Leap & Hop is a series of traveling books for children written by Isabelle Demenge, a mother of three, passionate about sharing her love of travel and the experience of different cultures with her family.
Isabelle wrote the first book, Leap & Hop Cambodia, for her children, niece and nephew, for their family trip in the temples of Angkhor in 2010. The lack of any book on the market addressed specifically to children embarked on a cultural trip in Cambodia triggered the project. The challenge was to find ways to engaged five children ranging from the ages of 3 and 8. The research took her from her initial idea of a prompted travel journal to a 100-page consumable book for kids thirsty for information and keen observer of new places but also interested in drawing and collecting things along the way. After two more such family books on Sri Lanka and Rajasthan, Isabelle teamed up with French illustrator Emilie Sarnel and Asiaone to deliver a total of 11 books in the series since March 2014 (including the redesigned original destinations) with the help of her three children (aka the "guinea pigs").
The series includes the following destinations: Bali, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India (Rajasthan), Mongolia, Myanmar, New York, Paris, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.