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August 2008 - Immedium

1. News
2. Reviews
3. Events


A. Raves about Immedium's Books
Summer is full of sun, travel, and of course discovering new books. As Immedium prepares to serve up 3 freshly baked titles this fall, readers continue to learn about our exiting stories and like what they see. We've happily met new friends recently at school, library, and even train events. We appreciate their interest and here is a sample of their enthusiasm.

"My boys and I have sampled several of these books, if only I had video taped the squeals coming out of my 2 year old as I began reading 'Timmy and Tammy's Train of Thought'! It was hilarious to watch him get so excited over a book, obviously he loves trains! Mommy on the other hand got excited over the brilliant illustrations and attention getting story line. {A MUST when you are reading to 3 kids, any book that keeps them in their seats goes to the top of my list!} Each book we sampled from Immedium was not to long, not to short, excellent for different age groups."
- BabyLuxe

Meanwhile, one of our future authors was traveling to Hawaii, and got featured in the news there:

Honolulu Star Bulletin "As one of a legion of young multi-platform artists traipsing around the world, building empires of T-shirts, toys, prints and videos, Luke Feldman, aka Skaffs, has one surprising ambition. Rattling off a list of projects in the works, from his first line of unisex T-shirts, a solo art exhibition in L.A., collectible resin sculptures and limited-edition prints due just before Christmas, and vinyl toys due early next year, he suddenly remembers, 'Oh, and I'm writing a children's book.' Say what? His book series will be launched early next year with 'Chaff n' Skaffs: Mai and the lost Moskivvy.' While few artists spend much time thinking about the too-young-to-consume set in the pursuit of more lucrative merchandising deals, or create dark, adult-oriented imagery and themes unsuitable for children, Feldman's direction reflects a rather straitlaced path toward artistic stardom."
- Honolulu Star Bulletin

Take a sneak peek at Skaffs' profile and upcoming book here.

B. The Tale of the Woollyhoodwinks - rounding the bend
The eagerly awaited story of these five furry friends, The Woollyhoodwinks vs. the Dark Patch, is winding its way to the USA for general release next month. A more fun-loving bunch of forest pals is not to be found! In the meantime, here is the profile of the last (but not least) 'Wink.

The blissfully unaware Fluke is the baby of the 'Hoodwink family. Sweet, sweet Fluke, able to wander treetop to treetop blissfully unaware and yet miraculously unscathed. He possesses that enviable ability to see everything with wide-eyed wonder. Easily enthralled this sweet doll can easily spend an entire afternoon observing the intricacies of an anthill or dragonflies playing tag. This green youngster looks up to the other Woollyhoodwinks and tries his best to be like them, but he is always uniquely Fluke in the end.

C. Beasties are filling up Monster Isle
Illustrator of our forthcoming yarn, Welcome to Monster Isle, Jeff Miracola showed kids how to draw at the Brookfield Public Library in Wisconsin on July 22nd. Here is a snapshot of the 5th mysterious giant who inhabits the fantastic realm known as Monster Isle.

The Ogopogo:
Ok, everyone has heard of Scotland's Loch Ness monster. But Nessie doesn't have a monopoly on lake living. The Canadians lay claim to their own local hero. The Ogopogo is a sea serpent who lives in Lake Okanagan, located in the western province of British Columbia. No, it doesn't swim using a pogo stick. However this enormous sea serpent will splash when you least expect it, and still manage to evade even the most seasoned shutterbug.

Julie Black Belt
(ISBN: 1-59702-009-5, $15.95)

"This is a great book for girls (or boys!) who are intered in martial arts. The message is practice and hard work get results and that applies to most things in life."
- Pink with Sparkles


Timmy & Tammy's Train of Thought
(ISBN: 1-59702-008-7, $15.95)

"I think Timmy and Tammy's Train of Thought has replaced Thomas the Train in our house!"
- BabyLuxe


- 8/2: Oliver Chin: San Francisco Public Library - storytime, West Portal branch, CA, 11 am.
- 8/20: Oliver Chin: Graphic Novel - Summer Reading Program: Pleasant Hill Library, 1750 Oak Park Blvd, CA, 6:30 pm.
- 8/22: Oliver Chin: Families with Children from China - South Bay Book Club, Mountain View, CA, 6 pm


- 9/18: Rootcorn: Woollyhoodwinks: Books, Inc. - Laurel Village, San Francisco, CA, 6:30 pm
- 9/20: Rootcorn: Woollyhoodwinks: Books, Inc., 1344 Park Street, Alameda, CA, 510-522-2226, 11 am.
- 9/21: Immedium: Kids Day - Neighborhood Library Campaign, Richmond Recreation Center, San Francisco, CA, 415-626-7512, 1:30 pm.
- 9/23: Rootcorn: Woollyhoodwinks: Copperfields - McNear Elementary School, Petaluma, CA, 10 am.


Toast those marshmallows while you tell a good story around the campfire.

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