I recently worked with a really great company, Go Strengths Ltd, on a project they were putting together to help young children identify with the emotional spectrum.
It was a wonderful project, written by the very talented child psychologist Renee Jain, whose work in the past has been designed to help a number of children with various anxiety and emotional problems cope in their everyday lives.
This new project is a light hearted, illustrated introduction to the alphabet, using a colourful menagerie of emotionally able creatures with original illustrations by yours truly!
The book is Renee’s own humorous and charming story, centered around the journey of a, rather unlucky ABC book, as it is passed from paw to claw, traveling through the entire alphabet. Each character embodies a new emotion, introducing young readers to the whole spectrum with full page illustrations drawn by moi.
The adventure is now available in paperback and on kindle via the magic of Amazon.com and was an absolute dream to work on. I wouldn’t hesitate to commend the wonderful work from the guys at Go Strengths Ltd and their wonderful cause and was really honored to be approached and involved in it.
Plus, it was seriously educational deal. Not only does it have the important task of providing children with an early platform to explore emotional complexity, but also taught me the meaning of xenial.
And I know know what an x-ray tetra is. Seriously, something for everyone.