Fishers resident Keith Lowe has created a fun way to get kids to eat their food. The book, “Titans of Taste,” is a lighthearted approach to help parents with meal time. A brother and sister call upon different characters in the book to help fend off tasteless food.
“There are these superhero-type characters that each represent a different condiment. They all work together to fight off this food and kind of get it under control with the kids,” Lowe said.
The characters include Rawhide McRanch, Mustard Commando, Jumpjet Jelly, Corporal Ketchup, Major Maple and Grill Seargent. Each has a different ethnicity.
“The essence of the book is about how all these different heroes of different ethnicities work together as a team,” Lowe said. “At the very end of the book it talks about how they work together like family. There are some subtle cues on cooperation and friendship.”
Lowe drew from his own experience with his two young daughters, Evelyn and Julia, as inspiration for the book.
“My kids love to dip their food. We can get them to eat all kinds of vegetables with a little ranch dressing. It’s such a great condiment,” he said.
Lowe used Kickstarter, a crowd funding platform, to finance the project.
“I chose Kickstarter because it provides a visible financial goal that anyone can contribute to,” he said. “People visit Kickstarter on a regular basis for new projects that interest them, so you have natural traffic, but you can also direct people there via social media and other marketing avenues.”
The books can be purchased for $20 at keithloweart.com/product-page/the-titans-of-taste.
Lowe is an illustrator and is an adjunct professor at Indiana Wesleyan University. He wants to write another book about how the body works for younger children.