Children’s Story coming to Amazon.com soon, written and illustrated by Janis Kirstein. You don’t want to miss this!
In a world of conflict and division, this is the story of two very unlikely animals who are born literally joined at the hip. Their life journey and close proximity force these two creatures to learn to get along, or they will not survive the Amazon jungles of their village home.
This unlikely pair are born together in the tradition of the Mexican Alebrijes, which are brightly colored Oaxacan-Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures originating from the paper mache- and/or-wood carved adaptions which were pioneered by Arrazola, a Mexican craftsman in the 1930’s. Miraculously enough, this is the story of an Alebrijie that actually comes to life as an African Lion and a South These two animals have no choice but to learn the lessons of cooperation and understanding which results in appreciation and shared love. Through their newly gained empathy and understanding, they begin to resolve their frustrating differences through a multitude of hilarious adventures. This children’s story provides a humorous example of two characters forced to live together as one and how they grow from a place of constant irritation with one another to a new place of understanding, flexibility and love.
Many links to lesson plans and relevant information for classroom teachers will be included.
I am am almost ready to push the publish button on Amazon, so stay tuned!
Lesson plan link coming soon!
An art piece based on the inspiration of the Mexican Alebrijes, or brightly colored animals made in the 1930’s.
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