BRINGING THE MAGIC OF CHILDREN AND NATURE TOGETHER

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Nature based Books, Dolls and Crafts by Marghanita Hughes

 

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“Nature inspires creativity in a child by demanding visualization and the full use of the senses” Richard Louv – Last Child in the Woods

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY – PURCHASE YOUR BOOKLET PDF HERE  ONLY $9.99  (93 full-colour pages with a How To Make Video)




It is my hope that this little booklet will inspire educators, parents, families to create stick people and share stories in schools, kindergartens, homes and communities around the world in an effort to spread love, peace, hope, and unity.

“If we are to create peace in our world, we must begin with our children.” Mahatma Gandhi

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The fallen branch was once part of the living tree – a story in itself. Now you are giving new life to the fallen branch with the help of a child’s imagination. The child creates their very own stick person (people) and creates a story around their character(s).

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NEW ALL NATURAL ORANGE MOON DOLL

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Available Now: Please allow for 3-4 weeks for creating and  delivery, many thanks for your patience.

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Orange Moon Doll

$139

Orange Moon Doll – Handmade in BC, Canada with love. (Please note there will be a 4 week production time from date of ordering the doll, thank you).

The doll is made with 100% all natural materials. Orange Moon stands 12′ tall.

 All of Heidi’s dolls start with the best quality natural  fiber materials.  Each doll, though made using the same process is totally unique, as in handwork there is no exact duplication.  Orange Moon starts off as raw material- quality 100% cotton doll skin imported from Holland, sewn with 100% cotton thread, stuffed with clean carded sheeps wool, sourced from a Canadian woolen mill and Merino, cashmere, nylon blend yarn- hand dyed in Canada, for her hair. Orange Moon is clothed in high quality cotton velour.  The natural fibers used in the creation of Orange Moon take on the comfortable warmth of a child– something which does not happen with a mass produced plastic doll.  Orange Moons face reflects a simplicity and calmness – leaving her emotions open to imagination.

Each Orange Moon Doll comes with 3 photographic postcards.

Note: The felt flower in Orange Moon’s hair was an accessory and not available for purchase.

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Marghanita’s passion to bring the magic of nature and children together has more than succeeded with these charming and motivating little books and dolls.” -Wendalynn Jones

Children are spending less time outdoors than ever before. Some children spend as much as 90% of their time indoors. Childhood obesity and stress related illnesses are at an all time high and have been linked to the lack of time spent outdoors. The Little Humbugs dolls encourage imaginative play outdoors in nature. These enchanting, nature based products provide great outdoor role models for young children. Please allow me to introduce…Chloe the Gardener, Lucy the Bird Keeper, Nika the Rock Hunter and Flint the Dragonfly Boy who loves to build and create art, using recycled items from nature. Wishing you all a magical and enchanting time in nature, love and peace, Marghanita x

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ALL DOLLS AVAILABLE FROM: LITTLE HUMBUGS SHOP

Lucy the Bird Keeper Doll and Chrysalis

Chloe the Gardener Doll and Chrysalis

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Nika the Rock Hunter and Chrysalis

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Jasmine the Humbug Leader Doll and Chrysalis

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Flint the Dragonfly Boy Doll

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LITTLE HUMBUGS BOOK SERIES

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The Little Humbugs Picture Book

Printed in Canada on 100% post consumer waste paper using vegetable based inks.

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Book 1: Jasmine the Butterfly Girl Paperback Book  Printed in Canada on 100% post consumer waste paper using vegetable based inks.

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Book 2: Jasmine Finds Help    Paperback Book: Little Humbugs chapter books Printed in Canada on 100% post consumer waste paper using vegetable based inks.

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E-Book:  Little Humbugs Chapter book:  Nika and the Painted Turtle (book3) EBOOK

DISCOUNT AVAILABLE FOR SCHOOLS, NATURE CENTRES & PARKS on all book and doll orders, please click here for brochure: Nature based Books, Dolls & Crafts

NEW FOR 2013. TAKE YOUR CHILD OUTSIDE. This is a way of getting parents and grandparents to participate in taking their child outdoors.
We provide a small rucksack containing Lucy the Bird Keeper Fairy and and Flint the Dragonfly Boy and a JOURNAL. Each child in the class gets the opportunity to take the rucksack home for 2 days. They have to look after Flint and Lucy and have to take them outside to play (this can be as long or as short a time as you wish): in your own backyard, a park, a walk around the neighbourhood, a visit to a relative or friend’s backyard, walking home from school etc, etc..
After spending time outdoors together with your child and the dolls, the parent discusses with their child what they did outside and record it for their child in the journal provided. Dating it and having the child sign it if he or she so wishes.
Returning the rucksack to the preschool, library or school the following day.
The Let’s Go Outside Rucksacks will be available to preschools, kindergartens, grades 1 and 2 and Libraries on request. Available from March 22nd 2013 To pre book a rucksack email : info@marghanita.com
We provide a small handmade rucksack containing Lucy the Bird Keeper Fairy and Flint the Dragonfly Boy and a Journal.

