Daisy flies over fields and photographs the crops, helping farmers find the bugs that can harm the corn. With a cute story and relatable imagery – Daisy opens and shuts her ‘eyes’ to take photos – ‘Daisy Saves the Corn’ is a fun way to interest kids in an amazing new technology.
– the first children’s book about friendly everyday (nonmilitary) drones
– fully illustrated in colour by Jane Hinrichs
– will help interest children in an important new technology in a positive way
– Author is a mover and shaker in the drone world, speaking often at conferences and drone events
Eileen Shibley had a 30-year career with the Department of Defence before setting up her own company, Monarch Inc, to design drones and provide helpful drone services. Monarch’s drones are currently helping save California crops from drought, surveying mines and other cool things!
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