Inspiring children to discover and learn about the world they live in
Longzhen Han (Longy), author of the children’s picture book series Gusto & Gecko is helping to raise literacy levels, and inspire children to discover and learn about the world they live in. AUD$1,000 of the books crowdfunding campaign and 10 copies of the book are being donated to Australian charity Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
Longy Han, and Nic Bayley, a contributing photographer to the project, have also committed to book donations to major Australian children’s hospitals, the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, primary schools and kindergartens.
Why You Should Support This Project Today
Supporters of the books have expressed great enthusiasm for the concept and have rallied behind Gusto & Gecko campaigns on Facebook and Instagram in their efforts to raise more money for the crowdfunding project which ends on 30 October 2014.
The aim of the Gusto & Gecko series is to:
1) Introduce children to various animals, plants, food and landscapes;
2) Broaden their horizons and inspire curiosity about our world;
3) Foster a better understanding and awareness of different cultures and traditions;
4) Invest in the next generation by giving back to the community.
Tell Me About The First Book
The first book in the Gusto and Gecko series is set in the Maasai Mara in Kenya.
Readers will join the intrepid heroes – Gusto, a young boy always on the hunt for adventure and Gecko, his faithful pet companion, on an epic journey to discover animals in the wildebeest migration. Along the way, readers will also learn collective nouns and practise counting.
“I am a firm advocate for literacy because I believe it lays the foundation for lifelong learning and it is a tool of personal empowerment. The Gusto & Gecko series is aimed at children aged 5-8 years and each book is set in a different city. The books engage children to see the world from a different perspective” – Longy Han, Author
Longzhen (Longy) Han is a lawyer by day, children’s book author by night. She has travelled across 7 continents, visited over 30 countries and 90 cities. Her Gusto & Gecko picture book series is her dream to share her passion for travel and discovery with a young audience.
Read more and pledge to this worthwhile project at http://www.pozible.com/project/183060
Contact: Longzhen (Longy) Han / Sydney, Australia