Phund Accomplishments... By The Numbers

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Total Pages Read by Students in Jester & Pharley Read-A-Thons to Give 'Jester' Books and Dolls to Ill Children
2000000
Pages Read by Students in the 2017-2018 School Year
200000
Most Pages Read by One School in the 2017-2018 School Year – Jefferson Elementary, Compton, CA
Most Pages Read by One Student in the 2017-2018 School Year – Jefferson Elementary, Compton, CA, 3rd Grader
Total Students Participating in Jester & Pharley Read-A-Thons
Number of Students Participating in Jester & Pharley Read-A-Thons in the 2017-2018 School Year
Total 'Jester' Books and Dolls Donated to Hospitals and Schools Nationwide
Jester & Pharley Smile Cart Activity Centers in Hospitals and other Facilities Nationwide
50-ft Tall Jester & Pharley Parade Balloons – in Oakland and Dallas

Awards

  • Kiwanis Club of Torrance: Celebration of Community 2018 Award
  • CA Assembly District 66 Woman of Distinction Award
  • Creative Child Magazine: Preferred Choice Award
  • Daily Breeze Women of Distinction Award, Torrance CA: Woman of the Year Finalist
  • Dr. Toy: Bilingual Jester Book - Best Picks 2013 Winner
  • Dr. Toy: 100 Best Children's Products www.drtoy.com
  • Dr. Toy: 10 Best Socially Responsible Children's Products
  • Generations United: Intergenerational Award
  • The Great American Toy Test: Top 20 Toy
  • International Reading Association, Orange County, CA: Celebrate Literacy Award
  • Long Beach Unified School District Superintendent's Distinguished Community Service Award
  • Mom's Choice: Philanthropic Gold Award
  • National Association of Parenting Publications: Honor Award
  • Pediatric Therapy Network, Torrance, CA: Circle of Life, Circle of Love Education Award
  • Toy Industry Association/Toy Industry Foundation: Caring for Children Recognition of Excellence Award
  • Toy Manufacturers of America: Friend of Children Award Finalist

Recommended by

  • Associated Press
  • Creative Child Magazine
  • Dr. Toy
  • Generations United
  • Josephson Institute of Ethics: Character Counts!
  • Mom's Choice
  • Playworks
  • Robyn Freedman Spizman, The Perfect Present: The Ultimate Gift Guide for Every Occasion
  • Toy Industry Foundation: Let's Play: A Guide to Toys for Children With Special Needs
  • The Toy Institute of America & American Foundation for the Blind: A Guide to Toys for Blind and Visually Impaired Children

Best-Seller Lists

  • The New York Times – Adult Fiction List
  • The Los Angeles Times – Adult Fiction List
  • USA Today Top 100 Best-Sellers List
  • Publishers Weekly Children’s Picture Books List
  • Ingram - A List of Children’s Books for All Ages
  • The Wichita Eagle – Adult Fiction List
  • The Monterey County Herald – Adult Fiction List
  • The Norman Oklahoman – Adult Fiction List