The Tales of PurFUNple

by CJ Blandford



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/13/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781491838471
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781491838488

About the Book

Gnat, a funny little purple fly, is having problems at school with a couple of bullies. He meets a big bad bug and asks the large dragonfly to help him get even and settle the score with the bullies. This Dragonfly, Slade, has changed his ways and has pocketed some valuable wisdom along his way. He shares his pearls of wisdom with Gnat and takes him on a magical journey to Purfunple. The purple predicament of Purfunple has one purple pig prince plotting to rid the world of all nonpurple color, every speck, every drop, with his new robot machine, the OP3 Operation Purple Pulverizer Pixel Geminater. He will rule the world! His new all purple world! Everything is proceeding as planned until Penelope, an unassuming flower heroine armed only with her pearls of wisdom, brings down the purple brick walls. Gnat finds a true blue friend and gathers a pocket full of shiny new pearls as he watches the story unfold, the same pearls of wisdom your child will pocket along the way. Pearls of wisdom will arm your child with encouraging words that boost their confidence and decision making skills if they are ever picked on. The Tales of Purfunple is packed full of DIY paper crafts and comes with access to a Web site with more ideas and fun. This story will give you opportunities to start conversations and teach character building skills that will help a backbone grow straight and strong. BE A MENTOR: share a pearl today.

About the Author

Anneitta Sheppard Carpenter Hellquist was an awesome Grandma. I was her personal mixer. She would set me up on the kitchen counter, I would sit cross legged and she placed the bowl in my lap and I mixed. She thought outside of the cake box and her measuring cup over flowed with pearls of wisdom, she had my total attention. If I close my eyes I can still hear her voice "Were you good at school? Did you wash your hands?, Please hang up your coat. OH NO don't bring that frog in here". As a parent of four small children, I tried to teach the same things my parents and my grandparents taught me. This book is a direct result of my mothers cautious calm nature, my fathers creativity, my grandmas patience, constant love for me, and my grandpas love of the woods which led us on countless nature hikes and adventures! I grew up to be an artist and designer. My little girls grew up into beautiful strong young women with careers of their own. I still live near that same woods. My folks are gone, but the lessons I learned will be with me always, some I am still mastering. Some pearls got stuck to my soul. Pearls of wisdom are for ever. They never go out of style. Pearls jingle jangle in my head. I hear them, I know when I have done or said something wrong I hear a klink tink then I hear my grandma's soft voice, "Say you are sorry, do it fast, it will be alright, you can do it!"