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Profiled 11-05-00 at $1.43


Due to very strong response that we are receiving on sub $2 Internet stocks we are featuring ZANY as our New Company Spotlight.

Book Value (mrq*) $3.82

52-Week Low on 31-Oct-2000 $1.188

Recent Price $1.438

52-Week High on 9-Nov-1999 $11.75

Zany Brainy, Inc. is a leading and rapidly growing specialty retailer of high quality toys, games, books and multimedia products for kids. The Company is a different kind of toy store with a unique product mission and a passionate commitment to its customers. Zany Brainy believes learning should be fun. Its products entertain, educate and spark the imaginations of children up to 12 years of age. The Company combines this distinctive merchandise offering with superior customer service and daily in-store events to create an interactive, kid-friendly and exciting shopping experience for children and adults. The Company presently operates 188 stores in 34 states. Zany Brainy customers can also shop online at

As many of you may know, Online Shopping and Holiday stocks are one of our Favorite Sectors for increased growth going into what we expect to be a record sales season for Online Retailers.

ZANY, as well as several others including the following are positioned in extraordinary discounts to their 52 week highs.


Zany Brainy, Inc. Last: 1 7/16 Change: +5/32 Volume: 584,000

EGGS, Inc. Last: 2 5/16 Change: +1/8 Volume: 197,000

GDEN, Inc. Last: 11/32 Change: +3/32 Volume: 1,260,400


Egreetings Network, Inc. Last: 7/16 Change: +1/8 Volume: 1,558,200

Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ --


Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ --Zany Brainy, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZANY - news) announced that its ``Celebrate Friends: Songs for Friends To Treasure,'' compilation recording of the best music for families, has won two top awards from national parenting organizations. ``Celebrate Friends'' sold out its initial two runs this fall, and a fresh stock of CDs hits all Zany Brainy stores this week. ``Celebrate Friends'' is also available at Parents' Choice and the National Parenting Publications of America (NAPPA) have each selected ``Celebrate Friends'' for their fall awards. Zany Brainy has also chosen the CD as one of its Best Bets for Holiday Giving.

Nov. 2, 2000--Zany Brainy, Inc. (Nasdaq National Market: ZANY - news)

Customers Can Shop in 188 Stores in 34 States, Online or Via Toll-Free Telephone---In addition to its Holiday Gift Guide release, Zany Brainy recently completed its store expansion program for the year 2000. In line with previously announced plans, the Company opened a total of 25 Zany Brainy stores this year. In October, Zany Brainy grand-opened eight new stores in the following markets: Austin, Texas; Amherst, New York; Camp Hill, Pennsylvania; Pittsford, New York; Gurnee, Illinois; Deer Park, Illinois and Skokie, Illinois. Including the stores acquired as part of the Noodle Kidoodle acquisition, Zany Brainy now has 188 stores in 34 states.

Oct. 13, 2000--Zany Brainy, Inc. (Nasdaq National Market: ZANY), a leading specialty retailer of high quality toys, games, books and multimedia products, today announced that it has closed the final $50 million portion of its $115 million secured revolving credit facility with First Union National Bank. The initial $65 million portion of the facility closed on July 26, 2000. The three-year facility, which was announced in July 2000, called for the completion of Zany Brainy's acquisition of Noodle Kidoodle, Inc. prior to the closing of the $50 million portion.

``Right now, the entire Zany Brainy staff is focused on achieving a successful holiday season. Beyond that, we are committed to enhancing the financial performance of our store base through a comprehensive plan to increase traffic, customer satisfaction and, ultimately, sales,'' said Thomas G. Vellios, President and acting Chief Executive Officer of Zany Brainy.

Mr. Vellios continued, ``This year, Zany Brainy grew from a chain of 103 stores to a chain that, by the end of this month, will have 188 stores. We plan to use the credit facility to support our stores, as we shift our primary emphasis from rapid new store expansion to completing the integration of the Noodle Kidoodle stores and putting more `Wow!' into all of our existing stores.''




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