Little Dwayne grew up in rural Jamaica in the loving care of Granny. Like other little girls and boys he loved to play. Santa Claus, he learned, was somehow part of toys and games and very important at Christmas. Dwayne even had a treasured picture of Santa's face. One day some special visitors from Canada came to his Basic School. Imagine Dwayne's surprise when a tall white man with a white beard got off the bus. Dwayne just knew this was Santa.
This publication is in support of The Adopt-A-Basic-School Project of Women for P.A.C.E. (Canada).
"The Woollyhoodwinks plush toys come to life and share a new adventure in the new children's book...But, cute story aside, you'll want to get this adorable book for all it's crafty inspiration!” - Craft Magazine
The Woollyhoodwinks are five cuddly creatures who enjoy life in the richly textured Black North Forest. Junco leads the imaginative Ludic, the prankster Reddy, the reasonable Ozard, and the cute baby named Fluke.
However, their carefree existence is interrupted when a piece of the sky falls to earth. There this dark patch begins to grow! As it spreads over the ground and disturbs the tranquility of their woodland home, these adorable friends take turns trying to solve this strange mystery. How will the naturally inventive 'Hoodwinks save the day? Find out!
True to the dolls’ original handcrafted designs, the illustrations ingeniously resemble landscapes stitched from colorfully patterned fabrics. The Woollyhoodwinks appeal to the dreamer in everyone.
Created by San Francisco artists Jeff Root and Scott Runcorn, the popular Woollyhoodwink plush dolls are available at gift and museum stores throughout North America. The book is written by their collaborators Asa Sanchez and Phil Dumesnil.
"I cannot remember the last time I fell so hard for a work of children's literature! Seriously. First of all, the Woolyhoodwinks are a set of handmade characters that live in the Black North Forest. For families who are fans of simple, rustic, charming creatures for play, this cast of characters will bring you much delight! As much as I adore the non-commerical, against-the-mainstream aspect of the characters of the book, as well as the minimalist approach to illustrations, what I really love is the text. It is full of poetic prose that just sings off of the page.” - Sorta Crunchy
"Woolyhoodwinks - Very cute, very existential: While I may not always feel smartre enough for Sartre, The Woollyhoodwinks vs. the Dark Patch is one for this existentialist. With a mix of cute handmade sock-puppet-looking things (the aforementioned Woollyhoodwinks) and whimsical sentences that shock and please with their originality, if you like your adult books intense, this is the kids' book for you....Of course your kids just may think the dolls are cute. And that's okay too." - Cool Mom Picks
Lumphy, Stingray, and Plastic are back! And this time the lovable trio finds that their little girl has left for winter vacation and taken a box of dominoes, a stegosaurus puzzle, and two Barbie dolls—but not them. Could she have forgotten them?
As the girl starts to grow up, the three best friends must join together to brave a blizzard, save the toy mice from the vacuum, and make sure that they’ll always have the little girl’s love. (And they still have time to throw an all-out dance party with the washing machine!)
From the Hardcover edition.
From the Trade Paperback edition.