We are writing this blog post sitting at the kitchen table of an awesome house boat in the centre of Amsterdam surrounded by ducks looking at us through the living room window in search for some spare pieces of bread. It is Sunday evening, and people are drifting past on all manner of craft, including a man on a paddle board smoking a spliff. Only in Amsterdam!

Our first Lino & Luka book launched exactly one week ago and the response has been overwhelming.

More than 50 children from the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Canada have already enjoyed a Lino & Luka bedtime story.

We have received some great reviews from happy customers on the UK and German Amazon websites:

“I purchased this lovely little book for my 3-year-old daughter who instantly loved it. She enjoyed the original storyline as well as the rhyming text which kept her interested throughout. An added bonus was finding where the yellow bird was on each page!”

We have also signed up our first business partner, a nursery in Germany that focuses on exposing children to the English language at a young age. As of this week, our Lino & Luka bed-time story features in their library:

We are now looking to develop relationships with a wide range of charitable organisations focused on the educational, developmental, and healthcare needs of children in all the countries where we have sold books.

Lino & Luka have books to donate and we would love to have help from you all in identifying charitable partners we can work with now and in the future. Just visit www.linoluka.com and send us your ideas via the contact us section.

We have come a long way since that first walk along the windswept beach in Terschelling where the concept of Lino & Luka was born. We do not know what the future will hold but the journey we have been on to date has fundamentally changed our view of the world.

We believe that great businesses should make a meaningful difference to society and improve people’s lives.

That’s why, with every book you purchase, Lino & Luka will donate a copy to a child in need, one for one, every time.

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