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Honoring the WORLD’S best toy EVERYBODY YO-YOS is a unique and colorful kids book by Artist and Performer John Higby
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EVERYBODY YO-YOS is a book I wrote and illustrated and comes from my direct experience of a LIFETIME with the world‘s best toy, THE YO-YO!  EVERYBODY YO-YOS is about EVERYBODY YO-YOING around the world in the air, on the land, in the sea, in space and beyond!

HARDCOVER 8.5 x 11 inch 32 page FULL COLOR book.  

FOR:  All ages 

EVERYBODY YO-YOS

I THINK YOU WOULD AGREE

EVERYBODY YO-YOS

IN THIS BOOK YOU WILL SEE

EVERYBODY YO-YOS will take you AROUND THE WORLD!  

Zebras running with yo-yos!  Airplanes delivering yo-yos on parachutes!  A deep sea diver yo-yoing in the ocean blue.  YO-YO Astronauts in ZERO GRAVITY!  Napoleon yo-yoing in 1815!

I made the colorful pop art for this book on 24x32 inch canvas paintings.  Acrylic and airbrush.

A YO-YO GOES UP

BUT FIRST MUST GO DOWN

THE WAY A SMILE

TURNS FROM A FROWN

EVERYBODY YO-YOING (32x48 inch canvas painting)
EVERYBODY YO-YOING (32x48 inch canvas painting)
John Higby photo by Andre Boulay
John Higby photo by Andre Boulay

I grew up in Alaska and got my first YO-YO from my Grandpa Higby in 1986.  I was instantly hooked!  I've been doing art and performing full time for the past 25 years and have performed my unique comedy yo-yo show in 27 countries and have 5 Guinness World Records.  I've even been able to perform with my wife the Fabulous Rebecca!  We have two boys Theodore Rocket and Apollo Fox.

My first international show was for a USO tour where I entertained US troops in Turkey, Italy, and Spain in 1996.  From very early on I discovered I could communicate with people through the yo-yo even though I did not speak the language of the country I was in.  Being able to perform and make people laugh with the yo-yo is a timeless and completely fulfilling experience which I cherish.  I also realized that no matter what age or place, EVERYBODY EVERYWHERE knew the yo-yo and it seems to work like magic to brighten spirits around the globe.  Since that first try with the yo-yo it has taken me from Africa to New Zealand to Japan and on TV with David Letterman, America's Got Talent, The Today Show, and The Gong Show.  I wanted to transform all my experience into my art for this book!

I have been thinking and dreaming about this book for SO LONG!  Many of the themes of the book are a direct experience of my real life.  For over 6 years I performed a show called the "YO-YO ASTRONAUT" in the Le Tigre Circus tent where I do yo-yo in zero gravity.  The Yo-Yo Astronaut is in the book! Last year I did a run of shows with the Handsome Little Devils on the SPUTNIK stage in 6 cities across the US where I battled a 20 foot inflatable SQUID with a yo-yo in a deep sea diver suit, also featured in the book! 

I am so incredibly excited to share it with everybody (hence the title)!  It has taken me over a year to put it together and complete all the paintings.

LET'S GET EVERYBODY YO-YOING!

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  • Signed Hardcover FULL COLOR 32 page EVERYBODY YO-YOS Book by John Higby
  • Includes a YoYoFactory laser engraved maple wood yo-yo 
  • Includes a hand drawn and inked BOOKMARK by John Higby with yo-yo string tassel.
Laser Engraved Wood Yo-Yo included with each book!
Laser Engraved Wood Yo-Yo included with each book!

2 BOOKS 2 PAINTED YO-YOS

YOYOFACTORY BLUE DNA REWARD

YOYOFACTORY PINK DNA REWARD

YOYOFACTORY BLACK GENESIS 2 REWARD

Black GENESIS 2
Black GENESIS 2
Blue YYF Zebra DNA and GENESIS 2
Blue YYF Zebra DNA and GENESIS 2
Pink Unicorn YYF DNA and GENESIS 2
Pink Unicorn YYF DNA and GENESIS 2
Bookends!
Bookends!

