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Jigsaw Giraffe MascotBy Jigsaw Giraffe Mascot
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Jigsaw Giraffe MascotBy Jigsaw Giraffe Mascot
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About

 Jeffery the Giraffe has left town NOW, there’s a new Giraffe in town, with jigsaw puzzles and blue eyes ... named GRANT!  GRANT THE JIGSAW GIRAFFE IS THE PEOPLE'S GIRAFFE! 

Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe raises awareness, acceptance and inclusion in schools, organizations, hospitals, book signings, and other national events.

There has never been a product or story combination like this before. It's based on an exciting TRUE STORY of a young boy named Grant Maniér (maun-yay), creator of the Jigsaw Giraffe. Grant lives with a disability that creates over-obsessive behaviors. Grant has many challenges; but, he used one of his obsessions to channel his talent into something productive and helpful to others and to protect our planet. But, this story book has a twist ... Grant the boy, is a giraffe!    

Grant and Julie (Author and Illustrator) launched their children's book in 2017 and have sold over 12,000 copies ... a HUGE success for a children's book. They will begin their national book tour in 2019 and would like to bring along and introduce to everyone a never-before-seen 7' feet tall Jigsaw Giraffe mascot!  

Grant the mascot will excite and assist them in raising the awareness of INCLUSION, meaning "Just because we are different; DON’T HIDE US." Get to know us, mentor us. We are all MORE with the help from our friends.  

The goal of this Kickstarter program is to create the first 7" feet tall Jigsaw Giraffe MASCOT for Grant and Julie's national book reading tour … but they need your help.   

Please consider helping raise the money needed to bring this mascot to life. It's not just for looks ... it will serve a great purpose and send a positive message.

Our one-of-a-kind mascot will be created by Street Characters, Inc. The mascot includes top-of-the-line accessories, making this product comfortable and easy to maneuver during school and book signing visits.  On the hooves (gloves), the slogan, I AM MORE!, will resonate a powerful message to kids and adults who meet Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe Mascot.

IN RETURN for your generosity and faith in our mission, we are offering a limited number of First Edition books, plush toys, key chains and more on this Kickstarter campaign. These are collector's editions and our supply is VERY LIMITED as we move into the Holiday Season. View the rewards and choose the one best for you.    

NO LONG-TERM WAITING!  We have products to send out immediately after campaign has successfully ended.  Great gifts for the holidays!

Also, check out the book BONUS features below:  The NEW Dyslexia friendly font,    Foreword by Dr. Temple Grandin, illustrations by Grant, book video, and MORE!

PLEASE SHARE THIS CAMPAIGN. 

Thank you very much!

Julie and Grant

For further information, contact us at:  JigsawMascot@gmail.com 

 Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe Mascot by Street Characters  (Doc.1) 

  • 7' feet tall Jigsaw Giraffe
  • Complete cooling vest
  • Embroidery puzzle logo (gloves):  I AM MORE! 
  • Exclusive License Agreement

With the success of this campaign, Street Characters will begin production to create the life size mascot. This will take a couple months to complete from beginning to end. We plan to post production pictures from the manufacturer during this time.

Follow JIGSAW GRANT on most social media sites. 

 Our Rewards are ready for shipping ... No Long-Term waiting. 

Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe: 12"x12" Plush Toy, 11"x10" Book, 6"x6" Key Chain
Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe: 12"x12" Plush Toy, 11"x10" Book, 6"x6" Key Chain

First Edition Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe Collection  

The original Jigsaw Giraffe was created in 2015 by Grant Maniér (maun-yay), the Eco-Artist. In a few short years, Grant has become an award-winning artist, author, and illustrator ... capturing attention in magazines, newspapers, radio, and television with his art exhibits, demonstrations, and true-life story.  Julie Coy (Grant's mother) has watched Grant grow into an amazing young man and artist, who inspires and shifts perceptions of how people stereotype special needs individuals. Grant's journey inspired Julie to write a children's book about Grant, but with a twist ... he's a giraffe in an animated world living in a zoo.  

You'll be amazed as you read the story of how a giraffe and Grant Maniér are one in the same.

This book is not about living with autism (Grant Maniér's diagnosis).  It's about seeing the different abilities in everyone and finding their potential, even from a quirky behavior.

