July 23, 2024


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Teacher at Aspen Heights British College publishes book to educate youngsters about self- image and acceptance

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Maria Georgiou, instructor, Aspen Heights British College
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Calendar year 3 instructor at Aspen Heights British University – Abu Dhabi, Maria Georgiou, has just introduced a new character Bibby McGee to life for small children around the planet.

Tackling the subjects of self-graphic and acceptance, Mrs Georgiou worked during 2020 and in two countries to create and illustrate the children’s e-book herself.

When requested what prompted her to compose this tale, she shares this:

“The concept for the book experienced been in my head for a couple years, and I had sections of it penned down, but it was a lengthy way absent from being a finished solution. When the pandemic strike, and lockdown followed, I resolved to develop into much more significant about receiving my e-book completed and published.

The plan arrived to me in 2018, even though my spouse and I have been touring in South The usa, but the concept is a thing I have been passionate about for a very long time. We were being in a small surf city referred to as Pichilemu, Chile. There was an summary painting on the wall of the rustic seashore house we had been being in, and a single night time, the summary image morphed into the character Bibby McGee. The bones of the tale formed in my head that night, with Bibby McGee’s tag line “I’m just me – Bibby McGee”.

I started out producing the ebook in March / April of 2020 for the duration of lockdown, while I was instructing in Thailand. I knew I wanted to the two write and illustrate the ebook myself, so I started experimenting with distinct creative designs and mediums. I taught myself how to illustrate digitally. I concluded the prepared aspect of the e book in Thailand and I then started illustrating, initial by hand drawing and then by scanning and finishing the illustrations digitally. Through the summer months of 2020, my partner and I moved to the UAE and it was in this article that I did the bulk of the illustrations. Basically, most of them were being drawn during the lodge quarantine in our to start with two weeks listed here.

I completed putting all the parts collectively, formatting the guide, earning positive I had the illustrations and the textual content precisely wherever I needed them by the commencing of December 2020.

This guide is aimed at little ones aged 3-7 many years, but the information is relevant to any age. Bibby McGee is owning a particular influence on kids that ‘stand out’. I have obtained messages from mom and dad of these little ones about the favourable outcome that this book is possessing on their child.

This is my first children’s picture reserve, but I have a handful of far more in the pipeline – each individual with a distinctive information.

With this ebook, I want to inspire a conversation about self-graphic and acceptance. It is a concept for any baby that has at any time felt unique- that it is amazing to be so! It is not what is on the outdoors which is crucial, but what’s on the inside of – currently being variety, compassionate, caring. Natural beauty comes from in just. I would also like this book to be believed provoking for kids, to have them mirror on how they ought to treat other folks and on how their actions could possibly make some others experience.

My message to college students – It does not subject what you appear like, it’s what is inside that counts. Be variety. Be happy to be YOU!”

Bibby McGee is accessible to invest in worldwide on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.

Aspen Heights British University found in Al Bahya, Abu Dhabi features a substantial-quality British education and learning to students in a personalised way, for youngsters in Nursery – Calendar year 9. Aspen Heights British University delivers a significant degree of pastoral care and robust sense of neighborhood. Wonderful learning is central to almost everything they do – the personalised provision guarantees that youngsters make exceptional development and reach expectations that will amaze you.