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Children can read to their very own stuffed Read-2-Me buddy (a character or a friend of a character from the Ebb YOU Easy Readers Aquatic Adventure Series). SPOILER ALERT:  Some of the Ebb YOU Aquatic Adventure Read-2-Me buddies that may come in your buddy bag are actually characters from upcoming titles in publication right now (such as Crusty the Crab, Winston the Walrus, and Autumn, the Sea Otter)! Then, children can re-enact, continue, or expand on the story with the Ebb YOU Aquatic Adventure Friends play set included in their buddy bag.

Please allow 10 - 14 business days to process orders.  The Sleepy Little Stingray, Manny (including Martha and Manny pair), and Robbie plushies and action figures are exclusive to their associated book title; however, they can be purchased separately (meaning without purchasing their book title) and added to your buddy bag.  To customize a buddy bag, please contact us with your order.  Yes, we combine shipping on multiple items per order. Shipping charges are actual and calculated based on location, plus $3.99 handling fee per order.

Ordering is easy! Fill out the form below and complete your pre-order through PayPal.  Watch your email for a message from us that your order has been shipped.  Voila!  You're done. 

The hardest part is deciding which buddy bag to get...

Ebb YOU Aquatic Adventure Friends Buddy Bags  $34.99  $24.99

includes:
♦  Your choice of 1 book title
♦  One Aquatic Adventure Friends Sleepy Little Stingray, Manny, or Robbie Read-2-Me buddy plushy (based on book title)
♦  One Aquatic Adventure Friends Read-2-Me buddy plushy (varies based on book title and availability)
♦  8pc Ebb YOU Aquatic Adventure Friends play set (varies based on book title and availability

Ebb YOU Aquatic Adventure Babies Buddy Bag Includes:    $34.99  $24.99

♦  Your Choice of 1 book title
♦  One baby Sleepy Little Stingray or Robbie Read-2-Me buddy plushy(based on book title)
♦  8 pc Ebb YOU Aquatic Adventure Friends play set 

 

Ebb YOU Aquatic Adventures  All-Grown Up Buddy Bag includes:    $44.99  $34.99

♦  Your choice of one book title
♦  One 11" - 14" Read-2-Me Title Character (based on book title selected):
♥  All-Grown-Up Sleepy Stingray plushy
♥  All-Grown-Up Martha and Baby Manny Pair plushy
♥ All-Grown-Up Manny plushy (not pictured)
♥ All-grown-up Robbie plushy
♦  12pc Aquatic Adventure Friends play set

Ebb YOU Aquatic Adventures Signature Series All-Grown Up Buddy Bag includes:  $54.99   $44.99

♦  Signed Buddy Bag with a personal message from the author
♦  Your choice of one book title, signed with a personal message

♦  One 11" - 14" Read-2-Me Title Character (based on book title selected):

♥  All-Grown-Up Sleepy Stingray plushy
♥  All-Grown-Up Martha and Baby Manny Pair plushy

♥ All-Grown-Up Manny plushy (not pictured)
♥ All-grown-up Robbie plushy

♦  12pc Aquatic Adventure Friends play set 


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Ebb YOU Aquatic Adventure Friends 3-Book Set includes:    $74.99   $64.99

♦  All 3 book title
♦  One Ebb YOU Friends Sleepy Stingray Read-2-Me buddy plushy
♦  One Ebb YOU Friends Manny Read-2-Me buddy plushy
♦  One Ebb YOU Friends Robbie Read-2-Me buddy plushy
♦  12 pc Aquatic Adventure Friends play set 

Ebb YOU Aquatic Adventure Babies 3-Book Set includes:    $74.99   $64.99

♦  All 3 book title
♦  One Baby Sleepy Stingray Read-2-Me buddy plushy
♦  One baby Robbie Read-2-Me buddy plushy
♦  8pc Aquatic Adventure Friends play set 

Ebb YOU Aquatic Adventures All-Grown-Up 3-Book Buddy Bag includes:     $79.99   $69.99

Ebb YOU Aquatic Adventures All-Grown-Up 3-book Set

♦  All 3 book titles
♦  One Ebb YOU All-Grown-Up Read-2-Me plushy (varies based on book title):
     ♥   All-Grown-Up Sleepy Little Stingray Plushy
♥   All-Grown-Up Robbie Plushy
♥   All-Grown-Up Manny Plushy
♥   Martha and Manny Pair Plushy
♦  12pc Ebb YOU Aquatic Adventure Friends play set

Ebb YOU Signature Series 3-Book Aquatic Adventure Set includes:    $119.99   $109.99

♦  Signed Ebb YOU Buddy Bag with a personalized message right on the bag
♦  All 3 book titles, signed with a personalized message
♦  One All-Grown-up Sleepy Stingray, Robbie, Manny, or Martha and Manny Pair
♦  One Baby Sleepy Little Stingray or Robbie
♦  One Ebb YOU Friends (varies based on availability)
♦  16pc Aquatic Adventure Friends play set 

Ebb YOU Signature Series All-Grown-Up 3-Book Aquatic Adventure Set includes:   $134.99   $124.99

3-Book Signature Series Set

♦  Signed Ebb YOU Buddy Bag with a personalized message right on the bag
♦  All 3 book titles, signed with a personalized message
♦  Choice of 3 All-Grown-up Plushies:

♥  Sleepy Little Stingray
♥  Robbie
♥  Manny
♥  Martha and Manny Pair

♦  16pc Aquatic Adventure Friends play set 

Ebb YOU Read-2-Me Buddy Bags are inspired by our Polynesian friends at the Faith, Hope, and Love Child Care Center in Honolulu, Hawaii from our 2016 Read-2-Me Tour.  Faith, Hope, and Love Child Care Center has a cloth bag, similar to the Ebb YOU Buddy Bag Backpack, with a small stuffed animal inside.  The children pick out a story from the school library and take the bag home with them and read to the stuffed animal.  In the same spirit, Ebb YOU Read-2-Me Buddy Bags go beyond just encouraging early literacy, but supporting it through play.

