Launching our first i candy children’s book
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new children’s book!
This children’s book is written and illustrated by Lisa Hamilton-Gibbs, the founder of i candy design.
It is a 100 per cent New Zealand-made book for children that chronicles the challenges and adventures of Herb, a kiwi bird. From a young age Herb has always dreamed of flying. With the encouragement of his best friend Lola the ladybird, he embarks on a pilgrimage to learn how.
Despite both encouragement and pessimism from friends he meets along the way, Herb does take to the air on wings built from the toe toe plant. With sheer determination, self-belief and Kiwi ingenuity he manages to circumnavigate the globe – just like Santa – and becomes an overnight sensation.
The story’s missive is about believing in yourself with the underlying message of encouraging youngsters to follow their dreams. Herb trusted his heart, believed in his dream and became an inspiration to fellow animal friends all around the world.” Pictured below is Lisa’s favourite page in the book! Poop dog wants to follow is dream to become a DJ when he sees Herb’s succeed in flying.
Written in cross rhyme, ‘Who said Kiwis can’t fly?’ highlights New Zealand flora and fauna in a unique and educational way and is intrinsically Kiwi. It is a mixed media combination of illustration and real world imagery while Herb himself is rendered in a gold colour giving the story a true contemporary feel.
You will love our bonus pull out poster that can be used as inspirational artwork on a child’s bedroom wall.