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Homewood Suites by Hilton Publishes New Children's Book
Bill Duncan, global head of brand management for Homewood Suites by Hilton, knows just how difficult it can be to to keep in touch with family members—especially young children—while on the road for extended business trips. Duncan's years as a working parent on the road inspired him to create a children's book series to help guests stay connected with their kids while away from home.
The "Lewis the Duck" series is the only original children's book series published by a hotel brand and is meant to help explain business travel to children in an engaging and fun way, while making them feel connected to their parents' trips. Homewood Suites recently announced the publication of the third book in the series called "Lewis the Duck Lends a Helping Wing."
The book is about the series' main character, Lewis the Duck, follows Lewis’ efforts at Duck Inc. to initiate a corporate responsibility program as requested by his boss, Mr. Wood. In jumpstarting these efforts, Lewis with the help of his co-workers, family, and Homewood Suites by Hilton, takes on several projects across Duckville including building a school library, cleaning up the Duck River, and helping the homeless at a local shelter.
The series is co-authored by Duncan's 18-year old son, Christian.
In an announcement about the series, Duncan said, ""It’s been rewarding witnessing the Lewis the Duck book series grow and evolve, keeping our guests connected to their families while traveling, and strengthening our companywide commitment to childhood literacy. It seems like yesterday I was reading to Christian over the phone while on the road for extended trips, and now he's off to college."
Homewood Suites supports local reading programs and childhood literacy through an association with the Books for Kids Foundation, a non-profit organization that develops reading libraries for young, at-risk children. Homewood Suites has constructed five of these libraries since 2010, donated over 5,000 books, and committed over 1,500 service hours. “Lewis The Duck Lends a Helping Wing” will be used in Homewood’s fall Books for Kids reading program.
For more information about the "Lewis the Duck" series visit www.lewistheduck.com.
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