Mark Paraka toy
. This plushie was created by the artist as part of a bigger toy brand called Alternative Imagination. "With Alternative Imagination, I interpret children’s drawings and stories about their imaginary friends into soft toys. Mark Paraka was first imagined 18 years ago as a response to two little girls seeing tree branches that look like letters. With their imagination they were sure some great magical creature was trying to communicate with them, which they called Mark Paraka. After hearing the story of Mark Paraka, Sophia Ying (then aged 5) drew her rendition of the monster. From there I crafted Sophia's drawing into a loveable toy. Her original drawing can be seen on the packaging. Mark Paraka helps children get out into nature and to look a little deeper into what they see. He also helps the children with developing their language skills."