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Bath Time Safari is an innovative book printed on synthetic paper. It's goal is to bring structure and fun to the bath tub experience.
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Bath Time Safari Waterproof Edition makes bath time structured and fun!

Bath Time Safari is my latest self-published book and it features colorful jungle animals that walk children through the steps of washing their bodies in the tub.  The book is printed on YUPO synthetic paper so it has the feel of a regular page, but is waterproof and tear resistant.  The best part is that the book works great with bath crayons, so kids can experience the interactivity of checking off steps, coloring, counting, shape recognition, and simple seeking games.  When the bath is over, the pages wipe off easily with a washrag and then can be dried.

I was surprised when I started this project two years ago and couldn't find anything like this out there for kids.  As the project moved forward, the book evolved into something that could also be given to new parents and parents of children with special needs, helping to build a structured pattern of bathing in their kids.  The feedback I've received during this time has been positive and I look forward to bringing this book to the public.  I have worked with the printer to print both an English and Spanish version on this initial print run, allowing folks to have a choice.

The money I am asking for in this project is the basic amount needed for a small print run to get started.  I know that once people see this book and how it positively impacts children, it will continue to grow.  My hope is that I go over my goal to help offset the cost of the printing process involved with this special paper.  I will be putting in stretch goals as the project progresses.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my project.  I would ask that if for some reason you don't pledge, then please share this project with others in your life.  I'm sure you know a child somewhere that could use a little more structure in their bathing experience.

Test Moms speak out

I was lucky enough to secure three copies of the book in advance for testing purposes.  Here's what they had to say.

"My 3 year old daughter loves Bath Time Safari! I love that it helps keep her on task! She does not take a bath without this book. Not only does it allow her the independence she wants by helping her through the bathing process but we enjoy naming the animals, finding shapes, counting together, and drawing on the pages. This book is a must have for any child who enjoys taking a bath."

"Bath time has become more about a sense of accomplishment instead of a battle.  Jackson really enjoys using the book in the tub." - Stephanie G

"Addison, my three-year-old daughter, loves Bath Time Safari. She is very independent, so the book's rhyming text and lively illustrations guide her through the steps of bathing properly. She also enjoys checking the steps off as she goes." 

Behind the Scenes of the book.

INCENTIVES AT A GLANCE

Visit www.BathTimeSafari.com to view the website.

-Wash mitt is only available in green for this promotion.

-Wash mitt is only available in green for this promotion.

-All of my published books to date.

Feel free to contact me about adding more books or doing some sort of mix and match if you don't find the exact incentive you like.

Risks and challenges

The largest challenge for this product is knowing exactly how the book will stand up to constant use by a variety of toddlers. I have done extensive testing over the past six months to determine the best care of the book, but I don't believe I can replicate everything it will go through. Each book will have a sheet describing how to keep it in the best condition over time and also share my findings of testing with many different writing utensils beyond bath crayons. YUPO paper is incredibly resilient, but does have it's limits.

My goal is to be open and supportive if a customer encounters a situation with the book that I haven't accounted for, and I will do what I can to rectify the issue.

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    Pledging 5.00 or more gets you an email thanks and a mention on the Bath Time Safari website as a contributor to the project.

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    The Bath Time Safari book.
    An email thanks and a mention on the Bath Time Safari Website.

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    The book and a high quality 8X10 ready to frame print featuring the cover of the book without the words.
    An email thanks and a mention on the Bath Time Safari Website.

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    The Deluxe Elephant Pack -
    You get the book and a embroidered bath mitt featuring the elephant from the story. The mitt is the perfect size for smaller hands.
    An email thanks and a mention on the Bath Time Safari Website.

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    The Deluxe Monkey Pack -
    You get the book and a embroidered bath mitt featuring the monkey from the story. The mitt is terry cloth and perfect for smaller hands.
    An email thanks and a mention on the Bath Time Safari Website.

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    Two editions of Bath Time Safari in either English or Spanish.

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    The writer's pack -
    You get the Basic Starter Pack pledge level, plus a paperback edition of my other book, No Sweets For Santa. You also get a copy of my recent comic book release, The Holiday Hooligans.
    Now you can celebrate the holidays year round.
    An email thanks and a mention on the Bath Time Safari Website.