Children can read to their very own stuffed animal buddy (a character or a friend of a character from the Ebb YOU book title). SPOILER ALERT:  Some of the Read-2-Me Aquatic Adventure Plushies that may come in your buddy bag are actually characters from upcoming titles in publication right now (such as Crusty the Crab, Winston the Walrus, and Autumn, the Sea Otter)! Then, children can re-enact, continue, or expand on the story with the aquatic adventure playset included in their buddy bag.

 

DISCLAIMER:  THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES FOR DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT PURCHASES. PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS BEFORE YOU COMMIT.  BUDDY BAG PLAYSET AND PLUSHY MAY VARY BASED ON TITLE CHOICE AND AVAILABILITY.  NO SUBSTITUTES ON BOOK TITLES, PLAYSET PIECES,  OR PLUSHIES IN BUDDY BAG SETS.  CUSTOM BUDDY BAGS AVAILABLE BY REQUEST  FOR $5.00 ADDITIONAL HANDLING FEE).  CUSTOM BUDDY BAGS VARY IN PRICE BASED ON CONTENTS REQUESTED.  See our Terms of Service for complete details on returns and exchanges and the purchase of digital content.

Samoa, formerly called Western Samoa, is famed for its natural beauty and friendly people.
Originally settled by the Tongan Polynesians, it was the European explorers and missionaries that transformed these islands for better or for worse. Christianity was introduced to the natives, and many local customs soon disappeared.
At the conclusion of World War I, and for 42 years, New Zealand occupied and administered the islands. Then, in 1962, Samoa became the first Polynesian nation to reestablish its independence in the 20th Century.
The large islands of Saval'i and Upolu are mountainous (volcanic in origin), and covered with heavy forests. Both are ringed by coral reefs.
The local population is mostly indigenous Samoans. The port city of Apia is the center of local government and trade, and the economy revolves around agriculture, lumber and tourism.
American Samoa, a neighboring group of islands, shares the same culture, and much of the same history.

Tokyo became Japan's capital in 1869, after the end of the Boshin war, in which the Tokugawa Shogunate was defeated and direct Imperial rule restored. Edo, as it was known before, was then renamed to Tokyo ("Eastern Capital") and became the new capital.
However, while Kyoto had been the official Japanese capital for more than a millennium, actual political power had been concentrated in Edo for several hundred years (since the early 17th century) before its official declaration as capital. As the Shogunate's main residence, all important political decisions that were made in Edo. I assume that this, coupled with the fact that Tokyo was a much larger and much more economically important city than Kyoto, was the main reason that the capital was moved there: the capital was moved, the but the actual seat of power stayed where it had been for more than 250 years.

Here is where I went swimming in the ocean for the first time! I saw 2 Sea Turtles. I saw and swam with a black and yellow fish.

At the Polynesian Cultural Center I got a real pearl. It's a mother of pearl. It has all the colors in the world. Here, I learned that Tonga is a group of islands. I thought Tonga was a Hawaiian word 😛

The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941. I went to Pearl Harbor on my vacation to the Hawaiian islands. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is observed annually in the United States, is to remember and honor the 2,403 victims who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. When my mom, dad, grandma, and grandpa, and I went to Pearl Harbor,I learned how different people feel differently about Pearl Harbor.

I found that my grandma felt like she had to say sorry to everybody about what the Japanese did. My grandpa served in the navy. When we went to the USS Arizona memorial, he saluted.

This is my grandma Makiko. She is Japanese. We stayed with her in Arizona for 4 months when she broke her shoulder. We did a lot of things together. She took us to a place where we could make our own ceramics. We cooked together. We made lettuce wraps together for the first time. This is a Chinese dish. My grandma was born in China. They were pretty good without the lettuce part. I also taught Grandma how to play Uno. Uno is an American card game invented by a barber in Ohio.

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When we were in Hawaii, I got to go to the Dole Pineapple Plantation. The pineapple is a tropical plant. A pineapple is actually a group of edible berries. Contrary to what some people think, pineapples don't grow on trees — they grow out of the ground, from a leafy plant. The plant has stocky leaves whirled around a central stem. In a healthy pineapple plant, the tapered, sword like leaves can grow up to about 5 feet (1.5 meters) long.

This is me. I will be 10 years old tomorrow! I live 7 minutes away from my school. I was born in Ceder Rapids, Iowa. I have lived in Texas for 1 year of my life. We moved back to Iowa. I am the youngest of 5 children. I have 3 sisters and 1 brother.

Sharing the love this Valentine’s Day

Nearly a dozen children received their Ebb YOU Aquatic Adventure Series Buddy Bags by Valentine's Day!  I had a great time this weekend personally delivering Buddy Bags to children who lived near me.  Order yours here!


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Dionna Hill Greenville, NC
Thank you Shawna Ebbeson for my son's buddy bag. This is something that he will remember for the rest of his life.  He was so happy when he got it. The first book he read was Robbie and the Reef and he found what you wrote and he said "here I am mommy" as he pointed to the shark. I read to him what was on the bag as well as inside the books. You are truly amazing and gifted. Keep up the good work.
Cheryl Ball Mitchellville, Iowa

Tori's books and bag were hand delivered by the author last night. So fun catching up with an old friend and I'm excited to read these to Tori!  Tori had fun all weekend playing with everything and looking at the books. I can't tell you how many times I had to kiss the baby manatee!  I was only able to read the first one to her so far. She asked a lot of questions about it, too!

Christopher Des Moines, Iowa

MINE!  My turtle! Bookay!