Barack Obama reprises Wild Thing tradition for 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll

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The President read “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak and the First Lady read “My Garden” by Wisconsin author Kevin Henkes at the 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll. Both books are printed at WORZALLA in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA!!

Originally posted on National Post | News:

WASHINGTON — A teeth-gnashing U.S. president reprised what has become an annual at the Easter Egg Roll Monday by reading the Maurice Sendak classic Where the Wild Things Are to children gathered on the White House lawn.

With a group of children arrayed before him for the colourful springtime ritual on the White House South Lawn, Barack Obama mimicked the book’s monsters, growling and challenging the youngsters to a staring contest.

Under sunny skies with mere wisps of clouds overhead Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama was flanked by the president and an Easter bunny on the White House’s Truman Balcony as she said the emphasis of the 136th Easter Egg Roll would be healthy eating and staying active.

The event’s theme was “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape” and featured live music, yoga and obstacle courses in addition to the egg roll, sports and storytelling.

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Simply Put — A Spotlight on Family-Owned Wisconsin Businesses

Award-winning photographer Carl Corey recently visited WORZALLA for a press OK on his new book, For Love and Money, Portraits of Wisconsin Family Businesses, published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Carl Corey - For Love and Money - Front Cover

Carl Corey’s For Love and Money

For Love and Money showcases Wisconsin family-owned businesses in existence for fifty years or longer.  Through his lens and his talent, Mr. Corey provides indelible glimpses of an increasingly endangered way of life.

The Forward, by Michael Perry, states, “These are people who know what it is to be in charge of the inventory and the broom.”  He finishes with: “Look at the logger again, his leather coat so worn to his work that it has taken on wrinkles and a posture of its own, not unlike the hide of a rhino.  There is something in that coat and something in that logger’s eyes that say, yes, I know there are better ways to survive, but this is my way, and furthermore:  define better.”

WORZALLA is an independent, employee-owned, mid-size book manufacturer doing business in Stevens Point, Wisconsin since 1892 – the first 100 years as a family-owned business, the past 27 as an employee-owned business.  We can identify with the folks in these photos, and we are proud to be the manufacturer of this book.

While visiting our facility, Mr. Corey took photos of WORZALLA associates for possible inclusion in another project he is working on.   Blue – A Portrait of the American Worker, is a collection of photos spotlighting the American hourly worker.  Mr. Corey has photographed workers from all walks of life.  We were thrilled to participate, and hope to see some of our associates featured in the final product, and of course, we hope to have the honor of manufacturing Blue when it is ready to go to press.

To learn more about Carl Corey and Blue, visit his website!

Jeanne Trebatowski, Aster Sewer Operator at WORZALLA.

Jeanie Trebatoski, Aster Sewer Operator at WORZALLA. This photo is part of Carl Corey’s collection, “Blue – A Portrait of the American Worker.”

For Love and Money will soon be available for purchase through the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Where Do You Find Love? Find It In Everything

Actress Drew Barrymore celebrated the release of her new book, Find It In Everything, on January 14.  The book is published by Little Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, and manufactured at WORZALLA, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.

Drew Barrymore - Find It In Everything

Things are looking up!  Source: Jason Kempin/Getty Images North America

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Go ahead! Look inside to see the world from the beautiful, loving  perspective of Drew Barrymore!

#1 Bestselling Book of 2013 — printed at WORZALLA

Congratulations to author Jeff Kinney and to everyone at ABRAMS, publisher of Diary of a Wimpy Kid — Hard Luck, the bestselling book across all print formats in 2013Wimpy Kid Hard Luck.

According to Nielsen BookScan, which tracks roughly 80% of print sales, Hard Luck sold over 1.8 million hardcover copies, all manufactured here at WORZALLA in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.

Hard Luck is the eighth title in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. WORZALLA has had the honor of manufacturing over 88 million Wimpy Kid books since the series began. ABRAMS has also published movie tie-ins and Do It Yourself diaries as part of the Wimpy Kid empire. WORZALLA has been the printer of choice for those books as well.

WORZALLA is exceedingly proud of our reputation as a wimpy printer, and also proud of our ability to handle this wimpy volume in our fine manufacturing facility. Congratulations to all WORZALLA associates for their continued dedication to producing fine books in a timely manner.

Thank you, ABRAMS, for placing your trust in us.

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A Commitment to Creating Jobs in America

Dining at the White House-From the President's Table to Yours

WORZALLA sales representative Rick Hanaway received a holiday newsletter from our customer, LifeReloaded Specialty Publishing in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Their title, Dining at the White House – From the President’s Table to Yours by Chef John Moeller, was printed and bound at WORZALLA.

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LifeReloaded creates jobs in America by only printing in the USA, something that we heartily applaud at 100% employee-owned WORZALLA of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA! Check out their article — Creating Jobs in America — featuring photos of the WORZALLA facility.

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Dining at the White House-From the President’s Table to Yours was launched on September 24, 2013.   The response has been overwhelmingly positive. In early December it reached  #1 best seller in category on Amazon. A second printing arrived in the warehouse this week.

Dining At The White House Amazon Best Seller
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The recipe section is particularly popular. Each recipe is one that Chef John personally created and served at the White House. In each case, the recipe is accompanied by the menu card which shows when and to whom this meal was served.  Many people have told LifeReloaded that they are planning to recreate the 2004 White House Holiday dinner for their own families and friends this season.

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Every project at LifeReloaded Specialty Publishing is an All American Production, and has been since our beginning in 2004. This includes the creation of eBooks and printing of traditional books.

We work with a network of associates across the country who provide services for editing, design, web services, graphics and artwork, printing, photography, shipping and warehousing etc.

The production of just this one book-Dining At The White House-created more than one full year of paid jobs for our associates.

It’s more than a book . . . it’s YOUR book. Come to a printer who understands.
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Sophia the First at Worzalla

Disney has inspired generations of adolescents to dream big and to believe in themselves through their timeless fairy tale adaptations such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin.  They are continuing to inspire generations with their newest addition to their well-known princess succession: Sofia.Sofia_the_First

Sofia the First was a hit from the start when the series aired January 11th, 2013 (following a pilot episode which aired November 18th, 2012) .  It follows Sofia’s adventures in learning how to truly be a princess on the inside, and not just looking like one on the outside, after she suddenly finds herself a part of the royal family of Enchancia when her mother marries King Roland the Second.

The stories of Sophia’s lessons in generosity, honesty, loyalty, and other morals have since seeped from the television screen to the page, making her story available to every child, whether they’ve watched the show or were told about it by a friend.

Worzalla was excited to bring the new princess’ books to our printing floor.  Printing stories that inspire imagination while teaching the morals that make every princess (or prince) a royal treasure is an opportunity we value.  Sofia’s story is one we are proud to help share.

Related articles:  Disney Junior  or, Sofia the First goes Hollywood!

Find Sophia the First at the Disney Store or Target.

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