Watermelon Party is a children’s book that explores the themes of friendship, sharing, and world peace. The story is based on this series of photographs from a real event that occurred at Rocky Ridge Refuge.
We examined feedback from over 200 reviews and discovered that Watermelon Party ignites a passion for learning. We believe this is because the book contains three key elements:
- It’s a true story that resonates. Children adore the universal theme of friendship and that the characters are all real animals from Rocky Ridge Refuge.
- The inclusion of onomatopoeia words. These words sound like the things they describe, making it easier for children to read aloud.
- The element of delight, due primarily to how the animals are named, and the surprise at the end.
About the Author: Jasmine-June Cabanaw is an award-winning writer, strategist, and leader in business ethics. She founded Green Bamboo Publishing in 2014 to raise awareness about animal rights, empower children, and support community-based projects. She is also a professional dancer with a background in teaching classes for children with special needs.
About the Illustrator: John Moriarty is a commercial illustrator whose work has been used for book and movie covers, game cards, ads, posters, toys, concept art and websites. He holds a degree from the Hussian School of Art.
Proceeds from Watermelon Party are donated to Rocky Ridge Refuge. In 2023, Green Bamboo Publishing entered into a partnership with Rocky Ridge Refuge to create a global language exploration project, using Watermelon Party as the foundation. Join the project here.