Anita Frost with The Tiger Tales is a Trinidadian-British parenting and lifestyle blog.
About the blogger:
I’m a Trinidad-born Surrey based stay at home mum, wife, blogger and aspiring published children’s book writer. I moved to England in 2001. Prior to marriage and kids, I earned a BA in English from The University of The West Indies, Trinidad, in 1998. My career history has spanned from the Library Service to Further Education. I write about expat parenting, mixed heritage family life, food, beauty and more.
What The Tiger Tales Thinks
Photo ops aside, I visited several toy stands to see what’s new in the industry for 2019. There were more than 250 exhibiting companies. The themes were: Licensed Toys, Technology, STEM, Collectables and Toys that encourage mindfulness.
While on my walkabout, I discovered the Green Bean Collection.
The cuddlies and books drew me to the stand, so I stopped and spoke briefly to Anita Frost, the brand founder. It was easy to love the lil green fella and the brand’s look and feel. Later, I contacted Green Bean Collection for an interview. This is Green Bean Collection’ s Anita Frost interview.
AF: Hi, I am Anita Frost an Entrepreneur and Founder/Author of the Green Bean Collection.
TTT: What was the catalyst for writing the Green Bean books?
AF: I love being in business and I love kids so, there we have it.
I love to write about Green Bean & Friends and take the children on adventures of everyday life in the eyes of a child. Also creating fun toys and books to educate children to enjoy reading, role play and learning in fun ways.
TTT: Green Bean Books are produced at Green Bean Studios. What made you decide to self-publish?
AF: Green Bean Collection is published by Movement Publishing in LA. I wanted to create a home e.g A mothership for the team, clients and customers. In which they could come over and be submerged into the great adventures of Green Bean & Friends.
Green Bean Studios is in Trafford Park, Manchester across the road to the Trafford Center is where we have warehouse facilities, for wrapping and packing for orders. A shop for passing customers and a working studio for the team to support all thing awesome to support the business post its infant stages.
TTT: How long did it take you from writing the first book to bringing it to market?
AF: Due to having been in business for several years now I have a lot of transferable knowledge which allowed me to advance quickly. Within 12 months I had four paperbacks, three board books and three toys in the marketplace tried and tested.