How cute is this?!
The first book in the series, titled “Little Professor Skye’s Favorite Things,” walks readers through a day in life of young Skye. Steed says the book was inspired by the aspirations of his 7-year-old goddaughter Skye Johnson. The proud godfather aims to have the stories open the imaginations of young readers.
Throughout the book, the bright-eyed elementary school student shares her love for everything from swimming, to ballet, to soccer, to karate, to music, to basketball, to art through a series of colorful animations done by talented visual artist Kareem Kenyada that bring the story to life in the most remarkable way possible.
The book also serves as a teaching tool about the importance of representation, with several images depicting young Skye playing dress up as a scientist, doctor, construction worker and pilot. The text hears Skye confidently celebrate the fact that she can be anything she chooses, while also encouraging things like healthy eating and academic excellence.