Tad Arapoglou’s children’s storybook “Eva Diva is ... Sledding with Elephants” is now available across major online retailers including: Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and BookDepository.com, among others. While making the announcement, the author, who is based out of Atlanta, GA, said that parents looking for a good read for their children can now order the book online on these platforms.
Published on January 29, 2020, the 34-page book is Tad’s first children's story, with his mother, Patti, as the illustrator.
The story is intended for young children aged 6 and under, and is designed to appeal to their imaginations and storytelling skills. The main character, “Eva Diva,” is based on Tad’s four-year-old daughter, and follows her as she sneaks into her backyard in the middle of the night to go sledding with elephants. “Kids will love seeing Eva having fun adventures with her animal friends, while adults will appreciate that it is all a dream ... or is it?” quipped Tad.
Tad Arapoglou’s “dream” comes true
“Eva Diva is ... Sledding with Elephants” is based on a story Tad made up when he was about seven years old. “I told my best friend’s mother that I would go sledding with elephants in the middle of the night,” he said, “and years later she joked that I sounded so convincing, she almost believed me.” He added that it was really special for him to design the same story around a character based on his daughter.
When discussing teaming up with his mother as the illustrator, Tad had this to say: "My mom has always been such an amazing artist, and we've been trying to find a way to collaborate on something like this for a long time. Seeing it come to life like this is a dream come true.”
"I hope people enjoy this story as much as I did creating it. I'm so happy to have this book and share this bond with my mom and daughter for the rest of our lives,” he added.
“Eva Diva is … Sledding with Elephants” is available in hardcover, paperback, and eBook format.
Tad Arapoglou, Author of "Eva Diva is ... Sledding with Elephants"