Catnap Stories is a series of childrens books to inspire the next generation of children to love cats, meet new friends, travel the world and learn new languages.
In October 2018, I decided to take the plunge and realise one of my dreams to create a series of childrens books centred around some of my most favourite things cats, travel and foreign languages. And, after having spent 6 months volunteering at Plan International UK in 2017, I wanted to ensure that I was able to donate some of the proceeds of the book sales to this very worthwhile charity. In early November 2018, they agreed that I can do this.
The main idea behind creating this series of books is to encourage children to learn about new places, people and languages and to really whet their appetite at an age when maybe language learning is not yet part of their curriculum and to open their minds to this wonderful skill.
A number of years ago, before I started at Grammar school, I had a real desire to learn foreign languages, mostly I guess from having been fortunate enough to have travelled to many foreign countries when I was little. I was then further inspired by my amazing French teacher at school who really brought languages alive and is the reason why I am now multilingual. She has also had a little hand in helping me develop this first book.
Some of the proceeds of the books will go to support children in countries all over the world. Since 1937, Plan International has been promoting the rights of children around the world. They operate with their partners in more than 50 countries and make sure that children in some of the poorest communities are safe and protected from violence. They provide access to essential services, including education, healthcare, clean water and toilets and they are also then when disasters happen. They are also dedicated to improving girls lives globally. By working with young people, they are challenging gender inequality, campaigning against harmful practices like child marriage and enabling girls everywhere to build a better future.
Thanks for reading my first blog and Happy Catnapping.
Heidi Bryant - Marketing Director and Author
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