July Update

Mammoth is Mopey hardcover book June flew by, didn’t it? Since our exhibition at Wonderlab opened, we have been in full-on fulfillment mode. Packaging buttons (all 1,026!), ordering and signing prints, filling out customs forms, and numbering every book in the edition of 1,000. Now the packages are all stuffed and it’s time to send them to their new homes.

The next major task on the plate is for David to finish up the ebook. He decided to add quite a bit of information to the electronic version of Mammoth is Mopey (it’s more than twice the length of the hardcover version), explaining more about what scientists have discovered about the animals, what their relatives were like, and why David illustrated them the way he did. Now that he doesn’t have to balance working on that with fulfilling Indiegogo orders and working his day job, he can focus on wrapping it up. We will be back with another announcement when those download codes are going out.

When we look at these boxes of books and packages ready to ship, it really is staggering to think about that roller coaster six weeks this spring when we ran our Indiegogo campaign. We worked hard to stay positive when we worried that the campaign would not succeed. That optimism was a bit easier due to the unsolicited advocacy of so many folks on social media. Wonderful reviews from Emily Willoughby, Mark Witton, Chris DiPiazza, Erich Bacher, and The Finch and Pea were especially motivational, and sent traffic to the campaign that translated to pledges.

At the risk of sounding repetitive: Thank you to all of our supporters!

Science A-Z at Wonderlab

Welcome to the new Mammoth is Mopey website! Our book, which was funded by over 300 generous backers at Indiegogo, is currently in production. We’re preparing to launch the book with an exhibition at Bloomington’s Wonderlab children’s museum on June 3.

Science A-Z will be on display from June 3, 2015 until January 23, 2016. From Wonderlab’s website:

Celebrate the connection between science and literacy! Whatever your age, this new exhibition takes you on an exciting treasure hunt throughout the museum to find a different science experience for each letter of the alphabet. The 26 interactive stations cover everything from biomechanics to magnetism to solar power – and more! This is a whimsical approach to learning about science and building vocabulary, especially scientific language. Watch for volunteers in the galleries who will engage you in fun “pocket science” activities as well.

Wonderlab is truly a wonderful resource for parents and caregivers in the Bloomington area, and consistently holds fun and enriching activities. Keep up with the events calendar and follow Wonderlab on Facebook.