Colorado Springs, CO and Winsted, CT (PRWEB) October 30, 2009
Scott and Brigitte Rouleau, Connecticut-based co-authors and owners of Morsel Munk, LLC, believe that Colorado is a mecca for exercising body and enjoying the great outdoors. Morsel Munk Word Stump challenges readers of all ages to exercise their minds. The book's arrival in Colorado is a fusion of Morsel Munk's corporate philosophy.
Located in the red rocks of Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods (http://www.gardenofgods.com) Park is a Registered National Natural Landmark, set against a backdrop of Pikes Peak. The Park and the Visitor Center are free and open to the public.
Seven Falls (http://www.sevenfalls.com) is also located in Colorado Springs. Seven Falls has been called the "Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado." Located in South Cheyenne Canyon, Seven Falls cascades 181 feet in seven distinct steps down a solid cliff of pikes peak granite.
According to Scott and Brigitte, the Morsel Munk Word Stump (ISBN: 978-0-615-22730-6) concept is simple. They take words from the English language, break them down into component words, which are then swapped with synonyms, antonyms, or other words to create puzzle clues. As an example, the clue for "overnight" is "under-day". The clues get progressively harder throughout the book, often requiring use of a dictionary and thesaurus. The brainteasers are intended to improve spelling skills and vocabulary, and expand creativity.
Morsel Munk Word Stump won a prestigious Preferred Choice Award in the 2009 Creative Child Awards program, with judging criteria based on nurturing creativity and education in children. In October, the book was awarded a Bronze Medal in the 2009 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards program, in the category of Reading Skills/Literacy. The Moonbeam awards celebrate youthful curiosity, discovery and learning. Though both awards are for children's books, Morsel Munk Word Stump has proven to be challenging for all ages. Children under the age of 12 typically benefit from assistance, providing a great family bonding activity.
The mission of Morsel Munk, LLC (http://www.morselmunk.com) is to motivate people of all ages to exercise mind and body, and be young at heart. Morsel Munk, LLC is a member of the Outdoor Industry Association, and a coalition partner for The Outdoor Foundation's Outdoor Nation initiative.