ORIGINAL CANVAS PAINTING 24x32 REWARDS! 

THANK YOU FOR MAKING A YO-YO DREAM COME TRUE!!!

John Higby

Yo-Yo Traffic Canvas Reward
Yo-Yo Traffic Canvas Reward
Napoleon Yo-Yo Canvas with Frame Reward
Napoleon Yo-Yo Canvas with Frame Reward
Zebra Yo-Yo Running Canvas Reward
Zebra Yo-Yo Running Canvas Reward

The Great Yo-Yo Elephant
The Great Yo-Yo Elephant
Race Car YYF DNA and Genesis
Race Car YYF DNA and Genesis
PINK ELEPHANT DNA and GENESIS
PINK ELEPHANT DNA and GENESIS
ALASKA CANVAS 24x32
ALASKA CANVAS 24x32

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    EVERYONE YO-YOS Book with YO-YO!

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    A laser engraved YoYoFactory Wing Legend Maple Wood Yo-Yo

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    2 BOOKS 2 PAINTED Yo-Yos!

    2 copies of signed EVERYBODY YO-YOS book.

    2 hand painted YOYOFACTORY lasered wood maple Yo-Yos that I hand painted

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    HANDPAINTED WOOD COVER book w/ YO-YO

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    SPECIAL HANDPAINTED WOOD COVER!

    A laser engraved EVERYONE YO-YOS YoYoFactory Legend Wing Maple Wood Yo-Yo (COLORED and HANDPAINTED BONUS!)

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    A laser engraved EVERYONE YO-YOS YoYoFactory PINK DNA Aluminum Yo-Yo (Non responsive)

    A laser engraved EVERYONE YO-YOS YoYoFactory Legend Wing Maple Wood Yo-Yo

    A hand drawn and inked BOOKMARK with fluffy yo-yo string topping by John Higby

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    EVERYONE YO-YOS book with BLUE YYF DNA

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    A laser engraved EVERYONE YO-YOS YoYoFactory BLUE DNA Aluminum Yo-Yo (Non responsive)

    A laser engraved EVERYONE YO-YOS YoYoFactory Legend Wing Maple Wood Yo-Yo

    A hand drawn and inked BOOKMARK with fluffy yo-yo string topping by John Higby

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    EVERYBODY YO-YOS book PINK UNICORN DNA

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    A laser engraved EVERYONE YO-YOS YoYoFactory PINK DNA UNICORN Aluminum Yo-Yo (Non responsive)

    A laser engraved EVERYONE YO-YOS YoYoFactory Legend Wing Maple Wood Yo-Yo

    A hand drawn and inked BOOKMARK with fluffy yo-yo string topping by John Higby

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    EVERYONE YO-YOS book with PINK GENESIS 2

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    EVERYBODY YO-YOs book and BLUE ZEBRA DNA

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    A laser engraved EVERYONE YO-YOS YoYoFactory BLUE ZEBRA DNA Aluminum Yo-Yo (Non responsive)

    A laser engraved EVERYONE YO-YOS YoYoFactory Legend Wing Maple Wood Yo-Yo

    A hand drawn and inked BOOKMARK with fluffy yo-yo string topping by John Higby

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    EVERYBODY YO-YOS book BLUE ZEBRA GENESIS

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    A laser engraved EVERYONE YO-YOS YoYoFactory BLUE ZEBRA GENESIS 2 Aluminum Yo-Yo (Non responsive)

    A laser engraved EVERYONE YO-YOS YoYoFactory Legend Wing Maple Wood Yo-Yo

    A hand drawn and inked BOOKMARK with fluffy yo-yo string topping by John Higby

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    BOOK with BLUE RACE CAR DNA

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    Blue laser engraved BLUE YYF DNA RACE CAR metal Yo-Yo. (Only 2 made)

    EVERYBODY YO-YOS YoYoFactory maple wood laser engraved Legend Wing Yo-Yo.

