What’s Up

Join us for Story Time with Santa at Markville Mall

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Starting Monday, November 19th, Santa will be Markville Mall's guest of honour. Join Santa as he shares some of his holiday favourites. In addition to offering children a chance to hear some wonderful stories, Santa will also be offering families the gift of reading with free giveaways including Yogurt's own version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.

pdoink is proud to support this fun initiative that celebrates two of our favourite things — children's literacy and a wonderful holiday season.

Seasons Greetings to all of our pdoink friends. We hope to see you at Markville Mall this holiday season.

For Santa's hours see http://www.markville.ca/en/custom/Pages/Events.aspx

September 2012 - Author Tour

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Yogurt the Ogre may be coming to a city near you! We are in the final stages of preparing our 2012 Yogurt the Ogre Author Tour and you too can be a part of this exciting adventure! Click below to learn more.

Welcome 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Thanks to everyone for a wonderful 2011 - we had a great year learning and sharing our stories of Yogurt with you. And over the Holiday's as a result of your generosity and help we were able to donate over 1,000 Yogurt the Ogre books to various organizations and charities across Ontario helping other families celebrate the holidays and bringing some Christmas cheer to all. Learn more about our Food4Thought initiatives and programs by linking to http://www.pdoink.com/our-passion/

Share your Holiday Spirit

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

For Christmas we are launching a special program where your purchase of a pdoink book from shop.pdoink.com will directly help us provide books to Moorelands for their Christmas Sharing Program. Each book purchased will be matched by a donation to Moorelands Community Services...

Samplers for the Holidays!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

We've added some sampler downloads of our stories on the Yogurt the Ogre Books page. And 'Twas the Night Before Christmas is available as a complete download for the holidays, Happy Holidays from the pdoink family!

Award Winning Story - Free App

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Award Winning Story - Launched as Free App

Yogurt the Ogre: A Magical Tale in Mudd Hollow - Gold Medal winner of the 2011 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award is now available as an app. Great for kids 3 to 6, this engaging adventure has it all and lets your child enjoy and explore A Magical Tale in Mudd Hollow however they want and using all of their senses - read, record and watch stories as well as play games.

Like all good neighbors, pdoink likes to share and so we hope you share our app with your many family and friends. This app is available as a free download for a limited time only. Enjoy!

Snogres you say!

Monday, November 14, 2011

We would like to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season on behalf of all of the Mudd Hollow friends—Yogurt the Ogre, Tumbleberry Bunny, Copper Caterpillar, Ladyblue Damselfly, and Granite Mosstop.

Like all young ogres at Christmas, Yogurt loves to cuddle up with his parents in his snow ogre (snogre) pyjamas, hangs his toe mitt by the chimney and dreams of taffy tarts while waiting for Santa Claus to put presents under the tree. We invite you to visit a snowy Mudd Hollow on Christmas Eve with this fun and renewed version of the timeless classic ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Happy Holidays to everyone!

One Story at a time

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Yogurt does his stretches before going to meet up with the kids!

Happy Halloween

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


We wish you and your family a happy, safe and fun halloween adventure! If you were wondering how we came up with our title: The Spooky Tale of the Oober Goober  - you can follow how we got there on David's blog.

WOW - A Gold Medal

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

We are extremely pleased to share the news that Yogurt the Ogre: A Magical Tale in Mudd Hollow was awarded a 2011 Moonbeam Children's Book Award - Gold Medal - in the Best First Book - Picture Book Category. Congratulations Jessica, Shawna, Agnes and the pdoink team - great work!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 3, 2011

We wanted to let you know that just in time for Thanksgiving, from our family to yours, we wish you a wonderful holiday weekend with friends, family and loved ones. What better way to enjoy the holiday, then sharing a new family classic with your children. In our newest Yogurt the Ogre book - The Noisy Tale of Yogurt-a-doodle-doo! A school trip to the farm teaches Yogurt and Copper Caterpillar a lot about farm animals. However, when the friends bring their noisy animal play indoors, they learn that some things are best left outside.

The Noisy Tale of Yogurt-a-doodle-doo! is now available at Indigo, Chapters and Coles locations - please to to  http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/home/storelocator/  to find your nearest store.


BOO! Three new titles releasing

Thursday, September 22, 2011

We are pleased to announce the release of three new titles in the Yogurt the Ogre series coming to Indigo, Chapters and some Ontario Coles locations on October 1st.

