"Truly delightful from beginning to end." --Carisa Kluver, Digital Storytime
Raymond Alligator is a super smart, super shy 5-year-old who feels left out when big sister Sheila has a friend over. He and his teddy bear are tighter than tight, but lately Raymonds wondering if he needs someone else to be his friend. Making a new friend sounds like a great idea but, well, it can also be kinda scary.
Are You My Friend? is a spot-on, funny digital picture book sure to draw in every kid (and adult) who has ever longed to peek over the neighbors fence and bust out of their comfort zone. Are You My Friend? is a story for the heart and the funny bone, sure to resonate with typical 4-8 year olds, kids with special needs as well as reluctant readers. Whimsically illustrated, the story features music and sound effects with read-to-me audio narration. The book also includes a unique guide for parents to help their kids increase friendship skills and social and emotional learning.
About the Author: Annie Fox, M.Ed., has been teaching, writing and creating innovative content for kids for 30+ years. Her first picture book People Are Like Lollipops (Holiday House) was published before she was legally old enough to sign the contract. Since then Annie has designed many classic kids' computer games. She's also written several award-winning books for tweens and teens, including the popular Middle School Confidential series which Electric Eggplant has developed as totally cool graphic novel iBooks and apps. You can contact Annie through AnnieFox.com.
About the Illustrator: Eli Noyes's involvement with media creation goes way back and covers a wide range of disciplines. Starting as an animator he created his own wacky brand of short films, picking up an Oscar nomination along the way. Eli's work includes projects for Sesame Street, HBO, Scholastic, Nickelodeon, MTV, Pixar, Disney and Oxygen Media. He was co-creator of the Nickelodeon children's television series, Eureeka's Castle, and directed two recurring segments on MTV's revolutionary television series, Liquid Television. In the "swamp" at Alligator Planet, Eli continues the tradition, creating short films, directing animation for documentaries, consulting on kid's television and web projects. You can contact Eli through AlligatorPlanet.com
More information about Raymond and Sheila Stories at RaymondAndSheila.com