(PHILADELPHIA) Kids Dinosaur of the Month Club is close to adding a 9th Dino Box - Junior Paleontologist - according to seldom heard from Director of Sales, Troy Triceratops.
"The new Dino Box is super exciting to me, said Triceratops. "We've had so many requests for additional product and we know this is the right direction for our newest offering. We're happy to continue working with several of our current suppliers while satisfying children's insatiable desire for knowledge."
In keeping with the format established by earlier Dino Boxes from Kids Dinosaur of the Month Club, the newest Dino Box will contain a dinosaur toy, dinosaur stickers, a beginning reading book focused on dinosaurs and a dinosaur coloring and activity book. Specifically, the newest Dino Box will contain a Toob from Safari Ltd. containing a dozen dinosaur skulls; Skeleton Rampage stickers and Dinosaurs Field Guide - both from Dover Publications and Dinosaurs! battle of the Bones from DK Publishing.
Kids Dinosaur of the Month Club has customers on three continent and encourages children to read, learn and play using their imagination while discovering the fascinating world of dinosaurs.
PHILADELPHIA - Kids Dinosaur of the Month Club President, Ptyler Pterodactyl, on his way to the Union League for lunch with associates, called an impromptu press conference to announce the attach some numbers to the fast-growing children's educational book club.
"I am please to announce that Kids Dinosaur of the Month Club has served it's 100th customer. A little boy in Saranac, Michigan, will be receiving his Dino Box soon. It's gratifying to know that parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles all over this great nation see the benefit of encouraging the children in their lives to read, learn and play using their imaginations all while discovering the fascinating world of dinosaurs."
A marketing intern handed a flyer to press representatives stating more impressive numbers. "Over the past three years, Kids Dinosaur of the Month Club customers average four Dino Boxes per transaction. That speaks to the quality and ingenuity of our product including the dinosaur toys, dinosaur books, collectible Dino Card, dinosaur stickers and the personalized items from Ptyler Pterodactyl, our founding president."
(PHILADELPHIA) Tyler Bausinger has had a life-long fascination with dinosaurs. www.philly burbs.com
There were always dinosaur books around the house, and he still remembers a first-grade trip to a museum to see dinosaur skeletons. It sparked his imagination.
“I think it’s just mind-boggling that they were here so long before us,” said Bausinger.
Bausinger is sharing his love of the prehistoric animals with children through his new venture, Kids Dinosaur of the Month Club, which encourages reading and learning. Each month, kids receive a “dino box” in the mail. It features a specific dinosaur, with educational books, activity and coloring materials, collectible cards and a figurine. Each box costs $19.95.
“The focus is really just on trying to blend imagination and education,” Bausinger said.
Nice work for a high school student.
Bausinger, 18, is a senior at Pennsbury High School. The budding entrepreneur started Kids Dinosaur of the Month Club to gain some real-world business experience before heading off to college.
“People are really shocked I’m going out and doing something like this at such a young age. But the excitement I have for things, I like to be able to spread it to other people,” he said. “I want to inspire kids to go out and to want to learn. My family instilled that in me.”
Bausinger’s family has helped him get the business off the ground. His uncle and cousin invested some start-up funds. Bausinger’s father, Troy, who had experience starting his own business and works in the publishing industry, was able to steer his son in the right direction.
The teen built the company website himself, figuring out a lot of things by trial and error. But it seems to be working: Bausinger has gotten Web traffic from as far away as South America, Europe and Asia, and is taking orders from around the United States.
To date, there are four months available for purchase, featuring tyrannosaurus rex, stegosaurus, velociraptor, and triceratops.
Bausinger is working with figurine and publishing companies to provide the materials for his dino boxes. Some of the company representatives don’t realize he’s only a teenager.
“They don’t ask and assume I’m working for a larger corporation,” he said. Others know and “get very excited about an 18-year-old kid still in high school (doing this).”
Jennifer Carl didn’t realize Bausinger was so young, either.
“Good for him. It’s a great idea,” said the Burlington Township, N.J., mom, whose two daughters, ages 5 and 6, recently received dino boxes as gifts from their grandmother. The books, Carl said, were perfect for their reading levels and the girls love the collectible cards.
