Big Idea Entertainment to Offer A Shelf Full of VeggieTales Books Direct to Retailers Through Word Distribution This Month


Big Idea Entertainment to Offer A Shelf Full of VeggieTales Books Direct to Retailers Through Word Distribution This Month

NEWS SOURCE: Hoganson Media

FRANKLIN, TN (August 4, 2011) — Big Idea Entertainment, a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced today that they will make available this month several new VeggieTales publishing offerings direct to retailers through Word Distribution.

Regularly maintaining an extensive presence in the area of publishing, Big Idea Entertainment is pleased to offer an array of new book titles including VeggieTales devotionals and Journal, Art and Activity Books for both girls and boys, as well as four new books in the popular Values To Grow By series, which share insightful lessons and stories about compassion, mercy, forgiveness and more. These high quality, full color books all feature beloved VeggieTales characters who remind pre-schoolers and young readers how special they are and that God loves them very much.

“The demand from retailers for additional VeggieTales book and gift book offerings in the marketplace has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Greg Fritz, SVP Sales and Marketing of Big Idea Entertainment. “Expanding our offering of VeggieTales books in new formats creates wonderful teaching tools and the perfect opportunity for parents to interact one on one with their children in a learning environment.”

The release of these brand new books from Big Idea Entertainment is a welcome addition to the growing line of more than 150 children’s titles in print from Big Idea’s licensing partners including Zonderkidz™, Bendon Publishing International, Inc. and Guidepost’s Ideals Publications. Committed to providing the highest quality and value, Big Idea continues to maintain its licensing partnerships, while expanding the VeggieTales line through the creation of new book titles direct to retailers.

Releasing August 13, 2011 in conjunction with the all new DVD adventure for girls, VeggieTales: Princess and the Pop Star, these Big Idea book titles will be available at Christian and general market retail. For Christian retail orders, contact Word Distribution at 800-876-WORD, and for all other retailer orders, contact Freeman-Smith at 615-790-1118. Product information is as follows:

365 Daystarter Devos for Girls/365 Daystarter Devos for Boys

ISBN: 978-1-60587-266-7 (Girls)/ 978-1-60587-265-0 (Boys) $6.99 SRP – trade paper

Daystarter devos for girls and boys help parents begin every morning with the wit of VeggieTales and wisdom from the Word of God. Includes 365 daily thoughts, a prayer and verse for kids to start their day out right!


Journal, Art & Activity for Girls/Journal, Art & Activity for Boys

ISBN: 978-1-60587-310-7 (Girls)/ 978-1-60587-311-4 (Boys) $7.99 SRP – hard cover

A world of imagination lies in the pages of these fun journals for both boys and girls where they can play games, practice writing or create their own drawings and pictures. One-line thoughts from VeggieTales friends and verses from the Bible appear throughout the pages to remind kids how special they are and how God loves them very much.


Values To Grow By Series:

VeggieTales—The Case of the Lost Temper, A Lesson in Self-Control Book

ISBN: 978-1-60587-261-2 $9.99 SRP – trade paper

Who’s guilty in the case of the lost temper? Get the whole scoop and learn about the importance of controlling anger with this hilarious detective story with a twist.


VeggieTales—Hats Off To Lyle, A Lesson in Forgiveness Book

ISBN: 978-1-6058-263-6 $9.99 SRP – trade paper

What normal Viking needs a hat cover? You’ll be surprised! Sail along in this heroic tale of good versus stinky while learning the importance of forgiveness.


VeggieTales—The Spaghetti Western, A Lesson in Showing Mercy Book

ISBN: 978-1-60587-264-3 $9.99 SRP – trade paper

When Sheriff Bob leaves town for a few days, Larry is left to run the jail alone. Will he be able to handle it, or will he go over the top? Saddle up with Cowboy Larry and his friends while they learn about the importance of showing mercy.

VeggieTales—The Clumsiest Cowboy, A Lesson in Showing Compassion Book

ISBN: 978-1-60587-262-9 $9.99 SRP – trade paper

Everyone in town knows that Cowboy Larry is the clumsiest cowboy in the west. And when he’s down, they couldn’t care less. Tag along as Cowboy Larry shows those careless cowpokes how to be Compassionate Cowboys.


About Big Idea Entertainment

Big Idea Entertainment is a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands. Big Idea’s best-selling series VeggieTales® is the #1 animated home video series in the US with moms of pre-schoolers*. Since 1993, VeggieTales® has sold 54+ million videos, 13 million books and more than 7 million CDs. VeggieTales® and Big Idea’s property, 3-2-1 Penguins!®, enjoyed four seasons as top-rated series on NBC Saturday mornings, Telemundo and ION TV via the qubo® children’s programming block. The studio’s two theatrical releases, Jonah-A VeggieTales Movie® (2002), and Universal Pictures’ and Big Idea’s The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything®-A VeggieTales Movie® (2008), are distinguished among the most successful faith-based films of all time. Big Idea also maintains an extensive presence in publishing, licensing and live entertainment arenas. For more information on Big Idea, visit:

*Spring 2010 Q-Score


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