Use of Child's Creativity to Cope with the Pandemic
The entire process, from the first conception of the idea till delivering the final piece of the coloring book, was an overwhelming process for all of us. It not only allowed us to help the community we were targeting, but enabled us to understand our own emotions during the pandemic. It gave us a sense of purpose and made the tiring days of the lockdown more meaningful.
As the demand for the book grew, as more requests came in, we were overwhelmed with emotion. Especially when we got feedback from the children themselves, testimonials from a nine year old saying he is no longer afraid of the virus or when the parents/caregivers sent us pictures of their kids coloring the book. The process started from a "not-so-sure" printing of the first 500 copies and ended up with the final 14,000th copy, three iterations and five versions, two different languages, and seven countries internationally.