Wild Heart Ranch Introduces, the "No More Night Mares… A Dream of Freedom" Children’s Book in Recogn

From: Wild Heart Ranch
Published: Mon Apr 04 2005

POINT ROBERTS, WA, April 4, 2005 – Wild Heart Ranch, Inc., a children’s toy and publishing company, in recognition of April 2, International Children’s Book Day (ICBD), celebrated to inspire love of reading and to call attention to children’s books, introduces "No More Night Mares… A Dream of Freedom".

Horse people of all ages will love this story about a mythical herd of wild horses destined to light up the night sky. Launching the book comes at a critical point in wild horse history following a new amendment to the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.

Written by: Dawn Van Zant
Illustrated by: Kim McElroy

Book Excerpt: "Night Mares look down upon us and watch over us. It's their dream that there will always be wild horses living on the land below as a reminder of freedom. We can chase them from the lands, but we can't reach them in the stars. So, if you awaken to a storm with lightning and thunder on a dark night, it may just be the Night Mares, streaking across the sky..."
"We don't have to be afraid of the dark...
Night Mares prance brilliantly against a background of black sky and glowing stars to light our way to a time long forgotten. Gaze up into their bright lights and they will guide you through the darkest of nights. And if you believe in them, they will fill you with a magical power.
Listen to the call of the wild herd and remember..."

Kim McElroy is known for portraying the emotional, spiritual, and dynamic presence of these magnificent creatures and offers us a timeless glimpse of its soul. More of Kim's artwork can be viewed on her website, www.spiritofhorse.com

The company hopes to help build further awareness for the plight of wild horses through the "No More Night Mares" line of plush and books, as well as through its interactive, website, www.WildHeartRanch.com. The amendment to the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act allows for the sale of wild horses to foreign markets, if the horse is over the age of 10, or if younger, then after they have unsuccessfully been offered for adoption three times. These sales may potentially result in the use of these animals for meat. Wild horse advocates are currently lobbying to get the bill reversed. To learn more, please visit some of the recent news at http://www.wildheartranch.com/kidsclub/kc_endangeredAnimalNews.asp#wh

About International Children’s Book Day: SINCE 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birth anniversary, April 2, International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire love of reading and to call attention to children’s books. Leading the celebration is the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY).

New for 2005:
To view photos of Wild Heart Ranch's 2005 product lines, please visit http://www.wildheartranch.com/toysBooks/newsrelease.htm

Additional Wild Heart Ranch Books:

Bradford and the Journey to the Desert of Lop: Coming Soon
Written by Dawn Van Zant
Illustrated by Alexander Levitas

"When the Sandman comes to visit you tonight, you need to listen closely as you close your eyes and drift off to sleep. It is a tale of the magic that lives in the desert, of buried ancient treasures, vanishing wild camels, forgotten people and the courage of a small unlikely warrior destined to be their guardian.

In a warm bed, an unsuspecting young boy who could only walk in his dreams awaited his destiny."

Follow Brad and the Sandman on their magical journey to the Desert of Lop to learn the secrets of the desert that live in your heart.

I Sea Horses
Written by: Dawn Van Zant
Illustrated by: Callan Van Zant

A magical marine adventure about a herd of wild horses that transforms into seahorses to keep the life of freedom and adventure that is disappearing form the open plains. The story of stars, magic, and wild horses transforming into seahorses is a story for all ages and will be passed on for generations to come.

About Wild Heart Ranch: Follow Us to the Depths of Imagination…
Wild Heart Ranch, Inc. is a publishing, entertainment and toy company that creates and licenses non-violent toys and products based on original ideas, stories and characters. The unique combined elements of light, magic and branded stars and moons on the plush toys identify us in the marketplace.

The 'Lucky Stars Collection', 'No More Night Mares', 'Armadillo Cowboy Club', 'I Sea Horses', ' Bradford and the Journey to the Desert of Lop', & 'Favorite Pet Stories' brands, characters, logos, stories, web sites, video games, patents and trademarks, are all properties of Wild Heart Ranch, Inc.

WHR is a member of: Toy Industry Association, ASTRA, and Women in Toys
The I Sea Horses product line won the "Seal of Excellence 2004" from Creative Child Magazine as well as "Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children's Products of 2004".
Visit: www.WildHeartRanch.com, www.ISeaHorses.com, www.ColletiblePlush.com, www.FavoritePetStories.com, www.PlushCollectible.com, www.HorseToys.com

For more information contact

Toll Free: 1.888.889.9213

Courtney Billinkoff cbillinkoff@wildheartranch.com
Dawn Van Zant dawn@wildheartranch.com

Company: Wild Heart Ranch
Contact Name: Dawn Van Zant
Contact Email: dawn@wildheartranch.com
Contact Phone: 888-889-9213

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