Telling the Story
None of us can remember when we first heard the story of The Blue Ape, but I have been telling this story to our kids and grandkids for over 30 years. Each time it is told somewhat differently with wild embellishments of scary or suspense-building sounds—doors creaking, chest pounding, ape roaring, and more. Enjoy creating your own variations on the theme and encourage your kids to participate as well. They'll love it!
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The Learning Corner
The learning corner
As parents and teachers, we are always looking for teaching moments when we have our kids engaged. Explore important concepts such as stereotyping and misjudging of others, or just run wild with your child's imagination by speculating on how the blue ape came to be in the cage in the first place!
We didn't shy away from big words! Let your kids be exposed to new vocabulary words—you'll be surprised at how much they'll retain!
The blue ape rap
One of Billy's secret talents is writing raps! Get into the cadence of this rap—really more for the adults than the children—by thinking in terms of Dr. Seuss and the Broadway musical sensation, Hamilton. Just have fun and expose young ones to another literary genre that can spark additional creativity in storytelling.
what they're saying...
Meet some of our first fans of The Blue Ape!
Teachers & Schools
Five percent of the profits generated by The Blue Ape sales will be donated to the Perry Township Education Foundation to support teacher grants focused on creative learning.
School systems, individual schools, or PTAs may wish to buy books in bulk at a discounted price to sell for the purpose of their own fundraising. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in this opportunity for a rate sheet for purchase tiers.
For classroom books, please contact us directly through email@example.com, and we will invoice you for a purchase order from the school, which will qualify you for special non-profit pricing.
TEACHER CURRICULUM GUIDE
Download simple ideas to facilitate discussion with elementary students.