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.

memorial

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.

download download (1)

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.

IMG_0158

The Very Hungary Caterpillars

Day one of caterpillar munching

IMG_0001

Day One

Day Four of Caterpillar Munching

IMG_0151

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.

download download (1)

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.

Page 1 but a close up and flipped

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.

download download (1)

The Crumb Bunch is now available on amazon.com

 

The Crumb Bunch

 

 

Tuesday Trivia – Getting Wilbur Out of the Mud

Wilbur the beach pig had many adventures. He shares them in his memory photo journal, Wilbur the Beach Pig Remember When.

Some of his memorable moments were hilarious, others a bit precarious. He once got stuck in the muddy salt pond. Who comes to his rescue and how does he finally get out of the mud?

Wilbur the Beach Pig Stuck

If you have read Wilbur the Beach Pig, Remember When the answers are in it’s pages. For those new to the series or just popping in for a look, Tuesday Trivia is posted weekly and archived on site to give parents, children and teachers more ways to interact with the series and the characters. Trivia questions can be used for comprehension quizzes, pre-reading and during reading activities or for pure trivia enjoyment. Join us on one of these platforms and enjoy Tuesday Trivia for the Living the Beach Life Children’s Book Series weekly.

download download (1)

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.

summer-clip-art-63557 (1)   movie-camera-clipart-LTKaKKjTaOliver Notebook - Living the Beach Life Series Collection

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

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

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.

download download (1)

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.

summer-clip-art-63557 (1)   movie-camera-clipart-LTKaKKjTa      Oliver Pillow

Tuesday Trivia – Who is the Narrator?

Which character tells the story in Lion Paw and Oliver An Unlikely Friendship?

Lion Paw and Oliver An Unlikely Friendship - Living the Beach Life Series

If you have read Lion Paw and Oliver, An Unlikely Friendship the answer is in it’s pages. For those new to the series or just popping in for a look, Tuesday Trivia is posted weekly and archived on site to give parents, children and teachers more ways to interact with the series and the characters. Trivia questions can be used for comprehension quizzes, pre-reading and during reading activities or for pure trivia enjoyment. Join us on one of these platforms and enjoy Tuesday Trivia for the Living the Beach Life Children’s Book Series weekly.

download download (1)

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.

summer-clip-art-63557 (1)   movie-camera-clipart-LTKaKKjTaOliver Notebook - Living the Beach Life Series Collection

Friday Fun Fact and Video – Never Before Seen Footage of Lion Paw and Oliver Playing

It’s not just a book trailer. It is a piece of me, filled with the passion I have for what I do!

The long hours of editing to find just the right moments to transition to a photo or slow down a video clip so that it fits with the tempo of the music.

Placing the right words, the right photos, the right video to match the lyrics and messages of the song and the book.

Watching my furry friends play and listening to one of my all time favorite songs made the editing process enjoyable.

Identifying the song for the video was immediate. The song Different Colours – One People by Lucky Dube encompasses strong messages of understanding and love for one another which are also strong messages seen throughout the first book in the Living the Beach Life Series. A perfect mix of like mindedness in the creative world. Thank you for allowing me to use the song INgrooves.

The creative whims of a writer, an animal lover, a music lover.

To enjoy the footage of Lion Paw and Oliver playing, click on the picture below!

Lion_Paw_and_Oliver_without_text

 

Friday Fun Fact & Photo – Caribbean Living – Sharing a Lounge Chair With a Monkey and a Dog?

It was always fun to watch Lion Paw our beach dog and Oliver the Vervet monkey play. In the quiet mornings they chased each other up and down the beach. Of course the downfall was when they would hop on the lounge chairs reintroducing the sand we had just spent the time brushing off before guests arrived on the beach. Preparing for the day was always a longer process with these two little ones out and about. Priceless!

Lion Paw and Oliver Out and About

Lion Paw and Oliver Out and About

Playing on the beach

Playing on the beach

Want to see more stories about Lion Paw and Oliver. The Living the Beach Life Series ON SALE the whole month of September. Get your copies today and share the laugh out loud moments with your children and friends. It’s not just for kids!

Friday Fun Fact and Photo- Caribbean Living – Sharing a Computer With A Monkey?

My Tuesday Trivia posts will be back next week. As the Island grows, we are experiencing a bit of growing pains. They translate to not having internet or electricity at certain times for various reasons beyond my control.

A large truck got caught on our lines outside of our home, not once, twice. Gone went the electricity and gone went the internet. Not one, but yes, two storms came our way within a week’s time. Prepping for Hurricane Season really should happen in June, but we were hopeful the storms would stay at bay until September as they have the past few years. Preparing and organizing for those storms took precedence over my weekly posts. I am back now and share with you a Friday Fun Fact and Photo featuring Oliver the Vervet Monkey from the Living the Beach Life Series.

FUN FACT AND PHOTOS

Two Sailors anchor in Cockleshell Bay and head to shore early am to catch some Wi-Fi. What they didn’t know is that they would also be hanging out with Oliver the Vervet Monkey from Living the Beach Life Series. Renee Petrillo a fellow author shared her computer with Oliver and then shared her photos capturing the moment with me. Now I share them with you!

Oliver the Monkey sharing computer with Renee Petrillo

Oliver the Monkey sharing computer with Renee Petrillo

Oliver with Renee

Oliver with Renee Petrillo

Did I mention the Living the Beach Life Series is on sale! Take advantage today. The adventures and stories of Oliver the Vervet Monkey, Lion Paw the Beach Dog, Miss Mocha the Goat and Wilbur the Beach Pig can now be yours at a reduced price. 

Tuesday Trivia – A Dog and A Monkey Living on the Beach?

What Island did Oliver the Monkey, Lion Paw the Dog and their other friends live on in the story Lion Paw and Oliver, An Unlikely Friendship?

Home to Lion Paw and Oliver

Bonus Question: What other Island can you see across the narrows from where they lived?

If you have read Lion Paw and Oliver, An Unlikely Friendship the answer is in it’s pages. For those new to the series or just popping in for a look, Tuesday Trivia is posted weekly and archived on site to give parents, children and teachers more ways to interact with the series and the characters. Trivia questions can be used for comprehension quizzes, pre-reading and during reading activities or for pure trivia enjoyment. Join us on one of these platforms and enjoy Tuesday Trivia for the Living the Beach Life Children’s Book Series weekly.

Twitter

Facebook

Our Website

Don’t have the Living the Beach Life Series yet? Get your copies today on Amazon.com. The series that keeps on giving!

Did I mention the Series is on SALE for the whole month of September 2015!