#AHEROTOO is produced by Canadian born co-creators (and cousins); Cristina Rosato and Lara Villani. Together they write children’s books about real life cultural and societal topics. With a whimsical tone, they aim to help parents navigate through children’s tough questions about the world around them.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all on a global scale. We have never been so distant from each other and yet united at the very core of humanity. We want to be safe and in order to protect ourselves we must protect each other. They may not know it now, but one day we will tell our children the story of how they stayed home and helped save the world. We hope, A Hero Too, offers some comfort to your ‘little heroes’ in this time of uncertainty.
♥ Lara & Cristina
Lara Villani is a writer, artist and co-creator of #AHEROTOO. She owns, L&V Sweets, where she designs custom cookies made with love in Montreal. Writing has been a constant passion in her life; with a warm connection to children’s books cherished from childhood and now read with her daughter. A creator at heart, Lara hopes to share her experiences, connect and bring joy to people through her writings. @lvsweetscookies
Cristina is an actress, writer and co-creator of #AHEROTOO. Her passion for telling stories roots back to when she was just a child, often performing songs and plays for her family and friends. Cristina has spent the last 20 years acting in film and television, using her imagination as well as pulling from real life experience to bring characters to life. A true storyteller at heart, Cristina aims to help children understand the world around them while keeping their fantastical imaginations alive through reading. IMBD, @rosato
Leanne Thiessen is an illustrator and owner of Paper Canoe, an art and stationery company. Her artwork draws inspiration from living in rural Manitoba, and from a childhood filled with camping, canoeing, loving and respecting the outdoors. A mother of four children, her whimsical illustrations are often created with Littles running around or drawing right beside her. @papercanoe
A graduate of the Alberta College of Art & Design, Linda's easy way with clients combines well with her more than fourteen years experience designing top-quality children’s books, novels, nonfiction books, memoirs, and family histories for authors worldwide. Her design studio is located on Granville Island in the heart of the arts community in Vancouver, Canada. Visit her website at www.ravenbookdesign.com