A Note to Children...


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“Remember, it is very important to learn how to be understanding, tolerant, and kind. It is equally important to understand that your voice is your own, and you should do your very best to cultivate it.”


Dear young readers,


Macaws are the largest parrots in the world and can be found from southern Mexico to Peru, as well as Bolivia, eastern Brazil and the island of Trinidad. They prefer to spend their time in tall trees in humid tropical forests where they also nest from January through April.


This is the story of Ingo, a scarlet macaw who, while nursing her eggs in the hole of a canopy tree, drifts off to sleep and dreams of flying into the lush evergreen forest she calls home. With every turn of the page, hand-crafted collages filled with fun details and wrapped in vibrant colors invite you to guess as to what the characters are thinking, feeling, and doing. I hope you will love this special story as much as I did while I was creating it just for you.


Ingo's dream is the perfect window into a new world of unexpected vistas, colors, and shapes. At first, the story may not seem to make much sense. After all, it’s not everyday that you see a shark eating cupcakes or a merry band of birds & frogs piggybacking on a chubby fish! Yet, don’t be discouraged and don’t feel scared when faced with the unexpected and the unknown.


Much like Ingo, you can rely on your ability to keep an open mind in order to embrace what at first may seem strange. Remember, it’s so important to learn how to be understanding, tolerant, and kind. And it’s just as important to understand that your voice is your own and you should do your very best to cultivate it.


Happy reading!


Odeta

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