16 January 2009

WorryWoo Monsters - Meet Rue!

Almost a year ago OWTK devoted a full week (named, cleverly enough, WorryWoo Week) to the WorryWoo Monsters, a new series of independently published books and original dolls from the creative mastermind Andi Green. I ended that week with a teasing sneak peek at Rue and now...

...I'm honored to officially introduce you to him. So without further delay, here is Rue, the Monster of Insecurity.


The new book, entitled The Nose That Didn't Fit, is 30% longer than The Lonely Little Monster, clocking in at a healthy 88 pages - each filled with breathtakingly illustrated scenes of lovely sunrises, flowers and brilliant purple/pink/blue skies.

As much as I love The Lonely Little Monster, this new book is superior. That comment alone sent the Bear into a tizzy. Seems she is very protective of Nola and took my gushing praise of The Nose That Didn't Fit as a personal attack on a best friend. Nola should hold her head up high, The Lonely Little Monster has stood up over the course of the past year and is still outstanding in it's own right. But Rue's book is stronger. This is because Rue's story is more dynamic, and in the end, more powerful for all readers - young and old. In Rue's tale there are two "co-star" characters with prominent speaking parts, whereas Nola, do to the nature of her lonely story, was literally on an island for 95% of her tale. Rue, in contrast, interacts with a wizard and a cute large-nosed girl monster all throughout The Nose That Didn't Fit.
It's also pretty funny: there's an inchworm who charges $.50 for nose measurements, a WorryWoo self-help book and a lima bean rainstorm. The result is a terrifically engaging ode to insecurity and the overwhelming joy of loving one's self (warts, or big-snout, and all!)

The Bear has now taken Nola, Rue and both of their books into school for show-n-tell and both the teachers and her classmates fawned over the stories and the cuddly, unique dolls. One teacher remarked she was secretly hoping someone would buy her some WorryWoo stuff as a Christmas present,
after she perused the WorryWoo website earlier last month. The impressive emotional power of the Woos will captivate children and is certainly not lost on adults.

The WorryWoo Series comes with my highest possible recommendation.
The Nose That Didn't Fit and the rest of the WorryWoos would make a fantastically original kid's birthday party gift. While only the first two books have been released thus far, a total of 4 WorryWoo stuffed dolls can be purchased (and the other two are equally as charming) right now.

Visit the new WorryWoos.com and the snazzy new WorryWoo Online Store. Check out the new plush monsters and the stylish wall art featuring all the WorryWoos!


OWTK & WorryWoo Rue Signed 1st Edition Book/Doll Set Giveaway!

I'm very pleased to be able to give away two (2) Rue Book and Doll Sets to a couple of lucky OWTK readers. Simply click here and then leave a comment at the bottom of this post with a name of one of the WorryWoo Monsters not named Nola or Rue. Do so by 11:59pm (ET) on Friday January 23rd 2009 and you will have a chance to take home Rue - the doll - and a 1st edition book signed by Andi Green!

70 comments:

Jenna said...

I think Squeek is adorable!

MJ said...

I like Fuddle! I teach kindergarten. This would be great for my classroom!

Jill said...

Squeek is absolutely darling.

Ginny said...

Twitch looks like it will be adorable!

AmandaSue said...

I like Nola! All the lil monsters are cute. Thank you for entering me.

windycindy said...

Fuddle is a delightful WorryWoo Monster! Please enter me in your delightful drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
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Still Learning said...

Fuddle is cute but I'm also looking forward to Twitch!

suburban prep said...

They are all cute but I'll have to go with Nora.

moushka said...

My daughters would love these especially the new one coming Twitch!

Abby said...

Fuddle what a silly name ;)

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Danielle said...

We like Squeek. These are great books.

Kristie said...

Squeek. I know my kids would love both the book and the doll!

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jamaise said...

Neat! I like Fuddle! Thanks for a great giveaway !!

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bocktalk said...

Awesome giveaway! I think Fuddle is my fav. WorryWoo because I am horribly indecisive!

Mary Avinger said...

