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Worst of Web
Topher's Breakfast Cereal Character Guide
was featured as a "Worst of the Web" link on May 8, 2002.
Ranking 4.65




Mr. Breakfast
Topher's Breakfast Cereal Character Guide is a recommended link in
Mr. Breakfast.com's 7/11/02 edition of "The Breakfast Times".




USA Today Hot
We were written up again in USA Today's Hot Sites.
Tuesday, March 4, 2003
"Cereal Characters
With the likes of the Trix Rabbit and Sugar Bear at your table, who needed real friends growing up? This online guide to breakfast cereal characters examines more than 750 figments of our sugar-addled imaginations, from the early 1900s to the present. Even includes entries on fictional cereals."





The Cool Tricks and Trinkets Newsletter
We were written up in The Cool Tricks and Trinkets Newsletter #237.
3/13/3
Cereal Box Characters

Teachers may not like hearing that many of us were motivated to learn to read - really read - by staring at the goofy bears and tigers on our cereal boxes before we even arrived at school. Find long-lost friends like the Sugar Crisp Bears and L.C. Leprechaun of "magically delicious" Lucky Charms fame at Topher's Breakfast Cereal Character Guide.

The guide leads visitors to favorite cereal box characters from the early 1900's to the present. Just click on a boxtop from Kellogg's, General Mills, Quaker and other major labels to start your visit with the old breakfast club. Enjoy lots of nostalgic images and info on over 750 characters, cast your vote for your favorite and see if Tony the Tiger outpolls Cap'n Crunch.

http://www.lavasurfer.com/cereal-guide.html





Find good sites at Gimpsy
Kevin Ng's Software at Topher's Castle is a recommended link in
Gimpsy's directory of Active Sites For Active People.

We are pleased to inform you that the site:
Title: Kevin Ng's Software at Topher's Castle
URL: http://www.lavasurfer.com/kevin-ng
was considered and approved for inclusion in the Gimpsy directory.
The site was placed in the following categories: -- Download > games > puzzles
Please accept our congratulations!




Surfing the Net with Kids
by Barbara J. Feldman

Christopher Robin's Winnie the Pooh Character Guide
5-STARS (Spectacular!)
Topher's fan site has lots more to offer than the character guide, but the who's who of Pooh is a good place to start your site tour. After that, poke around to find the games, which include quizzes, a word search, a crossword, and my personal favorite, the Winnie-the-Pooh Mad Lib. Another best-bet click is "Winnie-the-Pooh FAQ: Your Frequently Asked Questions And Other Things You Should Know" which nicely organizes answers to over a hundred Pooh questions.




Family First
Saturday mornings, when I was a boy, were reserved for cartoons and kid shows. I remember watching The Bugs Bunny - Road Runner Show, Johnny Quest, and a kid's game show called Shenanigans, hosted by Stubby Kaye. What I enjoyed was the variety of shows that were on.

Today's website brings back some of those memories. It is a site called Topher's Castle, and is a collection of sites and links for kids ages 7 to 12. What is so interesting at this site is the variety of subject matter that is available. Everything from Winnie the Pooh, to Goosebumps, to Star Wars, even cartoon characters. Each area contains a web page, along with links to other sites with similar subject matter. For example, the is one link to a site with over 100 Winnie the Pooh links. A link to a site for Johnny Quest was one of my favorites, since that show made a big impact on me when I was growing up.

Plan on spending some time when you get to this site. It will entertain both young and old, rich and poor, and both boys and girls. So if you are looking for a good site to curl up with tonight, I would recommend this one.

http://www.lavasurfer.com/cereal-guide.html




Surfing the Net with Kids
CHILDREN
Topher's Castle - A Great Site for Kids! Homepage
http://www.lavasurfer.com/index.html

Congratulations! Your web site has been awarded the Harmony Award of Excellence for the month of September 2003. The Harmony Awards are given out by Harmony Editor and Awards Group once a month. Harmony is an online group of editors, publishers, web masters, etc. who vote each month on the submitted sites.




Savvy Sites

Lavasurfer.com
Savvy Sites, Scoop, Friday, November 07, 2003

Welcome to Topher's Castle! Looking for an online breakfast cereal guide... or Godzilla reference pages? How about a catalog of the Winnie the Pooh's friends and foes? It's all here, folks!

www.lavasurfer.com




Best Taste Award
Best Taste Award

Greetings Topher,

We have reviewed your website and approved it for the Best Taste Award.
Please display the Best Taste Award proudly.




Northwest Indiana Times
Topher's Breakfast Cereal Character Guide was featured in the April 3, 2004
Northwest Indiana Times column "Breakfast cereal packs a big bowl of nostalgia in every box" by Carrie Steinweg.
Read the entire column by Carrie Steinweg




The Zen Pretzel Trick
Topher's Breakfast Cereal Character Guide was named to the
The ZPT 100 Best Websites of the Year 2004!

Topher's Breakfast Cereal Character Guide
Remember Body Buddies? Mr. T Cereal? Quisp? It's all here.




The Montgomery County Sentinel
We were written up in The Montgomery County Sentinel .
January 20, 2005

Learning Links

Happy Birthday, A.A. Milne!

This week, the beloved author of Winnie-the-Pooh would have turned 123 years old, if he were still alive today. A.A. Milne was born January 18, 1882 in Scotland. He moved to England as a child and lived there for the rest of his life. The first Winnie-the-Pooh book was published in 1926. A.A. Milne's only child, who inspired the stories, was named Christopher Robin.

A.A. Milne named "Winnie" after a bear at the London Zoo. Why was Winnie called "The Pooh"? "The Pooh" came from two places, both mentioned in the book "Winnie-the-Pooh." Christopher Robin once had a swan that he called "Pooh." The book explains "that was a long time ago, and when we said good-bye, we took the name with us, as we didn't think the swan would want it any more." What a funny idea!

The second explanation says "'The Pooh' came from the noise Winnie makes when he uses his mouth to blow flies off his nose. This became a necessity when Winnie's arms got stuck for a week in a raised position (sticking straight up in the air) after hanging onto a blue balloon, high in the air, for a long period of time, in an unsuccessful attempt to get some hunny [honey] from a bee hive up in a tree."

Over the years, Pooh has had, or earned, a number of names including: Edward Bear, Pooh Bear, Winnie-ther-Pooh, F.O.P. (Friend of Piglets), R. C. (Rabbit's Companion), P.D. (Pole Discoverer), E.C. and T.F. (Eeyore's Comforter and Tail Finder), Bear of Very Little Brain, Sir Pooh de Bear, and 1st Mate.

Information about Winnie's names and the language chart courtesy of Topher's Castle
http://www.lavasurfer.com/pooh-guide.html




Topher was the late night guest from midnight until 1:00 am on April 25, 2005 on WBZ NewsRadio 1030 (Boston radio call-in show) with host Morgan White Jr.
Morgan White Jr.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030

Sunday-into-Monday, April 24-25, 2005
Guest: Topher Ellis, Cereal Marketing Consultant
For more info on Captain Crunch, Sugar Bear, Tony the Tiger, and all of your favorite cereal box celebrities, visit Topher's Breakfast Cereal Character Guide.




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