MUTASIA: Figley's New Favorite Food
by Suzanne Cotsakos on November 16th, 2012

What a great morning! I was invited to read (over skype) MUTASIA: FIGLEY'S NEW FAVORITE FOOD to a lovely and inquisitive group of second graders! Afterwards I did a Q&A with them. I loved what the kids had to say. They shared the foods they didn't like and they shared stories and thoughts. They were so enthusiastic! One boy said, "I used to hate peas, but now I don't!" The kids wanted to know about the writing process and about the illustrations, and the games on the website. I told them how we work together as a team on all areas of MUTASIA. One boy wanted to know if, in this book, we visit The Ruins. I was happy to say, that while we stay in the jungle in this book, we have one on the way that visits the ruins. He was excited about that. It was so cool to have the kids know about our world and be excited to learn more. 

As some of you know I am also the voice of Figley in our soon to be released animation, I also co-wrote this book. 

We have a small creative team that has been working on the whole brand for 5 years. It's been a labor of love, for sure. We love working together and have created something we are all very proud of. 

Here's the description of the story:
Figley has always been one of Mutasia's pickiest eaters, never wanting to try anything new or different. But now, his taste buds will be put to the test when he comes up against the island's weirdest and wildest foods! Can furry Figley forget his fear of food forever? It's a culinary adventure that could only happen on Mutasia!

You can learn more about this book and MUTASIA at

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