PJ at Texas Library Association Conference in San Antonio

Philip Simpkins Book Signing Event

You are invited to attend a book signing with author

 Philip Simpkins:

 

4/10/14, 2:00-3:00 Central, at the
Texas Library Association Conference

San Antonio, TX Conference Center

PJ and the Crazy Squirrels & When I Grow Up: PJ Style

PJ and the Crazy Squirrels & When I Grow Up: PJ Style

Please join Philip for this special event

and invite a friend!

If you already have a copy of PJ and the Crazy Squirrels,

buy one for a friend – this book makes a great gift!

For more information, please email author Philip Simpkins at pjstyle@satx.rr.com

Can’t make the event? Click here to visit our online bookstore to get a copy!

Pachyderms in the Park; Where’s PJ?

Pachyderms in the Park; Where’s PJ?

With the end of the San Antonio spring break, but the beginning of others, we can look back fondly on these Pachyderms from years ago.  PJ was at an amusement park and saw this carousel with these flying elephants.  Can you tell me, Where’s PJ?

Pachyderm Carousel

A Pachyderm Carousel

Hint 2:

Horton was outside of the ride.  Where’s PJ?

Horton the Elephant

Horton in da house

Hint 3

I am not sure what this animal is, but it’s definitely a pachyderm, since it has a trunk.  The girls were younger, but I still had to make them pose.  Where’s PJ?

Riding the Pachyderm

The Girls in Da House

Hint 4

This gives a larger picture of the carousel with Horton on top.  PJ is at an amusement park, but which one?  Where’s PJ?

Horton the Elephant

Horton on top of the Carousel

Answer:

PJ is at Islands-of-Adventure which is part of the universal studios parks in Orlando.  This part of the park is Suess Landing and the carousel is Caro-seuss-el.  It is great for kids.  We had a great time and recommend it for family fun.

Pachyderms at Islands of Adventure

Islands of Adventure. A great place to see Pachyderms

PJ and the Crazy Squirrels is Officially Released

PJ and the Crazy Squirrels is now available on Amazon.com and other book stores;  online and around the corner like Barnes and Noble.

http://www.amazon.com/PJ-Crazy-Squirrels

PJ the Purple Elephant

PJ and the Crazy Squirrels bursting into stores everywhere.

Where’s PJ?: Which Zoo?

We are changing the format of Pachyderm Junket on PJstyle.com.  We will still show the elephant collection, but not everyday.  We will continue Where’s PJ.  So to start this new format, let’s stay with the Zoo theme from yesterday and tell me where this Pachyderm is playing?  Where’s PJ?

Pachyderm in a Zoo

What Zoo is this elephant in? Where’s PJ?

Hint 2:

The girls are leaning on a bronze elephant statue at the same pachyderm exhibit.  Where’s PJ?

Pachyderm Statue

The girls are kick’n back on plant

Hint 3:

The name of the exhibit which the elephants are in is Africa Live.  They have exhibits of many African animals like hippos, crocodiles, and of course elephants.  But, here is an extra credit question; what is different/incorrect about the elephant exhibit than other African exhibits?  Where PJ?

Africa Live

Two elephants at the Zoo

Hint 4:

Angela at the elephant exhibit in Africa Live.  The roses and Angela, beautify the picture, but what about this exhibit (besides Angela) does not fit the African motif?  Where’s PJ?

Pachyderm Exhibit

Elephants in the Park. Where’s PJ?

Answer:

The elephants are at the San Antonio Zoo.  The non-African motif is the fact that these are Asian Elephants as indicated by the placard and seen by the size of their ears.  I guess once a zoo has an elephant it’s a valuable commodity that you do not want to move around even if the rest of the exhibits are from Africa.

Asian Elephants at San Antonio Zoo

Asian Elephants at San Antonio Zoo

Elephants at Zoo-AR.com

I found some elephants on this cool iPhone App Web-site:  Zoo-AR

Take a look at the video on the home page.

zoo-ar.com

Elephant at Zoo-AR

Check it out. Elephant in 3D

PJ’s First Image

This was Linda’s creative interpretation of PJ’s image with a motivational statement.  It was Linda’s first sketch of PJ.

PJ the Purple Elephant

First Image of PJ

Elephant Candlestick Holder

For those that like to burn candles, This elephant candlestick holder can take the flame to new heights.

Do you like candles?

Elephant Candlestick Holder

Anyone have a light?

Where’s this sparkly Elephant?

PJ was at a well known amusement park and went under this elephant during this ride.  Where’s PJ?

Wheres PJ?

This Elephant also wiggles

Hint 2:

Here’s another small hint with a wider view.  Does this help?  Where’s PJ?

Elephant and Friends

Elephant and Friends

Answer:

PJ is riding “It’s a Small World” within Disney’s Magic Kingdom.  There are other elephants on the ride too like this one.  But be careful, the song may get stuck in your head the rest of the trip.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It’s_a_Small_World

Its a Small Elephant World

It’s an Elephant in “It’s a Small World”

Linda’s Favorite Elephant

This was Linda’s (my sister’s) favorite elephant.  It was her inspiration for creating her first drafts of PJ.  It was a great gift from her.

