The First Assyrian Illustrated Children’s Book:
|“ܣܲܗܪܵܐ / SAHRA / MOON”
by Romil Benyamino
– Category: Children’s bedtime story
– Paperback: 24 Pages
– Dimensions: 8.5" x 8.5"
– Author: Romil Benyamino
– Illustrator: Victor Benyamino
– Editor: Tobia Giwargis
– Printed by: Medius Corporation
– Language: Assyrian, Gurshuni (phonetic), and English translation
– Age group: For all ages
About the Author
First generation Assyrian-American, Romil Benyamino is a 25 year old musician, artist, writer, and scientist. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from University of California, Davis and is married to a Child Development scholar, Lupe Benyamino. His lifelong devotion is to add to and preserve the Assyrian culture and encourage the use of its language by means of art and entertainment. Recently, his main target has been children.
Romil Benyamino, rbenyamino [ at ] gmail.com
For more information about the author and book: http://www.Benyamino.com
The first interactive Assyrian children’s story for iPad is now available in iTunes. During the beginning of the summer Sargon Benjamin, an app developer and C.E.O of Base 2 Applications, was on a creativity hunt. He wanted to make a fun and artistic application geared towards the Assyrian audience: “I had some free time and wanted to work on something new.” That was when Sargon contacted Romil Benyamino, the author of Moon (ܣܲܗܪܵܐ), about making interactive digital Assyrian children’s books. Romil was all over the idea and the two decided to work together on digitizing Moon (ܣܲܗܪܵܐ).
One month passed and the story is now available for iPad, titled Moon Story. “We plan to develop Moon Story for more devices such as iPhone and also Android,” says Sargon. Regardless how well these Assyrian applications do with consumers, Sargon and Romil find them very necessary to be available. “I hope we can make more,” says Romil, “I already started the illustrations of my next story in hopes to turn that into an app as well.”
Moon Story is available in the iTunes Store,