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    Three copies of the book in either English or Spanish. Mix and match if you'd like.
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    Your choice of either an English or Spanish language version of the book. You also get a 4X6 black and white sketch of your favorite Safari character by the Internationally known artist of the book, Gina Willamowski. Plus a regular paper mini book edition, perfect for when you're on the go. An email thanks and a mention on the Bath Time Safari Website.

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    A copy of the book, in either English or Spanish. A 4X6 full color sketch of your favorite Bath Time Safari character by Gina. A copy of the mini book edition on regular paper. (4.25X5.5 size). An email thanks and a mention on the Bath Time Safari Website.

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    Name the Snake Pledge. You have naming rights to forever link yourself, your child, or your grandchild to this character in the book. To celebrate that, you will receive a one-of-kind watercolor painting of your animal featuring your name. This picture will be on a special page on the Bath Time Safari Website and you can send in your picture and a short biography so everyone will know where the name came from. You also get a copy of the book in either English or Spanish. You'll get an email thanks and be featured on the Kickstarter backer page of the website too. Finally, you get a copy of the regular paper mini book edition of the story, signed by both John and Gina.
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    Name the Spider Pledge. You have naming rights to forever link yourself, your child, or your grandchild to this character in the book. To celebrate that, you will receive a one-of-kind watercolor painting of your animal featuring your name. This picture will be on a special page on the Bath Time Safari Website and you can send in your picture and a short biography so everyone will know where the name came from. You also get a copy of the book in either English or Spanish. You'll get an email thanks and be featured on the Kickstarter backer page of the website too. Finally, you get a copy of the regular paper mini book edition of the story, signed by both John and Gina.
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    Name the Hippo Pledge.
    You have naming rights to forever link yourself, your child, or your grandchild to this character in the book. To celebrate that, you will receive a one-of-kind watercolor painting of your animal featuring your name. This picture will be on a special page on the Bath Time Safari Website and you can send in your picture and a short biography so everyone will know where the name came from. You also get a copy of the book in either English or Spanish. You'll get an email thanks and be featured on the Kickstarter backer page of the website too. Finally, you get a copy of the regular paper mini book edition of the story, signed by both John and Gina.
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    Name the Lion Pledge. You have naming rights to forever link yourself, your child, or your grandchild to this character in the book. To celebrate that, you will receive a one-of-kind watercolor painting of your animal featuring your name. This picture will be on a special page on the Bath Time Safari Website and you can send in your picture and a short biography so everyone will know where the name came from. You also get a copy of the book in either English or Spanish. You'll get an email thanks and be featured on the Kickstarter backer page of the website too. Finally, you get a copy of the regular paper mini book edition of the story, signed by both John and Gina.
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    Name the Caterpillar Pledge. You have naming rights to forever link yourself, your child, or your grandchild to this character in the book. To celebrate that, you will receive a one-of-kind watercolor painting of your animal featuring your name. This picture will be on a special page on the Bath Time Safari Website and you can send in your picture and a short biography so everyone will know where the name came from. You also get a copy of the book in either English or Spanish. You'll get an email thanks and be featured on the Kickstarter backer page of the website too. Finally, you get a copy of the regular paper mini book edition of the story, signed by both John and Gina.
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    Name the Giraffe Pledge. You have naming rights to forever link yourself, your child, or your grandchild to this character in the book. To celebrate that, you will receive a one-of-kind watercolor painting of your animal featuring your name. This picture will be on a special page on the Bath Time Safari Website and you can send in your picture and a short biography so everyone will know where the name came from. You also get a copy of the book in either English or Spanish. You'll get an email thanks and be featured on the Kickstarter backer page of the website too. Finally, you get a copy of the regular paper mini book edition of the story, signed by both John and Gina.
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    Name the Elephant Pledge. You have naming rights to forever link yourself, your child, or your grandchild to this character in the book. To celebrate that, you will receive a one-of-kind watercolor painting of your animal featuring your name. This picture will be on a special page on the Bath Time Safari Website and you can send in your picture and a short biography so everyone will know where the name came from. You also get a copy of the book in either English or Spanish. You'll get an email thanks and be featured on the Kickstarter backer page of the website too. Finally, you get a copy of the regular paper mini book edition of the story, signed by both John and Gina.
    Future books in the Safari series will feature the animals and their names.

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Funding period

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