ABC Stay Home with Me
Gabriella Rackoff & Zoë Share Illustrate the New Normal
July 13, 2020
CHildren's book ABC Stay Home with Me was designed for parents to read to their kids during the global pandemic.
If that sounds daunting - it's not. The delightful ABC Stay Home with Me is proof that you can find love, laughter and adventure while social distancing. The book is the brainchild of Toronto-based brand strategist/creative director Gabriella Rackoff and Zoe Share, kindergarten teacher turned creative agency owner and mom. As parents in a pandemic, they found themselves reading books with their children that didn't reflect their current reality. As creatives, they were searching the internet for nourishing beauty and design. As humans craving connection, they wanted to give something back to a community in crisis.
An acknowledgement of the strange new world we're inhabiting and the fact that it's upsetting for children and parents alike, ABC Stay Home with Me is their effective effort to bring together art, laughter and fundraising. All proceeds go to The Home Front, a Toronto-based charity supporting front-line workers and essential services.
Kudos to the 13 Canadian illustrators who generously donated their time and skills to this charming project: