In an old Paris zoo, not far from the Seine,
Roger the liger was dreaming again.
“If only I wasn’t so wildly embarrassed…
I’d love to go dancing… all over Paris.”
Meet Roger the Liger. Before I say anything else, I must note: Ligers do exist. They’re a rare cross between a tiger and a lion.
Roger, however, is a fictional character from a new children’s book, written by me and illustrated by my wife Lina Nordin Gee (aka @parisianpostcards).
The initial print run was funded via a popular Kickstarter campaign (which is now over), but you can buy it from the icon below. It will be ready in October, posted in November at the latest.
This is the story of how an unusual and marginalized character copes with fear of rejection and learns to be his true self. It’s also a light and playful story set across Paris, as imagined by Lina.
This book is the perfect introduction to Paris for 3-9 year olds, but the illustrations and playful rhyming text will delight people of all ages. Especially those who love Paris.
How we made the book
During the live liger launch on YouTube over the weekend, we got lots of questions about how we made the book, and we answered them all (plus a lot more) in today’s podcast episode. You can listen below.
You can also listen below if you don’t want to use Spotify. But please note, this podcast is released on all podcast platforms and you can find it on your phone. Be sure to follow!
How to get a copy
You can get a copy only from my online shop, at this point, on this link. You can even buy a Roger and Kylie bundle 🙂
And we will ship globally!!
Here’s a replay of the live liger launch, where you can see more pictures and hear more of the text.
And here are a few more pics of Roger, prancing around Paris, so you can get to know him a little better.
Woah woah woah! I don’t want to give away the whole book. Order a copy now and you’ll have it before you know it, potentially even next month. If not, definitely by November.