8
Apr
2016

Our Book

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I’m extremely excited to present you our book, Nina and the Magic Wand: How to Explain Gratitude to Your Child. It is book for children, written by myself and Raluca Popoviciu, with illustrations made by Raluca. It all started last fall, when I told Raluca about Kindle and how “easy” it is to publish a book on Amazon. Now, thinking about it, things when quite smoothly, with efforts, but no forced. The idea of this book just stood somewhere in my mind, waiting, ready to surface. I chose the topic of gratitude because of my interests related to spirituality and personal growth and I realized that the way we want to educate our children has to evolve with us.

In these times, full of temptations, one of the essential values that we can offer as parents to our kids is that of appreciating what we have, including our experiences and life itself. Our book offers you a way through which you can transform gratitude into a tool that brings joy. The hardest part was to build the story that would target all these concepts, in a way that a child could understand. Finally, we got to where we wanted with the help of Nina, the main character, her mother, the elves and fairies. For me, this process of putting together the book satisfied my need to use my creativity and to overcome the presumed prejudices of others. It was a great process and I loved it, because we are a great team, for Raluca likes exactly what I don’t, like editing and reviewing. Everything that has to do with details. Raluca finished High School of Art, but went on with the Faculty of Letters, so the perfect combination to create the illustrations and write in English. In order to create the illustrations, she learned to use a complex digital art program in a really short time. I asked her what part she liked most from this experience and she told me that she loved learning so many new things and was thrilled to see the final product on Amazon.

We are not stopping here, because we started to enjoy it too much. We thank you so very much if you decide to order our book, you cannot even imagine how happy we would be if this book will be a success and the message would get to as many kids as possible.

You can find our book here: http://www.amazon.ro/dp/B01DVVTW7Q?ref_=pe_2427780_160035660

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Sunt extrem de incantata sa va prezint cartea noastra, Nina and the Magic Wand: How to Explain Gratitude to Your Child. Este o carte pentru copii, scrisa de mine si Raluca Popoviciu, cu ilustratii facute de Raluca. Totul a inceput toamna trecuta, cand i-am povestit Ralucai despre Kindle si despre cat de “usor” este sa publici o carte pe Amazon. Acum, daca ma gandesc bine, lucrurile s-au legat foarte frumos, cu eforturi, dar nu fortat. Ideea cartii parca imi era stocata undeva in minte, gata sa iasa la suprafata. Am ales tema recunostintei, pe baza intereselor mele legate de spiritualitate si dezvoltare personala, si mi-am dat seama ca modul in care dorim sa ne educam copiii trebuie sa evolueze o data cu noi.

In aceste vremuri, in care exista atatea tentatii, una din valorile esentiale pe care le putem oferi ca parinti copiilor nostri, este aceea de a aprecia ceea ce avem, inclusiv experientele prin care trecem si viata insasi. Cartea noastra va ofera un mijloc prin care puteti transforma recunostinta intr-o unealta aducatoare de bucurii. Cel mai greu ne-a fost sa construim povestea, care sa puncteze toate aceste concepte, intr-un mod in care un copil sa le poata intelege. Intr-un final, am reusit sa cream ceea ce ne-am propus cu ajutorul Ninei, personajul principal, al mamei ei, al elfilor si zanelor. In ceea ce ma priveste, acest proces de creare a cartii mi-a satisfacut dorinta de a face lucruri cat mai creative si de a trece peste presupusele prejudecati ale celorlalti. A fost un proces care mi-a placut foarte mult, tocmai pentru ca fac asa buna echipa cu Raluca, careia ii place sa faca exact ce mie imi displace, cum ar fi editarea si corectarea cartii. Cam tot ce tine de detalii. Raluca a terminat Liceul de Arta, dar a continuat cu Literele, deci combinatia perfecta pentru a face ilustratii si a scrie in engleza. Pentru ilustratii, a invatat sa foloseasca un program complex de arta digitala, intr-un timp record. Am intrebat-o si pe ea ce i-a placut cel mai mult din aceasta experienta si mi-a raspuns ca faptul ca a invatat multe, multe lucruri noi si bucuria de a vedea produsul finit pe Amazon.

Nu ne oprim aici, pentru ca a inceput sa ne placa. Va multumim tare, tare mult daca veti comanda cartea noastra, nici nu va puteti imagina cat de fericite am fi ca aceasta carte sa aiba succes, iar mesajul cartii sa ajunga la cat mai multi copii.

Ne puteti gasi cartea aici: http://www.amazon.ro/dp/B01DVVTW7Q?ref_=pe_2427780_160035660

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