I am composing a book of fiction based on fact about a zoo which I managed. The book will entertain and educate, using QR coded links to enhance learning.
Since managing a zoo and amusements in a wildlife park in Scotland, I have wanted to write about some of the experiences, and as a qualified zoologist and teacher I have been thinking of ways to write unique and stimulating educational books. This one is fictional based on much fact and should appeal to youngsters, probably early teens in the main. It will include contributions such as illustrations, poems and ideas from children, and will incorporate QR coded links to educational facts and activities. This will hopefully herald further compositions of similar style which will appeal to pupils and educators. It is rapidly becoming the norm to use electronic and internet based resources for learning and for leisure, and the book will ideally link traditional reading with the spark of modern technology.
In order to maximise the opportunity to complete this enterprise, I need to focus on the project; hence the crowd fund request. A percentage of the book sale proceeds will be given to animal welfare charity.