About the Book
The core message of this Little Explorer, Big World series is environmental conservation and sustainability. It tackles the concepts of cultural diversity and empowerment, global readiness and peace, entrepreneurship and climate change.
Pili imagines a peaceful place in the world for children. Her plan: it will be a forest reserve, and it will be in Colombia. This is not an easy goal for a little girl to accomplish. But Pili is determined; somehow, she will get this done!
“The children of the world—and little girls in particular—can use a few positive messages that will inspire them to aspire. This book has many such messages, tucked into a sweet, beautifully illustrated near-to-life narrative like little folded love-notes.”
~ Carl Safina
Endowed Professor for Nature and Humanity, Stony Brook University
Founder, The Safina Center
Author, Beyond Words; What Animals Think and Feel
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.