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James & Tyler TyszBy James & Tyler Tysz
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James & Tyler TyszBy James & Tyler Tysz
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$410
pledged of $1,500pledged of $1,500 goal
6
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, April 5 2013 4:54 PM UTC +00:00

About

What is the project?

This project is an idea that my six year old son, Tyler, and I have created so that we can share values that children face every day as they grow up. We are taking these values and blending them with the Choose Your Own Adventure style of book while delivering them on a tablet as an interactive iBook. This book is designed for children 3-8.

The story is written about two characters, Buster the Bunny and Manny the Panda. The friends spend the afternoon playing a game while having to deal with the difficult issue of being a poor sport when one loses. 

The story is written in the Choose Your Own Adventure format where the main character is given two options as to what action they would like to take in the story. The story branches out into several possible endings based on the readers choices. 

The story is being delivered as an App that will be downloaded from iTunes first and eventually Google Play Market. The tablet format is a perfect environment to allow the reader a kinetic experience with choosing their story path. The reader will be able to choose a positive outcome by making the right value choices or can go down a separate path and see the outcome of their negative choice. The whole time we are hoping to tune their moral compass. 

Where did he get the idea?


Tyler came up with the value of poor sport after having a problem with a friend who came to his house to play with his new games he got for Christmas. His friend was not as good as he was at the game and got really angry and mean when he lost. We are using that experience as the foundation for this story.

Why Kickstarter?


By not funding this project we will not be able to bring the insights of a six year old boy to the world. Even at this early age, Tyler wants to help other children be their best and share what he feels is the right path on how to act when faced with difficult choices. 

Our first book is written, we are ready to move forward. All we need now is funding to bring this project to life. We are asking for the bare minimum to fund the project to launch the first story. 

We need the money for the following:

* We have a working version of the App for iTunes, we need to pay the cost of finishing it's creation and publishing it.

* Website design and integration.   

* Cover the costs of illustrator and image designs.


What's next?


Tyler has many more ideas on values that he wants to share based on his day to day life experiences (that is being written with a smile). Some future examples are:

*Stealing- The case of the apple thief

*Never Quit- A soccer story

*Bus Bullies- Surviving the 15 minute ride in an adult free zone

*Snooping- A tale of curiosity and consequences  

Tyler at his workstation late at night.
Tyler at his workstation late at night.

Risks and challenges

Producing an application and delivering it to iTunes for their approval always has it's risks since they get to decide what can be sold. We are confident that once we are funded we will be able to deliver the App to iTunes within just a couple weeks.

Getting the book noticed and driving traffic to it can be a challenge as well. Luckily I worked in the education sector for several years and have a vast network of educators to reach out to and help market the stories.

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    Every little bit counts. You will be listed on our Supporters page on our website as a Bronze Supporter and receive a thank you email from Tyler.

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    A 40 x 40 letter Poor Sport Word Search with important values emailed as printable PDF. We made it challenging; so it's not for those that like to quit! You will also get Bronze Supporter recognition.

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    A Poor Sport Super Maze. Help Buster the Bunny find his way through the complex maze to Manny the Panda's House sent as a printable PDF. If you get upset at not finding your way through a hard maze, don't be a poor sport with this Reward! You also get recognized as a Bronze Supporter

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    Poor Sport Memory Game printable PDF, copy of the App from iTunes, & listed on our Supporters page on our website as a Silver Supporter and a thank you email from the Creative Wizard.

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    A Limited Edition Moral Compass Tote Bag so your kids can carry their books, listed on our Supporters page on our website as a Silver Supporter and a thank you email from the Creative Wizard.

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    A Poor Sports magnet, a copy of the App from iTunes & listed on our Supporters page on our website as a Silver Supporter.

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    A Limited Edition Value Tree Books Journal so your child can start writing their stories & listed on our Supporters page on our website as a Gold Supporter.

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    A Moral Compass bumper sticker, Poor Sport Crossword Puzzle PDF of values and words from the book, a copy of the App from iTunes,listed on our Supporters page on our website as a Gold Supporter & email from the Wizard to say how much he appreciates your support.

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    A Poor Sport 24 piece Puzzle, A 8 X 10 Word Search, Maze, Crossword Puzzle, Memory Game
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    You get recognition IN OUR APP as a Platinum Supporter and on the website and a copy of the App from iTunes and a bumper sticker.

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    You get to CHOOSE A VALUE for our Creative Wizard to write about and get credit on the website for its recognition and IN OUR APP as a Platinum Supporter, a copy of the App YOU HELPED MAKE plus this book from iTunes.

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    You get to CHOOSE THE NAMES of the two main characters on a new book, the value to write about, you decide who to DEDICATE THE STORY on the home screen of the app and get credit as a Diamond Supporter, magnetic bumper sticker, a copy of the App YOU HELPED MAKE plus this book from iTunes.

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Funding period

- (30 days)