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    Blue laser engraved BLUE RACE CAR YYF GENESIS metal Yo-Yo. (Only 2 made)

    EVERYBODY YO-YOS YoYoFactory maple wood laser engraved Legend Wing Yo-Yo.

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    BOOK with YYF PINK ELEPHANT DNA

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    Blue laser engraved PINK ELEPHANT YYF DNA metal Yo-Yo. (Only 2 made)

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    BOOK with YYF PINK ELEPHANT GENESIS

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    Blue laser engraved PINK ELEPHANT YYF GENESIS metal Yo-Yo. (Only 2 made)

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    CHROME DNA and BOOK

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    Hand painted CHROME YOYOFACTORY DNA.

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    EVERYONE YO-YOS book BLACK YYF GENESIS 2

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    A signed copy of EVERYONE YO-YOS by John Higby 8.5 x 11 Hardcover Matte FULL COLOR 32 page Children's Book

    A laser engraved EVERYONE YO-YOS YoYoFactory BLACK GENESIS 2 Aluminum Yo-Yo (Non responsive)

    A laser engraved EVERYONE YO-YOS YoYoFactory Legend Wing Maple Wood Yo-Yo

    A hand drawn and inked BOOKMARK with fluffy yo-yo string topping by John Higby

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    24x32 CANVAS of ZEBRAS RUNNING

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    ZEBRAS RUNNING!

    A signed copy of EVERYONE YO-YOS by John Higby 8.5 x 11 Hardcover Matte FULL COLOR 32 page Children's Book

    A laser engraved EVERYONE YO-YOS YoYoFactory Legend Wing Maple Wood Yo-Yo

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    ALASKA CANVAS 24x32

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    24x32 inch ALASKA canvas painting. Acrylic and airbrush.

    Maple wood YoYoFactory laser engraved Yo-Yo.

    Hand inked bookmark with fluffy yo-yo string topping.

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    AIRPLANE PARACHUTES CANVAS 24x32

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    AIRPLANE YO-Yo-Yo DELIVERY

    Acrylic and airbrush on stretched canvas.

    A signed copy of EVERYONE YO-YOS by John Higby 8.5 x 11 Hardcover Matte FULL COLOR 32 page Children's Book

    A laser engraved EVERYONE YO-YOS YoYoFactory Legend Wing Maple Wood Yo-Yo

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    Traffic Car Yo-Yo Canvas 24x32

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    YO-YO TRAFFIC

    A signed copy of EVERYONE YO-YOS by John Higby 8.5 x 11 Hardcover Matte FULL COLOR 32 page Children's Book

    A laser engraved EVERYONE YO-YOS YoYoFactory Legend Wing Maple Wood Yo-Yo

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    The Great Yo-Yo Elephant

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    TGE GREAT YO-YO ELEPHANT

    A signed copy of EVERYONE YO-YOS by John Higby 8.5 x 11 Hardcover Matte FULL COLOR 32 page Children's Book

    A laser engraved EVERYONE YO-YOS YoYoFactory Legend Wing Maple Wood Yo-Yo

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    NAPOLEON with CUSTOM FRAME CANVAS

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    Original 24x32 inch Napoleon Canvas Painting with incredibly detailed Wood Frame by John Higby

    Signed copy of EVERYONE YO-YOS book by John Higby Full Color 32 page Hardcover

    Hand painted YoYoFactory EVERYBODY YO-YOS Legend Wing Maple laser engraved Wood Yo-Yo

    Hand drawn and inked BOOKMARK by John Higby with Yo-Yo String tassel.

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    GIANT 32x48 CANVAS EVERYONE YO-YOING!

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    GIANT 32x48 inch EVERYONE YO-YOING Original Canvas painting by John Higby

    Signed copy of EVERYONE YO-YOS Book Hardcover 8.5 x 11 inch FULL COLOR by John Higby

    Hand painted YoYoFactory Wing Legend Laser Engraved Maple Wood Yo-Yo

    Hand drawn and inked BOOKMARK by John Higby with Yo-Yo String Tassel.

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