Some Terrify’n Space Monkeys got loose…and you’ll find them here at the 17th Kids Need to Read Charity Auction! In a nod to “The Train Job” episode of Firefly, our fabulously ingenious Ninjas, Martha Dwyer and Denise Gary, have fashioned these unique “space monkeys” for the Kids Need to Read charity auctions and for Firefly fans everywhere! The monkeys are brown, fuzzy, and adorable. Each is 15” high, wearing a shirt with “Terrify’n Space Monkey” hand painted on the front. They proudly wear a Kids Need to Read mini-button on their shirts.

Not only are the monkeys a cute and clever creation, each one’s shirt is signed by a cast member of Firefly or Serenity! This week’s prize is signed by none other than Adam Baldwin – our favorite “bad guy,” Jayne Cobb! This talented actor is currently being seen on the new hit series Chuck.

Kids Need to Read is enormously grateful to Adam Baldwin for so cheerfully and graciously signing his space monkey shirt, to Sean Harry of Starfury USA for assisting our organization in acquiring signatures, and to Martha and Denise for donating the space monkeys to benefit Kids Need to Read.

This auction marks the start of our SECOND weekly auction. Every Wednesday, a new plush “space monkey” will be put up for bid until we run out of the little critters! Each plush monkey is adorable and collectable!

Bidding begins immediately and opens at $40.00. Bids will be accepted until Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 10pm ET/ 9pm CT/ 7pm PT.

Place your bids now in the comments section of this blog. Bids must be placed here to be considered. The winner will be notified by PM and will have 5 days to donate the high bid directly to the Kids Need to Read website at (or you can click on “KIDSNEEDTOREAD.ORG HOME” at the top of this page. Click on “Donate Now” then click on “Make a Donation”). Your autographed Terrify’n Space Monkey will be mailed to you as soon as your donation is received.

The money raised from this auction will be used to purchase books for schools and libraries through Kids Need to Read, the charity project founded by author PJ Haarsma and actor Nathan Fillion.

This is just the beginning of our Monkey Madness hijinks! Check our auction posts every Sunday and Wednesday so you won’t miss a moment!


10 Responses to “17th Kids Need to Read Charity Auction- It’s Monkey Madness!”

  1. Hyitzhak » 17th Kids Need to Read Charity Auction- It’s Monkey Madness! on January 3rd, 2008 1:06 am

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  2. Kate on January 3rd, 2008 10:19 am

    He’s adorable, and so is the monkey. $50 to give the terrifyin’ spmonkey a good home. I already have a name picked out if I win 😉

  3. Chris on January 3rd, 2008 1:34 pm

    He looks pretty cunning…I’ll go 65.00

  4. Lyn on January 3rd, 2008 2:13 pm

    Ooohh, another item with Adam’s signature on and a very worthy cause to support. I bid $100

  5. Philippa Chapman on January 3rd, 2008 4:27 pm

    $125 from me!

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  7. Ben on January 4th, 2008 5:22 pm

    $150. I wonder if I could find a monkey-sized Jayne Cobb hat to go with it…

  8. Denise Gary on January 4th, 2008 9:49 pm

    Oh, that would be so cute! I bet someone would make one for you.

  9. Debb on January 5th, 2008 10:05 pm

    Congratulations Ben! You are the winner of our Adam Baldwin signed monkey! Not a moment to soon either….he just ate all of my Fruit Loops and is bouncing all over the kitchen…I think I am going to need a net!

    I will PM you with what you need to do next. Please respond to me using the email address you used for the auction.

    A big Kids Need to Read thank you to you and everyone who bid!

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