I not too long ago was given a Gold Mother’s Award for the brand new e book Captain Cake and the Sweet Crew. They then adopted up with an interview and so, because it’s close to Christmas, right here it’s:
Mother’s Alternative Awards is worked up to announce one other put up in our interview sequence the place we chat with the inventors, designers, publishers, and others behind a few of our favourite family-friendly merchandise.
Hey, Mother’s Alternative readers! We not too long ago had the prospect to talk with Chris Skinner, writer of the Mother’s Alternative Award-Successful Captain Cake Ebook Sequence! The Captain Cake Ebook Sequence tells of the adventures of Captain Cake and the Sweet Crew, who’ve to avoid wasting the Veggie Crew, battle the Rotten Tomatoes, and rescue Commander Pickle, who’s all the time in a pickle. Every character within the sweet crew has totally different strengths, from being logical and sensible to fearless and courageous. Every story throughout the sequence is damaged into chapters with fantastic illustrations, making it straightforward in your little ones to observe alongside. Preserve studying to seek out out extra about Chris Skinner and his award-winning e book sequence!
MCA: Hello Chris, thanks a lot for becoming a member of us as we speak. We’re very excited to get the prospect to talk with you about Captain Cake and the Sweet Crew! I’d like to begin off the interview by discovering out slightly bit about you and your background as a Fintech writer!
Chris: I’ve spent a lifetime immersed in know-how, finance, and searching on the future. The long run is the one factor we don’t know, and the one factor we will change for the higher, in order that’s my ardour. Other than this, I used to run marathons when my knees labored and now I simply stroll the canine!
MCA: Because the Austrian-American Creator Peter Drucker as soon as mentioned, the one factor we all know in regards to the future is that it is going to be totally different! What was the explanation behind writing The Captain Cake Sequence, how did it come to life?
Chris: We’ve got twin boys, Eddie and Freddie, who had been 4 years previous. I learn to them each evening and located a battle at 4 as a result of the tales had been both focused at a youthful viewers or an older youngster. One evening, I sat down and mentioned that we’d have a narrative about one thing totally different and it turned Captain Cake. It’s fairly foolish, but additionally academic and ideal for kids of a younger age.
MCA: You undoubtedly succeeded in creating the right books for kids in that candy age spot the place they’re not toddlers however not but teenagers. Who’re the characters that may be present in The Captain Cake Ebook Sequence and what are their strengths?
Chris: Captain Cake is the chief of the Sweet Crew. He’s amazingly fearless and can all the time attempt to do the suitable factor, however typically he will get into hassle so Sergeant Jelly has to avoid wasting him. Sergeant Jelly is de facto courageous and he or she all the time has your again lined, however she doesn’t all the time have the suitable solutions which is why Lieutenant Chocolate is so necessary. Lieutenant Chocolate can all the time discover the reply as a result of he’s very logical, however he may get the reply and can’t do a lot about it as a result of he’s sensible. That’s why Non-public Potato is so key to the Sweet Crew. She has no particular powers, however she will clear up any problem via laborious work and the truth that she’s a candy potato who is completely sensible.
MCA: What are the totally different spaceships discovered inside The Captain Cake Ebook Sequence and what goal do they serve?
Chris: The primary spaceship is The Candy Sweet, however we even have Commander Pickle’s spaceship The Gherkin. Basic Rock has the superb Rock and Roll, after which there are the bullies who’re the Rotten Tomatoes who fly The Smelly Onion. Fortunately there are good veggies too. The Veggie Crew, who the Sweet Crew meet within the fifth e book of the sequence, fly in The Large Sprout. It’s inexperienced but it surely’s not imply.
MCA: What are among the key classes that may be present in The Captain Cake Ebook Sequence?
Chris: We find out about variety and respect, teamwork and loyalty, friendship and kindness, coping with individuals we don’t like, and bullies. It’s not meant to be a lesson learner via speak or inform, however extra via enjoyable and journey. Having mentioned that, the books all have quite a lot of inquiries to ask youngsters about how they really feel. I believe it’s necessary for kids to provide suggestions about their views of mates, foes, challenges, and alternatives. That is achieved by having tough issues to do as a crew collectively, flying via house, to sweetly go the place no candy has gone earlier than. General, the important thing lesson is supposed to be that everybody is particular in their very own manner and that youngsters, at an early age, can work out how individuals work collectively.
MCA: These are all tremendous necessary classes to be realized! What sort of response from readers have you ever acquired?
Chris: Actually good. I used to be stunned to seek out some readers telling me that their six and seven-year-olds take pleasure in studying the e book, because it was focused at three and four-year-olds. Then I found that it’s as a result of the e book is straightforward sentences per web page so, for fogeys, they are saying that it’s good to learn to the younger ones as it’s easy after which, as they begin studying, it’s good for the older youngsters as it’s easy to learn for them too!
MCA: In case you may guarantee readers of your e book stroll away with one most important lesson, what would it not be?
Chris: Be good, be variety, respect everybody, and have nice enjoyable.
MCA: That’s one thing MCA can undoubtedly get behind! Thanks for a implausible interview and for letting us know slightly bit extra about your award-winning e book sequence. We can not wait to see the entire adventures that Captain Cake and the Sweet Crew take us on sooner or later!
You’ll be able to be taught extra about Chris Skinner and his award-winning Captain Cake Ebook Sequence by visiting his MCA Store pages.