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The Cootie Catcher Book

Klutz (Author)

Reading Level: Ages 6 and up

Availability: In stock

$14.95
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Spiral Bound: 70 pages

Publisher: Klutz

Shipping Weight: 1 pound

Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 1 x 8.9 inches

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Description

Klutz takes the fortune teller to a higher level with The Cootie Catcher Book. With 25 preprinted punch-out-and-fold cootie catchers (also known as fortune tellers), Klutz has it all covered. Were you born to wear a tiara, or are you destined to sport athletic gear? Will you star in a movie opposite your crush, or win an award for Most Amazing Movie Star Hairdo? Answers to all these burning questions are just a couple folds away. Easy-to-follow instructions make constructing cooties catchers simple. Cool illustrations and fabulously funny fortunes — plus special extras like stickers, glow-in-the-dark paper, and a sparkling cover — make this book a real catch.

About Klutz:
Klutz was incorporated in 1977 in Palo Alto, California, by three friends from Stanford University. They began by selling sidewalk juggling lessons along with a trio of no-bounce bean bags. A week's effort earned the group $35. "It was then we realized the sky was the limit."

John Cassidy, the English major of the group, put the instructions in book form and titled it Juggling for the Complete Klutz. Darrell Lorentzen, the business major, wrote up the original business plan and the other partner, B.C. Rimbeaux, was assigned the task of getting a bank loan. Mr. Rimbeaux was a psychology major.

The first 3,000 books were distributed via bicycle and backpack, and sales grew from there. "It really was a failed scam," explains Cassidy, who remains the creative force of the company. "Our dream was to do a book on juggling, sell a bazillion in a couple of days, buy an island and retire. It didn't work out. After a year of steady, unspectacular sales, we found ourselves staring down the barrel of a career."

Today, how-to books from Klutz come packaged with the tools of their trade (from juggling cubes to face paints to yo-yos), and are designed for doing, not just reading. "We think people learn best through their hands, nose, feet, mouth and ears. Then their eyes. So we design multi-sensory books," Cassidy says.

For those of you who collect corporate mission statements, here's the Klutz credo: Create wonderful things, be good, have fun.