Bullying Prevention Activities: The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin

Kansas City, MO (PressExposure) October 14, 2011 -- For Immediate Release

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Spookley the Square Pumpkin and PACER Center have teamed up with other partners to spread the word nationwide.

"The culture of bullying won't end until people across the country take action and show children and teens that they care," says Julie Hertzog, director of PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center, which conceived and organizes the month-long campaign. "We love the way Spookley touches the heart and the mind with his message of tolerance and acceptance."

Spookley author Joe Troiano, whose other Holiday Hill Farm books include Mistletoe and the Christmas Kittens, Lyla the Lovesick Lady Bug, JellyBean and the Unbreakable Egg, and Beacon the Bright Little Firefly, said, "I'm honored that this book resonates with children, parents, teachers and librarians and thrilled that Spookley's positive message will be used to help PACER on this very important national issue."

The month of October will be filled with Spookley-themed activities such as movie screenings, promotions, author readings and contests surrounding the bullying prevention message, specifically including:

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: A PSA featuring National Bullying Prevention Month's official "Spokes-Pumpkin" will be shown at movie theaters, on local television...

MOVIE: Spookley the Square Pumpkin the movie, in conjunction with Kidtoons, will be screened in more than 185 theaters in 35 states, as well as children's museums across the United States...

SOCIAL MEDIA: Mom blog and twitter events throughout the month of October discussing the bullying prevention...

FARMS: Over 30 farm-based events - Spookley is a popular attraction at pumpkin patches and corn mazes across North America. Through events and activities including storybook readings, kiddie corn mazes...

SCHOOLS: Through Spookley book readings and lesson plans used by teachers nationwide, students across the country learn about tolerance and diversity...

RETAIL: Over 1 million The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin books have been sold to date and it continues to be a top selling Halloween title annually...

Visit Suzanne Lieurance at [http://www.suzannelieurance.com/2011/10/october-bullying-prevention-month-programs-information] and read the complete article on what Spookley is doing to help prevent bullying.

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