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Kola is lost, our children don't read.

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Kola
Kola

The Short: This kickstarter is to support the publication, and related cost, of 'Kola the Kitten', book number one. Kola the Kitten is a full color illustration to support children's literacy, that adults will love too!

a' Bit Longer: Kola the Kitten is in the Nowhere. With guiding help from her lightning bug, she finds her Nowhere is the Everywhere. Kola learns to harness the power of her imagination, and births a new world.

Imagination does not breed purrrr'-fection (sorry, we had to), and Kola must learn to focus, and harness her new constructive creationism. What is it that Kola will create, and what will she learn?

For translation purposes, the mainstay of the book may not be in poem, however, there is a Kola poem, and it is in the book. The style is likely to change and transform a bit, due to this being a work in progress.

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Who are the authors?

Kristy Davis - Is the lead illustrator and author of 'Kola the Kitten'. Kristy sports years of animation experience, and she just makes this look sooooo easy.

Sir Britton - Is an author, producer, and ghostwriter. His experience spans better than a decade of professional services. His name is Sean Britton, but titled himself 'Sir', just for a laugh. It stuck. He loves simplicity, and that's why Kristy picked him to help with her vision.

How is this children's book different?

Life... Is complex. The problems we face cannot be summed up in a few short lines, strewn across colorful prints. Children's books need clarity, and lack the upper division language that could describe these lessons, and at the same, are expected to convey them.

Why choose 'Kola the Kitten'?

In short, writing a child's book, is not simple! Unfortunately, most authors' do not understand, or care, and see easy money. These books are lightly useful at best, or, condescending and harmful at worst. We understand. We can do better.

Kola the Kitten is written with an ending in mind. There are a total of eight books planned, each will have a local conclusion, leading to the finale of an eight book story arc. This book will focus on both brevity, and completeness, with no mindless filler.

If we can overshoot our goal of $2,500, that would just be wonderful! Here are some awesome things we could do!

+ [$150] 
A professional reading, synced to a slideshow, and uploaded for free to YouTube.

+ [$1,000]
 Multilingual translations, including Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, and German.

+ [$2,000+]
Donation of Kola the Kitten book 1, to libraries in schools across the U.S.

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Risks and challenges

Our work is cut out...

Kola the Kitten intends to be memorable for children, both male and female, while staying entertaining to adults. Unlike the majority of children's books on the market, Kola also intends to be a collectable, untouched by trends.

Kristy and Sean, are spending extra time, to make sure that each line is easily translatable. While the initial book printing will be in English, it is our goal to have the book converted to several major languages.

Marketing, in the competitive world of Children's books, can be a tricky task. We do have a unique, and beneficial solution. Watch for Kola the Kitten, it will be quite popular. When that times comes, can you say you helped?

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    One dollar doesn't seem like much. So, it should surprise you, to learn 100 cents could support literacy, and fuel the imagination of tomorrow's innovators.

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    Fund the WHOOOOOOLE thing. If you pledge this amount, we will make sure you receive every prize here, along with our special thanks, and a dedication of your full name (no organizations/no name titles), right at the front of the first book.

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