Itty Bitty Day at Mom’s Club

November 20th, 2010

Dear Itty Bitty Fans,

This week, on Wednesday, November 17, we visitied the Camarillo Mom’s Club East for a book reading and child development presentation.  It was great to talk to moms about how tough it can be to be Itty Bitty in a big world.  We also talked about the basic problem solving skills that are found in Itty Bitty’s new book, “Itty Bitty and the Hide & Seek Adventure.”  Children are shown the importance of understanding, planning and solving a problem.

Watching out for signs of a child being excluded and withdrawing is very important during a child’s early years.  Giving them tasks and providing rewards when the task is completed are ways to build a child’s self esteem.  This is the theme in Itty Bitty’s first book, “Itty Bitty Saves the Day.

All in all, we had great fun with mom’s and their pre-schoolers, especially when we sang the Itty Bitty song (“You Can Do BIG Things!”) together.

Here’s a picture of a pre-schooler who wanted an up front view during the book reading!

Mom’s Club - A Closer Look 

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Talk to you soon!

Armando N. Garza

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Itty Bitty In the News!

September 4th, 2010

 Dear Itty Bitty Fans,

Itty Bitty has been in the news recently and it is all about his new adventure!  Please click on the links below to read reviews of “Itty Bitty and the Hide & Seek Adventure”.

Dachshund Delights

Ventura County Star

To order at Amazon.com, click for paperback or hardcover:

Paperback…        or          Hardcover

“Itty Bitty and the Hide & Seek Adventure” Cover Page               “Itty Bitty and the Hide & Seek Adventure” Cover Page 

This is the sequel to the first Itty Bitty adventure (“Itty Bitty Saves the Day”).  In this adventure, Itty Bitty teaches children basic problem solving skills.  Find out how Itty Bitty comes to the rescue in this new adventure!

Please visit our website: www.ittybittyswebsite.com for more Itty Bitty information. 

Talk to you soon!

Armando N. Garza

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“Itty Bitty and the Hide & Seek Adventure” Now Available!

July 5th, 2010

“Itty Bitty and the Hide & Seek Adventure” Cover Page    A NEW ITTY BITTY ADVENTURE!

Dear Itty Bitty Fans,

I wanted to let you know that our new book, “Itty Bitty and the Hide & Seek Adventure” is now available.

Please visit our website: www.ittybittyswebsite.com for information on how to purchase.

This is the sequel to the first Itty Bitty adventure (“Itty Bitty Saves the Day”).  In this adventure, Itty Bitty teaches children basic problem solving skills.  Find out how Itty Bitty comes to the rescue in this new adventure!

Talk to you soon!

Armando

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A Visit to Grandson Merrick’s Pre-School

May 8th, 2010

Hi, Everybody!

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of reading “Itty Bitty Saves the Day” at Lutheran Church of the Cross Pre-School in Laguna Woods, California.

It was a very special day, especially because that is where my grandson, Merrick, goes to school!  Merrick was a great helper.  He even introduced me to the class at one of the readings.  In the picture below, Merrick is listening patiently with his stuffed Dachshund named “Itty Bitty” right next to him.

Lcc PreSchool

Merrick even took his Itty Bitty around for  the children to pet. The whole day was a blessing for both Merrick, Grammie MaryAnn, and his “Grampando”.

Have a wonderful day!

Armando  

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Reading at the Little Red School House

June 27th, 2009

Hi, Everybody!

Earlier this month we visitied the Little Red School House in Santa Paula, California.  That’s where Santa Clara Elementary is. This school house was built over 100 years ago!

 The children loved the story of “Itty Bitty Saves the Day.”

Here are a couple of pictures:

Santa Clara ClassroomRed School House

What a great old school! 

God Bless,

Armando

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About Dachshunds and Why I Love Them

May 16th, 2009

Hi, Everyone!

I realized the other day that I had not posted exactly why I love Dachshunds.  They are certainly a different shape than most dogs.  They’re called “wieners” or “hot dogs” because they are short and long.  That’s because, in Germany, they were bred as hunting dogs that would follow badgers down into their burrows.  Their short, powerful legs allowed them to dig down into the burrow, find the badger and bring it out.

Here’s a picture of Itty Bitty with Grandma, Roxy.  See how powerful their legs look!

Roxy and Itty Bitty

 Fortunately, for the most part, they’re not used for hunting today.  They are pretty good at letting you know when a possum, raccoon or squirrel is in the yard, though!

Today, they are better known for being loyal and loveable family pets.  They are very affectionate and love to cuddle on a couch with you.  There are times when I lay on the couch and our Dachshunds join me.  It’s like I have a Dachshund blanket to keep me warm! 

Those are just a few of the reasons why I love Dachshunds.  What are yours?  Let me know why you love Dachshunds by commenting on this blog.

Well, time to go and cuddle with my Doxies!

God Bless,

Armando

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Upcoming Book Readings

March 22nd, 2009

Hi, there!

I wanted to keep you up to date on the book readings that I’ll be attending.

Next week I’ll be reading “Itty Bitty Saves the Day” and singing “You Can Do Big Things!” with the children at Rancho Rosal School.  This will be at “Evening With an Author”, March 25 at 7pm in Camarillo, California.

We’ll also be at “Day With an Author” on May 15 at 10 a.m. at CAPE School in Camarillo.

The book readings and sing-a-longs are a lot of fun!

See you then!

Armando

New Book is Coming Soon!

February 8th, 2009

Hey, Kids! It’s me, Itty Bitty, and I want you to know that my next adventure is going to be out soon! It is called “Itty Bitty and the Hide and Seek Adventure”.  Armando will let you know when it comes out, Okay?

Here is a picture from the new book.  In this picture, I’m asking my friend Squirrely to play Hide and Seek with me.  Do you like that game?  I sure do!

ittysquirrely.jpg

I can’t wait for you to find out how our game turns into a real adventure!

Well, time to go play in the backyard!

See you later!

Love,

Itty Bitty

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An Itty Bitty Christmas!

December 18th, 2008

Hi, Kids!

It’s me. Itty Bitty!

–And I just wanted to take a moment to wish you a very Merry Christmas! Christmas is a wonderful time to be with family and friends.  I love to dress up in my Christmas outfit.  See the picture below. 

Itty Bitty Christmas

Christmas is all about giving gifts to others.  It reminds us of God’s gift of the Baby Jesus on the first Christmas morning.  Armando and MaryAnn always give me and my doggy family special doggy treats.  I like the red and green ones!

Well, I really wish you a Merry Christmas and hope that you find everything that you ask for under the Christmas tree!

Well, that’s all for now.  I’m going to get one of my Christmas treats!

Love, Your Friend,

Itty Bitty

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Ali Comes to Visit

October 18th, 2008

Hi, Everybody,

This week, Itty Bitty and our family had a visit from Alejandra (Ali) Marr.  Ali came to visit with her parents, Pastor Ken and Rita Marr.  Ken and Rita are missionaries in Baja California, Mexico.  That is where they met Ali, who is an Indian girl with special needs.  Ken and Rita have adopted Ali and this was her first trip to the United States!

Ali fell in love with Itty Bitty’s grandmother, Roxy.  Roxy played fetch with Ali and let Ali give her a big hug.  Roxy was very patient with Ali.  Here they are playing together:

Ali and Roxy

Well, that’s all for now.  It is dinner time and Itty Bitty is hungry.

God Bless you!

Armando

Don’t forget to visit us at www.ittybittyswebsite.com

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