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Fuzzimal Puppies - Theresa Hutnick

Hardcover

Published: 1st May 2009
For Ages: 8+ years old
Ships: 10 to 14 business days
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RRP $22.99
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Fuzzimal Puppies are a breed of adorably shaggy dogs that kids can make themselves. Everything you need is here, including super-shaggy, terry-cloth pipe cleaners, fuzzy-wuzzy novelty yarn, felt for ears and collars, googly eyes, glue, and a supply of shiny jewels (for that over-the-top bling thing). Altogether there are enough materials and directions for making five different puppies, each with its own unique flair. The book even includes style and grooming tips to enhance their individual personalities. Finally, we threw in some punch-and-fold dog carriers that are perfectly sized to hold your pups.

About The Author

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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klutz fuzzimal puppies

By Casablanca the crafty bookworm

from Townsville

About Me Bookworm

Pros

  • Easy To Understand
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Fuzzimal Puppies:

    fuzzimaltastic!

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    ISBN: 9781591746522
    ISBN-10: 1591746523
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 8+ years old
    For Grades: 3 - 4
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 40
    Published: 1st May 2009
    Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 18.5  x 2.8
    Weight (kg): 0.25