Tuntun has been in my mind for a long time. It all started 3 years ago because of this park.
When Max (my son) was 2 every day on his way home from school he used to pass by this giant animals park. He loved animals and was learning to speak. Suddenly he started having a huge obsession with the park, specially because of the big elephant that he could see right next to him from the car window when there was a traffic jam.
His grandfather, who was crazy in love with him and picked him up from school every day, encourage Max to grow his interest in those animals by stopping every other day there to walk and run with him between the immense animals sculptures.
At the same time around those days i was sick and spent much time in bed. To share with Max we use to play with toys on my bed and read. Enjoying books together in an interactive way became our favorite thing to do and soon we were making up our own stories too. One day, motivated by his giant elephant obsession Max asked me if we could make up a story about a big BIG elephant and we did. The story of Tuntun became an interactive game for us and created a very special bond between us in a hard moment of our lives.
Max is 5 now and he’s still curious about wild animals, specially those he has never seen. We don’t have elephants in the Dominican Republic and our interest in wild animals grew more and more over the years.
I’m very exited to finally start working on Tuntun’s book so that other children can enjoy this wonderful story too, along with information about how much impact we have in wildlife preservation. There’s a lot we can do NOW to make a difference and help endangered animals of the wild exist for more and more generations to come.
Join me in the journey of creating my second big project around a book. I hope you enjoy the ride as much as i do.