“Finding a gift about dinosaurs that excites them and is also educational was a real find,” said Carl, who plans to order more months.
The dino boxes can be tailored to specific age groups, and are generally targeted to customers from toddlers to pre-teens. When Bausinger communicates with his young customers, he adopts the persona of Ptyler Pterodactyl.
The dino boxes are assembled at the Bausinger home in Lower Makefield. Tyler’s younger sister, Allie, helps pack the orders and has her own dinosaur persona, Allie the Allosaurus.
Even with college on the horizon, Bausinger plans to continue Kids Dinosaur of the Month Club for as long as he can. He’s hoping to work with libraries and schools to offer programs.
(PHILADELPHIA) The first of many Dino Box #3 - featuring "Speedy Thief" Velociraptor has shipped from Kids Dinosaur of the Month Club, according to Kids Dinosaur of the Month Club vice president Allie Allosaurus.
"We had such a large number of orders before Christmas and most new members ordered several months worth of our kids dinosaur club. We're right on schedule with the orders and our pickers and packers are excited to supply velociraptor dinosaur books, dinosaur sticker books and a high-quality dinosaur toy from our vendors including Dover Publications, DK Publishing, Creative Press and Wild Safari."
The fast-growing dinosaur club for kids appeals to parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles who want to help the children in their lives read, learn and imagine.
(Philadelphia) Ptyler Pterodactyl has issued several statements recently and all of them involve growth for Kids Dinosaur of the Month club, the fast-growing parent-acclaimed children's book club featuring dinosaur toys from Safari Limited's Carnegie Collection and dinosaur books from Scholastic Books and DK Publishing.
From Allie the Allosaurus joining the Executive Management Team to Sanjay Syal inquiring about teaming with his Discover Dinosaurs travelling expo - Kids Dinosaur Club of the Month is a busy place.
"We have orders coming in from all parts of the country and other nations, too. We just heard from Ireland and Scotland which is really cool," said Pterodactyl. We've got a researcher on the ground in Pittsburgh right now. He's working with the curators at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History to arrange a retail outlet for us there."
(Phoenix) Kids Dinosaur of the Month Club President Ptyler Pterodactyl took time out from his lecture tour to address the media regarding stories swirling about that the children's book club is considering new distribution channels.
"We've been contacted by Sanjay Syal, CEO and President of Blue Star Productions, who contacted me about entering into a retail/wholesale arrangement. Sanjay's nationally touring dino exhibit - Discover Dinosaurs - is wonderful. He showed me around the show last week as it waas being held just outside Philadelphia and we discussed him carrying the T Rex Dino Box in all his expo stores. He plans to hold nearly 100 expos this year so we're excited to tell more children, parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents about our kids club featuring dinosaur toys and dinosaur books."
No formal agreement has been executed but the deal would probably be structured as a standard wholesale/retail arrangement with T-Rex boxes traveling with the national dinosaur expo and Blue Star earning some commission on subsequent sales of Dino Boxes. Kids Dinosaur of the Month Club would share customer information collected to aid Blue Star's future promotions.
Pterodactyl plans to visit his alma mater, the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, while in town. "I'll visit with Dean Callahan and probably guest lecture a bit. I love getting out there and meeting those fresh faces. It's a lot different than looking at the fossils I usually see."
The great new children's book club, Kids Dinosaur of the Month Club, has heard from new members in Minnesota and Virginia, according to Club President Ptyler Pterodactyl.
"We've recently heard from grandmothers in Virginia and Pennsylvania who each have 15 grandchildren. They loved the books from Scholastic Books and DK Publishing along with the museum-quality toys from Safari Limited. These orders will bring children's dinosaur books to dozens of kids dinosaur lovers through the end of 2013."
Rushing to the Toy Fair in New York City, Pterodactyl said he couldn't comment further on rumors that Allie the Allosaurus was the leading candidate to join the Executive Management team at Kids Dinosaur of the Month Club. However, regarding future growth, Pterodactyl did say that Fulfillment by Amazon and a touring dinosaur exposition out of the Midwest have been in contact. "Meetings regarding our children's book club were recently held in the Philadelphia area" said Pterodactyl.