AUTHOR: DROR SHAI LEVI
REVIEWER: NELSON E. HARRISON, PH. D., R.A., CCA
DATE: February 2, 2000
Title: "The Ancient Rainforest"
Theme: Tune in and listen to Mother Earth and
Mother Nature. The trees are our kindred ancestors and we need
to stop cutting off our heritage of life at the
Method: Children's book with
instill in our youngest citizens a respect for our life
sustaining environment so that alternative ways can be found to
destroying the flora and fauna of the planet and ultimately
Strengths: If I were a child I would love this
book; it wonderful. The author has succeeded very well in
demonstrating the following:
• Well designed, it will capture the attention and
imagination of young children.
• The language
is beautifully simple that a child could easily relate the
story to other children.
• The story line
is magical which is also the way children think and believe.
(Perhaps we should become more like them is this
• The illustrations are beautifully primitive as if
they were painted by a child. They certainly are reminiscent of
the kind of images a child could carry around in their mind or
their dreams. Did the author paint the
• The book has multi-cultural appeal that lends
itself to translation into many languages and sales in many
• He needs marketing expertise but apparently his
previous book is successful.
I think it is a refreshing book that many parents
would love to give their children and probably wouldn't mind
reading them to sleep with. It is adequately brief for a
children's book. Even a 2 year-old could relate to
Does the book have publishing
I think it could be a best seller.
What is required to get it to the point of
Proper marketing. The printed book could be a
treasured possession for a young person.
He might want to consider the internet as well as
conventional print media. There could be an online version or a
CD ROM version, perhaps of a series of the author's books with
music, etc. I have the capability to produce such a follow-up
product in my immediate circle of associates.
I would be interested in designing and writing
either the Basic Copy Package or the Deluxe Copy and
I could do parts
of the Superior Copy but I am getting so swamped with projects
I had better defer that to someone else.
If the author decides to go in the direction of
CD-ROM with music, then get right back to me.
Attached are the lyrics to an original song of mine
that I wrote in 1990.
Time Frame? Six months for completion.
Turnaround time: 1 month for first draft. On
approval by author 1 month to final draft.