The Legend of the Guardian GHOUL
The Ghoul on the Stool™ began with the simple idea of creating a magical character that would be sent to children during Halloween to protect their candy from hungry mouths and also teach them lessons on sharing and hygiene. Halloween is our favorite holiday...and we are pretty sure it's our kids, too. The book opens by explaining the magic and fun of Halloween and the importance of the cherished Halloween bucket. The Ghoul on the Stool™ is sent to guard the precious treasures that can be found in a child's Halloween bucket. He tells three stories about what might happen to your children's candy while they're sleeping and the funny things that will happen to thieves if they are caught stealing their most prized possessions!
After the Ghoul explains his magical powers and how useful he can be, he explains his only rule. This one and only rule is that: The child must remember to brush his or her teeth, at least twice a day, so that the Ghoul's magic will stay. The end result is a fun lovable character who helps reinforce the importance of dental hygiene in a fun positive way!
Hard Cover Book
The 34 page book is filled with vivid full color illustrations. The colors were specifically chosen to mimic the beautiful fall season and give you the warm and cozy feel you get during Halloween and the Thanksgiving holidays.
- Binding: Hardcover
- Paper: 100 lb gloss
- Length: 34 pages
The book includes a 6 inch Ghoul on the Stool™ plush doll with detachable stool. Children are encouraged to interact with the Ghoul each night, in order for his magic to come alive while they are asleep. Each night your child will put one piece of candy by the Ghoul's feet so that he will protect their tasty treats! This one piece of candy acts as a sharing component for children and a delicious treat for you (Don't tell them)!
The idea of the Ghoul on the Stool™ came to us during one post Halloween night. Our children were running around screaming and crying over each other's candy. Tears ran down their faces when we threatened to take it all away if they didn't stop fighting. This gave us our initial idea and goal. We wanted to create a fun and exciting way for our children to learn to share and also save their precious gums and teeth at the same time. It first started by using one of our children's action figure doll standing guard in front of their buckets all night. Then it slowly developed into stories of the crazy adventures he would have all night long protecting their candy from unsuspecting thieves. The story had worked! Slowly this became a nightly tradition that stopped the fighting, encouraged sharing, and improved their teeth brushing habits. Over the course of the year, we have taken this idea and harnessed it into the story of The Ghoul on the Stool™. It is the story about a friendly guardian ghoul who protects your candy while you sleep.
Ghoul Design Process
We went through many designs and many artists in search of the perfect image for the Ghoul. We wanted him to look dark and mysterious, but also lovable at the same time. Marina Saumell helped capture the spirit of the Ghoul with her wonderful fall imagery and color. She is truly a wonderful talented artist.
Risks and challenges
We have spent countless hours of the past year developing the story, illustrations and the plush doll. We are now ready for production and need your help to get us there! The book is done and is already being produced. The main challenge is finishing the Ghoul plush doll production. The production is costly and time consuming. The doll prototype is complete and now we would like to move forward with the final orders. With your help we can achieve our goal and bring the Ghoul to life!
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