Friday Fun Facts and Video – Wilbur

This week I decided to showcase Wilbur, the famous beach pig. He is the main character in Wilbur the Beach Pig Remember When. One of my favorite parts of working on the beach, was watching Wilbur take his daily dips in the ocean, or grunt at us in front of the sailing school shed when he wanted a shower to cool down.

Here are some videos made by others who thought Wilbur was just as cool I did.

We cleaned and filled his water trough each day

Hearing him snore was a daily occurance.

He is missed, but will always be remembered.

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For those new to the series or just popping in for a look. Friday Fun Facts and Photos/Videos are posted weekly and archived on site to give parents, children and teachers more ways to interact with the Living the Beach Life children’s book series and other great books for children. It can be used for pre-reading anticipation or to spur children to write a story or for pure enjoyment. Join us on our website or one of these platforms and enjoy Friday Fun Facts and Photos for the Living the Beach Life Children’s Book Series weekly.

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The newest in Miss Heidi’s collection of books, The Crumb Bunch is now available on amazon.com

The Crumb Bunch

Friday Fun Facts and Photos – Living the Beach Life

I heart caterpillars because they become butterflies, but my garden is losing its green.

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The Very Hungary Caterpillars

Day one of caterpillar munching

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Day One

Day Four of Caterpillar Munching

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Day Four

I am compiling video footage and more photos as the days go on that can be used my teachers, parents and children when learning about the life cycle of a caterpillar.  What book does this remind you of? It is one of my favorites to use in the classroom.

For those new to the series or just popping in for a look. Friday Fun Facts and Photos are posted weekly and archived on site to give parents, children and teachers more ways to interact with the Living the Beach Life children’s book series and other great books for children. It can be used for pre-reading anticipation or to spur children to write a story or for pure enjoyment. Join us on our website or one of these platforms and enjoy Friday Fun Facts and Photos for the Living the Beach Life Children’s Book Series weekly.

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The newest in Miss Heidi’s collection of books, The Crumb Bunch is now available on amazon.com

The Crumb Bunch

 

 

Friday Fun Facts and Photos – New Characters

I am happy to introduce The Crumb Bunch!

Meet Larry, Mr. Green and Percy.

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Larry the Lizard

Page 2 Mr. Green

Mr. Green

Percy Option 3

Percy the Pigeon

Larry the Lizard has some explaining to do! He wanted to feel special so he told his friend, Mr. Green, a big lie. How can he get Mr. Green’s forgiveness?  Maybe Percy the pigeon can help mend their friendship and make their group a trio again?

A brand new author website is in the works! I will keep you updated as we make this transition. In the mean time enjoy the posts!

For those new to the series or just popping in for a look. Friday Fun Facts and Photos are posted weekly and archived on site to give parents, children and teachers more ways to interact with the Living the Beach Life children’s book series. It can be used for pre-reading anticipation or to spur children to write a story or for pure enjoyment. Join us on our website or one of these platforms and enjoy Friday Fun Facts and Photos for the Living the Beach Life Children’s Book Series weekly.

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The Crumb Bunch is now available on amazon.com

 

The Crumb Bunch

 

 

Friday Fun Facts and Photos – Animals Everywhere!

Oliver, Miss Mocha, Lion Paw and Wilbur were not the only characters hanging out on the beach. We seemed to be the place that all animals came too. We had a chicken show up one day. It stayed with us for a bit and then we never saw it again.

Random Chicken

Random Chicken

We had a cat show up. We named her Socks. She ended up going to a family off the beach.

Socks

Socks

Then there was Cally. She was brought to the beach and still resides there today. Oliver and Wilbur were not the only ones that liked to hang out by the boat rack. You could find Cally there taking a snooze.

Cally on the Boat Rack

…or you could find her cuddled up in the sails of our sailing boats

Cally In A Sail

…or in the watersports shed curled up in our snorkel vests….

Cally in the Snorkel Vest

…or on one of our cars.

Cally on the Jeep

Do you have a pet? Where do they like to hang out?

