Author: JoEllen Wilhoite
Illustrated by Doina Paraschiv
Softcover: 40 pages
Product Dimensions: 7" x 9"
Retail Price: $9.95
Safety Safari is a wonderful interactive book that helps children learn to evaluate and respond to ambiguous situations…to know whom to trust and how to find help wherever it may be. The book encourages parents, guardians and educators to read the book with their children, role play with them, examine the illustrations closely, and help their children practice what to say and how to respond. Children should have every advantage when faced with the unknown.
Join safari animals as they lead you through an amazing safety adventure on your quest to become a Safety Star!
JoEllen Wilhoite is a Media Specialist at WDKY-TV/DT. She also works closely with non-profit organizations. In this capacity, she has observed first-hand the need for an instrument to promote safety among children.
While completing her degree at Western Kentucky University, she spent summers providing much needed healthcare to underserved populations. She obtained her degree with majors in Psychology and Sociology and a minor in Criminology.
JoEllen gained business, public relations and advertising experience through work in the horse industry, media advertising and eventually her own advertising agency. She was a Court Appointed Special Advocate, served on the Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY) State Advisory Board, and has been a long term member of Bluegrass Crime Stoppers.
Currently, JoEllen resides in Lexington, Kentucky with her son, Caelin, and their dog, Henry.
Awards winning illustrator, Doina Paraschiv, was born and educated in Romania. After college, she landed a job with ANIMAFILM, the country’s #1 animation studio, where her Art Degree was put to good use. During that time she honed her skills and accumulated an eclectic experience in drawing animation & cartooning. She also discovered how much she loved to illustrate for children...
Now, Doina lives in US with her husband and son. She remains passionate and devoted to her artwork. The artist specializes in children’s illustration, and welcomes every opportunity to work with prestigious companies such as Harcourt School Publishers, DIC Animation Studio, and Cabbage Patch Kids, Inc., among many others.