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Your favorite giraffestronaut and robot are back, and this time they're forming a rescue party to search for a missing Mars rover.
Your favorite giraffestronaut and robot are back, and this time they're forming a rescue party to search for a missing Mars rover.
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Your favorite Giraffestronaut and robot companion are back for another Epic Space Adventure and this time they've brought along some friends.

56 brand new pages of adventure
56 brand new pages of adventure

Our intrepid space explorers are headed for Mars to search for a rover missing somewhere across the vast Martian landscape. But first they'll have to get there and figure out how to live on the red planet - something they can only do by working together.

Teamwork is the key to success in every mission
Teamwork is the key to success in every mission

Mars Rover Rescue presents space science in a way that's easy to understand, combined with an exciting story line and character interaction. Each character has a bit of backstory, with a characteristic quote and favorite food.

Everyone's got a job to do!
Everyone's got a job to do!

This hardcover book edition features 56 pages of brand new beautiful full-color illustrations by professional artist Galen Frazer (find the original space rap video that sparked it all here on Youtube).

Space can be hard work...
Space can be hard work...

 

...but there's also time for fun.
...but there's also time for fun.

By backing our Kickstarter, you can get tons of other great rewards along with Mars Rover Rescue. We're offering a companion memory matching game, where players assemble a combination of cards including a ship, base, truck, and explorer crew to be the first to find the lost rover. It's quick and easy to play even for young children, taking around 15 minutes.

Assemble your ship, base, truck, and crew to be the first to find the lost rover
Assemble your ship, base, truck, and crew to be the first to find the lost rover

We're also offering a sticker pack featuring scenes and characters from the book, including the NASA (National Association of Space Animals) insignia and a few surprises. You can also get a Mars Rover Rescue coloring booklet, and every order comes with a few super secret bonuses!

Space stickers!
Space stickers!

 Mars Rover Rescue will print & ship to arrive before Christmas*.

If you missed the first Epic Space Adventure, you can still get it directly from the Kickstarter. At the end of the campaign when you put in your address, you'll have the opportunity to specify how many of each book you'd like. For example, if you order two books, you could get one of each. You can also order and find out more about the original Epic Space Adventure here along with other books and games.

Stretch goal - We passed our first stretch goal, and the next stretch goal is super exciting: Mission Patches! If the Kickstarter passes $20,000, we'll send a high quality 100% stitched patch in full color to all backers who have pledged above the $35 deluxe (2 book) level. (Note that existing backers can increase their pledge to this level to earn a patch.) Exactly like a real NASA space exploration mission patch, these can be sewn onto jackets, blankets, or backpacks.

Every space explorer needs a mission patch!
Every space explorer needs a mission patch!

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Optional extras: If you want more copies of the card game, stickers, or coloring booklet than the reward levels come with, you can pledge a bit extra and then send us a message to customize your order. The extra to pledge is $9 per card game, or $3 per sticker pack or coloring booklet (no additional shipping required).

Coloring booklets!
Coloring booklets!

Update - Great Halloween book draw: At midnight on Halloween, we randomly drew 10 lucky winners (using Random.org) to receive an extra book**. Winners by backer number: 14, 20, 29, 42, 53, 65, 66, 67, 90, 114.

Update - Every Sunday until the end of the campaign, we'll draw 3 new winners. Winners November 7, 13, & 20: backers number 37, 48, 58, 137, 199, 206, 285, 298, & 365.

Update Nov 20 - We passed our first stretch goal, so each backer will receive a free NASA Alphabet from Space Poster (below). Additionally, for every $100 above our goal, we'll donate one book to a local school or library.

Alphabet from Space! (NASA)
Alphabet from Space! (NASA)

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*Guaranteed arrival by Christmas in the US. For international orders, we'll try to get it to you by Christmas, but shipping times vary so we can't promise it will arrive on time in all cases.

**All current backers are eligible, even if they pledged before the draw was announced. Shipping is included for US backers, but for international backers, an extra shipping cost may apply (or you can convert it to an extra game, sticker, pack, or coloring book for free).

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