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A delightful new book for young readers featuring the memorable and mischievous Keisha Cane.

Introducing Keisha Cane...

“Keisha Cane had a very sweet tooth. It often got her into the middle of mischief. Late one night, when the moon was full and Mommy and Daddy were snug in their bed, Keisha’s sweet tooth made her tummy rumble.” 

Keisha Cane and Her Very Sweet Tooth is a delightful new book for young readers, featuring the memorable and mischievous, Keisha Cane. Keisha’s infamous sweet tooth strikes in the middle of the night and she breaks a cookie jar, sparking a laughable chain of events. Little readers will be able to predict Keisha’s next mishap and will also learn a valuable lesson about making (and fixing) mistakes.

Hello friends, family, church family, book lovers and fellow educators:

As an author, educator, and artist, I absolutely fell in love with children’s books while teaching kindergarten and first grade in Memphis, TN. Even though I miss the day to day of the classroom, writing has always been my passion. So, children's books have truly become my calling. I get to rely on all of the skills I learned in the classroom to craft a book that would provide teachable moments at home and at school. 

My scholars meeting Elliot Perry! Images courtesy of Memphis Parent Magazine
My scholars meeting Elliot Perry! Images courtesy of Memphis Parent Magazine

Plus, I get to work with an amazing artist (my sister!). We labored long and hard to create really fun illustrations! The illustrations are hand crafted and delicately cut with high-quality paper. We used vivid colors as well as African inspired prints. Our collage technique allowed us to layer texture, color and shapes.

Check out a sneak peek of the book!

Through this campaign, you can help get our books into the hands of little readers. Backer packages allow you the opportunity to donate books to schools, libraries, community organizations and after school programs. 

Also, you will get fun Keisha Cane treats along with your signed hardcover copy. Take a look at all the fun Keisha Cane gear:

We have mountain moving faith that with your help, we will exceed our goal. Thank you for reading and tell a friend!

About the Author and Illustrator:

Ashley Foxx is an author, educator and artist. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.S. in Digital Media from Columbia University. She absolutely loves telling stories, creating art and of course, causing mischief.

April Foxx received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors from the University of Memphis. Her award-winning designs have been featured nationally and internationally, both in print and online. She loves painting in her pajamas while drinking hot cocoa with marshmallows.

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The book is already written and we are in the editing stages so you won't have to worry about the book not getting finished! The biggest obstacle will be any production or printing delays. However, we are working closely with our printer to ensure that books arrive in time for our official signing on March 23, 2013. Immediately after our Kickstarter campaign ends, we will begin packaging your orders so that you will receive them by our estimated time of arrival. For our larger backer packages, we already have several school visits scheduled and schools/libraries identified that can receive donations. This is a pretty hassle-free commitment and we promise to not let you down!

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    Sweetie Pie Package - Get your own e-book version of Keisha Cane and Her Very Sweet Tooth as well as a download of coloring pages, teacher resources and activity guides.

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    Smart Cookie Package - Get your own signed hardcover copy of Keisha Cane and Her Very Sweet Tooth plus a special treat, a set of note cards, prints and bookmark. You'll also get free downloads of coloring pages, teacher resources and activity guides.

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    Sweet Tooth Package- Get your own signed hardcover copy of Keisha Cane and Her Very Sweet Tooth, a copy of the e-book and a gift pack of Keisha Cane swag, including t-shirt, note cards, prints, recipe cards and bookmarks. You'll also get free downloads of coloring pages, teacher resources and activity guides.

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    Smart Cookie PLUS Package -- TWO signed hardcover copies of Keisha Cane, a copy of the e-book and a gift pack of Keisha Cane swag, t-shirt, note cards, prints, recipe cards and bookmarks. You'll also get free downloads of coloring pages, teacher resources and activity guides.

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    Sugar, Spice and Just Books Package -- This package is for the bookworm or book lover. FOUR signed hardcover copies of Keisha Cane. You'll also get free downloads of coloring pages, teacher resources and activity guides.

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    What a Treat Package - A copy of Keisha Cane will be donated to a classroom or children's library section in your honor. You will receive a framed picture with the classroom and their new addition to their classroom library. Plus, 2 signed hardcover copies of Keisha Cane, a copy of the e-book and a gift pack of Keisha Cane swag, t-shirt, note cards, prints, recipe cards and bookmarks. You'll also get free downloads of coloring pages, teacher resources and activity guides.

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    Icing on the Cake Package - 5 copies of Keisha Cane will be donated to an elementary school in your honor. You will receive thank you letters from the students as well as a framed picture of them with their new books. Plus, 4 signed hardcover copies of Keisha Cane, 2 copies of the e-book and 2 gift packs of Keisha Cane swag, t-shirt, note cards, prints, recipe cards and bookmarks. You'll also get free downloads of coloring pages, teacher resources and activity guides.

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    Cookies n' Milk Package - Co-host a Keisha Cane reading at an elementary school in your area. Meet and greet the little readers and co-sign copies for their classroom. Each classroom in the K-2 grade level will receive a copy in your honor. You will receive thank you letters from the students as well as a framed picture of them with their new books. Plus, 4 signed hardcover copies of Keisha Cane, 4 copies of the e-book and 4 gift packs of Keisha Cane swag, t-shirt, note cards, prints, recipe cards and bookmarks. You'll also get free downloads of coloring pages, teacher resources and activity guides.

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    Cherry on Top Package - 1) Co-host a Keisha Cane reading at an elementary school in your area of your choice. Meet and greet the little readers and co-sign copies for them to take home. EACH STUDENT in a classroom will receive their own copy to take home. You will receive thank you letters from the students, a framed picture of them with their new books, as well as a feature on our company website, newsletter and social media outlets. 2) 10 hard-cover copies sent to a children's library or hospital in your honor. 3). Plus, 4 signed hardcover copies of Keisha Cane, 4 copies of the e-book and 4 gift packs of Keisha Cane swag, t-shirt, note cards, prints, recipe cards and bookmarks. You'll also get free downloads of coloring pages, teacher resources and activity guides.

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    The Whole Cookie Jar --FIRST, Co-host a Keisha Cane party for a group of children (ideal for pre-K-2, maximum 25-30). Guests will enjoy their own reading, yummy treats, and crafts. Each participant (including you!) will receive a hardcover copy of the book, an e-book, a gift pack and download of resources and activities. 2) SECOND, a special dedication and thank you will be printed in Keisha Cane and Her Very Sweet Tooth. 3) THIRD, 10 hardcover copies sent to a children's library or hospital in your honor. 4). FOURTH, 10 copies of Keisha Cane will be donated to an elementary school in your honor. You will receive thank you letters from the students as well as a framed picture of them with their new books. 5). PLUS, 10 signed hardcover copies of Keisha Cane, 10 copies of the e-book and 10 gift packs of Keisha Cane swag, t-shirt, note cards, prints, recipe cards and bookmarks, to give as gifts. You'll also get free downloads of coloring pages, teacher resources and activity guides.

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