A Tiny Teddy named Cuds

Tiny Teddy Press Partners With PickAtale To Launch An Extensive Interactive, Digital Publishing And Education Program Based On Their Award-Winning Collection of Children's Storybooks, 'A Tiny Teddy Named Cuds.'

LOS ANGELES: Feb. 13, 2019 – Tiny Teddy Press announced today that they have penned a licensing agreement with global digital publisher and expert in language learning and reading company, PickAtale. Tiny Teddy Press will be introducing ten digital books in 2019 based on the adventures of their award-winning, loveable book character, Cuddles T. Bear.  Cuddles T. Bear, or simply, Cuds, is the star of the publishing series A Tiny Teddy named Cuds.  Cuds is the ‘world’s tiniest bear standing at just eight inches tall and with the world’s biggest heart. He represents the very best within all of us and solves all of his problems through love, friendship and kindness.  The books feature a world of a forgotten tiny stuffed bear who realizes the power of love and endless possibilities.

Winner of the Author’s Circle Award and the Moonbeam Children’s Awards, A Tiny Teddy named Cuds, was first launched in 2016 and resonated with parents and retailers.  The books are more than a collection of stories, Cuds takes children on fun whimsical adventures while teaching them about themselves in a constantly changing world in which all challenges and problems are solved through love.

Robert Aragon, author and illustrator of A Tiny Teddy named Cuds, stated, “We are ecstatic about the partnership with PickAtale as we are now able to introduce Cuds to so many children around the world with their help. This digital reading program will allow us to share Cuds’ message of love to children in many languages.” An upbeat writer and self-taught artist, Robert Aragon has thrilled many fans with his illustrations and art. Aragon was inspired to author and illustrate the Tiniest Teddy in the world, Cuds, as his first award-winning children’s book. It features the tale of a forgotten tiny stuffed bear who realizes the power of love and a world of endless possibilities.  “Cuds was always within me.” added Aragon.

The first two digital titles are being launched May 1, 2019 and will be supported with a major online and social media campaign.  The remaining titles will be released over several months thereafter offering new content for young readers as the year progresses. These first 10 titles include:

1.     A Tiny Teddy named Cuds.  A tiny teddy discovers the healing power of love and the infinite possibilities in each of us.

2.     A Tiny Teddy named Cuds - Why am I Me? Cuds finds the loving and freeing answer to an important question.

3.     A Tiny Teddy named Cuds - The Seasons and Me. While waiting for a friend, Cuds is brought a joyful lesson by the changing winds.

4.     A Tiny Teddy named Cuds – A Baby Dream.  A Tiny Teddy named Cuds- A Baby Dream - Thinking of mother Cuds before sleep brings this tiny teddy a lovely baby dream.

5.     A Tiny Teddy named Cuds - The Magic inside Me. Wondering if magic is real, Cuds discovers that true magic is in the giving of oneself.

6.     A Tiny Teddy named Cuds - The Shape of Me - Cuds learns the beauty of being a different shape or size.

7.     A Tiny Teddy named Cuds - Why be Good? -  Cuds realizes that being good is the best thing for the heart.

8.     A Tiny Teddy named Cuds - A Tiny World - Travel the globe and see it through the eyes of a tiny teddy named Cuds.

9.     A Tiny Teddy named Cuds - The Humming Tree - Cuds shares a fairy tale of a land where dreaming big is not allowed.

10.   A Tiny Teddy named Cuds - The Song I Sing - Cuds realizes that music is everywhere and is an expression of joy.

PickAtale is a comprehensive library of interactive digital books which children and their parents can read, listen to and interact with as they learn and are entertained by the rich stories from around the world. Much like Tiny Teddy Press, PickAtale’s goals are to help children learn to read and understand more about family, friendship, cultures and history.

 

Children can explore animals, adventures and fairy tales by tapping into the world of interactive stories. PickAtale is a carefully curated digital storybook app enjoyed by thousands of children worldwide.  The PickAtale team pays special attention to each and every book release and takes pride in the knowing that both parents and children will enjoy the experience.

When asked “Why A Tiny Teddy named Cuds?”, founder of PickAtale, Sigbjorn Dugal, stated,

“PickAtale books are to a child what art galleries are to an adult: a collection of masterpieces, finely curated by our dedicated team.  We were attracted to A Tiny Teddy named Cuds because of the delightful characters and stories but most of all, the sweetness of Cuds and the message of love, friendship and kindness that consistently resonates with each story of adventure.” The PickAtale application is available on iOS and Android devices.

In addition to storybooks and other digital publishing licenses, A Tiny Teddy named Cuds will be a part of PickAtale v2.0, an adaptive learning system developed to assist parents and teachers with personalized lesson plans in English and other languages through a variety of books, games, media and assessments analytics. Parents and teachers will get access to comprehensive reporting and recommendations that improve the learning process.

The deal was brokered by Marketing Immersion, exclusive licensing agent for Tiny Teddy Press. Founder and CEO, Janice Varney-Hamlin stated, “It is an honor to bring these two partners together who are so closely aligned around the same goal of teaching and helping children to understand the world around them.  It is an ideal and natural match for these two companies to come together.”

About Tiny Teddy Press.   Tiny Teddy Press is a world-class publishing company established in 2015 and winner of the Authors Circle Award and Moonbeam Children’s Award. Tiny Teddy Press’s goal is to protect, teach and share the message of the power of kindness and love to children throughout the world.  Located in San Diego, California, the company was founded by Robert Aragon, an upbeat writer and self-taught artist.  Robert Aragon has thrilled many fans with his illustrations and art for generations. Aragon was inspired by his own life to author and illustrate, A Tiny Teddy named Cuds. As he says, ““Cuds” was always within me.”  This is Aragon’s first of many award-winning children’s book program.

About PickAtale.   Founder, Sigbjørn Dugal wanted his children to read more but was surprised how difficult and expensive it was to find compelling digital books. This inspired him to create PickAtale. There are many apps for children, but many are addictive without offering any kind of real learning. He wanted to do something about that and created an app to encourage a love of reading for children. – “My family is based in China and it was important for me that my children had access to children’s books in Norwegian. I found that to be both difficult and expensive”, explains Sigbjørn Dugal. It was founded in January 2013 in Norway. Today they have over 60 employees with offices based in Oslo and Skopje.

About Marketing Immersion, LLC. Marketing Immersion (MI) is a full-service brand development and marketing company focused on entertainment and lifestyle properties. Marketing Immersion taps into the most relevant technology, networks and trends to better help their clients build their business.  Services include licensing, merchandising, media planning and placement, traditional and internet marketing expertise, brand development through to execution. Contact jan@marketing-immersion.com.

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