In Farful Foolong from Oolong Panshoo, young readers will meet a new little friend. In this adventure, the black and white planet of Panshoo is covered in Grey Bubble-Goo and it is getting to be a real problem! A sweet, furry, little alien named Farful Foolong is concerned that the Grey Bubble-Goo is taking over the planet. By thinking through the problem with a can-do attitude, he is inspired to take Grey Bubble-Goo (which smells alot like shampoo) to the planet of color (Earth). On earth, Farful trades the Grey Bubble-Goo for a pair of brand-new, red shoes. He then exchanges all of the Grey Bubble-goo he has for many pairs of colorful shoes. After arriving home, Farful trades the shoes with residents of Panshoo for all the Grey Bubble-Goo they have. By doing so, Farful introduces color to the black and white world of Panshoo, ridding his world of Grey Bubble-Goo. This story shows that with a little heart and creative thinking, children can try to help solve problems. Farful saves the day, brings color to the planet of Panshoo and introduces Grey Bubble-Goo to the kids on Earth. Children will follow Farfuls path from understanding the problem to creative thought to problem solving. Author Nick Loren uses rhythmic cadence and rhymes that are reminiscent of Dr. Seuss. Thinking creatively and using imagination are the themes of this story. According to Audrey Geisel (a.k.a. Mrs. Dr. Seuss), the story resonates with a Seussian echo.
About the Author
Nick Loren has spent twenty plus years in the entertainment industries. His career was kick-started when he landed a job as personal stunt double for esteemed actor John Travolta. Nick’s daring antics made possible many of the breathtaking action scenes in some of Travolta’s most iconic films. Nick was also acting in roles of his own, and he took on numerous film and television projects on both sides of the camera. He was nominated for an Emmy for his work as host of NBC’s “First Coast Living,” and his musical talent earned him a Top 10 radio hit in 2009. Through it all, Nick could never shake a deep-rooted love for reading and helping children. Inspired by a cuddly character concocted by his son, Nick developed a series of fun and rhythmic books about a character named Farful Foolong. The Farful project took on a life of its own, garnering praise from the wife of the late Dr. Seuss and inspiring the launch of Panshoo, LLC. Nick lives in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife and has three children.