Author Nabila Khashoggi, the creator of the luxury skin care and home ambiance line NABILA K, used to entertain her toddler son with made-up stories about a boy who traveled the world inside a live green egg that just so happened to be an alien from another planet. The new comic book series for kids introduces environmental and cultural issues around the world in a fun and entertaining way, offering hope and creating a sense of commitment

Parents attempting to get their child interested in reading can turn to comic books, provided the content is age-appropriate. In fact, parents who are willing to do some research will have little trouble finding a series suited to their child. Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, for example, is a romantic, high-school take on the classic Peter Parker saga, with an emphasis on the relationship between Parker and his girlfriend. Another, Amelia Rules, follows a young girl and her friends as they solve a series of make-believe crimes. Amid its lightheartedness, Amelia Rules also touches on real-world issues like the toll that American war in the Middle East has taken on families.

Parents can also look to the well-known Archie Comics series and the expansive catalog of Disney comics, all of which are free of violence and offensive language and can be used as colorful building blocks in a young reader’s library.

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About Nabila Khashoggi

A veteran businesswoman, philanthropist, mother, and actress, Nabila Khashoggi’s multifaceted career spans three decades and residence on several continents. Working primarily to secure financing for entertainment and industrial projects from her office in New York, Nabila Khashoggi is also about to market a new line of natural cosmetic products. Intending to raise childhood awareness of other cultures, geography, and the environment, she is also writing a children’s comic book series, entitled Spartan and the Green Egg. Nabila Khashoggi received her education in France, Switzerland, and England, later accepting a position as a Vice President of Triad Commercial Corporation and Al-Nasr Trading, companies that her father controlled. Her daily responsibilities involved import-and-export transactions, commodities trading, project development, and the financing of agricultural complexes in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. In 1983, Nabila Khashoggi co-founded Infolex, a search engine for travel information developed by software engineers with design and marketing experience whose work anticipated the technology on which today’s travel search engines rely. This cutting-edge solution provided users with speedy access to travel information at airports and hotels throughout Europe and North America. For the next three years, Nabila Khashoggi worked with her brother to establish Mara Intrepids Camp as a Kenyan tourist destination. She also devoted energy to developing and marketing properties in such major markets as London, Paris, New York, and Los Angeles. Another one of her ventures during this period involved financing and marketing mobile hospital units and associated medical equipment. With ambitions beyond business, Nabila Khashoggi has pursued training as an actress, performing on stage, in film, and on television. She is a committed supporter of The Children for Peace (ONLUS), an Italian-based nonprofit organization benefitting children in third-world countries. She is the mother of two sons and actively encourages environmental responsibility and organic lifestyle habits.

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