Holiday Gift Pack Giveaway — Week 4: Get Organized for 2016!

Organizational Basket!

PPP is playing Santa! We’ve been giving away weekly themed gift packs and we’ve got one more to go!

This week’s theme is Organization!

We’ve got a lovely basket packed with lots of goodies to get you organized for the New Year!

For a chance to win, please reply (once) to our Rafflecopter giveaway post (whether on our blog, Twitter, or Facebook page). Be sure and respond by Saturday, 12/12. Winner will be randomly chosen the following Monday. Good luck! 🙂

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Holiday Gift Pack Giveaway — Week 3: Creativity!

Creativity Basket!

PPP is playing Santa!  Until 12/14, we’re giving away weekly themed gift packs!

This week’s theme is Art! We’ve got a lovely basket packed with lots of artsy items for creative folks! Check it out:

For a chance to win, please reply (once) to our Rafflecopter giveaway post (whether on our blog, Twitter, or Facebook page). Be sure and respond by Saturday, 12/12. Winner will be randomly chosen the following Monday. Good luck! 🙂

 

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PPP author of “I Am Your Songwriting Journal” is on the road!

Danny signing

Danny Tieger, PPP author of I Am Your Songwriting Journal, is currently performing as Michael Wormwood, Matilda’s older brother, in the traveling Broadway show Matilda the Musical, based on the classic children’s book by Roald Dahl.

When not on stage, Danny stays busy presenting mini songwriting workshops in bookstores across the country! He is pictured above with future songwriters at The Bookies bookstore in Denver, Colorado.

I Am Your Songwriting Journal I Am Your Songwriting Journal, written in first-person voice, speaks directly to its readers, launching right into tips, tricks, and exercises kids can use to get their words and music on the page.

Packed with songwriting tricks, rhyming and writing prompts, and song worksheets, plus colorful, edgy illustrations by David Cole Wheeler, the Journal encourages kids to laugh, doodle, and get creative.

Says Danny, “Kids are eager to express themselves through music and they are capable of writing the most amazing songs.”

Below is a photo of Danny performing in Matilda The Musical. In the photo, he is on the left, watching the “telly” (British slang for “television”) in his role as Matilda’s TV-addicted older brother Michael Wormwood. To his right are Mrs. Wormwood and Mr. Wormwood.

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OUR COLORING BOOKS ARE ALL THE RAGE!

I'm sure you've heard of the Adult Coloring Book craze this year – it's been featured in various News and Television outlets (NY Times, CNN, Parade Magazine, and more).

Our Studio Series Artist's Coloring Books have been flying off the shelves. We have retail stores calling and saying the stock they received on Monday was gone by Wednesday and they need more STAT!

In order to keep up with demand and keep our customers happy we have ramped up production as well as changed our shipping on these – they're coming via air instead of ship, cutting time down to days. As soon as they're printed they're flown in. While there are various coloring books on the market these days – we feel ours are special – and it's not just us. At all the trade shows during this summer we've been told that our covers are the most attractive, and people are really happy with the quality of the paper. We have 10 titles currently available and 2 more titles coming in October (and 6 more for January).

Why are they so popular? Atlanta-based art therapist Susanne Fincher, who has published several coloring books, said coloring can lift the mood, reduce anxiety and relieve stress. "Art making is a powerful intervention," Fincher wrote in an email. "Neuroscientific research has shown that through the use of art therapy, the human brain can physically change, grow, and rejuvenate." – Melonyce McAfee's "Adult Coloring Books Topping Bestseller List" CNN.com

As stress relievers, these coloring books are truly helping us lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety and just learn to relax and unwind. 

You can find ours in your local bookstores, gift stores as well as online and here on our website.

  • Color 31 full-page complex yet calming theme-inspired designs.
  • Heavyweight paper is superior to that of other coloring books.
  • Designs are printed on only one side of a page — no bleed-through with magic markers (or colored pencils, of course).
  • Each page is micro-perforated for ease of removal and display of your artwork.
  • The acid-free paper helps preserve your work.
  • Short-circuit the stress and let creativity flow freely as you color these meditative patterns!
  • Book measures 9-1/2 inches wide by 9 inches high (24.13 cm wide by 22.86 cm high).
  • Binding lies flat for ease of use.
  • For artists and colorists of all levels.