We are currently working on the creation of a first story book for kids from 9 to 12 to raise their awareness on the protection of our natural ecosystems and the circular economy, and where the Znuggle’s handcrafted soft toys will be the characters of the book.
The author, Zarko Vucinic (1972) is forestry engineer born in Belgrade, was spokesman for the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of Montenegro (2000-2005).
His first children book NGO “Dormouse George’s World of Wonders” was published in 2016. The second book “Dormouse George’s and Ghosts of Trifters” was awarded as the best children’s book in 2017 by the Montenegrin Association of Children and Youth Writers and nominated for the regional award (for the Balkans region) “Little Prince”. George the dormouse will soon be part of our collection!
Zarko has developed the concept “Nature, Children, Imagination (NCI) – Learning with Dormouse George” aims to bring back children to the nature by promotion of active socializing and encouraging their creativity. So far, more than 3,000 kids from Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina have attended the educational workshops.
We will soon launch a crowdfunding campaign to publish the first 1000 copies in English. Are you interested? Let us know!