Saturday, September 30, 2006

USPS wins awards for children's game and book

Patriot Challenge, a Parents' Choice Recommended award winner, recently was selected as 2006 Toy of the Year by Creative Child magazine while "Curious George Wonders" a sticker/adventure book, was recognized as best in category for creative content and printing by the Printing Industries of America.

According to a USPS press release, "Patriot Challenge is a board game that celebrates America using more than 300 reproductions of stamp art to help tell the American story and challenge game players' knowledge of the U.S. It is the first game about America to feature art from U.S. postage stamps. Each stamp selected represents something important to Americans: an event, famous person or cultural reflection of American life. The game targets ages 10 and older."

In "Curious George Wonders," the 2006 Wonders of America postage stamps play host to Curious George as he travels to some of the country's most amazing sites: a stop in the Redwood Forest to see the world's largest tree, a trek through the Pacific Crest Trail on a journey through the world's longest hiking trail and a visit with the largest rodent, the beaver.

Nine of the 40 stamps included in the Wonders of America collection are featured in the book. Each of the featured stamps has a corresponding sticker for children to match. The book is sold at Barnes & Noble Inc. and in Post Offices. Actual postage stamps are included in "Curious George Wonders" as a way for children to begin stamp collecting.

To read the entire release, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM