It’s American Chocolate Week! When I think of Chocolate, I think of Willy Wonka. When I think of Willy Wonka, I think of the children’s classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Do you remember the first time you read Charlie and The Chocolate Factory as a child? Do you recall the thrill of discovering that… Read More American Chocolate Week: Wonka Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Recipe
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the beloved Roald Dahl book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Like most families reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, we were mesmerized and enchanted by the adventure into Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. As my family closed the book for the third time on Charlie and… Read More 50 Years of Charlie: A Celebration of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
[tbpquotable]When we weave collaborative play into the fabric of our everyday life, we open the door to transform our relationships, our view points and perspectives on creating happiness, and the joy of innovating with our children.[/tbpquotable]-Valarie Budayr It’s been a busy, crazy, exciting, “Wonkalicious” week! AND The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate… Read More Weekend Links: Wonkalicious!
I couldn’t have known it would come to all this when we found that note by W.W. inside an old book at the yard sale: From there the adventure began into one of our all time favorite books, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory“. Chapter by chapter we explored the world of Willy Wonka. What… Read More Wonkalicious
A Monkey King, A Snow Girl, Forts, and a special day of Book Giving! Wow! What a busy week! Our February Family Book Festival is in full swing and readers are loving reading about our fellow writers, bloggers and parents as they share their favorite childhood book with matching activity. This is quick… Read More ::WEEKEND LINKS:: The Family Book Festival Book Picks & Activities
Yes, it is that time again. Despite the fact the Mayans thought we were going “poof” on 12 21 12, I am happy to be here and reflecting on yet another amazing year. Since you all have been such a big part of the success and victories of 2012, I hope you will enjoy a… Read More Jump Into A Book Year In Review PLUS a Free Gift!
What a wild, magical, crazy week last week was for Jump Into a Book and Audrey Press! To recap quickly, we had a huge and highly successful giveaway for a Nook, offered a special deal on our Fox Diaries book, and one of our other books (The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)… Read More And the Winner IS…..
My friend Donna Ashton from the Waldorf Connection and I (Valarie Budayr) will be hosting a LiveStream celebration of Family Storytelling Month. Donna and I will be doing many fun activities based around The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Along with all of that tantalizing fun, we’ll be celebrating the Waldorf… Read More A LiveStream Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza
It has been an exciting week around here at JIAB! On Tuesday we found out that my book The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is being featured in the Apple iBookstore children‘s category in the #1 position!! Don’t you think we should celebrate ? I sure do. Here’s what we’re doing.… Read More :: Weekend Links :: The Halloween Edition
ITS.ALMOST.TIME! Tomorrow (September 13th ) is the Big Day for the launch of our much anticipated Golden Ticket Giveaway in honor of our Ultimate Guide to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory enhanced digital ebook! A Quick Recap: ENTER our Rafflecopter Giveaway for a chance to win an Apple iPad loaded with our Ultimate Guide… Read More Wait For It. WWaaaaiiitttt For It: The Golden Ticket Giveaway is Coming!