For those new to the series or just popping in for a look, Friday Fun Facts and Photos are posted weekly and archived on site to give parents, children and teachers more ways to interact with the Living the Beach Life children’s book series. It can be used for pre-reading anticipation or to spur children to write a story or for pure enjoyment. Join us on our website or one of these platforms and enjoy Friday Fun Facts and Photos for the Living the Beach Life Children’s Book Series weekly.

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Don’t have the series yet? Get your copies today and laugh out loud with us. It’s not just for kids! Entertain the whole family with the series that keeps on giving.

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Friday Fun Facts and Photos – The Characters on the Dock at Reggae Beach – St Kitts

The dock at Reggae Beach, St Kitts where monkey’s goats and dogs could be found?

At any point and time the characters of the Living the Beach Life Series could be found hanging out on the dock at Reggae Beach.

Living the Beach Life Children's Book Series

Lion Paw

Living the Beach Life Children's Book Series

Miss Mocha and Oliver

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Sometimes they would join the author as she sat on the dock taking pictures of her sailors.

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Lion Paw and Shylo

Other times they were there greeting guests coming alongside the dock on their boats.

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Have you ever been on a dock? Living the Beach Life Children's Book Series

Docks are great places to jump off of as long as the water is deep enough. What other things are fun to do on docks?

What would you think if a Goat and Monkey greeted you on a dock?

For those new to the series or just popping in for a look, Friday Fun Facts and Photos are posted weekly and archived on site to give parents, children and teachers more ways to interact with the Living the Beach Life children’s book series. It can be used for pre-reading anticipation or to spur children to write a story or for pure enjoyment. Join us on our website or one of these platforms and enjoy Friday Fun Facts and Photos for the Living the Beach Life Children’s Book Series weekly.

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Don’t have the series yet? Get your copies today and laugh out loud with us. It’s not just for kids! Entertain the whole family with the series that keeps on giving.

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Friday Fun Facts and Photos – 7 Photos of a most unlikely day at the office

Oliver, Miss Mocha, Wilbur and Lion Paw shared our office. Here are some photos of a typical morning with the Living the Beach Life Characters back in 2009.

Oliver and Miss Mocha on our desk at the watersports and sailing school shed.

Oliver and Miss Mocha Living the Beach Life Children's Book Series

Oliver and Miss Mocha

Breakfast Time

Oliver and Miss Mocha Sharing Breakfast - Living the Beach Life Children's Book Series

Oliver and Miss Mocha Sharing Breakfast

Oliver and Lion Paw - Living the Beach Life Children's Book Series

Oliver and Lion Paw

Miss Mocha, Lion Paw, Oliver and Heidi - Living the Beach Life Children's Book Series

Miss Mocha, Lion Paw, Oliver and Heidi

Olivers Jungle Gym, Miss Mocha's Breakfast Table - Living the Beach Life Children's Book Series

Olivers Jungle Gym, a snorkel vest, Miss Mocha’s Breakfast Table, a chair used by guests to try on their fins

Wilbur By the Watersports Tap - Living the Beach Life Children's Book Series

Wilbur By the Watersports Tap Having a Morning Drink

Kayaks Sailing Boats Float Mats and Oliver - Living the Beach Life Children's Book Series

Kayaks Sailing Boats Float Mats and Oliver on the Boat Rack

For those new to the series or just popping in for a look, Friday Fun Facts and Photos are posted weekly and archived on site to give parents, children and teachers more ways to interact with the Living the Beach Life children’s book series. It can be used for pre-reading anticipation or to spur children to write a story or for pure enjoyment. Join us on our website or one of these platforms and enjoy Friday Fun Facts and Photos for the Living the Beach Life Children’s Book Series weekly.

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Don’t have the series yet? Get your copies today and laugh out loud with us. It’s not just for kids! Entertain the whole family with the series that keeps on giving.

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The Living the Beach Life Series

Friday Fun Facts and Photos – Monkeys Friends with Donkeys and Goats and Dogs?

Last week I finished my fourth book, the Crumb Bunch.

The Crumb Bunch

I am so happy to say that it is on the way to the printers, but in the process of finalization I completely forgot to post a Friday Fun Fact and Photo. I spent the wee hours of the morning preparing the next four weeks of Friday Fun Facts and Photos so as not to miss one in the coming weeks. I found myself giggling and smiling as I looked through my old photos. I hope they bring a smile to your face today as well!

