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Merry Christmas!

We just wanted to wish everyone who celebrates it a Very Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and yours all the love and joy the season has to offer.

We will be offline for a few days to enjoy some quality time with those we love! 🙂

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Professor Owl’s Book Corner Book of the Week – December 20th, 2012

 Old Dog Cora and the Christmas Tree [Hardcover]

Consie Powell (Author, Illustrator)

Old Dog Cora and the Christmas Tree

Price: CDN$ 14.87

This is a wonderful book written and illustrated by Consie Powell. The pages are filled with her beautiful woodcut illustrations that truly enhance this compelling story.

The moral of this story that the life of any creature big or small matters is relevant to children and adults of any age,   Every living person and every creature contributes something to this life.

The story is about Cora, the oldest of three Newfoundland dogs, wanting to help with pulling the annual Christmas tree home on a sled, but her owners will not let her.  Throughout the trip they do not understand her attempts to help.

The old Dog Cora is facing the same situation that many humans do; put out to pasture too soon but Cora won’t allow it! You don’t have to be a dog lover to appreciate this story! The little ones will want to hear it again and again.  This book is for any age really, children will enjoy the illustrations and adults will appreciate the sweet meaningful story.  A quick read doesn’t do this “children’s book” justice.

Hope there’s more to come from this very sensitive & gifted author/illustrator.

Variety Village Hero of the week of December 17th, 2012

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Meet Megan Sherwin, chairkid of the Christmas Fund for Variety Village campaign via the Toronto Sun. Listen to  this major dynamo talk with Mike Strobel as she tells her story and explains the true meaning of the Christmas Fund for Variety Village.

 Megan Sherwin’s – Story:

First posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 05:20 PM EST | Updated: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 07:10 PM EST  also published by the Toronto Sun.

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/12/04/variety-village-very-special-place-for-megan-and-her-family

 

Book of The Week ~ Gypsy Girl

Gypsy Girl

By Kristie Smith-Armand

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Paperback, 31 Pages

Price: $10.26

Ships in 3–5 business day

Available Directly from the Lulu Book Store: www.lulu.com/shop

Gypsy Girl another wonderful book by Professor Owl’s favorite author, Kristie Smith-Armand. This is a wonderful story for children ages 5-10. Even though Gypsy Girl came into the world unloved, she warms our hearts, quickly becoming  one of the most loved characters.  Gypsy girl is endearing to us  since her mission  in life is to help others and them happy. Readers will be introduced to Gypsy Girl, her owner ~ Skye, Bucky the Bull Dog and many other friends that  teach children the importance of being compassionate and caring  towards others. Gypsy Girl travels around helping those who need her, then moves on again once she has accomplished her task. No matter where Gypsy Girl travels she always returns back home where she belongs, with Skye.

All in all, a well-written, sweet book created to inspire kids from all walks of life and one that kids will thoroughly enjoy.

Variety Village / Variety – The Children’s Charity

Variety Village / Variety – The Children’s Charity · By Lynda Elmy

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Sunday, December 16, 2012  11:00am until 2:00pmFun for the whole family at Variety Village. Gather up the family and all of your friends for a great holiday tradition. Bounce on the inflatable’s, play games, munch on food, create with crafts, shop the Christmas Bazaar, take a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus….have some great family fun!
Tickets are $7 per person
Variety Village members have access at 10 a.m.
Open to the public at 11:00 a.m.
Visit www.varietyvillage.ca

For more information.

Variety Village 3701 Danforth Ave., Scarborough, Ontario M1N 2G2