Collaboration/ Colaboración: Ways We Work Together (Hardcover)

Collaboration/ Colaboración: Ways We Work Together (Hardcover)

The Ways We Work Together / Las Formas en que Trabajamos Juntos

AK Press has published its first children’s picture book!  Tomas Moniz (former editor of Rad Dad magazine) and illustrator Alicia Dornadic produced a thoughtful book with poetic text that encourages discussion between parent and child. Collaboration/ Colaboración: Ways We Work Together is a bilingual book (English/Spanish) that gently reflects on themes of an ethical and proto-political nature by demonstrating how we work together with others,  It’s a wonderful and beautiful message of building relationships.


Collaboration playfully explores the various ways we work and play with one another and the world around us. Dancing between poetry and narrative, the story rhythmically demonstrates how collaboration shapes our lives. Designed so that parents and children can discuss how the words and watercolor illustrations come together to conjure each idea, and how each image is “both the sum of its parts and a new thing entirely.” Bilingual edition.

Colaboración alegremente explora las diversas maneras en que trabajamos y jugamos el uno con el otro y con el mundo que nos rodea. Bailando entre la poesía y la narrativa, el cuento explora rítmicamente las formas infinitas que la colaboración moldea a nuestras vidas.. Está diseñado para que los padres y los niños puedan discutir cómo las palabras y las ilustraciones de acuarela se unen para evocar cada idea, cada imagen es “tanto la suma de sus partes y una completamente nueva cosa.” Edición bilingüe.

About the Author:  Tomas Moniz is the founder, editor, and writer for the award winning Rad Dad which produced two literary anthologies: Rad Dad and Rad Families: A Celebration (2017). His novella Bellies and Buffalos is a tender, chaotic road trip about friendship, family and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. He’s the recipient of the SF Literary Arts Foundation’s 2016 Mary Tanenbaum Award, the 2016 International Can Serrat Artist Residency, the 2017 Caldera International Artist Residency and the 2017 LPP+Residency in San Francisco. His first novel, King Pleasure, will be released summer 2018 by Hawthorne Books.

About the Illustrator:  Alicia Dornadic paints primarily in watercolor to capture the details of daily life. She is a design researcher with a background in anthropology and art history who works with organizations in the realms of health, transportation, and technology. Alicia curates exhibits, including Not A Lemon, a lemon-themed art show with 50 Bay Area artists at the Scott Ellsworth Gallery, San Francisco (July/Aug 2016) and #StrikeAwayShow co-curated with Courtney Cerruti, with over 500 artworks by 250 artists at Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids, San Francisco (May 2015). Solo art shows include New Words For Green at Long Weekend, Oakland (May 2017) and Tendril Wild with Tomas Moniz at Fayes, San Francisco (May 2016).

“….we stand

and together

we are indivisible”


Collaboration/ Colaboración: Ways We Work Together (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781849353120

List Price: $14.95

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