Worldwide Buddies | @DiRammos
Worldwide Buddies was born out of a curiosity and fascination about the diverse realities and wonders of our world, and out of a sense of obligation to pass these onto the little humans out there.
Growing up in a divided country, founder-Evi and Nefeli, were brought up reading stories, hearing stories, sometimes even writing stories, of the "good guys" and the "bad guys", of "us" and "them", of classifications, drawn lines and boundaries. But the older they got, the more they interacted with different people. Some of the "good guys", some of the "bad guys", lots of "us", lots of "them", and many, many, many more. The stories they were brought up with became blurred, jumbled in a vibrant assortment of stories, they became only a fraction of their perception.
Evi and Nefeli soon came to realize all the stories they never heard, the different perspectives they missed out on, the surprising similarities they discovered along the way, the striking peculiarities they were amazed by, the kindness and magic they witnessed in so many unfamiliar eyes!
"Wouldn't it be lovely", they thought, "if we gave children these stories and experiences early on? Expand their minds and ability to learn and comprehend, fuel their imagination, and nurture their capacity to embrace all the friends they'll encounter in life? Wouldn't that turn them into the best adult humans yet?"
They concluded that it would.
So they did.
Worldwide Buddies is a series of fictional, educational picture books with characters from different countries that introduce little ones to the diverse realities and wonders of the world. Each story is lovingly created to take children through an unforgettable adventure, discover and learn, identify with the characters, giggle with their friends and laugh with their hearts.
Stories are available individually or as part of a story box, with additional crafts, games and toys around each book.
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