A Story Written by Nature – Animated Digital Book, 184 pages, black and white, authors: Aaron Ableman and Dave Room, publisher: Balance Edutainment
Pacha’s imagination is bigger than the Andes Mountains – homeland of her ancestors. When she goes to sleep, the plants and animals on her pajamas come alive in her dreams. The night before Earth Day, Pacha’s magical pajamas carry her into an epic dream where she’s the central player at a nature festival to save the planet from destruction. Pacha awakens with the inspiration to show the world … WE ARE ALL CONNECTED! View her adventure come to life in 70 augmented reality animations by hovering your smartphone over the images for a unique bedtime story and couchtime family experience!
A Story Written by Nature – Digital Musical Album
The double album features 70 artists spanning four generations including Cheech Marin (The Lion King, Cars), Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Dexter, Cadillac Records), Lester Chambers (The Chamber Brothers, Time Has Come Today), Talib Kweli, Majora Carter (Peabody Award Winner), the Agape Youth Choir featuring Cheech Marin, Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def, Les Nubians, Talib Kweli, Majora Carter, Lyrics Born, Lester Chambers, Rev Michael Bernard Beckwith of Agape International Spiritual Center, 350.org founder Bill McKibben, Grammy-Nominated duo Les Nubians, Agape Youth Choir and 20 young artists.
The album is truly special and unique for the following reasons:
- Contextualized in a magical story about all of nature coming together that encourages children to be creative and imaginative
- Features 70 artists spanning four generations from 8 year Lala to 73 year rock legend Lester Chambers
- Showcases 30 amazing kids, many of whom have amazing stories (e.g., Lil JaXe stutters when he talks but not when he raps, Amanda Raya is blind, Avalon Theisen started an environmental organization to protect frogs at 9 years old)
- Inclusive and culturally relevant featuring artists from the many backgrounds including Indigenous, Asian (Chinese, Japanese and Indian), Latino, African American, and Caucasian.
- Gender balance between male and female
Includes twenty-eight tracks (12 songs and 16 story tracks).
Join Pacha’s adventures as she puts on her magic pajamas and meets animals in her dreams, learning about today’s challenges, our role and taking action. A magnificent kids and family musical feat. superb artists and youth leaders! Wonderful, memorable songs and a story uplifting your heart!