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Meet Mason and Billy! Boy Story's first two characters to be launched during Boy Story's Kickstarter campaign in Spring 2016. Each boy is featured in his own story that goes alongside his cool posable 18" Action Doll. Let's talk about these guys, shall we?
Mason is a curious collector with an imagination larger than life. Get ready to search with Mason as he digs deep to uncover the mystery of the man with the shoebox shaped camera. Who is the mystery man and why did he wait all day just to snap two photos? As Mason continues his sleuthing, his wild imagination takes him to lands filled with mystical creatures, sword fights, and even dragon-frogs! This fun story will teach the virtue of patience while encouraging all kinds of imaginary (pretend) play.
Billy is an explorer who always has a silly prank or two up his sleeve. With mischievous eyes and a silly grin, he always finds a way to surprise you. Side effects of reading this story include lots of giggles and belly laughs as you read all about Billy's pranks on his friends and family. You will be immersed into a world of exploring as Billy takes off on his daily adventures through the Bayou Teche to his secret island. But what happens when one prank goes too far? Will his sister ever forgive him when she discovers her beautiful necklace has gone missing just before the school dance? And how will Billy ever recover the necklace once he discovers that Malseaux, the biggest most fierce gator anywhere near the South Banks, is in his way?! While parents will appreciate the life lessons taught, including being considerate, having empathy and learning to forgive, kids will sit on the edge of their seats as this story never fails to excite!
These printed in the USA chapter books are designed to engage early readers and reading out loud to the younger kids. Each unique characters has personality and complexity. They struggle with real emotions and everyday situations that our kids will relate to. They incite the imagination, to kickstart some serious play. We packed these stories full of colorful illustrations to keep kids of all ages happy.
Why the emphasis on reading? While Boy Story's primary mission is to encourage imaginative doll play in boys and to do our part to erase the harmful, age-old stereotypes still present in the toy aisles, one of our top goals is also to encourage kids to read. Reading fuels the mind. Get those creative juices flowing and then play, play, play!
Research shows that the historic dolls-are-only-for-girls stereotypes have massive impacts on both our boys and our girls. "While the significant gaps in girl's science and math achievements are improving greatly, boys' scores on reading are lagging behind significantly and continue to show little improvement," states Dr. William Pollack in his book Real Boys. Why not encourage reading in an exciting way right alongside our cool new Action Dolls? Boy Story aims to spark a desire to not only learn through imaginative play, but also to encourage reading and learning by offering a challenging, but fun chapter book that helps kids grow, imagine, and go on adventures with their great new toy.
So read on, friends, read on!