“Snail Boy has become on of our favorite books, full of witty touches.”~ The London Observer “Move over, Clifford…. Here is one uncommon, wholly engaging companion/pet that’s definitely not going to run off.”~ Kirkus Reviews “There is nothing slow about the wit in this book.”~ The Chicago Tribune “McGuirk has ingenious characters and illustrations.”~ Publishers…

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Awarded one of five finalist. The Children’s Book Council and CBC Foundation have announced 25 finalists in five categories of the first Children’s Choice Book Awards. The finalists were determined from the IRA-CBC Children’s Choices program, a joint project of the International Reading Association and the CBC that annually allows some 10,000 children to vote…

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Over 600,000 copies sold worldwide. Translated into Japanese, Swedish & French! Editor’s Choice with BABYTALK Magazine “The adventures of Pip the Penguin are among the stand-out new board books”~Pittsburgh Post Gazette “An original quartet of lift-the-flap board books… Electric bright colours give these undersized books a strong visual presence”~ Publisher’s Weekly “McGuirk has the knack…

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The Martha Stewart Show, November 2009 As co-owner of the elegant Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City, Alex von Bidder has seen his share of manners on display — both good and bad. He drew on that experience to write “Wiggens Learns His Manners at the Four Seasons,” a children’s book on being charming…

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Wiggens Learns His Manners

Wiggens Learns His Manners at the Four Seasons Restaurant provides a more than just palatable guide to being good and dining well through the example of Wiggens, a behaviorally challenged chocolate Labrador puppy. When Wiggens’s parents deliver him to a school for manners run by a St. Bernard at the famed Four Seasons (the establishment’s…

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“A charming introduction to one of my favourite restaurants and to the fine art of good behaviour. This enchanting book serves up delightful illustrations with a generous dollop of humor.”~ Martha Stewart, entrepreneur ———————————————- “I’ve always believed that dogs have the best lives – and Wiggens has the best of all. Dining at the Four…

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One of the top ten books of the year voted by The Independent Book Sellers Association The most innovative ABC book of found objects EVER! Every letter and every object is a real rock. IF ROCKS COULD SING A Discovered Alphabet by Leslie McGuirk On a stretch of Florida seashore, nature has revealed itself to…

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I was leading a yoga week at Rancho La Puerta Spa in Mexico, when I decided to attend an astrology workshop by one of the spas most popular presenters, Leslie McGuirk of Lucky Stars Astrology. You may not know it, but I’m a very practical person that typically wouldn’t be drawn to this type of…

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The Rihga Royal Hotel in Japan created these chocolate planets and they left Pluto out! I still believe Pluto is the most important planet in anyone’s chart, as it tells you the evolutionary lesson for this lifetime. Where Pluto lands in your chart is a big indicator of your major life lesson. If you accomplish…

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On May 20, the Sun moves into the sign of Gemini, the air sign of the twins. My Dad was a Gemini, and he personified that personality type. He was charming, intelligent, a social butterfly, and a lover of words. They tend to be intellectual trapeze artists. They love puzzles and challenges to the mind.…

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