and never give up on your aspirations,
as life is a roller coaster ride,
of delightful surprises.
What an incredible journey it has been so far. We now are venturing on with Koolamundo and the many characters that pop in and out of my head. At times I must have driven my family and friends crazy with my kooky ideas and let’s go for it attitude. But they have patiently waited for me to return to earth, which I do once in a while.
Our first project as you all know has been about Klara, our sweet cow who knows how to bow. There has been a lot going on behind the scenes and we would like to thank the amazing individuals who have helped us with this project personally.
Beautiful Apoorva is our wonderful and creative illustrator, who has worked side by side with me, but on another continent. This amazing lady also helped us with our Hindi translation.
Our special Gigi, for helping us with Chinese. Thank you sweetie.
Dearest Coco, we appreciate all of your help, lovey.
Gorgeous Siona for translating Klara into Spanish whilst she was busy studying at University in Dublin.
Carol our talented song producer for taking my lyrics and turning them into two wonderful children’s songs.
Helen for helping me with French translations, you’re a doll and Lovely Ulli for working on our German book.
Paul Martin, who was there for us with Dutch, you’re the best. Sheryl, my busy friend, that drops everything for us, thank you.
The book is dedicated to my wonderful family who continues to support me on this journey. I would like to say a big thank you to each of you. I am so fortunate to have such gifted gorgeous and generous friends around me.
Adventure, here we go
Sometimes fast, sometimes slow
Watch me swinging round and round
Miss the tree but not the ground
Alook they call me from afar
My planet’s from a special star
Welcome to the first verse of our new upbeat melody. We are excited for you to listen to our Koolamundo song. It’s a Kool Kool world out there and we want you to join in the fun with us. As you listen to the beat of the drums, sounds of the jungle and forest. Harmonizing vocals with this upbeat tune. Grab a dance partner and get your feet moving with Alook as he takes you on his next adventure.
So there I was, sitting on my couch in farmer Rale’s field and who do you think came to pay me a visit? Yes, my special friend Klara the cow. If her hoofs were a little cleaner, I would have let her cuddle with me on the couch.
This journey started many years ago in my mind, but on July 7th, 2015, Koolamundo will deliver to the world what we are calling the “Whole Package”. Klara the Cow Who Knows How To Bow is much more than a book. When the book is purchased (digital or printed versions), the buyer will be able to download the rest of the package for FREE which includes:
· Sing-along eBook
· Sing-along Soundtrack
· Instrumental Only Soundtrack
· Audio Book
· Read-along Video
Koolamundo is an Edutainment company, not just a publisher of children’s books. Reading a book with a child is a lot of fun, but we want to enhance the learning and educational aspects by sprinkling in a little fun!
In addition to all the FREE stuff, we have resources for teachers that can be used in classrooms, nursery schools, libraries and even home schooling.
If you want to learn a new language, we can also help. Klara the Cow Who Knows How to Bow will be printed in these 8 languages English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Hindi, and Simplified Chinese. The Kindle version will include English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, but due to the special characters, Kindle does not accept Hindi and Simplified Chinese. All FREE downloads are in English only at this point.
In the coming 6-12 months we will be releasing additional books as part of the “Friendship Series”. What we are really excited about is that some of our characters will be coming to life through animation, so I may just be bowing with Klara one day soon.
Please check the Koolamundo website often for new and fun stuff. In fact, if you go to our home page and click on the “Free Newsletter” button, we will make sure we keep you up to date with all the happenings at Koolamundo.
Drum roll please ………for July 7th.
My favourite time as a young child was when I was read to every night. Cuddling under my covers and listening to the expression in my parent’s voice as they helped create the magic through the words of that book. It was also fun to trace around the creative drawings and hope that one day, I could draw like that. Then I learnt to read and a whole new world opened up to me. My curious mind wanted to find answers to all the questions I had. I could at last explore libraries and find a quiet corner to enjoy the incredible books surrounding me. As I grew into a young woman, I especially looked forward to going home during the holidays, cuddling up around the fire place and listening to my Mum reading some of our favourite classics. This is a tradition that I continued on with my own children and will do so with my grandchildren one day. Reading has connected my family to the power of knowledge, creativity and let us not forget curiosity.
Kimberley grew-up as a third culture kid; born in the UK, and then living in Africa, America, New Zealand, several European countries and currently residing in Hong Kong. She is on a journey to educate and entertain our children and youth about the Kool world we live in through her books, audio books, sing-a-long books, videos and fun puppets. Please join her on this edutainment adventure!