Grant's Eco-Art prints; 8"x10" print with an autographed 11"x14 mat 

Top ten (10) picks for reward: 

Grant's Eco-Art Original "Peacock Splendor" (Only 5 available):

6' x 8" personally signed photo by Grant Maniér:

 Artist at work. Grant uses 1000's of pieces of torn and cut recycled paper (no paint) to create his masterpieces. 

FEATURED BOOK BONUS: Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe Book is printed using a NEW Dyslexia Friendly Font. This font that was created for all readers to enjoy and for those with reading challenges to read this book comfortably. Visit: www.dyslexiefont.com 

People who struggle with reading often swap, rotate and flip letters without noticing -- creating a problem in which some letters are too similar to each other. The Dyslexie font is designed so that every letter is unique in its own form. 

Special thanks to graphic designer Christian Boer for allowing his font to be used in Grant's book. Boer has dyslexia himself and designed the font to improve his reading life.

 BOOK SNEAK PEAK:  Mr. Becker the Zoo Keeper introduces Grant. 

2018 Media and Communication Children's Book Award

Foreword by Dr. Temple Grandin

Public Broadcasting Interview with Grant and Julie.

Grant Maniér is an Award-Winning Eco-Artist.  He reduces and reuses recycled materials to create his Eco-Art Masterpieces.  Here is a short video that explains more of what Grant does with his artwork.  Special Thanks to Houston Public Broadcasting.   

MORE exciting news!    

 Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe: Potential to become an animated series!   

Julie and Grant will write and illustrate several books in the near future.  This series of books will include a group of animals living with all forms of special needs challenges. The concept behind each book is based on animals meeting Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe and Mama Jules at the Zooperstar Park. Together, they form a friendship of trust. True to their giving nature, Grant and Julie will help each animal find mentors to help support their own personal journey and learning that it is "ok" to be different ... Different is MORE!  

The second book in the series called, "Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe and Friends ~ Tori Struggles to Read" is coming in early 2019. Tori, a little red panda, wants to become an accomplished chef; but, she has a problem. She struggles with reading and she can't read the cookbooks! She doesn't understand how everyone else can read, but not herself.  

Each story will include a plush toy with the "I AM MORE" puzzle on paw.

 All books will include the Dyslexie Friendly Font.

These stories are based on REAL-LIFE heroes Grant and Julie have met along their own personal journey. Each individual collaborates with Julie and Grant, sharing their struggles, challenges, and accomplishments. Proceeds will be given to the individual the book is created after.  It's a Win-Win for all who participate.

Future upcoming topics: bullying, epilepsy, spina bifida, autism and more.

Surpassing our goal will allow us to write and illustrate future books about Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe and friends.  

Foreword by John Rodriques, Author of, "HIgh School Dropout to Harvard."  Mr. Rodriques is a well-known public speaker in the dyslexia community. Growing up with an unidentified dyslexia challenge, he struggled to learn to read.  He was the kid in school who couldn't read. Now, he has become the person he needed as a kid. He's a role-model for kids and adults to never give up, reach out for help, and aim high.  www.ThinkLexic.org

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    Winners will be drawn by Grant and posted on social media November 30, 2018.

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    For your backing you will receive a 1st Edition Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe Book autographed by Julie Coy and Grant Maniér. In addition receive 2 Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe key chains and signed photo's. (8x10 photo only, no mat)

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    16" x 20" Eco-Art Original by Grant

    Only five (5) available. Receive a 16" x 20" Eco-Art Original by Grant Maniér. Peacock Splendor, limited number, frame included. Grant will recreate his peacock pattern, varies in colors. Autographed and Certified by Grant Maniér.

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    School Virtual Visit.. Plus FREE books

    Have Julie, Grant, and Jigsaw Grant mascot visit your school via skype. Julie and Grant will read their book to your class and answer questions from the kids (teacher's too). Get ready to meet the NEW Jigsaw Grant Mascot.

    Receive with this reward, Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe (2nd Edition) paperback books (8.5" x 9"). Plus, 6"x 8" signed photos by Grant.

    This package makes a great gift for your favorite school or organization. If you are in the Houston, Texas area, author, artist and mascot will visit your school LIVE! Scheduling begins January 2019.

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