After working more than 8 months on our first chapter -Click! London- we decided to print 50 preview copies to send around and, most importantly, to show to children.
I’ve to admit: when the box arrived there was lot of tension! We did our absolutely best, and we’ve already had great feedback after showing the digital copy to few editors and friends. However, we didn’t have any child’s feedback yet!
Open the article. and see my daughter’s reaction by yourself!
After more than 8 months of hard very enjoyable(!) work we can finally say WE MADE IT!!!
Yes, that’s correct: the book is finally ready! We are finishing up few details to make the files ready for printing, but we are basically there.
For the ones didn’t follow us from the begin, Click! is a bilingual book about London, born from the need of fresh bilingual books for early readers.
As we said, the book is ready, but… there’s a but. As we (Emanuele and Andrea) both left our job in February to work on this project, we are now out of finances to start the printing and distribution process.
We now need your help!
We will start a crowdfunding in about a month, and we need your full support to make this book a reality. We really count on you!
Here some news:
1- Illustrations almost all finished, just some colour needs to be applied to some of them.
2- Story translated in Spanish.
3- We’ve been interviewed by Spark Hub.
4- Some delays may occur due to changes in our self-publishing service.
Click! is about curiosity. We believe curiosity is one of the most important and useful human skills, as it pushes us to learn, discover, invent and create. For this reason we too in Click! use curiosity as “main force” to support learning in children.
When I first wrote the book I didn’t really realise how much of myself is part of it. As you know I wrote Click!’s first draft out of pure inspiration, and I then reworked it with Andrea later on. At all time my focus was on creating a great children’s story, that could inspire imagination making enjoyable. That what it was all about. Or at least, that’s what I thought.
Being a father, a parent actually, can be at times very hard. You can never switch off, and there are always so many things to do! But being a father is also an extraordinary, unique journey. From hearing soft heart beats in the womb to see your babies coming to life; from the first smile to their first steps, there’s nothing that gives me so strongly that sense of being in the right moment in the right place. Nothing else can give me that feeling of innocent happiness.