Peace Maker and Spokespuppet
Splunkunio Splunkey® Speaks
"Within moments of my meeting Dr. Elana Ashley, we knew our meeting
was meant to be. While on the outside we appeared very different -- Ashley,
a human from Planet Earth; I, a splunk from Planet Onyx -- on the inside
we shared the same goals and dreams. Our mission and passion are one and
the same -- peace on planet earth. I am a Peace Maker and Spokespuppet®
"So, together we began to build a web site. We started Splunkey’s
Friendship Club [SFC], a club for children, families, educators, and interested
adults who live throughout the globe and who want to bridge the gaps of
communication through the internet. We want the youth and adults who live
throughout planet earth to learn about and get to know each other, and
develop international friendships.
"Through SFC, we want to give members the opportunity to link with
other individuals, families, communities, and nations throughout the globe
to make this world a safer and healthier place in which to live, work,
love, and play. We believe in a world of people supporting each other
- supporting their talents and the achievement of their dreams. We want
to live in a world which promotes literacy, creativity, cooperation, friendship
"The roots of these basic ideas are sewn into the fabric of my web
site and appear throughout the programming that I present with Dr. Ashley
for children, families, teachers, and other interested adults.
"My web site is designed for parents [grandparents/guardians/older
siblings] to read to and with young children – helping adults and
children bond with one another with a common set of values and standards
for ethical living. We encourage adults and educators to model these ethical
standards in their actions and words.
"My web site is also designed
for young children. They can find a special section of the web site designed
for themselves called Just for Splunkey's Kids
-- a special place to go to where they can feel safe and free, where they
can be themselves, where they can let their minds explore ideas and feelings,
where they can play cool games, where they can learn about the importance
of respecting differences and working together, where they can learn about
friendship and peace.
"Dr. Elana Ashley and I
had some ideas for writing a book. So, together we wrote a story about
my first, mystery adventure on Planet Earth. I help two young children
to solve the disappearance of a birthday gift and resolve their threatened
friendship. Then, we decided to make the book into a bililngual
reader in English and Spanish
so that more children, parents and teachers could not
only enjoy the mystery adventure, learn some of the important messages,
and have fun roleplaying the situations that the storybook characters
act out, but also can learn to read English and Spanish.
Here is the front cover of the bilingual reader:
is written in a beautiful Spanish - very simple and expressive, combining
'proper' language with conversational usage. The bilingual reader is great
for people of all ages who want to learn to read Spanish or English or
both.. The bilingual version of the book continues to be a wonderful resource
for teaching its readers strategies to deal with daily issues in their
lives - issues regarding relationships, resolving conflicts, open communication
and other peace-making skills.
The bilingual reader
will be coming out in the spring of 2005, but, you
might be able to get an advanced copy of the book the third week of December,
2004 -- just in time for the holidays! To inquire, call Dream
Image Press, LLC
"Learn more about me, my mission and the programs I present by going
to my web site - www.splunkey.org.
"Learn about how you can join and support SFC by referring to the
navigational button 'Contributors'."
Great Imaginings, Inc.
An Illinois Not-For-Profit Corporation
P. O. Box 101
Northbrook, Illinois 60065-0101
2013 Elana Ashley, Ph.D.
"Spokespuppet" and "Splunkunio
Splunkey" are Registered Trademarks of Elana Ashley.