Fuddle is so cute. They are actually all really cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

PS said...

I can't wait to see what Twitch looks like! Thanks!

veggiesamosa said...

I like fuddle! So cute :)
thanks
Tara

Aprilshowers said...

Cute giveaway! Fuddle is another one.

jenny said...

wow this is a realy neet thing for a give away and well please enter me infor this i think my littele one would like it if well we where to win it thanks

Carolyn G said...

My favorite is Squeek!

Ellen C. said...

There is a monster named Squeek.

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Nad said...

Twitch is another monster. Thanks for the giveaway!

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flash said...

fuddle just about sums me up!!
hope this book gets awards like T.L.L.M. my daughter loves nora good luck
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bonnieann said...

nola is sweet of course they are all pretty cute

Dawn said...

I like Twitch.

mom2boys said...

Fuddle is adorable. The books look great too. Thanks for the chance!

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Stacie said...

Fuddle!

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Uniquely Yours said...

Love Fuddle! Thanks!

yyeres said...

Squeek. thanks!

The Dreamer said...

I like Fuddle & Twitch! thanks
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Designer Roundup said...

dd's favorite color is pink so i say squeek! they all are too cute though!

MonkeyBaby said...

My favorite is Squeek!

ecky said...

Squeek, The Monster of Innocence

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pipasmom said...

Squeek is so cute! My daughter loves pink, she would adore this doll!
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Michelle B. said...

Fuddle has captured my heart, but they are all so unique and adorable that it is really hard to pick just one. I teach Day Care & I always teach my kids that being different is beautiful & this is a great example...Thanks for the chance =)

gkstratos said...

Fuddle
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Just Another Hofeling said...

Squeek is cute..I can't wait to see twitch when it comes out.

furygirl3132 said...

Squeek is way too cute, thanks so much for such a fantastic giveaway, my daughter would love this book and doll set.

Eloise
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Sharla said...

So cute! My kids and my preschoolers would love this! My favorite is Nola but I also like Fuddle. Cute!

judybrittle said...

FUDDLE is so adorable! I think these are the cutest things! Thank you so much!

Kaycee said...

I like Squeek and Fuddle!!

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janetfaye said...

I like Fuddle.

Thank you!

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always_317537 said...

Fuddle rocks!

Sharon said...

Squeek is awesome, but I can't wait to see the finished version of Twitch - however, Wince is my favorite name... What are they the monsters of?

Sheila said...

Fuddle is a cutey!
Sheila
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Julie D said...

Gotta love Fuddle.

Buki Family said...

i really like Squeak!

Renee G said...

I think Squeek is cute.

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

Fuddle, these are so cute!

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JenReg said...

Wince is another little guy...they are all cute!

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christin said...

we love fuddle:) thanks!

thebun said...

Fuddle is The Monster of Confusion is my fav. She is so adorable.
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Leah said...

Fuddle is the cutest WorryWoo Monster ever! : )))

Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

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icefairy said...

I love Squeek. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Andria said...

I love Fuddle! These guys are so cute. Thanks for the chance.

Ursula said...

Squeak would be perfect for my shy little girl. Thanks uheeter at comcast.net

Brooke said...

Fuddle!!

Steve Talkowski said...

Love the colours of Nola!

kellyache[at] hotmail.com said...

Fuddle is so cute! Thanks.

Bianca Zvorc said...

RUE rules!
I'm so loving these monsters that I want to be one of them NOW!

Bianca Zvorc said...

I love RUE RUE RUE!

houdina said...

Squeek

klp1965 said...

fuddle is my favorite :)

nanja said...

I like Fuddle the Flighty monster of Confusion. I think he could be a mascot at our home sometimes! Thank you!
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Concetta said...

squeek! eek!

Karla said...

Squeek!!

Juicebox.mom said...

Twitch is cute!!

Karla said...

Gotta say: Twitch! Thanks!

Rockin' Mama said...

Squeak

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Alice H said...

Fuddle is another character - thanks for the chance! alicedemske at hotmail.com