About the Book
Hand-in-hand with Pili, the reader discovers the adventures of a little girl who travels the world with her dad, National Geographic Image Collection photographer Kike Calvo. In this brilliantly illustrated book, Pili, the Little Explorer, follows her dreams all the way from New York City to the Colombian rainforest. The core message of The Adventures of Pili series is environmental conservation and sustainability. This book tackles the concepts of cultural diversity and empowerment, global readiness and peace, entrepreneurship, and climate change.
Msichana mdogo anasafiri duniani. Baba yake ni mpiga picha. Kwa hiyo, ingawa ni mdogo—maisha yake ni makubwa, yakijumuisha kila kitu kutoka Jiji la New York hadi msitu wa mvua wa Kolombia.
Kwa kuona na kusikiliza, kwa kufikiria na kwa kuhisi—labda kwa sababu amerithi kidogo uwezo wa pekee wa baba yake wa kuona mambo—Pili anajali vitu vya asili, watu wanaozungumza lugha nyingine, na amani.
Pili anafikiria mahali pa amani ulimwenguni kwa ajili ya watoto. Mpango wake: itakuwa hifadhi ya msitu, na itakuwa Kolombia. Hili sio jambo rahisi kwa msichana mdogo kukamilisha. Lakini Pili amedhamiria; kwa njia fulani, atafanya hili liwezekane!
Hata hivyo, ni kwamba, kitabu hiki hakiko mbali sana na uhalisia. Pili ni msichana halisi, na baba yake ndiye mwandishi wa kitabu hiki. Na msitu unaendelea.
Kike Calvo is an award-winning photographer, journalist, and author focused on culture and the environment. Kike has been on assignment in dozens of countries, working on stories as varied as belugas in the Arctic to traditional Hmong costumes in Laos. Kike's images have been published in National Geographic, The New York Times, Time, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair, among others. His images are represented by AP Images, Redux Pictures, and the National Geographic Image Collection. In 2018, Kike launched “The Adventures of Pili” project, with the mission to create books and other educational materials that will increase children’s awareness of global environmental issues and foster multi-lingual literacy. Partnering with local NGOs, and adding the support of companies and readers, to the date, 5,000 free bilingual books have been given to kids living in remote communities around the world.