Short Pump Bump Order

Make all checks payable to HAPPY Pursuits. Send them to: Short Pump Bump, PO Box 393, Ashland, Virginia 23005. Please be sure to include your name, address, phone number and package you are ordering (e.g. Dear Deer Cheer, Belle Isle, etc.) in your correspondence and ON YOUR CHECK. We will send your receipt electronically.


A Lyrical, Spherical, Rhyming Romp Through Richmond has arrived!

The beautifully bound hardcover edition will feature photographic images by author Angie Miles with superimposed cartoon characters by Richmond-educated artist Scott DuBar. Order copies today…for yourself, for your best little readers, or for children sitting in classrooms where you once attended school… or where you know the needs are great. Help our youngest discover the joys of reading…and the many treasures of greater Richmond.

AVAILABLE PACKAGES (which include shipping and handling*):

Dear Deer Cheer - $33
Happiness is a single copy of Short Pump Bump! for you or someone you love. Your book will be signed by the author and shipped out within two business days.

Opportunity Time - $44
Make the most of your order opportunity by purchasing a single book with a companion, Opportunity Time, collectible bookmark. The specialty bookmark will invite young readers to participate in ongoing, literacy-improving activities.

Hello Up There - $55
Your copy will be signed and will include a PERSONALIZED message, according to your instructions AND the collectible bookmark that opens the door to ongoing, literacy-improving activities.

Belle Isle - $66
At this level, you will receive a personalized, signed copy of the book along with a lovely, companion, collectible bookmark and one added surprise.

For the Love- $99
You will receive two personally inscribed copies, signed by author and illustrator, two bookmarks, and a special surprise thank you gift.

Make a Parade- $555
You will receive 25 books, signed by the author, enough for a single classroom. The author will also visit your chosen classroom to read from the book and a) Deliver a reading motivation talk or b) Lead the class in a poetry writing exercise.

Short Pump Bump- $777
You will receive 30 books, signed by the author, who will also visit a school or community event to deliver a 45 minute workshop on a) Reading motivation and writing strategies for educators of young children or b) Ways to support children’s reading and writing at home for parents of young children.

Cover to Cover- $1,010
For this price, you will receive 30 signed books, along with a companion instruction manual for educators and parents. You will also receive one school visit by both the author and illustrator who will deliver one interactive assembly (for up to 150 students) on the joyful importance of reading.**

Outside the Book- $2828
Our largest package will entitle you to 101 signed books, six copies of the companion instruction manual for educators and parents, and a school visit by both the author and illustrator who will deliver two, same-day, interactive assemblies on the creative process and making of a book.**

A La Book Carte and Other Purchase Options
If you wish to inquire about bulk book orders for schools with no author/illustrator visit or for purchase orders, please message us to discuss.

* For addresses beyond the continental U.S., additional shipping and handling charges may apply. Books typically ship via USPS within one day of online ordering, but you will be e-mailed a delivery estimate once you place your order. Bulk orders for schools will be delivered several days before scheduled author/illustrator visits or 2 to 4 weeks after order is placed when there are no visits scheduled.

** With each of these packages, additional books can be purchased at a discount, to be discussed at time of purchase. Larger packages may be available. We are currently scheduling visits to schools and youth organizations. E-mail us for availability. Also, look for our teaching activities manual, Short Pump BUMP UP YOUR BRAIN! A Companion Guide for Educators and Parents.