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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 27 2016
$1,781
pledged of $9,900pledged of $9,900 goal
23
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 27 2016

About

 

Foodville
Foodville

Welcome to Foodville, the imaginary world where the "Celery Charles & Pals" series written and illustrated by Artist Alessandra Calamai takes place. In Foodville, all foods live together and take the readers on their many adventures with the aim of retaining the attention and loyalty of the children. The fruits and vegetables, once the kids' natural choice, are now forgotten in favor of the fabricated tastes of the fast foods. Led by clever and kind Celery Stick Charles, the fruits and veggies must come up with ways to rekindle the kids' loyalty towards them to go back to being a deliciously healthy component of their everyday diet and life.

Main Characters
Main Characters

Alessandra has created Foodville and the Charlespals (as in, pals of Charles) with the goal of helping parents and caregivers reiterate the importance of well-balanced nutrition with their children in a way that is fun and captivating for the child (and adult alike). With the rise of childhood obesity all across the globe, it is more important than ever to instill healthy eating habits in children from an early age. Researchers have found that a child’s taste in food is pretty established at, and less likely to be influenced after, the ages of 4-5.

Alessandra, an Artist with experience spanning from graphic and fabric design to painting, was born and raised in Florence, Italy. Writing and illustrating children's books has been on the back of her mind for a while, and now she has embarked with enthusiasm on this new and exciting enterprise.

Alessandra's coloring tools
Alessandra's coloring tools

All the drawings found throughout the books were drawn and painted by hand with passion and a good dose of humor, truly bringing each character to life in vivid color.

From black/white to color
From black/white to color

 

Laura is the project's collaborator. She is helping Alessandra to spread the word about the "Celery Charles & Pals" series. Laura believes these books will help children improve their eating choices, making them understand the importance of a well-balanced diet. This couldn't be encouraged in a more beautiful, fun and practical way than in the "Celery Charles & Pals" series.

PEEK-A-BOO
PEEK-A-BOO

 

The Word Nuts
The Word Nuts

Hidden in every story are the Word Nuts, seven nuts who play a game of hide-and-seek with your little readers. The Word Nuts also present the children with a new vocabulary word, which is highlighted within each story and defined at the end in a way that kids will be able to comprehend.

Easy, healthy recipes
Easy, healthy recipes

At the end of each story there is also an easy, healthy recipe that children can help you create and will enjoy eating. 

Excerpts from "Show and Tell" and "Christmas Eve"
Excerpts from "Show and Tell" and "Christmas Eve"

"Show and Tell" and "Christmas Eve" are the first books of our project that we would like to bring the public, out of a series of seven titles already written and illustrated. We would much appreciate your contribution to raise $9,900 to help make that possible. We believe this stories will help teach children valuable lessons, starting with an improved awareness of what goes into their tummies and what will ultimately help them to grow up strong and healthy. With this in mind, we want to encourage for these books to end up in homes, schools, and libraries. For each book sponsored by our campaign, one or more books will be donated,  to a school, library or hospital in need.

"Show and Tell" and "Christmas Eve"
"Show and Tell" and "Christmas Eve"

 

 We thank you in advance for any help you send our way, and leave you with Celery Charles and his pals' motto, "Eat Well. Be Well. Have FUN!"

e-book
e-book

 

17" x 13" x 7" Charlespals totes
17" x 13" x 7" Charlespals totes

 

8:5" x 11" 2017 Wall Calendar
8:5" x 11" 2017 Wall Calendar

 

11" x 17" Charlespals print
11" x 17" Charlespals print

 

Risks and challenges

This project has been in the incubator for four years, which shows you the care we put into it before we thought it was ready to be brought out to the public. Meanwhile, parents, teachers, and children (our favorite critics) have read and loved the stories and their humorous characters.
More importantly, the children were able to easily grasp the 'moral' of the story!
It is the first time that we are printing hardcover books and it is a learning experience. We are not the easiest to please when it comes to quality and that might slow the printing process a bit.
We are working on making sure that the rewards offered towards your pledges will be of good quality and delivered at a timely date.
Thank you for your help!

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    Betty Bee

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    Pear Paula

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    Apple Amelia

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    The Word Nuts

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    Broccoli Bruno

    Each of the books will be signed with a personalized note!

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    • 2 hardcover books: (each 'Show and Tell' and 'Christmas Eve'
    • 2 donated books: (each 'Show and Tell' and 'Christmas Eve')
    • 11 x 17 print of The Charlespals
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    Strawberry Scarlett

    Each of the books will be signed with a personalized note!

    Includes:
    • 2 hardcover books: (each 'Show and Tell' and 'Christmas Eve'
    • 2 donated books: (each 'Show and Tell' and 'Christmas Eve')
    • 11 x 17 print of The Charlespals
    • A tote bag with your choice of character
    • Kickstarter exclusive downloadable coloring pages of Charlespals
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    Celery Charles

    Each of the books will be signed with a personalized note!

    Includes:
    • 2 hardcover books: (each 'Show and Tell' and 'Christmas Eve'
    • 4 donated books: (2 of each 'Show and Tell' and 'Christams Eve')
    • 11 x 17 print of The Charlespals
    • A tote bag with your choice of character
    • 2017 Celery Charles & Pals Wall Calendar
    • Kickstarter exclusive downloadable coloring pages of Charlespals
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    Charles Pals

    Each of the books will be signed with a personalized note!

    Includes:
    • 2 hardcover books: (each 'Show and Tell' and 'Christmas Eve'
    • 8 donated books: (4 of each 'Show and Tell' and 'Christmas Eve')
    • Author reading (NY Metro Area only)
    • A tote bag with your choice of character
    • 11 x 17 print of The Charlespals
    • 2017 Celery Charles & Pals Wall Calendar
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    Foodville

    Each of the books will be signed with a personalized note!

    Includes:
    • 2 hardcover books: (each 'Show and Tell' and 'Christmas Eve'
    • 20 donated books: (10 of each 'Show and Tell' & 'Christmas Eve')
    • 2 Author Readings (NY Metro Area only)
    • 11 x 17 print of The Charlespals
    • A tote bag with your choice of character
    • 2017 Celery Charles & Pals Wall Calendar
    • Kickstarter exclusive downloadable coloring pages of Charlespals
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Funding period

- (35 days)