Hello! Bonjour! Ciao! ZigZag City Guides are inspired by Alana Ippolito's earliest experiences traveling with her parents. Created specifically for the youngest generation of jet-setters, our guides are intended to make their adventures as memorable and educational as possible, well beyond takeoff and landing. Each deck of double-sided cards draws from kids’ unique view of the world around them. What patterns do you see in the cobblestone streets of Italy? What would your uniform look like if you played baseball for The New York Yankees?
ZigZag City Guides engage kids differently by putting a guide in their hands and asking them to reflect and respond to what they see and learn—or touch and taste! With the help of their new travel buddies “Zig” and “Zag”, they’ll be encouraged to learn about a culture unfamiliar to them and be provoked to use their imagination while exploring.
Alana lives with her husband and two kids in Northern California.
All illustrations are created by the talented Jayde Fish.