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Cute and spirited Cami Kangaroo is back in the second book in the series "Cami Kangaroo and Wyatt Too".
Cute and spirited Cami Kangaroo is back in the second book in the series "Cami Kangaroo and Wyatt Too".
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Cami Kangaroo loves stuff. Rocks, shells, feathers, toys...she collects them, sorts them and builds with them. There's only one problem...her room is so messy that it's nearly impossible for her to find things! Will Cami ever be able to figure out how to be more organized? Will she find the missing toy she needs to give back to her cousin? Follow along with Cami in the funny and relatable second book of the "Cami Kangaroo and Wyatt Too" series as she tries to find a way to keep her treasures from taking over her room! 

The book cover.
The book cover.
An in-progress illustration of Cami and Wyatt in Cami's messy room.
An in-progress illustration of Cami and Wyatt in Cami's messy room.
Cami thinking about all of the fun things she can make with her "treasures".
Cami thinking about all of the fun things she can make with her "treasures".
Daddy helping Cami Kangaroo clean up her room.
Daddy helping Cami Kangaroo clean up her room.

The story behind the story:

Hi! My name is Stacy C. Bauer. I am a wife, mother, teacher and author. I have always loved writing and have been sharing funny stories about my own children for years. 2 years ago, I took a leave from my career as a teacher and decided to write a book. I ran a successful kickstarter a year ago and was able to publish my first book Cami Kangaroo Has Too Many Sweets, a book based on my daughter Cami and her quest to sneak and eat every treat she could get her hands on. It also tells of the consequences she faced as a result of that. This was the first book in my series about my children, Cami and Wyatt: "Cami Kangaroo and Wyatt Too". Here are some of the exciting things that have happened with that book since then: 

"Cami Kangaroo Has Too Many Sweets", the first book in my series.
"Cami Kangaroo Has Too Many Sweets", the first book in my series.

Cami Kangaroo Has Too Many Sweets  was released In May. With 112 reviews on Amazon, here are some of the things readers had to say:

"This book is deliciously, sugary sweet!"  - Ginger Mom and the Kindle Quest

"Beautiful illustrations and colorful pages."  - Julia (Fab Working Mom Life)

"A happy story with a great message!"  - Crystal (teacher and mom)

My other inspiration: my 6 year old son Wyatt. We spent time this summer getting my book into local stores.
My other inspiration: my 6 year old son Wyatt. We spent time this summer getting my book into local stores.
My husband Will and the kids brought the last of my first run of books to the post office to send off to Amazon on my daughter's birthday: October 17!
My husband Will and the kids brought the last of my first run of books to the post office to send off to Amazon on my daughter's birthday: October 17!

Last summer, I started working on the second book in the series: "Cami Kangaroo Has Too Much Stuff". I chose this subject, because I figured there were other children out there who have trouble with too much stuff and staying organized, just like my daughter Cami does.   

Cami in her bedroom (this was not staged- it really is THIS messy).
Cami in her bedroom (this was not staged- it really is THIS messy).

We've already been busy promoting the new book!

Cami and I were on the local news a few weeks ago. Watch the video here.

I was featured in the newspaper last week: 

It has been my dream to become a published author for a long time. Last year, I realized that dream because of your support. I would love to continue my series with this book and can't wait to see what I can do with this next book! My family and I are so grateful for your interest and support!   

How will funds be used?

If you haven't used Kickstarter before, don't worry- it's easy! Just choose the reward you would like in the rewards section of this page and follow to pay- I will request your address after my campaign has finished. 

If you choose to support my campaign, your contribution will be used to fund the first run of my book, which includes printing, shipping, illustrations, marketing and editing. 

This is an ALL OR NOTHING endeavor. Your credit card will only be charged if I make my goal!

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Add-on more signed hardcover books at any tier level for an additional $12 a copy ($6 cheaper than retail price). 

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Your credit card won't get charged unless I reach my goal. Should I reach my goal, the only possible problems that could arise would be a delay in the deliverables. All of my backers will receive their rewards at the giving level that they chose. Thank you so much for your help! xo

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