About the Author
As a child, Bonnie would turn to her imagination on long, fourteen hour car rides to and from Northern Michigan. As the forest swept by and she gazed out at the passing clouds, Bonnie’s mind would drift into kingdoms filled with fairies and unicorns. She spent a magical childhood frolicking through the vast realm of her backyard, disappearing into her self-created fairy tales inspired by the legendary Hans Christian Anderson.
Now grown up, Bonnie holds onto the connection with this mythical childhood realm. She spends much of her pastime roaming through the Blue Ridge Mountains, reading her favorite tales, and dreaming up ways to pass on her passion for imagination through our brand, Wunderstar Kids. Bonnie currently lives in Annapolis, Maryland with her husband where she is a Realtor and is busy writing our next book!
About the Illustrator
Beginning to draw as soon as she could hold a crayon, Brit’s work is inspired by the bright colors and textures of the Eric Carle illustrations, the playful themes of the Magic School Bus, and the legendary realms of Tolkien. Brit spent many afternoons as a child teaching herself how to draw by referencing characters from her favorite books, Disney movies, and TV shows. Through her artwork, she inspires children to let their minds wonder & wander into magical places.
In contrast to her colorful illustrations, Brit also enjoys creating hyper realistic black & white portraits. Check out Drawings by Brit to see more of her work! Brit also works as a UX design manager and is the founder of Mischief Media.
A message from Bonnie and Brit:
Our vision is to create something beautiful together, something that will last for our children’s children to enjoy! Travel with us from realms of nighttime enchantment, through blazing daydreams streaked with imagination, and to deep, watery other-worlds. Come along, and together we’ll dive into a multiverse of adventure. Infinite possibilities await!
Is Wunderstar Kids a Women Owned Business?
Yes, Wunderstar Kids is a women-owned business. Businesses owned by women are vital to the strength of the world’s economy. Here in the United States nearly 40% of the businesses are owned by women. In an economy still driven largely by men, where women make up the majority of the purchasing power, we need to continue to encourage other women to become entrepreneurs and strong leaders. We believe it is of the utmost importance to show young girls that they have the opportunity to work hard and own their own businesses. By supporting our brand Wunderstar Kids, you pave the way for more success and opportunities for women owned businesses!
Is Wunderstar Kids Inclusive?
Yes, Wunderstar Kids is inclusive. At Wunderstar kids we focus on creating inclusive content for children. We are committed to being inclusive in a multitude of ways. We use multiple techniques to optimize our books for color blind children so the reading experience is inclusive for different types of eyesight. We use high color contrast ratios according to ADA accessibility guidelines. This makes reading our books better for all children even if they do not have vision impairments. Situational disabilities can include situations like reading the books in low light at nighttime. Our high contrast illustrations and text make it easier for parents and kids to be able to read in a wide range of lighting.
*Keep a lookout for our next book launching in 2021. Our next book will feature characters with disabilities so that truly all children can feel represented while reading our stories.
Is Wunderstar Kids Gender Neutral?
We keep all of our books gender neutral by creating gender neutral characters and characters that are both male and female. We believe it’s important for children of all genders to be able to connect with our books. Whether your child identifies as a boy, a girl, or gender neutral, we want them to see themselves in our stories and be able to identify with our books. At Wunderstar Kids, we also focus on creating crafts and recipes that all children can enjoy making, whether they are gender neutral, boy or girl. Take a look at our blog and you’ll find multiple fun things to make with your children!
Is Wunderstar Kids a Small Business?
Yes, in addition to being a women-owned business, Wunderstar Kids is a small business! Small businesses are vital to the movement of the economy. They foster growth on the local level, and create competition in a world dominated by large corporations and big businesses. Here in the United States there are nearly 30 million small businesses, which account for 99.9% of all businesses! This shows just how much of an impact small businesses have on economic growth and how important they are to the workforce.
By supporting small businesses you may help other small businesses too. Many small businesses help foster local economies by supporting other local small businesses. Here at Wunderstar Kids, we will be supplying our books to local privately owned stores to help facilitate our own economy on a local level.