What is your inspiration?

Favorite Elephant of Linda

Linda’s Fave

Elephant From Target 2006

This elephant was from the Target store in 2006.  This is the kind of target elephants should be, not targets for poachers.

Elephant from Target

It was a good year for this Elephant

Battle for the Elephants

This documentary is a Web series from National Geographic filmmakers who share their experiences documenting the illegal ivory trade.

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/06/battle-for-the-elephants/

Have you had a chance to see it?

 

Dr. Seuss Pachyderm Picture Frame

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday was March, 2.  This picture frame reminds us of days long gone of reading books to the girls at night.  Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss and thank you for bringing us such great classics like Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and of course Horton.

Do you have pics of your kids when they were little?

Dr Seuss Elephant

Horton and the Christina

Phil at Carnahan Art Walk 2012

Thanks for all those that came by and chatted or played the PJ games.

PJ was not the only pachyderm at the Art Walk; there were several.  Dusty elephants, messy mastodons, and paper pachyderms were there for all to see.

Several folks asked for the links to the games so here they are:

The free version can be downloaded at:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pj-the-dentist-free-pj-style/id576621035?mt=8

And “When I Grow Up: PJ Style Interactive is at:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/when-i-grow-up-pj-style-interactive/id585972503?mt=8

The first pic shows the layout of PJ’s table.

PJ's Table

PJ everywhere

This next pic shows Scott Wade’s work on his car.  Scott’s link is at: www.DirtyCarArt.com.  I was very impressed with Scott’s skill.   What do you think?

Dr. Seuss in Dust

Dr. Seuss in Dust

At the Art Walk they also made clay elephants two booths down, but I was unable to get a pic before they cleaned up.   The Art Walk leaders had even printed out an adorable elephant for my name tag.

And of course PJ was there in paper and pixel.

Lullaby Elephants

These elephants were by my daughters’ sides when they slept as babies.  When you pull the trunk, it plays a lullaby to sooth their cries.

Do you have a toy that helps/helped your kids sleep?

Lullaby Elephant

Lullaby and Good Night

Elephants at Carnahan Art Walk 2012

PJ was not the only pachyderm at the Art Walk; there were several.  Dingy elephants, messy mastodons, and paper pachyderms were there for all to see.

This first pic shows Scott Wade’s work on his car.  Scott’s link is at: www.DirtyCarArt.com.

Dr. Seuss in Dust

Dr. Seuss in Dust

They made clay elephants 2 booths down, but I was unable to get a pic before they cleaned up.   The Art Walk leaders had even printed out an adorable elephant for my name tag.

And of course PJ was there in paper and pixel.

PJ's Table

PJ everywhere

Thanks for all those that came by and chatted or played the PJ games.  Don’t forget the free version can be downloaded at:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pj-the-dentist-free-pj-style/id576621035?mt=8

And “When I Grow Up: PJ Style Interactive is at:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/when-i-grow-up-pj-style-interactive/id585972503?mt=8

I was very impressed with Scott’s skill.   What do you think?

Where’s PJ and these Elephants?

PJ was at an amusement park and saw this elephant pic on one of the rides.  With Spring Break quickly approaching, we are going cabin fever.  Can you tell me, Where’s PJ?

Pachyderms in the Park

These Elephants are taking a ride. Where’s PJ

Hint 2:

This elephant was one of the other animals on the carousel.  Do you know what Park this Ride is in?  Where’s PJ?

Elephant on a Carousel

Where’s this elephant ride

Hint 3

This was the carousel animal that the first pachyderm pic was on.  Not sure why a zebra has an elephant on it’s saddle, but it’s a very good painting, don’t you think?  Where’s PJ?

Elephant Saddle

Elephant Saddle

Hint 4

PJ at an amusement park, but which one?  Where’s PJ

PJ ready to ride

PJ is ready to ride

Hint 5

PJ rode this roller coaster.  Where’s PJ

Galiath

Galiath, A Great Roller Coaster

Hint 6

This is the newest ride at the amusement park PJ is at.  Where’s PJ?

Sky Screamer

Another Cool Ride

 

Answer:

PJ is at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.  They fly the same flags that fly at the Alamo; they are the flags that flew over Texas as a Republic or as part of a Nation.   The Flags over Texas (Order of Display left to Right) are France, Confederacy, Republic (and now State Flag), Mexico, Spain, USA (in front)

The sequential order of year flown is:  Spain, France, Mexico, Republic (and now State Flag), USA (flag before Confederacy and after), Confederacy

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Six Flags is always always a blast

Oriental Elephant

This elephant has imbedded green flowers in an oriental style.  I purchased this pachyderm when I was on my trip to Japan.

Do you have a favorite flower elephant?

Oriental Style Elephant

One of my favorite styles

Pachyderm Pillow

This Pachyderm Pillow is soft and comfortable to lay on.  Nothing like a squishy elephant to sleep on.

Do you have a soft comfy pillow?

Pachyderm Pillow

So Comfy