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Farmer’s Hat Productions: Everyday People

I was pleased to receive this email from the fine folks over at Farmer’s Hat Productions. Authors Anna Goes HikingKakie Fitzsimmons, and JoAnne Pastel are pleased to announce the release of their fourth book, Anna Goes Hiking. In this story, Anna goes on her first hiking experience with her mom and dad and learns many things along the way. During this adventure with her parents, she discovers nature including different animals and insects.

The back of the book has an interactive point and learn activity where kids can learn details about the animals and footprints Anna discovers on her path. It also has information about what to bring and wear if you want to go hiking.

"Anna Goes Hiking" teaches kids about what hiking is and about the animals Anna spots on her adventure.

Kakie’s son, Isaiah, and his cousin – seen here in the photo – are definitely whoopin’ it up and taking a page out of Anna’s book.
See for an interesting survey done on how the surge in gas prices keeping people closer to home during this summer vacation season. Have gas prices kept you home too?


  1. Hi Amy – thanks for the recognition. I so love that picture because it screams summer fun up north.

    [shamelessly want to mention] Anna Goes Hiking is a 2008 Silver Mom’s Choice Award Winner and a 2008 iParenting Media Award Winner category “Best Products”

    Warmest Regards,

  2. Amy Bowllan says:

    Hi Kakie,
    I too LOVE that photo and congrats on the awards!

  3. Kristin says:

    Summer Fun is right! It takes me back to when I was 9 years old and jumping off the dock at my grandparents house. Summer was (and is) such a time for exploration!

  4. mary limberg says:

    Hi Kakie, Great picture of our Isaiah. Say your TV interview. Great oppertunity to get some publisity for your new book. Love you.