Welcome back Robert Vescio!
In this post, Robert tells us about another one of his great books – Jack and Mia.
Children’s author Robert Vescio wrote Jack and Mia to show how friendships (rich in imagination) can survive distance by finding creative ways to stay connected.
Jack and Mia do everything together
They stick together like paper and glue. Then, one day, Mia’s family moves away – not to another suburb but to another country on the other side of the world.
This is a story that will resonate with children who are about to move or have moved and miss their friends. Unlike other picture books about this subject, Jack and Mia illustrates how today kids are finding it easier to keep in touch with friends and loved ones who live far away.
‘Growing up, I had friends that moved half the world away – common for working parents and military families – and the only way to connect with them was to write or call,’ said Robert. ‘Today, technology is changing the way we stay connected. Everything you need is in the palm of your hands.’
Skype hangouts have become a common occurrence in today’s society. It’s as easy as grabbing a coffee with your computer screen. In fact, Skype has become so popular that people use ‘Skyping’ as a verb to connect with people.
Jack and Mia (illustrated by Claire Richards and published by Wombat Books) is a warm and entertaining tale about the power of a child’s imagination and to keep a friendship long and strong, regardless of distance. Available through Wombat Books www.wombatbooks.com.au.
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