Fizzy’s Land of Oz is pleased to present award-winning author and actress Dreama Denver, wife of late TV icon and Gilligan’s Island star Bob Denver. Meet Dreama as she autographs copies of her original Children’s book series- Four Bears In A Box and her newest title- Four Bears in a Box: Back to the Beach. Dreama will also autograph copies from her book collection- Zen and Now; Gilligan's Dreams: The Other Side of the Island; Gilligan, Maynard, & Me by Bob Denver, Introduction by Dreama Denver.
Dreama shares for the first time an original story inspired by Bob and their son Colin, who suffers from autism. With their shared theater backgrounds, Bob and Dreama would read stories to him every evening, using their acting backgrounds to reach through to Colin and bring the book’s characters to life. Now, Dreama’s Four Bears In A Box gives you the chance to touch the lives of the little ones in your life and take them on a magical journey of imagination and pure joy! Paris Book Festival- Runner-up Best Children’s Book Award, Gold Mom’s Choice Award, Book Excellence Award, Silver Readers' Favorite International Book Award, Next Generation Indie Book Award, Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award
Four Bears in a Box: Back to the Beach
After a long winter, Clyde, Sadie, Dee, and Boo are off on a new adventure! Jumping into their magical box, they decide to head back to the island, hoping to find the man in the red shirt who waved to them on their last adventure. This imaginative and beautifully illustrated book will delight children and adults alike. You'll love the new friends they meet on their search. Excellent early reader.
"Now more than ever the joy of innocence and adventure from a child's imagination with no boundaries or borders brings hope and laughter and a magical man who just happens to be the author's beloved husband —the world's beloved Gilligan — and a love that never dies." -Charlie Adler - Actor/Voice Actor/Director
"Such a sweet story showing that all paths of life can be brought together regardless of the circumstances, and allows everyone to be accepted for who they are. With adventure and fun, Dreama is able to help mold and teach our future generations to keep an open heart and mind in all their adventures." -Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., recording artist and winner of NBC TV's America's Got Talent
Back to the Beach is such a delight! It also has a great message. Kids will totally get caught up in the Bears adventure. I recommend all parents to read this adorable story to their children. -Don Most, Actor (Ralph Malph – Happy Days)
“I cherished being on our three hour tour with my fellow castaway Bob Denver on Gilligan’s Island, and I really love the way his wife Dreama Denver has brought Bob’s children’s book idea to life! Four Bears in A Box is a treat for all the ‘little buddies’ that you hold dear. I love you, Dreama!”–Dawn Wells, Mary Ann from the TV classic “Gilligan’s Island”
“A wonderful story filled with joy and surprises, both your child and the one who lives inside you will love this funny, sweet tale. I was smiling after I read it. — Homer Hickam, author of Rocket Boys
Zen and Now
Zen, a beautiful Husky-mix, is rescued just in time and his doggie adventures will delight and entertain all ages. I was once told, "When adopting a dog, look into his eyes to see his soul and what you'll find is a creature staring back at you, looking straight into your heart." In the pages of this book, you'll read about the purest kind of unconditional love; that of a dog and his person. It's normal for us to think of ourselves as the rescuer, but the truth is, a loyal and loving dog can save us, literally and figuratively. --Dreama Denver
Gilligan's Dreams: The Other Side of the Island
A poignant, loving, revealing, inside account of the other side of Gilligan’s Island – the private lives of Bob and Dreama Denver. Growing up in southern West Virginia, Dreama never imagined her fantasy of becoming an actress would ultimately become reality and land her in the arms of a man with one of the most recognizable faces on the planet. In the pages of this book, a love letter to the husband she adored, you’ll find love, laughter and tears. It is inspirational, possibly even life-changing, but it is never boring.
“For almost 30 years I was married to the man the rest of the world knew as Gilligan. Almost five decades of reruns have made his television character iconic, but the Bob Denver I knew and loved was legendary to me for his courage, his commitment to his severely autistic son and his love for the wife of his dreams, maybe the reason he called me Dreams.”—Dreama Denver
Gilligan, Maynard, & Me by Bob Denver, Introduction by Dreama Denver
Gilligan's Island and The Many Lives of Dobie Gillis are two of the most popular shows in television history and Bob Denver takes us backstage and behind the scenes! Containing hundreds of stories about the cast and crews of Denver's various shows, Gilligan, Maynard and Me also provides a genial insider's view of how Hollywood and television work: the way pilots and series are created; his relationships with Max Schulman of Dobie Gillis and Sherwood Schwartz of Gilligan's Island; the task of casting the skipper, the millionaire (and his wife), the movie star, the professor and Mary Ann; the decisions and antics of studio and network executives which turned out to be far wackier than anything ever staged for a sitcom. His fondest memories of Dwayne Hickman, Warren Beatty, Tuesday Weld, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Dawn Wells, Russell Johnson, and that inimitable movie star Tina Louise.
A must for all baby boomers and show-biz buffs, Gilligan, Maynard, & Me is sure to put a smile on the face of anyone who's ever relished the outrageous antics and self-deprecating slapstick of that television original, Bob Denver.
Dream Denver is an actress and a multi-award winning author. Her children’s book, Four Bears in a Box, won a Gold Mom’s Choice Award, Next Generation Indie Book Award, Reader’s Favorite International Book Award, Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award, Book Excellence Award, and Honorable Mentions at the Paris and Hollywood Book Festivals. As president of the Denver Foundation, she carries on the dream of helping special needs families. As the owner of the non-profit radio station, Little Buddy Radio, she continues to bring listeners the best in music, acting as program director, and general manager. As co-founder of Always Free Honor Flight, Dreama expanded the foundation’s mission to include honoring our veterans, the men and women who preserve the blanket of freedom we sleep under every night.