Heat Sensitive Book Cover Gives Children’s Adventure Novel The Magic Touch

As well as enthralling young readers with its gripping story of adventure, travel and heroism, SeaBEAN is breaking new ground in the literary marketplace with its thermochromic cover which changes when touched
London, UK – Education and literary experts constantly urge children to put down their video games and pick up a book, and this new children’s adventure novel encourages just that with its interactive heat-sensitive cover that dramatically changes when touched.

Sarah Holding is inviting the world to judge her book, SeaBEAN, by its cover. The mysteriously dark cover of the first book in the trilogy reveals a dramatic seascape image when touched or rubbed with a warm hand. As it cools however, the image disappears and the cover slowly reverts to its original darkness, evoking the interactive outer surface of the futuristic craft that features prominently in the novel.

Although the cutting-edge technology of the cover is capturing the attention of critics around the world, young reviewers haven’t let the excitement distract them from the quality of the story and can’t wait forSeaWAR and SeaRISE, out early next year.

Although the cutting-edge technology of the cover is capturing the attention of critics around the world, young reviewers haven’t let the excitement distract them from the quality of the story and can’t wait forSeaWAR and SeaRISE, out early next year.

The launch of SeaBEAN (23 Sept) at Foyles in London was an exciting affair and included the first performance of the specially-commissioned ‘St Kilda Suite’ for flute and piano. To coincide with the launch, special point-of-sale units were available to retailers to encourage customer interaction with the cover.

Endorsements from individuals and celebrities from all walks of life include:

Think Secret Island meets Dr Who’s Tardis and Greenpeace Junior. This non-stop adventure will excite imaginations and stimulate eco-debates to leave young readers asking when SeaBEAN 2 is coming.The Rt Hon

Edward Davey MP – Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

… a different way of introducing children to environmental issues…the thermochromic covers are a great idea.”Dame Jacqueline Wilson DBE FRSL

Sarah Holding has very cleverly woven contemporary issues and concerns affecting St Kilda, Scotland and the world into a great kids’ adventure story.”Susan Bain – Western Isles Manager, National Trust for Scotland

I love the way that the SeaBEAN can do anything and allows them to travel around the world. I particularly like the talking parrot and the dog – Spix and Spex. The cover is cool when it heats up to show the sea, clouds and lightning. I can’t wait for the next two books!”Ellen Barnette aged 10

Throughout the trilogy, Sarah Holding has subtly introduced educational aspects – including global environmental issues, navigation using longitude and latitude, time zones and the impact that even the most remote of sanctuaries can have beyond their shores.

SeaBEAN is available now in both printed and eBook formats

SeaBEAN website: seabeantrilogy.com

SeaBEAN retails for £9.95 and is available from booksellers, Amazon and medinapublishing.com

SeaWAR (Book 2) and SeaRISE (Book 3) will be available in early 2014.

The thermochromic hand print can be seen on the book