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All of the sloths in Abagullias have three toes, except Ana. She is the no-toed sloth and this is her story. Children's book by Nico

Help me bring Ana to the Hyde Park Street Fair!

I just need to raise a little bit more funds to pay for the booth fee. Anyone who purchases a book or pledges at least $30 in the next week will get a coupon for either a free face painting at my booth at the Hyde Park Street Fair or a sheet of super cool sloth stickers!

The Hyde Park Street fair is an amazing art festival in Boise, ID. It is a 3 day lively event, full of music, art and hopefully sloths! 

For those of you who have already pledged, tell your friends to jump on this offer! You will also receive a coupon for a free face painting or a sheet of sloth stickers!

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Behind the Story

This project was inspired by my volunteer trip to Costa Rica. I didn't blend in while I was in Costa Rica. It reminded me of growing up one of those odd kids.

While I was traveling, I thought a lot about the differences that build walls between people. When I first saw a sloth I thought, "WOW, I've never seen such an odd animal!"

So I decided to use the sloth character in my first children's book.

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The Story
The star of my book is Ana, a sloth who is born with no toes. This flat-footed sloth shocks and horrifies all the other sloths who have only ever known of sloths with two or three toes.

Ana keeps her spirits high. The other sloths sleep & hang from the trees, but not Ana. Ana can't just hang around, so she becomes strong. In the end, it's Ana's strength that saves the rainforest.

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The Illustrations

Large, colorful & unique illustrations created with chalk pastels on paper. Each original drawing is 18"x24" and will be downscaled & cropped to fit the printed book.

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The Process

I've been working on this project for almost a year now. It's close to completion, but I need your help to pull this off. Think of this as a presale, if you pledge $30 you will be a proud owner of one of the first hard cover, signed books. Ana & I appreciate your support!

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Funding

The funds raised through kickstarter will be used to:
   • Print & deliver the first edition of my book
   • Create rewards
   • Promote/advertise the book.

If 100 people purchase the book, I'll be fully funded! 

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When I told Ana the no-toed sloth that I was working on this project, she decided to come visit and help me out! Keep your eyes out for Ana the no-toed sloth, she will be in Boise for the summer of 2012.

You can follow her adventures by liking her on Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/AnaTheNoToedSloth

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Pledge $90 or more

An original hand painted monkey in a bowl. I have four of them in purple, red, orange & green. They are super cute and hang right on our wall!  A signed hard cover copy of the book delivered to your door.

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KIcking it Forward
There are so many great projects out there! I will be Kicking it Forward.
http://kickingitforward.org

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Special Thanks

To all my friends, family & clients who have patiently supported me. I couldn't do it without you!

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A Plea from Madison

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    Your name will be printed in the book! And you will get a signed hard cover copy of the book delivered to your door and a copy of the audio book read by the author. (USA & Canada, everywhere else please add $10 for shipping)

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    A signed hard cover copy of the book delivered to your door, an Ana the no-toed sloth iPhone case & a copy of the iBook. (USA & Canada, everywhere else please add $10 for shipping)

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    An original hand painted monkey in a bowl. I have four of them in purple, red, orange & green. They are super cute and hang right on our wall! (See the main page for a picture) A signed hard cover copy of the book delivered to your door. (USA & Canada, everywhere else please add $10 for shipping)

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    A signed hard cover copy of the book delivered to your door & 13"x16" canvas wrap print from the book. (USA & Canada, everywhere else please add $10 for shipping)

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    Wholesale reward! You will receive 10 books that you can resell in your store.

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    I will build you a wordpress website! I'm an interactive designer and generally charge big bucks for this sort of thing. This is a great deal! It will be customized to your company and you can update it whenever you wish! Hosting is not included. Your new website will be a max of 4 unique pages (you can add as many pages as you wish when it's completed). It will also look great on mobile devices. I'm telling you, this is an amazing deal!

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