Lonely Luke the African bush Elephant
Critteraweek’s beautifully illustrated picturebooks are informative, educational and a great read. Available at Amazon.
GUELPH, ON, CANADA, November 15, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — Luke is orphaned as a baby when ivory hunters murder his mother for her tusks. Saved and raised in his early years by a remarkable group of people in Kenya’s Amboseli Park, Luke grows up to be a giant on the savannah.
Did you know that caribou and reindeer are different names for the same critter? Follow Rudi as he treks 870 miles (1,400 km) across river deltas, arctic tundra and mountain ranges, and swims across lakes and rivers, on the longest land migration in the world.
About the picturebooks
In critter-a-week picturebooks the critters tell own their life-stories in their own words (fiction), but their stories are based on true facts and realistic life-circumstances.
Critter-a-week picturebooks won a 2023 Book-of-the-Year Gold Medal from Creative Child Magazine. They have 5-star reviews from Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Readers’ Choice Awards, and The Online Book Club. Quoth the Raven is a finalist with Readers’ Choice Awards. Igor Beaver is one of three finalists with the Canadian Book Club Awards.
Critter-a-week is planning to publish thirteen picturebooks a year, with the 2023 collection almost complete. The most likely buyers of their picturebooks are grandparents and primary grade schoolteachers.
Critter-a-week is giving Rudi Caribou away as a complete downloadable pdf copy from their web site www.critteraweek.com They noticed that people who have one critter-a-week story often want more critter-a-week stories, so Rudi Caribou is their ambassador to the world.
The most likely buyers of Critter-a-week picturebooks are grandparents and primary grade schoolteachers.
About the Authors
Critter-a-week’s authors met in a seniors’ centre’s creative writing group organized by Marilyn Helmer. Marilyn is a storyteller. She submits to magazines, newspapers and wherever else stories are accepted. She has over thirty children’s books in print. Marilyn loves writing critter stories and holding the finished books in her hands. She will be writing just one more story on her death bed. She is critter-a-week’s language guru and editor.
Paul Hock is the youngest at 73. A musician, storyteller and artist, Paul is happiest showing at country fairs, selling a few critter-a-week picturebooks and a couple of his beautiful art prints, and schmoozing with the locals. His critter-a-week illustrations are amazing. Paul immerses himself in dozens of photographs of the current critter and somehow relies on those images to develop accurate, true-to-life illustrations that support the stories.
Don Smith is the oldest at 90. He has retired from three careers, a senior business manager, a university business teacher, and a business consultant. In those roles he wrote proposals, reports, cases, and teaching notes, all fact-based. Small wonder critter stories are fact-based. Don took up creative writing to fill the empty ours after losing his beautiful wife of 63 years, Jean Isobel, to leukaemia. Don organizes critter-a-week’s business interests.
Marilyn and Don are comfortable financially, living in nice seniors’ facilities. For them critter-a-week is fun. Paul still needs to earn a living. One of Marilyn’s and Don’s goals is to introduce the world to Paul and his amazing talent, to help him earn a better living. In each story one of them takes the lead research and author role, but all of them are involved in that story’s development.
There is nothing magical about writing and publishing true-to-life animal books. That part is easy. The high hurdle for the competition will be trying to match Paul’s illustrations.
As well as English language countries, they think there is a market for critter-a-week English language books in places where primary grade students are learning English as a second or a third language. They also want their books translated into other languages, to travel to faraway places.