SPECIAL Introductory Offer: $39.00


Are you a retailer looking for wholesome products that help connect children with nature? I invite you to  discover the Little Humbugs. Download Little Humbug Brochure2

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Orange Moon Picture Book Series

Within the pages of the newest book by Marghanita Hughes, “Orange Moon and The Grandmother Tree,” you will find a wonderful and touching story, accompanied by gorgeous illustrations and artistry. The words in the book almost dance off the page, creating beautiful images in the minds of the reader. The book also comes with an important lesson from a child to an adult, as Ellouise warms the heart of a stranger she meets.  As a Kindergarten teacher I am constantly reminded by my students that they have many amazing lessons to teach me, and this book demonstrates that point.  Our youngest members of society are often the most overlooked, however they are the ones with the greatest lessons of all. This book stirred up childhood memories of my own, of how I, like Orange Moon, loved nothing more than to be free in the outdoors without a care in the world. This story would be perfect for any parent, educator, or nature lover and is complete with wonderful ideas to help incorporate a love and passion for nature into your world through art, craft, and nature ideas. As a teacher who fills her students’ days with opportunities to explore and love nature and the outdoors, I would love to share the journey and magic of Orange Moon with my students. Thank you for another great book and for continuing to share your love for nature and the outdoors with children and adults around the world!  –Lindsay Seto, Kindergarten Teacher, Aspenwood ElementaryBooks help to shape the way children see the world. If children don’t know anything about the natural world, how can they care about it?

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E BOOK : Orange Moon and Grandmother Tree (Book 1)

ORANGE MOON GIFT BOX

Mini Orange Moon Book, Felt Beaded Love Heart, Tree necklace and Orange Moon “Wonder” Poster and Gemstone

 

The Orange Moon book series is based upon a child’s wonder of the Natural World. A magical reminder of the power of love and innocence.

Ellouise, known to her family and animal friends as Orange Moon, gifts her love everywhere she roams. From adventures in her backyard with her little brother, to visiting her gadget (tech)-obsessed cousin in New York City, Ellouise shares her love and finds beauty everywhere she goes, even in the unlikeliest places.

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Review:

“Marghanita Hughes has given us a small treasure trove of wisdom, magic and practicality within the colourful pages of “Orange Moon ~ Grandmother Tree”. Whether a child, parent, or simply forever young-at-heart, you cannot help but be captivated by the delightful “Orange Moon” as she steps barefoot into another day of adventure in nature. Within the words and behind Marghanita’s glorious drawings and photographs, there lies tender heart-filled messages for the children whose hands will be holding this book. As well, there is also a delicious array of nature activities that not only teach, but will absolutely inspire all those who try them ~ young and old. Marghanita’s passion to bring the magic of nature and children together has more than succeeded with this charming and motivating little book.” -Wendalynn Jones

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Orange Moon book series- Helping to instill a love of nature in a child.Watch the book trailer…

Rich hues of orange-red with a hint of umber contrast with brilliant wildflowers of summer, to set the stage for a vibrant story that warmed my heart and imagination!
Gently Orange Moon models how to open our hearts warmly with love to discover more about nature, our relationships and our selves.

I noticed myself pausing to gaze at the beautiful pictures. As I reflected, they reminded me of my own childhood innocence spent in natural spaces relaxing and playing during timeless days.

I realized the power of these beautiful pictures can invite a young child also to pause and gaze at the nature surrounding Orange Moon. The pictures can invite the readers to talk and warmly open our own hearts to share just like Orange Moon.

This story eloquently expresses the healing potential of seeking out nature and noticing how infinitely connected we all are to each other and everything on our world.

This book is a treasure, a keeper, and one that will enrich a very young child as a picture book and last right through the school age years!

The story can enrich our adult lives too, as Orange Moon encourages all of us to open our hearts, to notice the beauty and healing potential within nature! There is a lifetime of wisdom to discover within this story, to grow with your child and within us adults too.

Read full review from Sherry Robinson @ NOTICE QUIET NATURE

 

NATURE IS MY INSPIRATION

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DISCOUNT AVAILABLE FOR SCHOOLS, NATURE CENTRES & PARKS on all book and doll orders, please email: info@marghanita.com

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TOFFEE THE HIGHLAND COW BOOK SERIES

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Toffee At Home On The Farm

Toffee’s Bug Hunt

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Toffee’s Bug Hunt – As seen on CBBC – Watch the video

Toffee On Parade

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Toffee Goes Camping

Visit Toffee @ www.highlandtoffee.com

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Marghanita Hughes - Author & Illustrator

It was while observing her children revelling in the awesome wilderness of their new surroundings in British Columbia that the idea for the Little Humbugs was conceived. Marghanita is passionate about encouraging our children’s interest in the guardianship of The Earth we share. She strongly believes that children can influence change. Her Mission is to deliver this positive message to them through the delightful characters in her enchanting stories.

Dolls and Books available at The Little Humbugs Shop

THE LITTLE HUMBUGS

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The little Humbugs are Butterfly Girls and Dragonfly Boys – Eco warriors, half human, half bug book characters on a very special mission. I created the Little Humbugs to tell a compelling story on how we need to care for the environment and to live in harmony with the Natural World. Through engaging characters, the power of words and images and interactive play, my goal is to connect children to nature and inspire and empower children to create change. www.littlehumbugs.com

TOFFEE THE HIGHLAND COW

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Toffee was my first children’s book character.

We were fortunate to live in a beautiful part of the Scottish countryside. A herd of bright orange-very hairy Highland Cattle grazed  next door to our garden. It was watching the young calves playing, child like -jumping, leaping and chasing each other, that inspired me to write about the Highland calves. I wanted to introduce children to the Scottish countryside and wildlife (some of which are endangered), in a fun and educational way. www.highlandtoffee.com