How Can a Cartoon BEE Help Children Learn?

| May 6, 2012 | 1 Comment

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By James Rumpf, The Children’s Book Review
Published: May 6, 2012

In the early 1980s, Joe Oriolo, creator of Casper the Friendly Ghost and producer of over 260 Felix the Cat episodes, originated a cartoon character named Professor Beetoven. He devised Professor Beetoven along with 25 other cartoon characters. Hundreds of scripts were created around these characters. There is a script for any subject or situation imaginable. In 1985, James Rumpf and Joe Oriolo created a 23-minute cartoon pilot titled “Friends Make the World Go Round: The Adventures of Professor Beetoven.” This pilot aired on HBO and was rated #1 for its category, beating out “The Smurfs”! Unfortunately, Joe Oriolo passed away from cancer during this same year. My father, who was partners with Joe Oriolo, never continued this great project. In 2012 after barnstorming on the best thing to do with these great characters, I decided to create a line of children’s storybooks.

James Rumpf II, April, 2012

“It was so fun, I didn’t know I was learning.”

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The Children’s Book Review, named one of the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Great Web Sites for Kids, is a resource devoted to children’s literacy. We publish reviews and book lists of the best books for kids of all ages. We also produce author and illustrator interviews and share literacy based articles that help parents, grandparents, teachers and librarians to grow readers. This article was written and provided by one of TCBR's regular contributors.

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  1. Donna Rosen says:

    This a wonderful kids ebook free at cartoongems.com

    Tons of cartoon pictures that are drawn perfectly.

    Donna

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