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The first in a series of beautifully illustrated children's books to focus on the social justice movement of our time.
The first in a series of beautifully illustrated children's books to focus on the social justice movement of our time.
The first in a series of beautifully illustrated children's books to focus on the social justice movement of our time.
63 backers pledged CA$ 7,562 to help bring this project to life.

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King Zoom the Vegan Kid: Volume 1: Animals used for food, is the first in a series of non-fiction illustrated children’s books to focus on the social justice movement of our time.

In each book, King Zoom explains the What, Why and How of what it is like to be a Vegan through his real-life experiences in activism. Peaceful communication and self-care skills are outlined. The reader is introduced to several real-life rescued animals through colorful imagery inspired by personal photographs. Each Volume ends with one of King Zoom's favorite vegan recipes. 

Each of the six volumes of King Zoom the Vegan Kid focuses on one area of animal exploitation:

  • Volume 1: Animals used for food 
  • Volume 2: Animals used in entertainment 
  • Volume 3: Animals used in clothing
  • Volume 4: Animals used in experiments
  • Volume 5: Animals in wildlife 
  • Volume 6: Animals as companions.
Illustrated by Gillian Meghan Walters. Samples from Volume 1.
Illustrated by Gillian Meghan Walters. Samples from Volume 1.

 Why a Book?

When King Zoom was first born I searched for books where he could identify with the characters. Leading characters that represented his brown skin and brown curly hair. These books were hard to find and definitely not in the mainstream.

We had purchased all the Vegan related books that were available, but missing was the "How-to" of being a Vegan in a non- Vegan world and concrete steps one can take for animal liberation.

King Zoom is turning the same age that I was when I made the connection between the animals I loved and those on my plate.

Even though Veganism is more acceptable today, I find that we are still confronted with the same questions and attitudes.

The health benefits of a"plant-based diet" is now trendy, but being a Vegan is much more than a diet.

Animals are still being exploited, abused and slaughtered by the billions each year and they need us to use the most important tool we have, our voice.

My first Book

King Zoom’s chance encounter with a starving seal pup prompted me to share the story and my dream of creating these books began.

In 2015 I wrote, illustrated and published my first book a true wildlife rescue story called, “King Zoom and the Great Seal Pup Rescue”.

With your pledge, you'll receive one or more of seven rewards such as a signed copy of King Zoom and the Great Seal Pup Rescue. See all pledge rewards in the column to the right.

Here's how backing works. 

• At the top right-hand side of the page, you'll see a list of all the rewards.  Each box details what you'll get if you choose that reward.  

 • Hover over the reward you want and click on it when it says "Select This Reward".  

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 • Enter your payment information and click "Pledge"

 • You WILL NOT be charged until AFTER the campaign finishes and ONLY IF it was fully funded. 

 • Oh, and please share the campaign with your friends so together we can get King Zoom the Vegan Kid Volume 1: Animals used for food, printed and distributed.

Thank you

As a homeschooling single mom finding time to focus on this next book has been so challenging and after three years the time has finally arrived! '

Super duper thanks to King Zoom for having the patience while I kicked it into high gear these past few months!

Special thanks to Carson Au who made the video, Happy Herd Sanctuary where the video took place. Nia Seney, Daphna Kedem and Maritza Oliver who helped guide me through the Kickstarter process.

And to you the backer, for contributing to the social justice movement of our time and making this dream come true. 

Peace, Love, Vegan

Gillian

Risks and challenges

The text for the book and all the illustrations have been completed and accepted by a reputable printer-publisher, Mascot Books.

The cost to print 1000 books= $4250.00 US (approximately $5555.00 CA)
Kickstarter takes 10% (service and credit card fees)

I am raising $7500.00 CA to cover the cost of the printing of the books, greeting cards, service and credit card fees and shipping costs.

The only risk or challenge may be the timing of deliveries. But I expect that backers will receive their rewards by June 2018.

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