Cooper's Curious and Crafted Kite Company
Written by Red Idea Founder and CEO Ross Shell and published in June 2017, Cooper’s Curious and Crafted Kite Company tells the story of nine-year-old Cooper and his start-up kite business.
During career day, Cooper meets a woman who owns her own business, which gives him an idea—he wants to start a company! With the help of his friends and family, Cooper’s business is born. Along the way, he learns about entrepreneurship, innovation, and what it takes to run a business.
Cooper’s Curious and Crafted Kite Company makes the complexities of entrepreneurship accessible for children. It encourages them to explore their ideas, pursue their passions, and work through their challenges. Shell created a twenty-four page, illustrated reminder that there’s no age requirement on dreaming big.
Though recommended for ages 5-9, the book is a welcome reminder to older children and adults who may have forgotten the importance of pursuing their dreams.