The Slide That Isn’t So Bad

by Aiden, Age 11

“I created this poem because at school we were told to write a poem of a childhood memory, and this is a time that I went to a water park as a kid.”

The sun is beating down
My skin feels hot
I want to get in the water right away
The slide in front of me looks like a skyscraper
It is so tempting
But so scary
As I walk up the stairs
Butterflies in my stomach
I am holding the tube
Shaking my hands off

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Clock Reads 5:06

by Jack, Age 11

I look over to the clock, it reads 5:06
I stuff my head into the pillow
thinking about what the day may bring
I turn over, 5:10
All I hear tic toc tic toc tic toc
Every moment burns as the star rises
The day is near
Ring! Ring! Ugh… I just want to stay in bed                                                          
I have an urge, something big, huge
I can’t figure out what I’m thinking of…
I zoom through all the things that get me ready
Brush my hair and teeth, get dressed, eat breakfast
Today is the… first day of school!

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Little Contributors 2

Here are some wonderful drawings received from youth that are a bit young yet to be published with BAZOOF! but certainly worth showing off their accomplishment. Thanking all the families who encouraged these young contributors to explore their creativity!

by Nora, Age 4 “This is Captain America. I drew it because daddy collects Iron Man and this is his friend.”
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Little Artist

“My name is Athul and I live in Bangalore. I love to do art, my brother and aunty also like to paint and draw. I get my ideas by looking at many books and outside in nature. I do art at school and it is one of my favourite subjects. I especially like to do pencil shading. Another hobby I have is playing the keyboard. I think art is a great activity for kids to do.” Athul, Age 11 Continue reading

Subscriber Relief

As this is a difficult time with COVID19 for many families handling expenses, BAZOOF! will NOT be sending out renewals for the next 4-5 months. In fact, all family subscribers whose subscription will expire in that time frame will have two complimentary issues granted to their order. BAZOOF! highly values its customers and are more than happy to do their part to reduce the impact felt at this time.

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Heads Talk Prizing

Heads Talk Tails Walk – A Silly Game of Sounds and Movement

In this delightfully silly game, players try to match hidden animal head tiles to the correct body tails. If you don’t make a match, you will have to walk and talk like your mismatched tile! This fun game of sounds and movement promotes memory, matching, and image recognition skills.

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Evalyn & COVID-19

Check out this interview about a member of the BAZOOF! creative team whose family has been facing the coronavirus in China, and now herself living in North America.

Tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Evalyn Zhang. I am a graphic design intern at BAZOOF! I grew up in Henan, China where my family lives. 

Evalyn Zhang – BAZOOF! Graphic Design Intern

What brought you to Canada?

I always wanted to experience a culture different from my own, and Canada wins my heart with her beauty and diversity. I’ve been here for four years. 

How has the coronavirus affected your family?

When the coronavirus spread in China, it was during the Chinese New Year. All the New Year celebrations were cancelled. Some of my family couldn’t unite because all the transportation was down. When they went outside, everyone needed to wear a face mask. The city was quarantined and everybody was out of work or school. The internet became a popular form of entertainment. 

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Spring Dinger #70

Here’s a look of a little what you’ll find inside the SPRINGER DINGER issue! In the comic series, Ninja Bob shoots off on a rocket to escape The Forces of Frank, and before you know it, he’s got a group of aliens after him. Now, that’s a tough mission! How does he land in the hospital?!? You’ll soon find out!

The community of Wellington has an Art Gallery that is featuring the work of Albert! Come on in and see some of Albert’s paintings along with a few games and puzzles. With a click, you can see more of his work and his quick tips to painting yourself.

Head to the library as there are some new stories and poems by youth! You’ll find a poem about a speeding elephant, a story about a chicken name Chicken Strip (he’s got a problem or two) and a fun adventure called Saving Sushi!

There are two new mag hosts, Oasis and Adi, and this issue you get to learn more about them on Galaxy News.

All this and more in this upcoming spring issue of BAZOOF!


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Thoughts Your Way

The creative team here at BAZOOF! would like our readers and subscribers to know that our thoughts are with you all, and our global family, dealing with the affects of the coronavirus. It has been difficult to process but hold on to great hope that the world can be a better place having shared this time in history together.

Our production team have had adjustments to make as well—how and where we work that has caused some delays, but we’re pulling through fine! We are close to having the Spring issue ready and are continuing to complete it. We plan to have files ready for the printer March 30th. Having something positive to work on has been uplifting and encouraging.

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Winter Wonder #69

HEY BAZOOFERS! Looking for what’s inside this next issue? Here’s a quick peek:

The Ninja Bob comic is getting more popular than ever and the writers and Darren, the illustrator, are adding some new angles in the design so it is even more fun to read and follow. For this episode, Ninja Bob is trying once again to free the agent from The Force of Frank. See what happens and look for a very big surprise near the end of the comic. You won’t see it coming! (But no flipping the page early!)