Introducing The Adventures Of Ai

What will your dot look like today?

To celebrate Dot Day, I have the opportunity to partner with a creative mind to share a new product on the market. This newcomer - The Adventures of Ai by Craig Bouchard - piques my interest because it's a digital game and eBook combo for preteens. Just look at this gorgeous illustration from the book cover.

Here's the intriguing trailer:

From the Press Release: 

The Adventures of Ai takes preteens on a fantastic journey 
through culture and time.

Craig Bouchard, international entrepreneur and New York Times Bestselling Author creates a unique transmedia entertainment event with his new children’s fantasy The Adventures of Ai. Using nonfiction elements, this novel, set in pre-renaissance Japan, unlocks the potential of a global generation of preteens.

The unique story intertwines independence, strength and the determination required of kids today with unquenchable imagination. Art, history, poetry, music, and mathematics find their way into the dangerous journey of an eleven-year-old-Japanese girl in search of treasure and her father in the year 1514.  Released in six languages and distributed through one of the greatest 3D video games of 2014, The Adventures of Ai is a story of empowerment transcending global boundaries. 

I especially like this part:

Proceeds from a global competition of kids playing the video game benefit children’s charities around the world, including:
·      Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (USA)
·      Child Cancer Foundation (New Zealand)
·      Child Rights and You (CRY) (India)
·      Children’s Leukemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Australia)
·      College Women’s Association of Japan (Japan)
·      Foundation To Be Named Later (Factionless)
·      K is for Kids (Factionless)
·      Magic Bus (India)
·      Maria Social Welfare Foundation (Taiwan)
·      Misericordia Hearts of Mercy (USA)
·      Naples Equestrian Challenge (Factionless)
·      Operation Smile China Medical Mission (China)
·      Our Lady of the Lake Foundation (Factionless)
·      Taipei Orphan Welfare Foundation (Taiwan)
·      The Dempster Family Foundation (Factionless)
·      The Jordan Foundation (Africa)
·      The Sony Foundation (Australia)
·      The Working Youth Society (Japan)

The Adventures of Ai interactive book app and mobile game 
are currently available at the following links:

I can't help but think that Kaitlyn would have loved this had it been available when she was in intermediate school, so I was delighted when, earlier this summer, I was asked if I wanted to give it to not one, but two of my readers!

Leave us a comment before 9 pm central Wednesday night (9/17) telling what your favorite book was when you were a preteen and the Gruener Generator will randomly select two of those comments for a free copy of this fantastic new product. We'll announce the winners on Thursday.

Oh, and if you want a chance at a signed copy of 
What's Under Your Cape?,
head to Patricia's blog over at Children's Books Heal 
to read her kind review and to comment to win.


  1. The Velveteen Rabbit--I even had a rabbit like the one in the story.

  2. National Velvet - or any other book with a horse in it.

  3. I've always been a fan of Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends and of course, The Giving Tree is my all time favorite! (Have you seen the decal on my computer?) :)

  4. I enjoyed the world of Madeline L'Engle.


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