Julia King is an avid proponent of reading to children when they are tiny tots and wants to foster a passionate love of books and animals in kids, so they learn to read well and understand the natural world around them.
Julia summarized her philosophy about kids in relationship to Bingo's Big Adventure saying, “I want kids to make an ‘adventure’ in their own back yard, no matter how small. Children need to go outside and find their limits. They should have fun watching, inspecting and questioning things within their world.
I think that Bingo can lead the way. . .”
With 15 years of experience in the field of environmental consulting Julia has honed her ability to tell stories about the physical world through her photographs and accompanying text. She has been a passionate writer since her youth and has taken her photography to the next level through detail in composition and subject matter.
When not translating "cat" into English, Julia teaches her kids how to shovel horse manure, play in the mud, identify weedy plant species, and build Lego towers. Then in her spare time she writes environmental documents and finds time to sneak out of the house when the kids are sleeping to play volleyball with a bunch of moms like herself.
Julia graduated from University of California, Davis in 1993 with a BA in Botany.