News to date!

We have a lot to share with you. First, we're pleased to announce that Pitch-A-Story! has been awarded by Dr. Toy the 2006 Smart Play Smart Toy Product of Excellence. When we set out to create Pitch-A-Story!, we wanted to make a game that was educational and fun to play, too. It's a wonderful feather in our cap to have one of the leaders in the toy business recognize the quality and value of the game.

We're also excited to announce that Frank Martin has agreed to become our National Sales Manager. Frank brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our efforts to make Pitch-A-Story! the #1 selling game in America. To that end, we want to recognize the many new retailers who have joined the Pitch-A-Story! family since the beginning of the year.

 

Pitch-A-Story! Recognized by Dr. Toy as a 2006 Smart Play Smart Toy Product of Excellence

"Children learn best through play," says Dr. Stevanne Auerbach, founder of the Dr. Toy Smart Play Smart Toy Product of Excellence and noted child development authority. Award winning games like Pitch-A-Story! are chosen from among hundreds that Dr. Auerbach reviews. Some of the criteria she uses includes design, lasting play value, good transition from home to school, learning skills, creativity, good value for the price, and naturally, fun.

Games like Pitch-A-Story!, according to Dr. Auerbach, "...will provide children with exciting new learning tools that will help them not only do better in school, but also will provide more constructive activities to do after school."

Frank Martin Named National Sales Manager

Heading Up Distribution and Manufacturing Rep Activity
For many years Frank Martin was recognized as one of the leading manufacturer reps in the business, handling the West Coast. He represented Blue Sabre for 41 years, along with notable companies such as LeapFrog, Educational Insights, Tudor Games, and the Hubley Games Gang which brought out the blockbuster Pictionary. During his career Frank helped start the Western Toy and Hobby Reps Association, served on the first board of directors for ASTRA, and was a recipient of their lifetime achievement award.

Frank recently turned his attention to helping small companies like Imagine This Company establish strong sales and marketing programs. Frank will be in charge of ensuring that all of the pipelines are filled for Pitch-A-Story!, and that we maximize distribution opportunities in North America as well as overseas.

New Retailers Join the Pitch-A-Story! Team

Distribution Blanketing U.S. and Canada

Since the first of the year, our marketing team has been busy. We're pleased to welcome these retailers to the Pitch-A-Story! family and look forward to years of success together.

Good Ideas - Waterbury, CT

Kites and Puppets - Blaine, WA

Collectors Paradise.com - Fairfield, NJ

Geneva Gifts - Lake Geneva, WI

The Dandy Lion - Eagles Mere, PA

Kids Center - Tucson, AZ

Twin Generations Enterprise - Orange City, FL

National Storytelling Network - Jonesborough, TN

Toys4Minds - Mohopac, NY

The Toy Connection - Barrington, IL

Play Smart - Tallahassee, FL

Cornerstone Affordable Learning - Madison, WI

Smiles All Around - Granada Hills, CA

Bright Child, LLC - Hattiesburg, MS

Keep Sharp - Berthoud, CO

Totally Thomas - San Diego, CA

Wooden Horse - Los Gatos, CA

Thinker Things - Del Mar, CA

Teach Stuff Educational Materials - Fredericksburg, VA

Star Toys - Los Angeles, CA

Purple Cow Toys - Astoria, OR

Pathway Teachers Store - Three Rivers, MI

The Mail Center Plus Teachers Supplies - Millville, NJ

Fig Pickles - Coeur DAlene, ID

Educational Wonderland - Columbia, SC

Creative Teaching Supplies - Solana Beach, CA

Checkmate International - Denver, CO

Games By James - Minnetonka, MN

The Kite Shop - Baltimore, MD

Amazing Toys - Great Falls, MT

Board Game Barrister - Milwaukee, WI

Crayons to College - Elko, NV

Educational Wonderland - Columbia, SC

Great Traditions - Philadelphia, PA

Jim's Everything and Anything Store - Los Angeles, CA

Kid's Stop - Baltimore, MD

Learning Etc./The Scrappin Zone - Napoleon, OH

Little Learner - Lakeville, MN

Pastime Hobbies - Port Huron, OH

The Gingerbread House - Wolcott, NY

Toy Loft - East Aurora, NY

Toysland - Dover, NJ

Trains & Lanes Hobbies - Easton, PA

Vertex Educational Toys - Livermore, CA

Wishes Toys & Gifts - La Quinta, CA

ZZ Toys - Fernandina Beach, FL

Kidboxes.com - Coeur d'alene, ID


Be a part of the Pitch-A-Story! Success Story. Call us today to sign up to become one of our Premier Retailers, or go online to www.pitchastory.com to download a faxable order form.