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A picture book about a little goat's desire and attempts to be part of a loving family. He discovers love in the most unexpected way.
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ANZAC - The Story of a Little Goat

The area in which I live inspires my writing all the time. After meeting and falling in love with a little goat, I was inspired to draw him, and naturally a story happened.
This story was of course inspired by the little goat, but also by the goat's name, Anzac. He got this unusual name because he came to live with friends of mine one ANZAC Day.
For those not familiar with ANZAC Day, it is an important day in Australia and New Zealand as it commemorates the landing of allied soldiers on the shores of Gallipoli.

ANZAC is an acronym for the Australia New Zealand Army Corps.

This year, 2015, is the 100 year anniversary of the forming of our ANZAC troops and what we refer to as the ANZAC Spirit.

My little goat shows that same spirit in his endeavours to fit into the family who win him in an ANZAC Day Two-up game.

He shows mateship, endurance, creativity, loyalty, and bravery among other traits.

The text of the book is about the goat and his story, but the illustrations give clues to how Australians and New Zealanders commemorate ANZAC Day. Hopefully conversations will arise from the illustrations. Teachers' notes and activity sheets will be available.

Anzac-The Story of a Little Goat will be published under the imprint of Itchy Emu Press.


Rewards

To keep my rewards interesting I am offering  not only copies of the project book but some of my other work as well.

The following images will give you an idea of what is on offer.

Of course there will be Anzac - The Story of a Little Goat
Of course there will be Anzac - The Story of a Little Goat

 In addition to

Seven book set of That's not a ... series - various reading levels
Seven book set of That's not a ... series - various reading levels

 Or you might like a painting of your beloved pet.

Example of 9"x12" pet portrait.
Example of 9"x12" pet portrait.

 Perhaps you might like a limited edition print of some of my other artwork

An example of my urban landscape artwork
An example of my urban landscape artwork

There is a variety to choose from, or perhaps an original?

 Or maybe an artist book

This artist book and box is titled fisherman's Friend
This artist book and box is titled fisherman's Friend
This is Escape, inspired by Australian artist Sydney Nolan and Bushranger Ned Kelly
This is Escape, inspired by Australian artist Sydney Nolan and Bushranger Ned Kelly

Risks and challenges

I don't foresee any risks or challenges with this project as the book comes to life having successfully published nine times previously. Although this is the first time I have tried a crowd funding platform I have supported other people's Kickstarter projects - they've all been successful.
I bring publishing expertise. I have experienced both traditional publishing and independent publishing and my books can be found in schools and libraries around Australia.

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    For your kind contribution you will receive a cyber-hug via email and my thanks

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    You too will receive a cyber-hug email and a collection of PDF sketches from the book to colour in.

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    I will send you a card of thanks (the card will have my artwork on it).

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    You too will receive a cyber-hug email and a PDF version of Anzac-The Story of a Little Goat.

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    A hand written thank you note and a set of 3 blank note cards with images of Anzac.

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    For your generous support you will receive ... yes, a cyber-hug email, and both the PDF colour-ins and the PDF version of the book.

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    For your generous support you will receive a hand written thank you note and a signed copy of Anzac - The Story of a Little Goat

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    How would you like to donate a copy of Anzac-The Story of a Little Goat to the library or school of your choice (with-in Australia).
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    For your generous support you will receive a hand written thank you note and a signed copy of Anzac - The Story of a Little Goat along with a set of 3 blank note cards with images from the book.

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    For your generous support you will receive a hand written thank you note and a signed copy of Anzac - The Story of a Little Goat along with a copy of one of my other books.

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    Receive a hand written thank you note and two signed copies of Anzac-The story of a Little Goat. One for you to keep and one to give as a gift (let me know who to sign it to).

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    Pledge AU$ 30 or more About $22

    For your generous support you will receive a hand written thank you note and a signed copy of Anzac - The Story of a Little Goat along with a set of 3 blank note cards with images from the book AND a copy of one of my other books.

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    You will receive a copy of the book Anzac-The Story of a Little Goat, a set of three blank note cards posted to you with a hand written note card. I will also email you the PDF colour-ins and the PDF version of Anzac-The Story of a Little Goat.

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    How would you like me to visit your classroom? I shall hand deliver a thank you note and a signed copy of Anzac-The Story of a Little Goat. Then I will read it to the class. (Only if your school is in the Cassowary Coast/Cairns region) First in to book will secure choice times and dates.

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    How would you like me to visit your classroom? What? Your classroom isn't in the Cassowary Coast/Cairns region? I shall post a thank you note and a signed copy of Anzac-The Story of a Little Goat to you. Then using the powers of SKYPE, I will read it to the class. First in to book will secure choice times and dates.

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    For your generous support you will receive a hand written thank you note and a signed copy of Anzac - The Story of a Little Goat PLUS the entire collection of my That's Not A... series.
    That is 8 books in total.

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    Pledge AU$ 80 or more About $58

    You will receive a copy of the book Anzac-The Story of a Little goat, a set of three blank note cards, and all seven of my That's not a ... series posted to you with a hand written note card. I will also email you the PDF colour-ins and the PDF version of Anzac-The Story of a Little Goat.

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    Wow, you are really generous.
    I would like to send you 3 copies of Anzac-The Story of a Little Goat, all seven of my That's not a ... series, some blank note cards, as well as a hand written thank you note.

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    Would you like me to paint a portrait of the special animal in your family? Naturally this will be accompanied by a hand written thank you note.
    9"x12" canvas.

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    A handwritten thank you note and a limited edition giclee print of your choice of one of my urban landscape paintings.
    Approx 12"x16" depending on image requested

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    A portrait of the special animal in your family, a handwritten thank you note, three blank note cards, and two signed copies of Anzac-The Story of a Little Goat.
    (9"x12" ready to hang stretched canvas)

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    Your choice of either of the pictured artist books. There is only one of each, first backer has first pick.

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    Pledge AU$ 465 or more About $335

    A portrait of the special animal in your family or two animals, a handwritten thank you note, three blank note cards, and two signed copies of Anzac-The Story of a Little Goat.
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    Pledge AU$ 595 or more About $429

    An original artwork approx. 24"x32" could be a portrait of your pets, a hand written thank you note, three blank note cards, and a signed copy of Anzac-The Story of a Little Goat.
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    An original artwork approx. 36"x36"
    A handwritten thank you note, two signed copies of Anzac-The Story of a Little Goat and two sets of three blank note cards.
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