It’s time. Drum roll, please. The second book in the Sassafrass series is out and ready to buy. Sassafrass Jones and Her Forever Friends keeps all of us critters and humans in the forest entertained for hours. Written by my mom Cathleen Smith Bresciani and the Steiff wonder woman and North American Authority Rebekah Kaufman, the ABC books definitely gets my Sassy Seal of Approval. Before I give you a sneak peek into this new children’s book (click HERE to buy), you my friends should know that ALL proceeds from the sale of this book go directly to the organization dear to our hearts, Canine Companions for Independence.
I keep a stack of money buried in the forest for only very special purchases. Well, I have already bought four copies and it feels great to help this cool organization that provides service dogs at no cost to the recipients. (More on this organization in my later posts).
Here’s the rundown of the book….each letter has a beautiful page with a corresponding Steiff animal, an amazing vignette (created by the talented set designer in Habersham Forest, Chris), a fun poem and Sassy Steiff fact. Oh, and to add another element of learning, the name of the animal appears in five different language (and a phonetic way to say them). That was a lot to get out in one breath, and I may have a lot of talents, but writing and talking are still a work in progress. So, I am going to let you see for yourself….just one of my favorite pages so i don’t spoil the book.
In case you have slight eye problems like myself, I will write out the cool stuff on this page:
“These pretty ladies love clothes with a passion; They’re the perfect zoo sisters to model high fashion!
And the Sassy Steiff Fact: These Steiff giraffes were made in five sizes ranging from 6 to 30 inches from 1953 through 1974. The smallest size was made from velvet while the larger versions were made from mohair, a woolen fabric. Steiff is also famous for the life-like and life-sized giraffes, some of which stand more than a whopping 8 feet tall!
Can you believe it, Miss Rebekah and Mama Cathy found a Steiff animal for every letter of the alphabet. Make sure to order your copy for the holidays. Kids and adults alike will love this!