I am so excited I can finally share details of this amazing partnership with BabyLit! BabyLit creates my absolute favorite board books for kids. They take classics like Jane Austen, The Secret Garden, Pride and Prejudice and turns them into primers for babies. The illustrations are incredible and I have been inspired by these books for years.
Now fast forward to August 2014. I was at the NY Now gift show with Lucy Darling and I struck up a conversation with a lady in line for restroom. We started chatting, one thing lead to another, and she was asking me about my artwork. I showed her a sampling of my art prints and she zoned in the train print below.
She told me she was a book publisher and one type of book that she publishes is the BabyLit board book. I was STUNNED. She asked if she should take the print with her and of course I obliged. She then very vaguely, asked me to draw and send her a train in Arizona. I was pretty perplexed by this as she gave me no other information. So I started researching trains and a couple weeks later sent her my Arizona train. She said she loved it and divulged her idea about the All Aboard! train series. I was instantly sold and almost a year later I am launching my first 3 board books, All Aboard! Paris, All Aboard! California and All Aboard New York. Can someone pinch me please!?
Below outlines each of the first three books. I so enjoyed studying each of the locations and creating a book munchkins can learn from and enjoy.
Travel with your munchkin on the All Aboard! California express with this Landscape Primer! From the snowy mountain tops of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the beaches on the Southern Coast, your little one will see the vast beauty of California’s landscape, without even having to leave home.
Hop on the All Aboard! New York train as you and your little one take a trip to Big Apple, in this City Primer. Travel through the city as you peek onto the Broadway stage, sail around Staten Island and join the crowd in Times Square. These famous sites will makes you feel you’re on the streets of the city that never sleeps.
Oui! Oui! Travel to the dazzling city of Paris where your child will learn the language of love in this All Aboard! Paris a French Primer! Explore the city’s most famous sites from the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame, while learning French words that correlate with your City of Lights tour.