New Children’s Book Series Celebrates America Through The Love Of Art, Animals, And The Imagination


LAVALLETTE, N.J., Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Imagine, discover and explore America in a new educational children’s book series, led by a loveable American dog, Big Sil. Author A.J. Bennett teamed up with local artists in this debut work, The Adventures of Big Sil. Created with a unique combination of illustration and photography, Big Sil jumps into adventures visiting art and culture icons across American cities starting in New York, Los Angeles, and Phoenix.

The Adventures of Big Sil™ children’s books are sold on-line at Amazon (follow this direct link).

The children’s book series is appropriate for ages 2-4, and is also designed as an early reading book for kids.  Teacher Kathy Spiech expresses, “I love these children’s books because they introduce geography, history, and the arts in a fun and imaginative way at an early age. As a teacher, that’s important to me.”

The love of art, animals, and America was the driving force behind the creation of the children’s books according to A.J. Bennett. “I rediscovered my own talents and connected with many entrepreneurial individuals who shared their gifts in the making of The Adventures of Big Sil. After 18 years working for major corporations, A.J. cites the children’s book series as “An inspirational message to others to always explore your own creative adventures, follow your passion and exert your individuality.”

About the contributors:
Big Sil is a real, loving American Pit Bull Terrier. Once considered “America’s Dog”, the pit bull is one of the most abandoned dogs today. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to pit bull charities.

Drew Lewis, Graphic Artist & Illustrator (
Drew is a freelance illustrator, graphic artist, designer and concept artist located in Los Angeles, California. He is the founder and creative director behind the professional art services business, IMAIJIN, and responsible for bringing to life The Adventures of Big Sil.

Angelica Vasquez, New York City
Angelica specializes in Latin American culture and capturing authentic moments.

Wendy Smith, Los Angeles
Wendy is a fashion and lifestyle photographer specializing in natural light and vibrant color, with editorial work featured in several fashion publications.

Patrick Driscoll, Phoenix
Patrick started from a love of skateboard photography, now specializing in sports/outdoor action.

SRP $7.99 paperback, $19.99 hardcover, $4.99 Kindle


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