Love, Bonito releases its first-ever children’s storybook through LBCreate (live from 15 September), its social impact arm.
Titled “Lili the Lioness & Friends”, the book features six female-first animal characters and is available from 16 September in two formats – a physical version written and illustrated in-house for sale via Love, Bonito’s websites, and an animated video book created in partnership with animation studio Finding Pictures, to be carried only on Vooks, streaming service of read-aloud animated storybooks.
Love, Bonito is supporting the education of girls in historically low-income communities in Asia for a year through proceeds from physical book sales – at a target goal of US$30,000.
Targeted at children aged three to seven years old, the book follows the journey of Jungle School’s head girl Lili the Lioness, who invents her own “power cheer” to motivate her friends in school, but loses her voice as she is about to make a special announcement for the students.
Through her ups and downs, you will discover the power of finding strength in vulnerability as well as empowerment through community, teamwork and collaboration — all of which are representative of Love, Bonito’s culture and values. The book also features interactive elements like a scavenger hunt and instructions for readers to write their own “power cheer”.
Voicing the characters in the animated video book is Singaporean actor, presenter, and voice-over artist Naomi Yeo (The Narrator, Lili the lioness, Sophia the sloth, Thea the toucan) and Mediacorp 987 DJ, Natasha (Cora the crocodile, Fatima the frog, Mary the mouse).
You can purchase the print edition via Love, Bonito’s websites from 16 September, whilst stocks last. Each purchase includes a complimentary one-year subscription to the Vooks platform worth US$49.99.
Free shipping is provided across 20 countries, subject to spending thresholds.
You can also look forward to themed in-store curated corners across Love, Bonito’s five markets, namely Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. This includes interactive visual displays and a character scavenger hunt of Mary the Mouse around the store!
Love, Bonito’ first-ever children’s storybook ‘Lili The Lioness & Friends’ print edition retails for S$25 and is available online only from 16 September, whilst stocks last. The animated video edition will also be available on Vooks from 16 September.