Creativity Expert Publishes New Children’s Book to Empower Readers Of All Ages to Discover & Build Their Creativity

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“Creative intelligence is important to get right—right from the start. This book comes at a timely moment as we face the continued pandemic and many are feeling stuck.”

Aimed at children aged 5-8 and their parents/teachers, Have You Seen My Friends? marries the traditional children’s picture book format to today’s conversations around creativity, friendship, and teamwork by encouraging readers to connect with their own creativity. The book is authored by Monica H. Kang, a creative workplace expert and Founder & CEO of InnovatorsBox, which specializes in helping professionals unlock their creativity through workshops, speaking, coaching, tools, and more.

Have You Seen My Friends? immerses readers in the humorous, lyrical adventure of a character in search for its dear friends, Courage, Curiosity, and Creativity. Throughout the story, the character learns how to find them and reflects on the important message of friendship, mindset, and creativity. To give each of these friends a personality, Kang portrays them in animal figures that readers could relate to – Curiosity the Monkey, Courage the Owl, and Creativity the White Rabbit. These characters are illustrated through the fantastical original drawings of Khadeeja Quresh.

“Creative intelligence is important to get right—right from the start,” Kang says. “This book comes at a timely moment as we face the continued pandemic and many are feeling stuck. Growing up, many of us lose these ‘friends’ as we get older and busier in life. I hope reading this reminds all readers young and old that they are already creative, curious and courageous and can continue to be. The key is to cherish them and grow with them.”

Children’s creativity and education related resources such as games, worksheets, and teacher’s guides are available at Also, an audiobook version of the story with original music by InnovatorsBox Studios, narrated by Kang herself will be available in November 2021.

Kang is the author of an award-winning nonfiction in 2018 aimed at adult innovators called Rethink Creativity: How to Innovate, Inspire, and Thrive at Work that was also re-released earlier this month with a new illustrative, expanded version as a second edition.

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