For working parents, spending quality time with family isn’t always easy.
That’s why Skype teamed up creative agency Pereira O’Dell and illustrator Darren Farrell to create Simon the Saxophone-Playing Squid, a children’s book that parents can read to their kids using the screen sharing feature on Skype anytime, anywhere.
The story follows Simon, a curious squid that comes across a stray saxophone at the bottom of the sea. With the help of his friends, he goes on a quest to discover its true purpose.
To create a richer experience for families, Skype worked with The Little Waves Band, a children’s combo based in Los Angeles, to write and record a song to go with the story. The group collaborated with San Francisco-based saxophonist Simon Friedlander with the help of Skype group video calling.
It’s all featured on a microsite where you can read the book and download the song.
So next time you’re working late, why not surprise your kids with a Skype call and take them on a magical underwater adventure with Simon?