Have you ever lost a balloon? In 2014, a speech language pathologist and special educator teamed up to make our life long dream of becoming authors a reality -we published our first book, The Monkey Balloon.
This book was a unique story about Mimi and her adventures in finding her lost balloon. With the help of Yuki Osada, our extraordinary artist/illustrator, our visions became a brilliant reality!
Children loved this book so much that we decided to write a sequel. In our second book, A Tale of The Monkey Balloon, Mimi goes on another adventure through magical fairy tales to find her lost balloon. She meets old time favorites such as The Three Pigs, Goldilocks and The Gingerbread man.
A Tale of The Monkey Balloon is a book that your child will want to read again and again. And just like the first book, you will learn how to expand your child's language skills and optimize learning with literacy and educational tips written by co-authors Rebecca Eisenberg and Mindy Winebrenner. Our experience as educators spans over 15 years, which has helped us create a language and learning experience your child shouldn't miss!
Rebecca Eisenberg is a certified speech language pathologist, author and instructor. She loves using children's books to facilitate language and encourage creative and imaginative thoughts. She created a blog www.gravitybread.com to help parents encourage learning during mealtime. Her experience has included working with young children up to adulthood with a variety of speech, language and communication disorders for the past 15 years. She lives in Armonk, NY with her husband and two young children.
Mindy Winebrenner is an early childhood special educator, currently working with infants and toddlers and their families. She enjoys using a variety of children's stories to promote language and learning with all of her students. Mindy lives in Maryland with her husband, two young boys (her little monkeys), and two adorable chihuahuas.
Yuki Osada has been drawing and painting from an early age and she continues to use her art as a vehicle to communicate and tell stories. After working as an illustration agent and freelance illustrator, Yuki began using her illustration and design skills in the apparel and home furnishing industry in New York City. Her work as a print designer has been sold at various nationwide retailers. Yuki currently works as a freelance textile designer and graphic artist. She spends her time creating prints and enjoys silkscreening at her home in Florida.
Risks and challenges
With our experience of publishing our first book and working together as partners for over five years, we are ready to take on our next project, A Tale of The Monkey Balloon. As soon as our project is funded, we have immediate plans for publication and plan to have our book on the shelves by the Summer of 2017. With all three of us living in different locations on the east coast, we will do our best to send the awards to our generous donors as soon as possible. If unforeseen issues occur with publishing, it could possibly delay us on a short term, but we will do our best to get our books in product form as soon as possible and get them out to you! We look forward to starting this new adventure! Thank you for your support!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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