Its been another exciting week in our Duckling house! The Green Fairy has come on board and is ready for Pre-orders!
So what is the Green Fairy about? And what is Augmented Reality?
Have you ever wondered why the traffic lights glow? The story revolves around adventures of the Green Fairy and the Red Fairy, who secretly live inside a traffic light. The fairy species naturally glows at night, and in our modern times they need to find a place to remain unseen from the lurking Fairy Catchers, who typically hunt them down in the forest. With her green glow, the Green Fairy lets the cars go, while the Red Fairy makes them stop.
From the Author:
‘Parents tell me that after kids engage with “The Green Fairy” and listen to her story, that they begin to wave at the traffic lights when getting dropped off at school in the mornings,’ says Alejandro. ‘Let’s capture people’s imagination, by creating a modern-day fairy tale that brings magic to our daily urban lives.’
The Green Fairy is a universal story about finding your place in the world. It’s about becoming comfortable with what makes you unique and different, rather than having to change to please others. The series teaches kids to accept diversity in our communities by following the struggles of the Green Fairy as she tries to adapt in a multi-cultural fairy world. It’s also a tale of controlling your inner ‘traffic light’ of finding the balance between being too cautious and taking too many risks.
This delightful story will enchant children everywhere. The book can be read simply as a book – but if you use your iPad and download the Green Fairy app you can summon the Green Fairy in Augmented Reality, she lives on the pages, and literally jumps excitedly, flies around and even points at the words as she reads you the story!
Ok WOW - so a Fairy actually reads the story to you?
Well, I am SO excited and can’t wait to read this to my son! Get your pre-order in quick as we have a limited first run being printed and will be ready on Aug 1st. If you have any questions please comment below! EEEkkkkk exciting! :) Chrissy x
Its been an exciting week as the First in this exciting series Elastic Island books are ready! We have a special Launch that you are invited to! At the very special Dorothy Butlers Children shop on the 13th May. RSVP to email@example.com.
Hope to see you there!
Easter is a time for Chocolate and Family, or if you don't have a sweet tooth like me its time for markets and BOOKs!!! Books make such a great gift at ANY time of the year :) Any excuse. I attended the Stratford Prosperos Farmers markets with my Sister, Niece, Nephew and my son! It was Fantastic! I had the pleasure of doing a book reading with the kids and face painting with my son. Amy book and doll were the favourties and kids are loving her dreaming adventures! :)
We hope you had a lovely Easter, we would love to hear from you please pop to our Facebook Page or Instagram page for our latest updates and competitions.
Its markets season again which is so exciting because I get to talk to you face to face and ask what you think about our products!
Yesterday was the first for Amy doll & book and the resopnse was great!! thanks to all those that came down to see me!
Due to request Amy doll and Amy doll book combo are now available in store!!!
Its been an exciting week for me this week! Well to be honest most weeks are exciting because I love working with books and I get to do what I love everyday!
So if you follow our Facebook Page you would have already read our announcement that Duckling Publishing has made the first expansion to publish another authors Novel! Karen McMillian is a friend of mine and when I heard about her idea for Elastic Island I was hooked and had to have it! So its been such a fun journey over the last 6 months of finessing the story, working on the cover and the title to make what I think is an amazing action adventure story for 6-12 year olds! I couldn't be happier for our first expansion!!! Loved every part of it.
Jewel Lagoon will be out on the 1st of May and we will be having a very special and entertaining Launch at the Dorothy Butlers Children Shop on mothers day! Watch out for more info on that!
Jewel Lagoon is available for pre-order from our store!
Welcome to 2018!
I hope you had a relaxing time over christmas with family and friends!
And wow didn't that go fast! Here we are in 2018! And I hit the ground running.
Amy's Dreaming Adventures is out yay! The first in our new series, I am so incredibly proud of this one, it took over a year to get finished and I just love the gorgeous illustrations and the story will keep you wanting to read it over and over again!
There will be loads happening this year, more collaborations and exciting new books!
Thank you for continuing this journey with me, its going to be a great and busy year ahead but I truly love every minute of it and I am grateful everyday that I can do what I love!
This is my favourite season of the year, everyone seems to be walking lighter, smiling more and thinking of those around us. I grew up with candles and at this time of year I like to light them to remember those that I have lost, those that live far away and also those with hardships we can't even begin to understand.
So for all book orders until Dec 20th we are donating $5 to Variety. Lets help our kids be the superheroes they deserve to be! We have also just gone over the $100 mark so would love to get more if we can :).
Encourage imagination with this new exciting activity book! Something for everyone! You can design your own skateboard or make shapes into anything you want. A great gift for christmas and it will keep you little ones occupied for hours. Or perfect for that long car journey!
Its been a busy couple of weeks. SO excited that Max books are going across the Tasman to our Neighbours over in Australia! Dymocks Charlestown in NSW are our first Aussie Max book stop! so if you are in that area stop on in and have a look, amazing supportive staff we are so thrilled to have our books there! Follow them on their Facebook page.
NZ Woman Weekly Interview and Photoshoot
The other exciting thing that has happen the last couple of weeks is that we had an interview and pics taken for the NZ Womans Weekly Magazine - coming soon! I will be sure to post when it comes out! but for now check out the behind the scenes pics :)
It’s starting to get warmer finally! Despite the crazy weather, we are getting full days of warm sunshine.
The beach is one of my favourite places to be by myself and with my family. It doesn't have to be a warm summers day to enjoy the beach. After a storm the beach is covered with all sorts of amazing materials!
Shells, seaweed, rocks, sticks and the list goes on. In my first book ‘The Beach’ instead of a sandcastle, Max builds a great sand dragon breathing fire made from seaweed!
Max climbs onto the dragons back and imagines the dragon coming to life! They jump high into the air and meet all sorts of friends out at sea.
It does take time for some kids to get used to the beach. My son at first was afraid of the waves. We started slow, a bucket and spade can go along way to start with.
And if you are not near a beach, you can build one at home too.
Grab any large container. Add dirt, rocks, twigs and leaves and then you have a contained imagination station ready to go!
Please share any pics of you and your family enjoying the beach too, you can visit me also at our Max facebook Page.