Ratty and Bill lived on a beautiful beach, asking questions about how the world works. One day they set off in search of more questions to ask, and their adventure began. With their hot air balloon they journey around the world.
Our Massively Transformative Purpose
There‘s beauty everywhere. In our world, on the earth. In nature, in friendship. In storms and sunshine. In a simple, everyday meal. In the tree, and in its leaves. In the ripple of rain on a calm lake. In the ocean waves. In sleep, In the moment of waking up. We know that children see these moments of beauty. Our purpose is to make sure all children in the world keep appreciating beauty as they learn and grow.
David and Jane...
We're a writer & illustrator pair who care deeply about communicating the beauty of the world to children. One of us has two children from whom we draw inspiration, and both of us still feel like children every day. We’re not sure what we want to be when we grow up, but for now, writing and drawing about Ratty & Bill is hugely satisfying.
Get "the balloon" for free
Click on above “the balloon” cover to download our first book ‘the balloon’ as a free PDF—just enter the code 'uBBM' when prompted! Make sure to also sign up below to receive updates on Ratty&Bill's adventures (we promise not to abuse this trust).
Video of "The Balloon"
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Bill's Diary is made up of 20 cards for each Ratty & Bill book. The cards explore different parts of Ratty & Bill's world.
A Shared Journey
between Parents and Kids
with Ratty & Bill during their interesting journey!
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David Hartmann and Jane Li © 2020