This story arises from the need of Maria to explain to a 2-year-old child what was going on in this moment of world pandemic. Why we have to stay home and can't go to the park? Why can't she go shopping with me as usual? Why is her older sister at home, but we can't go to the beach that is nearby and is empty?... So I took advantage of story time and explained it in a way that she understands. After posting the story on social media, Joana read it and thought she had to illustrate it and so this partnership arose. We hope you like it and that somehow it helps to overcome this moment in a more peaceful way!
Maria Dantas Gouveia - I am a biologist and above all a mother! I am 33 years old and I love the sea, the outdoors and diving! I also love to read and make up stories so that youngsters can understand those boring adult subjects. I hope you like my story and that it will help you too.
Joana Araújo Espiñal - I am an artist, illustrator and I own the company Até à Lua, a place that is more than a children's shop, with lots of toys, games, books and activities for all the family. Since the beginning of the pandemic it has been hard to explain to kids why we have to be so cautious. Now with Até à Lua closed due to the lockdown I have time to get back to illustration.
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