Kio is on a mission
To inform the human world of the current Ocean Situation &
encourage you to take an active part in nature preservation
through this heartfelt story & delightful illustrations.
Kio, the Seahorse Maiden, is born during a violent storm. In the middle of the dark a wave rinses her out into the sea, far away from her father and her siblings. Lonely and alone, Kio swims in unknown waters. Suddenly she sees plastic strips drifting by. So what is that? And why are the fish so worried? Soon, the Seahorse meets an Old Octopus, who answers her question: It is the people who pollute the sea with their plastic bags. Even the girl Kim is worried about the condition of her beloved sea. Kim lives right on the coast and prefers to spend the whole day diving in the sea, admiring the colorful underwater world. But lately she sees less and less fish and more and more plastic parts swimming in the water. She finally decides never to use plastic bags again. But what else is Kim doing to save the sea?
Author Sophia Brucklacher has spent most of her life between Stuttgart, Hamburg and Ibiza.
She took her Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy at the University of Hamburg in 2012.
A keen lover of nature Sophia has always been involved with environmental activism, particularly in Ibiza.
She is the co-founder and vice president of Creatives for the Planet, whose work involves environmental education, direct action and art.
After running the bookshop Libro Azul in Ibiza Sophia wrote Kio, the little, big Seahorse.
She is well known on the island and can often be found at beach cleans, bee-keeping or taking part in literary debates or playing with her animals.
Thus combining her greatest loves, writing and conservation.
Jan Anderson, Illustrator
Born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1987.
Spent all his childhood drawing in the woods around his city.
BA in cultural education. Professional Illustrator since 2009.
Passionate about life, nature, his dog and his loved ones.
For The Planet Publishing
We are “Creatives For The Planet” an NGO formed by a group of artists and passionate environmentalists acting to restore the natural balance of our planet. Our approach to environmental protection is art and direct action.
We provide a platform for those who want to join the most important movement of our time:
Our core value? Staying relevant to the planet!
1€ of each book sold goes toward the educational program, which aims to educate and empower environmental leaders for our future.
Kio House Of Kids
Step into our eco-friendly and educational kids ‘club at 7Pines: Kio House of Kids. An immersion into sustainability and environmental protection with the aim to sensibilize children from an early age to a broader eco – awareness. Our mission is to help educate next generations and support families in finding ways to be more aware of the environment and help protect the planet, our home.
Kio House of Kids origins on Ibiza and is the fruit of the collaboration between like-minded people: Sophia Brucklacher, the creator and author of the book Kio the little, big Seahorse; Amy Magica from Ibiza Kids Company; and the 7Pines team. Together and with the help of charming main character Kio, they saw the potential to convey a very important message to our new generations.