Monday, March 3, 2014

Fun Crab Handover Ceremony to the Ministry of Education.(Grenada)

'Fun, Fun, One Crab on the Run' is a Caribbean picture book for the 3-6 age range, written by Cuban author Mario Picayo and illustrated by Grenadian illustrator Stacey Byer.  

On Friday February 28th, a donation of over 160 Fun Crab Books was made to the Ministry of Education, Government of Grenada in an official handover ceremony.

As the illustrator, I'm really excited about Fun Crab going to Grenadian schools so our young children will have access to books designed with Caribbean children in mind. As a literacy tool, Fun Crab has the potential to help strengthen a reading culture in Grenada using fun, familiar imagery and author Mario Picayo's clever rhyming story. Fun Crab is modern because it is multifunctional and topical (promoting counting, reading, and environmental conservation from a very young age).  To support these learning features, companion learning materials were created in the form of
60 Fun Crab Number charts and 70 Species charts for distribution to the schools.

This handover would not have been possible without the support and generosity of our corporate sponsors: NAWASA, Southern Electrical, Eco Dive, Country Cold Store, 3B's Shoe Shop, Grenada Pharmacies, Wade Optical, Island Dental, Spice Isle Retreaders, Grand Anse Playgroup and the Sweetwater Foundation.

Fun Crab Books are now available in Grenada at : Atlantic News Shop (Maurice Bishop International Airport), Art Fabrik, Eco Dive, Island Aquariums and Pet Supplies, and the Grenada National Museum.

It is also available on Amazon US.