• Oct

New book launch!

New book launch!
“Shiver me timbers, we can’t swim in the sea!
There be sharks and sea monsters too.”
The girls wondered how they could get their loot.
Then Gabby came to the rescue!

Ready for an Adventure, by Abbi-Jean Reid and Bhumika Jangid is an absolute joy. With sumptuous imagery and snappy rhymes this book just sings and.

This book is beautiful, fun and heart-warming. We have a rich cast of characters, we swerve tired stereotypes and we’re just so completely proud of it.  We are particularly proud to be showcasing the talents of two new members on our team, Abbi and Bhumika.

Click here to see our Kickstarter campaign and help us fund the first print run.

Top tip: you’ll get some other Parakeet goodies here too for less than usual retail price. Wink wink.

It’s a wonderful book and don’t just take my word for it…

Peppa Pig writer and director, Matilda Tristram says:
“Refreshingly straightforward in its description of vitiligo. Essential learning without ever feeling didactic, it’s a joyful, funny adventure with beautiful illustrations, children will love it and I did too!”

Vitiligo Society Trustee, Natalie Ambersley says:
“Great story, amazingly illustrated and the vitiligo looks so authentic. Gabby comes across as a bubbly, lively and confident little girl which is so important to portray as those with vitiligo can sometimes feel the complete opposite. I really like that there isn’t focus on her vitiligo within the story, rather the endearing mention at the beginning of the story that she has vitiligo and that her skin condition doesn’t impact who she is.”

And Little Box of Books founder, Lynsey Pollard says:
“This is such a wonderful book and I’m so excited for publication day. All our children need to read books with diverse casts of characters, characters with freckles, vitiligo, brown skin, black skin, two Mums, limb difference because this is what the world looks like! Parakeet books show children that everybody is different, making everybody normal!”

Ready for an Adventure, by Abbi-Jean Reid and Bhumika Jangid is hitting the shops just before Christmas. For an early copy click here.

By Judy Skidmore

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