country I visit, it makes me happy to hear how beautiful the different languages sound in a song. I hope you and I can travel to places one of these days.
Gnomy’s Boo Boo Bear – Ki
Hi there, My name is Ki, and I love the Hawaiian Islands, Actually my name comes from the Ki plant brought to Hawaii long time ago; The Ki plant was considered sacred, so I guess I’m pretty special just like you… I would love to be your boo-boobear, together we could explore and learn about all kinds of fun things the children in Hawaii likes to do.. Can’t wait to hear from you.. Mahalo.
Gnomy’s Boo Boo Bear – Pinky
Hi there! My name is Pinky, and you guessed right, I love the color pink! My bedroom is pink, my comforter on my bed is pink and my favorite toy is a pink unicorn named Magic. I love to bake, I bake cupcakes with pink frosting almost every day, I decorate them with pretty flowers and tasty chocolate sprinkles. I would love to be your special friend. I’m waiting for you!
Gnomy’s Boo Boo Bear – Sky
Hi there, I’m Sky, and I love to fly. My best friend is Rave, (who’s a raven) and I go for adventure flights with Rave up in the sky almost every day. I sit on Rave’s back and we fly far up in the sky. Everything looks so very small from up there. I bet I have even seen your house, maybe one day when you looked out and was wondering what just flew by your window, maybe that was me waving “Hi” to you. I hope to be your friend one day!
Gnomy’s Boo Boo Bear – Summer
Hi there! My name is Summer, and yes, my birthday is in the summertime. I love Summer, I love the nice warm breeze; I love laying in the tall green grass and watching the clouds playing games. I know they are saying to each other: “Guess what I am shaped like?” One day I saw a cloud that looked just like a coffee cup. My best friend is a hummingbird named Happi, we have so much fun together. I’m looking forward to meeting you :-)
In loving memory of our friend Gayle, we will donate 20% of every sale of a “George Samuel” Boo Boo Bear to her cause. In 2015, Gayle was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma. She fought bravely for three years but succumbed to the illness in early 2018. Throughout her fight with this horrible, expensive, and extremely painful disease, Gayle was incredibly brave, patient, and optimistic. She was a source of light and inspiration to all who knew her.