Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Are We There...Yet?

If you are a parent of a child that talks, you have heard on at least one trip, are we there yet? It has a close second at my house in, are we done yet or can we leave yet. There is a certain measure of patience and excitement associated with these familiar childhood questions. After several hours in the car, I start to feel the same way too!

The book "Are We There...Yet?" is the first edition of a five-part series titled "The Little 5 Watering Hole" and tells the story of an elephant family as they embark on their annual summer trek across Africa's Great Kalahari Desert to reach the cool waters of the Okavango Delta. The story takes peculiar notice of the family's baby, Tiko, as he experiences this journey for the first time - bringing to life his excitement, challenges and achievements throughout this great adventure.

Typically, you think of books inspiring other things, but in the case of "Are We There...Yet?", the opposite was true. The book was inspired by a recently installed, state-of-the-art Kids Play Zone named Tiko's Watering Hold, located at Kalahari Resorts in Wisconsin Dells. In an effort to design a space that was perfectly suited for tiny tots, Kalahari Resorts reached out to moms to gain their knowledge and insights throughout the development of the project. Based on their feedback, Kalahari debuted Tiko's Watering Hole - a 5000 square-foot play area that features a 200 foot long lazy river, 12 slides and a variety of activities that inspire parent and child interaction, while piquing their curiosity and imagination.

Published by Kalahari Resorts and featuring unique writing and illustrations of Christie Morris of Weber Group Inc., the 11 page book is currently available for purchase onsite at the Kalahari Resorts in Wisconsin and Sandusky. A Tiko elephant plush will be available to accompany the book in January.

Don't forget, you can still take advantage of the special package offers for A Busy Mom of Two readers at Kalahari Water Park.

No compensation was received for this post. I am participating in a Kalahari posting program through US Family Guides. As a participant, my family will receive a one night stay at Kalahari. All opinions expressed are my own or that of my family.