© Ophelia S. Lewis 2021
Lewis began writing children’s books in 2009, and since then has published eight titles and created four children’s book series: Clever Children Gamebook, Teacher Jeanette Kinder Kollege Workbook, Ian & Applecat, and Adventures at Camp Pootie-Cho.
Joining the campaign to preserve Liberia’s Sapo National Park, she created the series, Adventures at Camp Pootie-Cho, using native animals living in the rainforest as characters people can easily fall in love with. She is joined by other authors who write for the series.
One of the world’s most diverse ecosystems sits in the middle of the Liberian rainforest —Sapo National Park. “Adventures at Camp Pootie-Cho” is a children’s book series that shines light on the endangered environment and animals that live in this park. In the series, readers can learn about animals, the rainforest, and valuable life lessons. The stories feature ten animal campers and their fun experiences in the middle of the rainforest. Follow them on their journey.
There’s always something amusing in a preschooler’s daily routine. Ian and Applecat is about a little boy who lives with his family in Monrovia. The series follows 3-year-old Ian and his puppy, Applecat, as he meets a number of milestones and acquires the ability to do things independently. Lucky for Ian, his eight-year-old sister, Lydia, is always there to help.
Our world is filled with amazing people, places, and things; why not write books that will help teachers and parents include our world in our children’s reading practice?
These books are notably playing a vital role in building a useful source of books African children can relate to culturally.