The Spooky Tale of the Oober Goober 

The Noisy Tale of Yogurt-a-doodle-doo!

A Friendly Tale of Hide and Seek

Our new titles are all available in softcover editions for $9.99

Family Roadtrip Water Safety Tips!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Many families escape the summer heat and chase down some fun finding their nearest watering hole to cool off. We think that's great and we've created a quick water safety checklist for those heading out, feel free to download and print it off or take a read by hitting more!

Glowing Praise for Yogurt the Ogre

Thursday, June 16, 2011

We've been getting wonderful feedback from friends, family, mom's and their kids who have joined our adventure and begun to explore the world of Mudd Hollow. Come and read what people are sharing with us ... by clicking more.

Join us this weekend - MWF

Thursday, June 16, 2011

We will be at the Mississauga Waterfront Festival this weekend at Booth #51 near the Kid's Stage. We will have some gifts and activities, along with readings on both Saturday and Sunday in the Hewlett Packard Literacy Tent - between 2 -3 p.m. on both days. Hope to see you down there with your family - drop by and get your books signed by the whole creative team!

#10000 Countdown

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Thank-you to everyone for taking a moment to share our story with your family and the children in your life. We did not manage to reach our goal of 10,000 downloads in June - but don't worry. For all of you that helped us we will be putting a sign-up sheet in the next two weeks and providing you with an opportunity to get a sneak-peek at our new stories that will be releasing this fall grin


Friday, May 27, 2011

Go pdoink to sleep! Join our conversation on Twitter or share you bedtime rituals with us on Facebook. And remember to hashtag #gopdoinktosleep

Free Yogurt the Ogre Books!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

We think that bedtime reading is fun and meant to be a great experience for parents and children alike. We have heard so much fun and great feedback from people about our great new series Yogurt the Ogre - that we wanted to share the books and get them into as many hands as we could. 

Let your friends and family know - Yogurt the Ogre's first three books are available in PDF format for download Until June 30th, 2011.

If you still want to get your hands on a physical book - you can always look them up and order them from Amazon.com

Or you can also find them at select Chapters and Indigo locations across Canada - and online as well.

Bedroom Noises!

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Rustle, Swish, Click!


What do these sounds mean? Join our conversation on facebook and twitter this week and hash tag (#NoiseintheBedroom, #TuckMeIn) to share your story!

Eight Great Bedtime Reading Lists

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

We took a moment to curate a list of eight great websites and resources for bedtime reading - that goes across from toddlers and first books, right through to great bedtime reads for older children. We trust you will find what you are looking for and share your favorite Bedtime Stories via facebook or our twitter feed and remember to hashtag (#TuckMeIn) so we can follow the story!


Monday, May 2, 2011

We are promoting healthy bedtime reading - as part of a good healthy growing up diet! Over the course of the next few weeks, join us on facebook and twitter to share your stories with the pdoinkian community! And remember to # (hash tag) TuckMeIn so we can trace our collective story.

Chalk Talk

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter and Earthday weekend were extra-fun for pdoinkians as we managed to blitz Yonge & Dundas with chalk drawings, pins, stickers and lots of fun for family and children alike. Our chalk artist, Chalkmaster Dave brought Yogurt the Ogre to life and provided kids with a wonderful 3D drawing where they could get their pictures taken with Yogurt the Ogre - and leave their Earth Day Message. Great time and thanks for all of the support! If you want to check out our photos from the day - you can see many of them on our facebook page.

Available Coast to Coast

Monday, April 11, 2011

Indigo and Chapters have invited Yogurt the Ogre out to play! Now available at large format stores across Canada - we suggest you look up http://indigo.ca to make sure your local store has copies of our three new titles. The Big Tale of the Not-So-Tidy Whale, The Colorful Tale of the Creative Crayon and A Magical Tale in Mudd Hollow can now be found at a store near you!

Our first official reviews!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Great feedback and big thanks to Momstown for our first review - ever! And we got a lot of love from our second reviewer who started a little name that ogre contest, thank-you for your reviews!

Yogurt the Ogre and The Big Tale of the Not-So-Tidy Whale

Friday, April 1, 2011

We are now loading our fun and playful video's from our book series to our website. We have found that our server bandwidth is sometimes a little slow with the video players - so just in case, we are providing you with two other places you can find our videos for you and your family to enjoy.

