“Even the wisest enjoy a little nonsense now and then, but constant diet of foolishness will only produce a fool.” – The Spectacled Eider
Author Nathan James contacted us to create an animated video for his Kickstarter project.
The project “Kingfisher and Wren: A Book of Verses”, conveys the importance of honesty, courage, perseverance, and love through verses extolling the virtues of morality.
The book aims to counter non-critical thinking, prejudice, poor judgment, and apathy towards unconventional ideas, and forces us to examine our thoughts and beliefs. The verses stimulate creative thinking and new ideas. The author’s goal is to engage readers in five important thinking skills: information processing, reasoning, inquiry, creative thinking, and evaluation. These can be used to stimulate philosophical inquiry and engage children in thoughtful discussions.
For this project we created some fake book covers. With titles as “The farting dog, the story about a dog that farts” and “Stupidman! …So stupid it’s almost funny”, we show the difference between what James is trying to create, and what the market seems to be selling today.