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Help me print and publish the first in a rhyming children's book series that tackles human origins starting with the Big Bang!
Help me print and publish the first in a rhyming children's book series that tackles human origins starting with the Big Bang!
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The Quaint and Quizzical Cosmos

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#1 AMAZON BESTSELLER IN CHILDREN'S SCIENCE AND POETRY E-BOOKS

The Quaint and Quizzical Cosmos: The Big Bang was self-published on Amazon on 2/27/2015. Within the first 48 hours of release, there were already 500 downloads! 

You can download your e-copy here: 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U3BFEB6

Objective:

The goal of The Quaint and Quizzical Cosmos series is to introduce deep human history to kids in a fun and whimsical way. 

About the Series:

 Where did we come from? A lot of us have heard of The Big Bang or the famous Lucy Australopith skeleton. But how is it all connected? The Quaint and Quizzical Cosmos provides a timeline for human evolution, starting as far back as the origin of the atoms and elements that make up our bodies. 

The first book, The Quaint and Quizzical Cosmos: The Big Bang, introduces children to basic physics concepts, including matter, energy, and gravity. 

Book number two, The Quaint and Quizzical Cosmos: Galaxies, will explain the evolution and anatomy of The Milky Way, while exploring the properties of black holes, dark energy and matter. 

As black holes guzzle nearby stars, amidst all the clatter, remains a mysterious force that scientists call “dark matter.” 

Now if you thought black holes were weird, you’re in for a surprise. 'Cause dark energy and matter are invisible to our eyes!

With each book, we will travel through time, getting closer to the evolution of life on Earth, dinosaurs, and finally our distant human ancestors. The concepts that aid scientific understanding of these events will be inextricably linked to each episode. 

About The Kickstarter Project: 

Funds raised from Kickstarter will go towards:

  • Printing copies of the first book for in-store sales 
  • Reservation of a booth at the Bay Area Book Festival in June 2015
  • Illustration costs 

I hope to instill the knowledge and sense of awe that comes with understanding our distant ancestry to children from all walks of life. I have a deep passion for science, and I intend to spread the bug! 

Please join me in this mission to provide science education to the children of today and tomorrow.

About the Author: 

Natalie Del Favero is a Californian born and raised. She started writing humorous poetry at the young age of 13 and has since evolved her writing style to include educational science topics. She developed a knack for teaching while working as a preschool instructor in Los Angeles, CA and has applied her knowledge of early childhood education to write and produce creative and entertaining books for early readers. 

Natalie's love of science sprouted at the University of Southern California where she studied Neuroscience and Human Evolutionary Biology. Currently, Natalie resides in the San Francisco East Bay in her hometown with her loving family and dog, Snickers. She hopes to use her literary talents to promote science education to children everywhere.

Risks and challenges

The book will go live on Kindle as an e-book February 2015. The purpose of this project is to introduce the book to a wider audience, in paperback form. This is simply an attempt to raise awareness and promote science education.

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