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Fancy Friendship Bracelets : Klutz Series - Klutz

Fancy Friendship Bracelets

Klutz Series

Combined Pack with 2 or more items

Published: 1st September 2009
For Ages: 8+ years old
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We published Friendship Bracelets in 1996. Thirteen years and 2.3 million copies later, it has clearly established itself as a Klutz classic. A best-selling classic, in fact.

It's a hard act to follow only a fool would even attempt it. So, of course, we couldn't resist. Introducing Fancy Friendship Bracelets, the original Friendship Bracelet's new best friend. We started with super-simple instructions for a flock of all-new bracelet designs. We added five different colors of cord and more than 200 sparkling beads. Then we threw in some stylish charms for good measure.

The result is even better than we hoped. Fans of the first book will love this new one. With the how-to know-how of Anne Akers Johnson, the sparkle of beads and charms, and the novelty of all-new bracelet designs, Fancy Friendship Bracelets compliments the original book without duplicating it. So we're keeping both books in print. This is the start of a beautiful friendship.

About The Author

Anne Akers Johnson is the author or editor of books such as Juegos Con Una Cuerda and Trenzas Locas. Typical subjects covered by the author include juvenile nonfiction / crafts and hobbies / juvenile nonfiction / games and activities / general.

About Klutz

Klutz was incorporated in 1977 in Palo Alto, California, by three friends from Stanford University. They began by selling sidewalk juggling lessons along with a trio of no-bounce bean bags. A week's effort earned the group $35. 'It was then we realized the sky was the limit.'

John Cassidy, the English major of the group, put the instructions in book form and titled it Juggling for the Complete Klutz. Darrell Lorentzen, the business major, wrote up the original business plan and the other partner, B.C. Rimbeaux, was assigned the task of getting a bank loan. Mr. Rimbeaux was a psychology major.

The first 3,000 books were distributed via bicycle and backpack, and sales grew from there. 'It really was a failed scam,' explains Cassidy, who remains the creative force of the company. 'Our dream was to do a book on juggling, sell a bazillion in a couple of days, buy an island and retire. It didn't work out. After a year of steady, unspectacular sales, we found ourselves staring down the barrel of a career.'

Today, how-to books from Klutz come packaged with the tools of their trade (from juggling cubes to face paints to yo-yos), and are designed for doing, not just reading. 'We think people learn best through their hands, nose, feet, mouth and ears. Then their eyes. So we design multi-sensory books,' Cassidy says. The appeal of this hands-on approach is borne out by sales figures; Klutz is a fixture on U.S. book and toy bestseller lists, and is available in 24 countries around the world.

Having expanded the offerings to include Klutz Toys, Klutz Kits, Klutz Buckets, Klutz Guides and, in 2001, an educational product line, Cassidy seems to have an unlimited supply of ideas. The inspiration? 'I marinate myself in children,' he says. 'Some years ago, I created a few. With the help of my wife' (Nancy Cassidy, the voice behind the gold-record-winning KidsSongs recordings).

In 2002, Scholastic Inc., the largest children's book publisher and distributor in the world, acquired Klutz. For those of you who collect corporate mission statements, here's the Klutz credo: Create wonderful things, be good, have fun.

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Simple instructions, easy to follow

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    ISBN: 9781591746928
    ISBN-10: 1591746922
    Series: Klutz
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 8+ years old
    For Grades: 3 - 4
    Format: Combined Pack with 2 or more items
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 60
    Published: 1st September 2009
    Dimensions (cm): 27.3 x 23.3  x 1.9
    Weight (kg): 0.37