It’s that time of year again, for feasting on savory meats and holiday fare ancestral style, and celebrating friendships and family with gift wrapped treasures of the contemporary kind. But why not bring something a bit more primitive to the holiday season…especially for the kiddos?
I am stoked to announce a Primal Blueprint Publishing endeavor that’s been brewing for a couple of years now, one that fills a huge gap in the paleo community—an action adventure picture book of the Primal kind made just for kids! If you’ve been looking to introduce Primal principles to your children in a fun and educational way, then Lil’ Grok Meets The Korgs is the perfect primer.
Lil’ Grok Meets The Korgsfollows a young Grok as he bear crawls shoeless through the modern world and tries, unsuccessfully, to fit in with the ultra-modern, hashtagging, pizza-loving, dessert-scarfing Korg family. But when a tiger escapes from the zoo, it’s Lil’ Grok who’s the hero, and the Korgs have to adapt or get dropped. Grok shows the Korgs, and the entire town, that being a nimble, jungle-wise cave boy has its perks. This hilarious journey might just end primally ever after—and deliver some important life lessons along the way.
The descriptive text says “for hunter-gatherers ages 4-8,” but the vibrant illustrations and witty dialog rich with symbolism make this an enjoyable read for kids of all ages, hard-to-please teens, and adults who are young at heart. It’s the chance to address that deep desire to connect with young ones over your passion for Primal living in a meaningful way.
So, kick off your shoes, relax into a squat, and learn how to trek through the modern world in our ancestors’ footsteps so that we can lead happier, healthier lives. This book is hot off the presses right now, so we are taking orders with the promise of shipping in time to land under the Christmas tree!
Lil’ Grok Meets The Korgs is the masterpiece of our very own Janée Meadows. Her talents are seen on our book covers (check out her design on The Paleo Primer), our YouTube video channel, our upcoming Primal Kitchen products, LilGrok.com, and our popular Primal Blueprint Poster (which is how she beat out other contestants and landed a full-time job as our Primal videographer and graphic designer in the process!).
Janée’s sister Kali joined her on this book project, helping out with illustrations. A decade ago, this dynamic duo boldly ventured from their Michigan home to Los Angeles to make the most of their artistic talents in the Hollywood scene. They rented their first apartment online, sight unseen, because the price was surprisingly reasonable. Well, it was deep in the hood; a slight culture shock from Upper Peninsula Michigan, but eventually they got into the Los Angeles groove. And boy oh boy are we glad we scooped them up!
I asked Janée about her inspiration for Lil’ Grok and here’s what she had to say:
I grew up reading cool adventure books, and knew I wanted to eventually instill that same passion in young readers some day. I’d been working with Primal Blueprint for a while when I found out they were interested in publishing a children’s book, but were holding off for the right project. As the Grok figurehead began to take hold as a Primal role model, I began to wonder how a primitive kid would fare if he were thrown into modern culture, and what lessons he might have to teach technology-obsessed kids these days. Perhaps a lil’ Grok could fuel a movement for more outside play, so that kids would be able to experience the liberated childhood adventures that most of us enjoyed in decades past.
So, I started making a few sketches and showed them to folks at PrimalCon Tahoe. The response was overwhelmingly positive, and pretty soon I had a book deal and was cranking full speed ahead. I want to thank my sister Kali for helping with the illustrations, and also Mark and the entire team at Primal Blueprint Publishing for believing in us and giving us the chance to bring this dream to life.
Thank you, Janée! And we’re so sure that you will love this book and love introducing it to the youngsters in your life that I’m going to give you a free PDF copy of the entire book to “pre-screen” before doing your holiday ordering. We’ve created a small-sized digital version of the book that you can download simply by clicking here or the image below!
We’re all set up for you to order multiple copies, so once you’re convinced–and relieved that your holiday shopping angst about what to get your children, nieces, nephews, and neighbors has been resolved–then just tell us where to ship each one in the order notes and we’ll take care of it!
My children are all grown up, but even so I’ll be stuffing their stockings with a copy of Lil’ Grok Meets The Korgs! There’s nothing wrong with nurturing the Primal child within us all…’tis the season after all!
Just as I like to do for all Primal Blueprint Publishing book releases, I have something special put together for devoted Mark’s Daily Apple readers. Below you’ll find a limited-time (just one day!) special offer…
Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.