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Children's adventure story about monsters written in rhyming prose with Tim Burton style illustrations. Read more

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Children's adventure story about monsters written in rhyming prose with Tim Burton style illustrations.

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THE STORY

"The Heroes In My Closet" is a one of a kind adventure story that depicts all parents as their own child's hero.  The book is written in rhyming prose that make the experience fun and enjoyable to the child or adult reading it.  The writing style is a cross between Shel Silverstein, Roald Dahl, and Dr. Seuss.  I feel this story will be the "Where the Wild Things Are" of our children's generation.  It will have that same magical feel that will bury itself within their core in a loved place.  

BOOK FEATURES:

- 28 full color illustrations

- Zach's Dictionary - a trademark of all of my books.

- Four scary monsters

- An adventure that will entertain children and adults

WHERE THE MONEY WILL GO

The money will go to printing my first hundred copies and also to helping me out with my other three pending children's books.  I have three other books in the works that I know will be just as enjoyable as this one with an equally as important message.

WHY NOT TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING

I found an illustrator that had the exact style that I envisioned.  Unfortunately, the publishing companies want to change the illustrations which I don't think is right.  Alexandre Joseph is an amazing french artist that resides in Paris.  I met him after a year of searching, but it was well worth the wait as you will hopefully see.  I have decided to self publish this book in the interest of saving it's magical feel.  The illustrations depict the story to perfection through the imagery, tones, and colors.

WHY THE DICTIONARY

Each dictionary has words that are specifically made for each book and each word usually teaches the child a lesson.  For example:

Bone Crushing Bloodler- 

With teeth the size of tree trunks 

They are quite the ones to fear 

They smell of skunks 

And they eat you in chunks 

So listen I'll be very clear 

They feed on only the dirty 

So take your parents' advice 

Shower more than weekly 

Or you'll pay the awful price.

So this monster tells the children to keep their bodies clean.  Each monster has a specific purpose to teaching children good lessons.  

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- If you have any questions or concerns for the author please e-mail ZachLNims@gmail.com

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    $5.00 or more: All of the above plus sketches of the character designs in the story that have never been seen.

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    $10.00 or more: All of the above plus a pdf or ebook version of the story.

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    *$25.00 or more: All of the above plus a hard back copy of the book.

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    *$50.00 or more: All of the above plus a signature on your hard back copy along with a signed print of your choice.

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    $100.00 or more: All of the above plus the first copy of The Heroes Inside which will be the second book in the series but without illustrations and signed by the author.

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    $250.00 or more: All of the above plus a personal reading from the author over skype video chat.

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    $300 or more: All the above plus an exclusive viewing of the "Hero's in My Closet" animated movie.

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    $500.00 or more: All of the above plus an original children's book pdf catered to your son or daughter.

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