Posts tagged ‘animals’


There are many animals on the farm in A Farmer’s Life for Me, like wooly sheep, clucking hens, a big pig with her piglets and beautiful grazing horses. In this craft you will make your own paper bag horse, inspired by the ones in the story! Be creative with the colours of the mane, add a kerchief to your horse’s neck for some fashionable flare or use a wrapping paper tube to make a homemade riding horse!


Today, we are excited to share with you the story of Candice Acquino, our Global Marketing & Production Associate, who in true Living Barefoot-fashion traveled across the United States to give back to a cause that is dear to her. In her words…


Thank you to everyone who left a comment and entered the contest, we loved hearing from you! Congratulations to Maria Malek, our winner. This contest is now closed, please stay tuned for more!

Today’s podcast is from Tales of Wisdom & Wonder and tells the tale of a monkey who gets himself into trouble through a simple misunderstanding. In “Monkey and Papa God” an old woman drops her pot of golden honey on the way to the market and cries out, “Misery, oh misery, Papa God! Why’d you send me so much misery?” When the monkey hears her crying, he thinks that the sweet and sticky stuff oozing on the ground is called misery and decides to go to Papa God to ask for more. Be sure to tune in to see what happens to the monkey gets when Papa God gives him more misery.


Thank you to everyone who left a comment and entered the contest, we loved hearing from you! Congratulations to Rebecca Smith, our winner. This contest is now closed, please stay tuned for more!

This week’s podcast comes from Magic Hoofbeats and is based on an Albanian folktale. In ‘The Boy Who Rode to the Land of the Dead,’ a boy befriends a horse who helps him outsmart the king’s evil governor. Be sure to tune in to see if the king ever discovers his governor’s corrupt dealings and find out what becomes of the boy and his horse. Read on for a chance to win!


To celebrate the release of our brand-new Over in the Meadow book with audio and video animation, we thought this would be a good moment to pay a visit the Barefoot editorial world and find out from the content development team just how books come to animated life. Bribed with Bourbon biscuits (try it—they’ll do anything) they caved in and gave up their top 5 tips for creating a singalong animation:


Thank you to everyone who left a comment and entered the contest, we loved hearing from you! Congratulations to Jenny Jeremy Stott, our winner. This contest is now closed, please stay tuned for more!

Do you have a horse lover in your life? If so, this podcast is for them!

We’re pleased to share today’s podcast of a whimsical tale about a young boy who must believe in his own judgement when all his life he has been given very little reason to trust in anything. ‘Petit Jean and the White Horse’, taken from Magic Hoofbeats, serves as a good reminder to listen carefully to others and also to yourself. Read on for a chance to win a copy of the book!


Barnaby in action

This week, I have rediscovered my love of horses. I have been staying with my older brother, whose wife breeds and trains beautiful Connemara ponies. One morning over breakfast, I was asked if I’d like to go for a ride. I watched myself saying ‘yes’ – and before I knew it, I was I was trotting out of the stable yard on Barnaby, accompanied by my young nephew. Then we were galloping; then jumping hedges… and I remembered why, when I was growing up, I rode as often as I could. I realised too that after twenty-five years of parenting combined with business, I now have time in my life to do more riding. Wonderful! I have offered to exercise a friend’s horse so that I keep up the habit.