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New Book Alert: Sassafrass Jones & Her Forever Friends ABCs

scan0003It’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.
abc book page 7In case you have slight eye problems like myself, I will write out the cool stuff on this page: footer-g

“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!

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My first post!

I am so excited to welcome you to my blog!  I have so much love to share and stories to tell.  I will start with some exciting 20151019-03news about ME!  Hard at work in the Habersham Forest Style Studio, the workers created my very own Steiff animal. Now, there are 600, limited edition Steiff Pekingese dogs  named Sassafrass Jones.  A dream come true!  Oh, and I even have my very own set of Sassafrass Jones Chartreuse glasses (and an extra pink pair for a little variety).

I promise I won’t make every blog about me, but this is a very special occasion. I am a Steiff animal. From an abandoned dog with glasses to a Steiff!  Amazing!

There are only 600 of this “mini-me” available so you may want to get your hands on me. Click here to buy this special Steiff.

But there is more, I even have a suitcase that is the perfect fit for my perky self and you can get all sorts of accessories to dress me up and make me even more fabulous. Personally, my favorite is the suitcase where I am wearing my cape and crown.  But the ones with the hats, made by Madeline the Milliner Mouse is irresistable as well. 20151108-1420151108-02