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The story continues on from the last book, where MONTY BEAR is magically transported to the star on the map.
He once again has a riddle to solve and meets a friendly kangaroo called Kylie.
The pair head off on an adventure, collecting clues...
They hop all around Australia and meet some of Kylie's furry friends along the way.
Oh oh..... In the book, those dreaded "worry warts" surface again and MONTY BEAR becomes frustrated, because he can't solve the riddle easily. Thankfully he is able to identify his feelings and then tries a new way to feel calm and develop his growth mindset.
Eventually MONTY BEAR and Kylie, along with Daisy the Dingo, solve the answer to the riddle in the desert at Uluru.
We are excited to share with you the many backer incentives, where you can take advantage of limited edition MONTY BEAR merchandise and accessories.
Only Kickstarter backers will have access to these incentives and a signed first edition book delivered to your doorstep before Christmas!
Signed Book: Where Oh Where Is MONTY BEAR? Australia
MONTY BEAR Plush Toy
"Calming Corner" - Downloadable posters, cards and a guidebook on how to create and personalise your very own MONTY BEAR quiet zone at home or in the classroom.
Signed MONTY BEAR book series
Somewhere along the way, we have forgotten that whilst we teach our children to walk, talk, eat, dress themselves and co-operate. We also need to teach them to identify big feelings such as worry, angry, sadness, nervousness and many more.
Once they can actually put a name to these feelings, we need to give them ways to make them feel calm and self regulate these big emotions.
There definitely is a need for children to have a story book that addresses everyday feelings of anxiety and how they can then be independent in self-regulating.
We have created a story book that features MONTY BEAR , so children can make the connection from the book right through to their familiar furry confidant.
MONTY BEAR has been involved Rebecca's classroom’s program of learning over the past 20 years. Through using MONTY BEAR and the concept of creating a “CALMING CORNER” in the classroom, both Belinda and Rebecca realised the need for children to have a story book that addressed everyday feelings of anxiety and how they can then be independent in self regulating.
The books also have exposure in many libraries, schools and kindergartens.......
Belinda Trewartha B. Ed (ECE) is an Early Childhood Education Specialist who is passionate about Early Years literacy and Positive Education. She began her twenty-six year career in a nursery in Hong Kong. Her wonderlust continued as she traveled the world, working in small Aboriginal communities to large international schools in Asia, always with a classroom bear in tow. Belinda is the mother if two amazing daughters who have taught her so much as a teacher and as a person. She loves seeing the world through their eyes and seeing what an amazing world it is!
What is the funding target?
We are asking you, our kickstarter backer to collectively pledge $4000, so we can make the call to the printer who is waiting on standby and tell them to start printing ASAP.
We are passionate and believe in our initiative so much, that we have already committed our own personal funds to the layout, graphics, samples, promotions.
When is delivery?
This signed, first edition book, can be delivered to your doorstep by December 20th and just in time for Christmas.
What happens if we don't meet the funding target?
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Risks and challenges
As we already have completed all the ground work, from the storyline development (going through 8 different edits), focus group surveys, illustrations, graphic layout and sample print run........
We already have a successfully established relationship with our printer, where we are involved every step of the way and have frequent site visits and meetings to ensure quality and timelines are met.
We feel we have already faced all the challenges and risks ahead of our Kickstarter campaign.
All we need to do now is make the call to the printer and let them know how many books we are committing to in this exclusive, first edition print run.
The only potential challenge that we could face is - that we are inundated by ten's of thousands of orders and have to work around the clock to get them printed, packaged up and delivered to you in time for Christmas. So if it means we get no sleep for the month, then that isn't the worst problem in the world......Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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