We have added all of our videos to our pdoink facebook page

We have added all of our videos to our pdoink youtube channel

Reading Week, yes it was!

Monday, March 21, 2011

As part of building our pdoinkian community, we have been holding readings at schools, and retailers across Ontario. Between Saturday March 12 and Sunday March 20 - we completed over 18 readings at Chapters and Indigo locations in Southern Ontario and managed to introduce Yogurt the Ogre to over 500 kids. Many thanks to the Indigo and Chapters stores for their warm receptions and help in making these events a great success - and lots of fun too!

SickKids and Family Day

Monday, February 21, 2011

As part of our Food4Thought efforts, we completed our first community initiative -- donating 100 books to SickKids. The books were used as gifts for children on Family Day, Monday February 21, 2011. Thank-you all!

Returning for the Holidays!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

We are thrilled that more than 1,000 people downloaded Yogurt the Ogre’s Twas the Night Before Christmas, our free holiday eBook for you.

Now that holidays are done, pdoink has shelved this delightful tale until Christmas 2011 when it will be made available, again, from our family to yours.

The Big Tale of the Not-So-Tidy Whale available on Amazon.com

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Great news! pdoink's Yogurt the Ogre – The Big Tale of the Not-So-Tidy Whale is now available on Amazon.com.

Yogurt, a curious and fun-loving ogre, meets a new friend who helps him learn a valuable lesson about paying attention to those around us when we are having fun -- what seems like fun for us may not be so fun for others.

Who is pdoinkian?

Monday, January 31, 2011

In two new video shorts, David Rendimonti (“Johnny Depp”) and Lawrence Hourihan ("Beau Soleil”) share who they think is and what it means to be “pdoinkian”.

Perry’s Playground

Monday, January 31, 2011

A mother and daughter explore Perry's Playground, Yogurt the Ogre’s bedtime story in The Big Tale of the Not-So-Tidy Whale, in this video. Watch alone or with your children.We are now loading our fun and playful video's from our book series to our website. We have found that our server bandwidth is sometimes a little slow with the video players - so just in case, we are providing you with two other places you can find our videos for you and your family to enjoy.

We have added all of our videos to our pdoink facebook page

We have added all of our videos to our pdoink youtube channel

A Gift from Our Family to Yours

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy holidays!

Follow this link to find a gift from pdoink to your family. Choose a red gift or a green gift we are sure that you will love what you find!

The two holiday gifts are now available for all to download for free off our pdoink kids page in Our Community.

Special Delivery!  Two Gifts for the Whole Family

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

As Christmas fast approaches, we have not one, but two, special presents for fans of Yogurt the Ogre and pdoink.

First, we have Yogurt the Ogre’s Twas the Night Before Christmas available as a free downloadable eBook in both eReader and PDF formats. Your family is certain to fall in love with this creative reimagining of the classic holiday tale – especially the snowgres!

And, on December 25, we have a choice of one of two holiday presents just for you and your children! Red or green – it’s your choice! Visit our site that day to find something special under our tree, from our family to yours.

The Big Tale of the Not-So-Tidy Whale available on Amazon.ca

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

pdoink's first book, The Big Tale of the Not-So-Tidy Whale, is now for sale on Amazon.ca for $19.99 CDN.

Featuring the ever cuddly and lovable Yogurt the Ogre, in this instant classic for 3 to 7 year olds, the little Ogre learns to care about those around him in a light-hearted and whimsical story of growth and self-reflection. The story takes place in the fantastical world of Mudd Hollow, and features breath-taking art and an exquisite story that you will read with your child over and over.

Bring Yogurt the Ogre Home for Christmas

Monday, December 20, 2010

Snuggle up with Yogurt the Ogre over the holidays! Yogurt the Ogre leaps into your hearts with pdoink’s retelling of the timeless classic Twas the Night Before Christmas. Enjoy this free downloadable eBook.

Get to Know Us

Monday, December 13, 2010

Co-founders David Rendimonti and Lawrence Hourihan's enthusiasm for pdoink, the company's vision and objectives, is positively infectious in pdoinkian proportions. Please take a few minutes to watch the video, and meet David and Lawrence and watch, listen, and engage with them in their journey.

About Yogurt The Ogre

Monday, December 13, 2010

The positively pdoinkian adventures of Yogurt the Ogre are timeless tales of self-reflection and friendship led by a re-imagined ogre. We created these stories to help children learn to care about people, the world around them, and themselves.