About the Book
Discover the magic of colours with Kita and the Magic Paint.
Magic can happen in the most unexpected ways. Meet Kita the racoon and her friends, Bushy the squirrel, Artie the monkey, and Annie the bunny. By simply swapping paint cans, Kita and her friends discover that by mixing two colours, they can create a brand new colour.
Sparking creativity in young children as they explore the wonder of discovery, this book will encourage a child’s sense of excitement and curiosity. A beautifully illustrated book, Kita and the Magic Paint introduces the basics of colour theory to children and reminds them that magic can be found everywhere.
Experience the magic together!
About the Author
Laura Schaumer is the author of children’s books such as Kita and the Magic Paint. A graduate of George Brown College with a Certificate in American Sign Language, Laura is an avid writer who fully understands how to communicate with children. Laura loves spending her early mornings writing with a big cup of coffee. She enjoys reading, camping in the great outdoors, listening to live concert music, and doing arts and crafts. She is currently writing her next book. She resides in Ontario, Canada with her loving husband Daniel, and her daughter Madison, whom Kita and the Magic Paint is dedicated to.
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?
Kita and the Magic Paint follows Kita the racoon and her friends as they discover that by mixing two colours of paint together, they make a brand new colour. The book introduces the concept of colour mixing while maintaining a sense of wonder about the world, and encouraging children’s creativity.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
Preschool teachers and parents with toddlers love my colourful children’s book. The engaging and detailed pictures are so vibrant. Kita and the Magic Paint is a great book to add to any young child’s bookshelf.
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
One of my absolute favourite children’s books is The Balloon Tree by Phoebe Gilman. The intricacy of the illustrations is brilliant. I love how she takes something as simple as a balloon and makes it into something so much more profound. The story itself is a fantastic read. I love that it brings magic and adventure together in a fun and exciting way for younger children.
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
I would say to others who want to be better at writing is, just write.
It could be about anything, the bird that was singing to you in the morning, the restlessness of the noisy streets that kept you awake at night. There is so much to write about, and that makes us, as a writer so unique. There is no limitation on what we can create, dream and imagine.