Beato Goes To




by Sucheta Rawal
Illustrations by Alexandra Abagiu & Oana Cocheci

In Indonesia, Beato meets Putu, a Balinese boy who shows Beato how to fly kites, play badminton, race on stilts and do yoga. The new friends learn about Indonesian capital, language, customs and even see many of the endangered animals! Portion of proceeds from Beato Goes To Indonesia will be donated to the Bali Children’s Project, a nonprofit organization that helps kids in the villages on the island of Bali, receive education.

Product Details

Age Range: 1 – 3 years
Hardcover: 38 pages
Publisher: Mascot Books (July 4, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1631776304
ISBN-13: 978-1631776304


Some Things About Me

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‘Beato Goes To’ series of books are authored by Sucheta Rawal. A few years ago, when Sucheta was searching for children’s books that teach kids about travel and cultures, she couldn’t find many. She wanted kids everywhere to learn about each other’s surroundings and customs, so they grow up to be informed and accepting global citizens. Sucheta drew on her own personal experiences from traveling around the world to create a series of picture books that would teach young readers about far off places and spotlight the diversity we have on this planet. The stories were inspired by actual kids Sucheta met and the illustrations based on places she visited. Many of the facts found in the books Sucheta learned herself during her travels!

Sucheta Rawal is an award-winning food and travel writer, cooking instructor and philanthropist. She has traveled to 90+ countries with a mission to raise awareness of global cultures through meaningful travel, culinary explorations, and community interaction.

Sucheta was born and brought up in India. As a kid, she accompanied her social worker grandmother to volunteer at schools and shelters and realized early on how important it was to serve one’s community. Sucheta graduated from Georgia State University with a Masters in Finance and worked in investment banking, market research and human capital consulting, before realizing her true passion was learning and giving back. Her vacations to Russia and Morocco, where she volunteered at a boarding school and women’s empowerment center, inspired her to get out of the cubicle, and uncover facts of life by encountering everyday people around the world. Since then, she transitioned from being a tourist to a meaningful traveler. Now she educates others how they can also forge friendships across nationalities, race, religions and customs.

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In 2010, Sucheta founded Go Eat Give, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit with a mission to raise awareness of different cultures through travel, food and community service. The Atlanta-based organization brings people from varied backgrounds together to enjoy authentic ethnic meals, travel meaningfully, and discuss important issues facing the world.

Sucheta also works as a freelance writer, contributing to CNNCreative Loafing AtlantaCuisine NoirThe Huffington PostKhabarTravel+Leisure, and CheapOAir. She shares her experiences and inspires people by speaking at travel shows, corporations, universities, schools, clubs and nonprofit organizations around the world.

Sucheta was named ’40 Under 40 Alumna’ by Georgia State University (2018), ‘Georgia’s 40 Under 40 – Best and the Brightest’ by Georgia Trend Magazine (2016), ‘One of the Five Most Influential Cultural Bloggers in the World’ by the Foundation of Florence, Italy (2012). She was a finalist for the Atlanta Press Club (2012) Award of Excellence, and nominated for Caribbean Journalism Award (2015). Sucheta was nominated for ‘Georgia Author of the Year’ in children’s book category.