Arianna and I have a new kid’s book! Mr.Slime’s Best Halloween is about a green Great Dane who loves Halloween, but finds out that it means a lot more than just fun and games. What does Mr. Slime discover? Find out here! -Kai
Written by Kai. Illustrated by Kai and Arianna Nakashima.
Our next poetry installment is here! And this time, it is a collaboration! “Life Line” features art and poetry from both Arianna and I, and of course, Avery’s brilliant digital design.
This collection is specifically themed for fantasy and mythical creature lovers, so we hope you enjoy the creativity!
Celebrate the last month of Summer with Your New Friends: The Ocean! Another nature-inspired addition to my kid’s book series. It was co-illustrated with Arianna, and digitally enhanced by Avery. Enjoy!
Your New Friends The Ocean
Here is our new kid’s book, dedicated to our sunny, home state, Florida. It includes colorful art by Arianna and I, and fun facts about Florida. Digital designs were done by Avery.
Florida is a beautiful and diverse landscape that I hope will be preserved and respected for a long time to come, I wrote this book in hopes that children will continue to love and care for it.
Read Your New Friends Florida, here!
The Gems of Nature is my second poetry book, this time, filled with Nature photography, instead of my art. Photos and poetry are by me, Kai, and the awesome digital designs are by Avery. All of the photos you see in this book were taken in beautiful, Florida.
Again, I hope to inspire people to take care of what we have. Nature is powerful and beautiful, and it’s up to us to keep it that way. I hope you find some love and joy within this book.
Read here: The Gems of Nature
In celebration of our food forest/permaculture project, Arianna, Avery and I, are proud to release a brand-new, Your New Friends book! The Garden! We hope you enjoy this book, and most of all, get inspired to go outside and plant a garden!
These photos are from previous Summers of backyard gardening. From left to right; A variety of edible blooms and herbs. A basket of peppers and tomatos. Four, yellow canary melons. Below is our parakeet, Milo, savoring a sugar snap pea from our garden.
Here is the newest installment of the Your New Friends series! I wrote, and co-illustrated this book with Arianna. The graphic art is by Avery Nakashima.
While the main theme of the Your New Friends series is usually animals and nature, I decided I wanted to share my love for fantasy with children too. I hope this book inspires kids to be creative!
Enjoy reading it Here!
Here is, “Your New Friends, Space”!
Art by Arianna and I, and graphic design by Avery.
I tried to make sure the facts were up-to-date, but it seems we’re learning more about our solar system all of the time. Hope you Enjoy!
Here is my first poetry book! My animal-inspired collection, contains art of several styles, and both rhymed, and free-verse poetry.
I have written poetry forever, but finally, I have created a book, where years of my passing experiences and views of the animal world, come together.
It has been a dream of mine to author a book like this, so I am very happy to share it with you!
Read “Gratitude” Here!
SEAGER is a short story that I wrote many years ago when I was in school. I was not fond of writing or English at the time, but the novels I’d read of wilderness survival and living in the great outdoors, forced me to learn so that I could create my own adventures. Seager’s point of view came naturally because of my empathy for animals. And dogs appeared to me as having an innate goodness.
The sketches in the book are new (2018), as I had never planned on truly bringing this book to life until recently. But one day, I’d happened to find it amongst old homework and After reading it, I decided maybe it was worth fixing up; despite having the very different writing style I have now.
SEAGER is simple, but dear.
SEAGER is about a boy and his dog who get lost in the frosty North, and can’t find their way home. They face many challenges with Mother Nature along the way. Do Jessey and Seager ever find their way home?
You can read SEAGER here!