There is a saying that flies around the Islands when something strange or surreal happens, Only In St Kitts and Nevis.

There is even a facebook page dedicated to Only in St Kitts (and Nevis). Here are some moments captured!

Monkeys friends with donkeys and goats and dogs?

Oliver and Mocha - Living the Beach Life Children's Book Series

Oliver and Miss Mocha

Oliver and Miss Mocha - Living the Beach Life Children's Book Series

Just taking a stroll on the beach

Lion Paw and Oliver - Living the Beach Life Children's Book Series

Oliver cuddles with Lion Paw

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The trio

Donkey and Monkey - Only in St Kitts

Donkey and Monkey Strolling Down the Golf Course

The donkey and monkey pictured in the above photograph are becoming a bit famous here on St Kitts. They are not part of the series, but I thought the photo to be priceless.

For those new to the series or just popping in for a look, Friday Fun Facts and Photos are posted weekly and archived on site to give parents, children and teachers more ways to interact with the Living the Beach Life children’s book series. It can be used for pre-reading anticipation or to spur children to write a story or for pure enjoyment. Join us on our website or one of these platforms and enjoy Friday Fun Facts and Photos for the Living the Beach Life Children’s Book Series weekly.

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Don’t have the series yet? Get your copies today and laugh out loud with us. It’s not just for kids! Entertain the whole family with the series that keeps on giving.

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Friday Fun Fact and Photos – Oliver the Monkey and Nap Time Cuddles

Oliver the beloved vervet monkey and star in the Living the Beach Life Series  loved to cuddle, especially around his nap times.
Oliver is getting sleepy - Living the Beach Life Children's Book Series

Oliver is getting sleepy

Oliver Napping - Living the Beach Life Children's Book Series

Taking the time out for some cuddles

Oliver Napping - Living the Beach Life Children's Book Series

Oliver fast asleep in the arms of my husband. We took turns caring for him when he was a baby.

Oliver and his stuffed monkey- Living the Beach Life Children's Book Series

He had his stuffed animal monkey too!

Snuggles With Oliver - Living the Beach Life Children's Book Series

A few times Oliver came home with us. When he did he slept snuggled up to us.

Oliver & Miss Mocha - Living the Beach Life Children's Book Series

Oliver and his dear friend Miss Mocha having a nap

Just waking up! Awww sleepy eyes. - Living the Beach Life Children's Book Series

Just waking up! Awwww sleepy eyes.

For those new to the series or just popping in for a look, Friday Fun Facts and Photos are posted weekly and archived on site to give parents, children and teachers more ways to interact with the Living the Beach Life children’s book series. It can be used for pre-reading anticipation or to spur children to write a story or for pure enjoyment. Join us on our website or one of these platforms and enjoy Friday Fun Facts and Photos for the Living the Beach Life Children’s Book Series weekly.

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Don’t have the series yet? Get your copies today and laugh out loud with us. It’s not just for kids! Entertain the whole family with the series that keeps on giving.

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Friday Fun Fact and Photo – Oliver’s Visit from a Veterinarian

Oliver the beloved vervet monkey and star in the Living the Beach Life Series became ill and had to come home to our house a few years back. We took care of him with the help of my twin sister Robin who is a veterinarian. He was such a good patient. To this day Oliver greets my sister with tenderness and love.

One of Robin’s Checkups of Oliver

During Oliver’s stay he cuddled up to one of our children’s stuffed animals, a hedgehog. To see video footage click here.

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For those new to the series or just popping in for a look, Friday Fun Facts and Photos is posted weekly and archived on site to give parents, children and teachers more ways to interact with the Living the Beach Life children’s book series. It can be used for pre-reading anticipation or to spur children to write a story or for pure enjoyment. Join us on our website or one of these platforms and enjoy Friday Fun Facts and Photos for the Living the Beach Life Children’s Book Series weekly.

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Don’t have the series yet? Get your copies today and laugh out loud with us. It’s not just for kids! Entertain the whole family with the series that keeps on giving.

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