Introducing the Plow Family
We self-funded the publishing of our first book with a very limited run to put the story and characters out there. As a former preschool teacher, and now a mother of two, I wanted my children to have a fun story, with characters they loved, that taught them good values and important life lessons. The response to our first story has been sensational. 15 reviews on Amazon from parents and teachers include amazingly supportive comments like:
- "I read Plow Town to my preschool class and the children loved it!"
- "Welcome to Plow Town is a really fun, entertaining, and educational book. I would recommend it to parents as well as preschool and kindergarten teachers."
- "One of the first books that my now 6 year old read all by herself was Welcome to Plow Town."
- "We are looking forward to the next one!"
Encouraged by these 5 star reviews, the positive feedback from friends and family, fans on facebook, and enthusiastic demand from local bookshop owners has truly inspired us to keep our dream alive.
The next 2 new Plow Family stories
We are teaming up again with the amazing and talented illustrator of our first story. Kory has provided a pair sample sketches to help us promote the 2 new stories.
In the first of these 2 new stories, "Doing a Great Job", the Plow Family helps a couple in need as they welcome a new addition to their family. Through this adventure, children will learn unselfishness, kindness to those in need and the importance of taking your time to do a good job for others. It's a story all families will value, especially those who have introduced (or are about to introduce) a new baby.
The second new story is quite epic and sure to become a favorite for all ages. In "Have a Safe Winter", during a class field trip to a fire station, children will learn little known but important facts about firefighters and hear the story of how the Plow Family once helped save the day. For this story we have worked with our local fire department to find some amazing facts and important safety tips to share with parents and children.
Why Kickstarter: Our goals and why we need your help
With each Plow Family story, our readers will learn lessons through the actions of the individual plows and the people and other trucks they work together with to help people around them.
We building on the recipe of the first story, where the Plows effectively taught the seasons and patience, ultimately helping a young girl get to school. Based on the feedback we've received from parents and teachers, this works to entertain kids while teaching them a few lessons. We want to continue this mission.
However, the first story by itself could not be printed in a way to get it distributed to enough stores and channels. This project will fund the illustration and initial printing of our next two stories. While those will be made available individually, the real goal for us is to print a large enough book to have carried on major bookstore shelves. The 3 books, printed together, will give a us a substantial enough publication to get the distribution these stories need.
The Rewards: Everyone gets a book, and more!
For backing our project, you are helping to fund the next 2 stories and enabling us to publish a larger book featuring all 3 stories. We've thought carefully about reward options to give everyone a chance to enjoy our stories. Even if you don't have little ones at home, we've created some options to make it easy to give The Plow Family Adventures to your grandkids, nieces/nephews and others as gifts for THIS holiday season!
We sincerely appreciate your support at whatever level you can back our project. We know you will enjoy our stories. Plus, the more you can back us with, the more goodies (bookmarks, posters, postcards and other experiences) you get. Best of all, you will receive your rewards in time for the 2012 holiday season to enjoy or give as gifts!
Thank you so much for your support and spreading the word of The Plow Family!
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