I thought it was such an amazing idea as he held it up and explained that the story was all about him and his best friend. I wasn’t alone. The whole class was enchanted by the idea. So we begged our teacher to read it to us.
And eventually, after a lot of cajoling by 25 eager kids, she did.
What a disappointment…
I can’t remember what the story was about, just that it bad. So. Very. Bad.
I was also so disappointed by the pictures. Surely if the book is about you, then the pictures should look like you too?
But no. Gerald’s character was a Giraffe and the friend who romped through the pages with him was a zebra.
That is not to say that the pictures weren’t fun, vibrant and exciting. They were. But they weren’t about Gerald. They were about a giraffe and a zebra who frolicked through the pages to the book’s forgotten but disappointing end.
I will never know if that was where the germ of the idea for Zoowun came from. But here we are. I still get excited about the idea of a story that is all about one of my kids or my nieces and nephews (or even me).
I hope that we at Zoowun have addressed my ten-year old twin frustrations with fun, engaging and age-appropriate stories that feature colorful and amusing pictures starring an avatar who looks something like the book’s child hero. I hope that our stories are indeed customized kids’ books in every sense and that this is reflected in both the text and pictures.
- Please look through our website www.zoowun.com to see if you find a book you think your favorite child might like.
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