As a child, Charles couldn’t get enough of nature and animal books with beautiful illustrations. When growing older, he wanted to tell his own stories and encourage children to develop an interest in books and to learn more about nature, wildlife and their environment.
In 2016, Charles published his first children’s book about the fox Charly and his friends from the forest in Luxembourg. Since then, he has illustrated and published more than four children’s books.
Since he moved to New Zealand, his dream was to illustrate and publish a book for and about Aoteaora. The Kākāpō is one of his favourite animals, so this book had to be all about him. That’s how the character of Kiko originated.
Kiko & Friends – Discovering the North Island is the first book about New Zealand, with many more products & stories to come!