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Now! You Wake Up One Morning. . .

cover of you wake up one morning featuring doodles of typical morning items such as a shcool bus unmade bed shower panckakes cerealA prompted journal for creative expression in words and art for kids in the ages (suggested) of 9-13. Get One Here.

You Wake Up One Morning. . .

  • . . .and there’s a tiger in the corner of your room.
  • . . .everything you wish for comes true.
  • . . .you are only 2 inches tall.

What Would YOU do? Create Your Answer in Words and Art!

This journal has dozens of fun prompts all about “waking up one morning” and so many different blank pages just waiting for creative thoughts and art: boxed pages, journal pages, college-ruled, storyboards, graphic-novel style layouts and more!

Choose and Get Started!

Take a look through the prompts and find one that gets your brain-juice flowing. Then find a page that lets you write your thoughts or make your art…whatever you want to do! There are no “right” answers in this journal, no correct way to be creative. Go for it!

Two Styles Available!

You can get the journal in paperback binding or spiral-bound. The spiral-bound uses a sturdy, professional-grade plastic coil binding designed to last. (The spiral-binding is on back order until December 1. Shipments with this binding will be delayed.)

A Great Gift!

Hey Parents, Grandparents and All Caregivers: Give the gift of mind-engaging, screens-down creativity! Take a look at this journal for the growing writer and artist in your world. With plenty of room for self-expression in a size that is backpack-perfect (7×10 inches), you probably have at least one “big kid” somewhere in your life who would love a journal like this.

Compiled by K. Sean Buvala, whose decades of experience in story development, creative expression and on-stage storytelling has taken him throughout the U.S. and Canada. The prompts in this book have been chosen to perfectly fit the fresh “abstract-thinking” mind of the preteen kid.

Also available on Amazon at http://a.co/d/1M0hY13.

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New Journal Book: I Am Ready.

cover of the i am ready journal for spokenword artists and storytellers

New Journal for Creative Writing for Stage and Page!

Your personal tales can have a strong effect on others. Use this lined-journal and the 60 prompts within to discover, create, and preserve new memories that will become stories for your work on the page or on the stage.

Product Details:

  • 60 Simple Prompts to Help You Create Important Stories
  • Use this blank journal as a tool to recall important life stories.
  • Turn those stories into important stories to write or speak.
  • Great for spoken-word performers, poets, authors, and storytellers.
  • Intended for adults and teens who have a passion for writing and story telling.

Extra Bonus Material!

This journal includes an important session on how to create a story from the bits and pieces you might recall when using this book. Your guide to crafting a story is presented by Sean Buvala, whose work in the art of storytelling has spanned 30 years across the U.S. and Canada. His simple formula will help you develop stories that have impact and meaning to you and those who read or hear your stories.

Get the “I Am Ready” journal today and get started on creating powerful personal narratives for personal growth or public performance.

60 intriguing phrase-based prompts to help you create new stories for speaking and writing. A book for writing in. Each prompt includes two pages of lined journal paper for you to form your stories.

Buy in our secure online store at this link.

ISBN: 978-1947408982
ISBN Spiral Bound: 978-19447408999

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New Titles Teaser, Fall 2018

Our publishing season really runs from July to July, with most of our books coming in the last and first quarters of the year. Here’s a little teaser look at some covers of upcoming projects. Be sure to join our mailing list to keep up with our work and/or follow us on the medias social. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.

a picture of the covers of books coming from the small tooth dog publishing group including o antiphons, the fox and crow, maggots and crows, the woodrat and coyote, eleven elegant elephants and audience to zeal

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Teasing the Fall/Spring Line Up

Oh! Have we got some good books coming soon for you! Let’s see now, there are at least 3 books for kids and big kids, one really nice work on the art of oral storytelling, a collection of off-kilter folktales. We’re making some editorial decisions about two more how-to books and we’re talking to new potential authors all this month. Along with new authors, we have two new illustrators who are bringing their time and talent to our upcoming books. You just have to keep your eyes open for fresh works, coming soon.

So! Add yourself to the mailing list over on that >>>> side of the website and we’ll keep you in the loop!

Ok! Fine, here’s a teaser of one of the new illustrations from one of the big-kids’ books. Think the moon over the Sonoran desert. . .

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Fox and Crow Teaser Video

Just a little video of Michelle working on the artwork for the next “The Fox and the Crow: Art and Stories Inspired by Aesop” book. Enjoy.

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Fairytales Teach….

Are fairytales any good any more for modern audiences, for kids, for schools, for life? The fairytale has taken somewhat of a beating of late. Thought to be too “this” or “that,” it’s easy to miss the teachable moments in the middle of trying to seek balance in these older stories…or the new ones being made. Here are a few of our thoughts. This is the first three of the series. You can find Part Two at this link now. Most of the illustrations in this collection are from our “Apples for the Princess” kid’s book. Please feel free to Pin or Book or Tweet or link to us on social media. Thanks!

1. Fairytales teach that our words can have consequences and rewards.
illustration with caption: fairy tales teach that our words can have consequences and rewards

2. Fairytales teach that one kind action can help and heal.
image with caption: fairytales teach that one kind action can help and heal

3. Fairytales teach that others should first be treated well with dignity.
graphic with caption: fairytales teach that others should first be treated well with dignity

It’s important, we think, that we understand that nothing children (especially) encounter is done in a vacuum of experience. As parents, we need to actively engage in all media from ancient tales to modern phone screens. What is your child seeing? All media can be used to teach, even the moments that you think the child “isn’t ready for.” Engage. Look at your kids. Tell them fairytales…or read them. 🙂 .

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