Alice is a cute little girl who runs home after school on Monday to play with her best friend, a bug named Fuzz. Their favorite game is “Fly Guys in Space” where an old mop is the rocket and a cardboard box is Alice’s spacesuit.
Bobby Thandi and Emma Leverton bring young readers a colorful picture book that will make kids and their parents cheer. In an effort to engage children about the complex subject of prejudice, Thandi and Leverton have created a fun story in rhyme that delves into the roots of prejudicial behavior.
Illustrator Joe Sharpe does an amazing job of turning a 5-year-old’s fantasy of space travel into picture book reality.
More to Come
Fly Guys: Monday Madness is just the beginning. For every day of the week, Thandi and his “Fly Guy” crew will release a series of books with Alice and Fuzz. For each new day the girl and her bug will experience a new imaginative adventure with the goal of teaching kids about differences, diversity, friendship, and the stupidity of prejudice.
Mandip Sahota, Private Secretary to Minister of State at Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK Government had this to say about Fly Guys: Monday Madness: “I loved this book. At a time when we hear reports of prejudice on the increase, the challenge is how to promote equality. Fly Guys is a fun story with a reassuring reminder – children are not born with prejudice.” Bobby Thandi has definitely achieved something special here – a series that will help us all tackle prejudice one day at a time. Fuzz and Alice should be on every child’s bookshelf!”
About the Authors
Bobby Thandi is the creator of “Fly Guys”. He’s VP Digital at Dubit, a firm that creates kids’ entertainment products for clients like Nickelodeon, Disney, PBS KIDS, and Cartoon Network. Thandi created “Fly Guys” so his daughter, Avani, will grow up in a world free from prejudice.
Emma Leverton is 24 years old writer from Rotherham, Yorkshire, UK. Fly Guys: Monday Madness is her first children’s book. She says she became a writer to express ideas in an imaginative and playful way.
About the Illustrator
Joe Sharpe, a graduate of the University of Huddersfield is a freelance illustrator and designer from Huddersfield, UK.