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August 2006 | Vol. V - No. 8


This Issue's Highlights

What August Is All About

This month, TDmonthly Magazine examines award winners, finds out what's up with dolls, gives kids' furniture a once-over, and discovers what's new in plush and puppets. In case you're strapped for time, here are the articles we think you should give a read:

Award-Winners Strut Their Stuff
Winners of the iParenting Media Awards show off their toys and tell you why they're a must-have. There's everything from a Halloween family game to a book about pacifiers. See what's right for your store.  (Click here to read the full story.)

Catch a Fairy
Princesses, watch your backs! The fairies are here, and they're going to be big. Everyone from Pamela Drake to Dervish Toys tells why their dolls are donning wings. And Virginia Davis, TDmonthly's doll expert, highlights some of the newest fairy dolls, from toys to OOAKs. (Click here to read the full story.)

Mickey V. Ganesh
The latest greatest animations (and subsequent toys) may be coming from India. American animators have trained their own competition on the subcontinent, and now there's a whole new batch of cartoon characters to catch kids' fancies.
(Click here to read the full story.)

Homeschoolers Pick Five
It's been seven months of grueling toy evaluations, but TDmonthly's homeschooled tween girls have picked their top five toys. The #1 winner is the K'Nex Real Bridge Building set, which transformed the girls into budding engineers. What else are they still playing with?
(Click here to read the full story.)

Alison MarekWriter's Bio: ALISON MAREK is an award-winning writer, director and cartoonist whose work has been published by Fairchild Publications and DC Comics (Piranha Press), broadcast on Showtime and other cable networks, and viewed worldwide in film festivals. See her short films and print work on Watch her nefarious villains in the web series Get inspired by her cartoons "Daily ARFFirmations to Unleash Your Inner Fido" at Phew! And then ...  Read more articles by this author


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