Hey everyone! I’m one of the lead illustrators for a company called Global Sleepover, a company focused on writing digital books for the iPad, Kindle, or Nook for kids ages 4-8. The premise is four kids of different ethnicities, styles, and personalities who travel around the world learning about various cultures and peoples, making new friends, and learning how to be global citizens.
We are also pleased to announce our partnership with the Street Child World Cup, an organization challenging the perception and treatment of street children through football, art & campaigning.
In today’s world, we need more books with diverse characters, and Global Sleepover is hoping to provide young kids with an enjoyable reading experience that does just that! So, pack your sleeping bags, grab your passports, and get ready for adventure, because who really sleeps at a sleepover?
With the World Cup in Brazil happening as we speak, our latest story, “A Soccer (Football) Sleepover in Brazil”, which I did all of the illustrations for, is now available on the iPad, Kindle, or Nook.
The book not only provides narration for kids who might be too young to read (you can turn the narration off too if you would prefer to read by yourself), but it also provides a variety of definitions and facts about soccer and Brazil (for those who want to learn more than what the story gives). There are also cool interacting opportunities within the story, such as a soccer game, helping the main characters repack their backpacks, and helping the airplane find Brazil!
If you have kids (and need a new, fun series to give them), if you love learning about the world and its many peoples and cultures (I know I do!), or if you want to just support me and the illustrating that I do, please consider checking the series out! Or, if you know someone who would be interested, please share and help get the word out! Seriously, you would be doing me, my awesome boss, and everyone on the team a favor!
We’ve poured months into character development - doing the research, naming them, giving them personalities, showing their home, their country, their friends. When possible, we base our character off real kids from the countries. We define diversity as global awareness, of having friends from different cultures and traditions, of experiencing the world in all it has to offer. Each storybook comes with a Guide for Parents or Teachers, vocabulary words, fun facts about the country, comprehension questions and fun activities!
Here are some links to purchase the story: