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Described as captivating, mesmerising, and the 'ultimate oasis of calm', this stunning book is a must-read for curious little ones the world over.
Wandering the streets of her local village during the pandemic lockdown, April develops an unwavering curiosity for what is happening in the windows of her neighbouring homes. Like a short film depicting the fascinating lives of others, gently framed by the unique architecture of their homes, April's Window is a visual and literary masterpiece. Written by Canadian author Georgina Le Flufy and illustrated by the globally-renowned Francisco Fonseca, this picture book will captivate readers of all ages.
Why do we need a kids' book about curiosity?
To be curious is to grow, to learn, to be inspired; to never understand the feelings of boredom or idle-mindedness. This is the world of the child, and curiosity is its lifeblood. To enrich the life of children is to fuel and ignite their curiosity in every single facet of the world around them.
April's Window was written to do just this. There is not a child that has read this story and walked away without questions and intrigue at the pictures they explored and the words that so poetically adorned them.
This gorgeous picture book about curiosity strikes right into the heart of what Ethicool Books does best: crafting kids' books that change the world.
- Recommended ages: for 0 - 6yrs old
- Author: Georgina Le Flufy
- Illustrator: Francisco Fonseca
- Size: 11" x 8.5" landscape (27.5 x 21cm)
- Cover: heavy softcover (300GSM)
- Pages: medium inside pages (200GSM)
An excerpt from the story
Square window, wide window, window up high.
My window, your window, windows with blinds.
Windows with curtains and windows with lights,
Windows with sleeping cats curled up inside.
Windows where people are watering plants,
Windows where people are learning to dance,
Learning to sew, learning to cook, falling
In love with the words of a book. The sounds
Of a song that float through
the air, the smell of people
cooking in homes everywhere...
Praise for April's Window
"This book is a little oasis of calm ... a beautiful poetic book with soft, atmospheric illustrations that feels both like a story to be enjoyed now, and a keepsake for the future." Teeny Readers
"This book is a beautiful time capsule of special moments." Bambini Bookworms
Most Ethicool Books are designed for ages 0 - 6 years old, but are frequently read by much older children, too.
All our stories average 500-750 words in length.
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We create remarkable children's books about the world’s big issues, inspiring kids to create positive change.
Why the big issues? Well, because our little ones are ready. They get it. They're perceptive, intelligent and capable; they're ready to grow up and make the world a better place. They have the answers, the solutions, and the motivation to not only fulfill their own dreams, but to make our planet more equitable and sustainable.
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The potential of little ones
Ethicool was founded in 2020 by Australian husband and wife team, Teigan Margetts and Stuart French.
When tucking their two young sons into bed every night, they would often invent stories about the world's big issues, with their little ones playing the starring role of saving the day.
They quickly realised that their children not only understood the issues, but wanted to do more about them.
Wanting to teach their sons more, Teigan and Stu turned to children's books. But, as they browsed through the hundreds of books they owned, they couldn't find a single one that inspired great change.
And so, Ethicool was born: a children's book company that helps little ones change the world.
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Creating books usually requires cutting down even more trees.
But not ours! Ethicool’s books are printed using recycled or sustainably-sourced papers, as well as soy-based inks.
Our books have been extensively tested for durability by the most unforgiving testers (toddlers!), so you won't be looking to throw them away after a few weeks' reading.
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It means we're actively invested in living our beliefs and contributing to a cause that is passionate about solving the right problems, and on a global scale.
|Author||Written by Georgina Le Flufy; Illustrated by Francisco Fonseca|
|Dimensions||11" x 8.5" landscape (27.5 x 21cm)|