The Inventor in the Pink Pajamas received a 4+ star review, making it an IndieReader Approved title.
Following find an interview with authors David and Emberli Pridham.
What is the name of the book and when was it published?
The Inventor in the Pink Pajamas, the first book of the new STEM series, If Not You, Then Who?, was published in March 2020.
What’s the book’s first line?
Brooke could feel it when she woke up — today was going to be a great day.
What’s the book about? Give us the “pitch”.
Brooke Fairley is an inquisitive, creative 9-year-old with an eye for inventing. Inspired by her grandfather and their mutual delight in how inventions come to be discovered, Brooke looks for ways to improve the world around her and joyfully sets out to imagine her own. The book features 18 household inventions and the backstory on how they came to be.
What inspired you to write the book? A particular person? An event?
David runs Dominion Harbor, a leading intellectual property firm, and he’s an expert on patents. We wanted to teach children about the power of inventions and the purpose of the patents that protect the inventor’s intellectual property. After all, inventions change the world everyday, and have the potential to create incredible wealth if well protected. We want to show kids how this works and invite them to create their own.
What’s the main reason someone should really read this book?
The books are designed to spark curiosity and imagination. They help educate children about the inventions and patents that shape everyday life, and invite them to create their own. Our aim is to show them that no dream is too big, and no dreamer too small to succeed.
What’s the most distinctive thing about the main character? Who-real or fictional-would you say the character reminds you of?
The book was created with our daughter Brooke in mind. Both Brooke’s are inquisitive, smart, imaginative and brave.
If they made your book into a movie, who would you like to see play the main character(s)?
Ted Danson or Jeff Bridges and Brooklynn Prince or Mackenzie Hancsicsak.
Is this the first book you’ve written?
Yes, The Inventor in the Pink Pajamas is the first book in the series; Noah’s Treehouse, book 2, was pre-released on June 30.
What do you do for work when you’re not writing?
David is CEO of Dominion Harbor; Emberli is an author. They have 3 young children, Brooke, Noah and baby Graham.
Is there something in particular that motivates you (fame? fortune?)
Our motivations stem from sharing our passion for educating children and helping to encourage them to create their own inventions.