Posted in Bumkins on May 17th, 2011 by admin – Comments Off
Random House Children’s Books has announced that it will publish seven Seuss stories that appeared in magazines in the 1950s.
The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss
The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss will be available September 27, 2011. It includes “The Bear, the Rabbit, and the Zinniga-Zanniga,” about a rabbit who is saved from a bear with a single eyelash; “Gustav the Goldfish,” an early, rhymed version of the book A Fish Out of Water; “Tadd and Todd,” a tale passed down via photocopy to generations of twins; “Steak for Supper,” about creatures who follow a boy home in anticipation of a steak dinner; “The Bippolo Seed,” in which a scheming feline leads an innocent duck to make a bad decision; “The Strange Shirt Spot,” which was the inspiration for the bathtub-ring scene in The Cat in the Hat Comes Back; and “The Great Henry McBride,” about a boy whose far-flung career fantasies are only bested by those of the real Dr. Seuss.
Currently available for pre-order at Amazon.
Visit these sites for more info: NPR • TIME • Publishers Weekly
Posted in Bumkins on March 2nd, 2011 by admin – 27 Comments
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with Bumkins! We’re giving away Dr. Seuss gift basket of goodies every week in March. Just post your favorite Dr. Seuss quote from any of the beloved books and you are entered to win.
Posted in Bumkins, Nutrition Nook on January 3rd, 2011 by johanna – 1 Comment
A study conducted by Baylor College of Medicine found that playing video games featuring fruits and vegetables may encourage children to have healthy eating habits. The children reported an increased intake of fruits and vegetables after playing two video games designed to promote healthy eating and then answering questions about the information. Two of the sites recommended are the Food Champs website (www.FoodChamps.org) and the Fruits & Veggies-More Matters consumer website (www.FruitsAndVeggiesMoreMatters.org).
Posted in Bumkins, Nutrition Nook on December 22nd, 2010 by johanna – Comments Off
An interesting article in USA Today highlights the debate about the difference between organic and conventionally grown produce. Is organic really better? Do foods grown organically contain less pesticides? Are they worth paying the higher price?
Many people (locavores) are purchasing their produce at the increasing number of weekend markets that are popping up in shopping plazas, parks, and parking lots. These farmers markets feature produce grown under organic conditions or by farmers that use minimal amounts of chemicals.
Wherever you choose to buy your food, remember that the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables to consume on a daily basis is a minimum of five servings.
Posted in Bumkins on December 13th, 2010 by johanna – Comments Off
An interesting article in the New York Times highlights how much dishwashers and washing machines have changed and along with the changes, how the amount of detergent and water needed in the newer machines is far less than in the older models. Here at Bumkins we talk about tablespoons of detergent for washing cloth diapers. Unfortunately, most people do not read instructions or follow directions so we could possibly be doing damage to these newer models. The article provides wonderful tips on how to use the appliances correctly and thus hopefully prevent any damage.