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Two icky blobs are we, invading the mouth of thee when you don't brush or floss regularly!

My name is Kate Parkhurst and this is my first Kickstarter project! 

I originally got the idea to write this book when I was teaching first grade. I was lucky enough to have some of the cutest, most adorable students but with really bad breath.

To motivate us all to use healthy habits, my students and I wrote a story about a mythical land where Cavity Creatures invade Molar Mountains.

As time went on, I couldn’t let this spunky idea rest. 

I finally had the guts to actually look into hiring an editor to look my draft over. Turns out, they liked it! 

I then hired my own illustrator because I knew my stick figures weren’t going to cut it. Turns out, he's incredible!

What we have now is the amazing story of a young brusher who discovers that a nice day spent in the Bubble Gum Toothpaste River is much more appealing than one spent brushing. After all, what harm could be done, right?

What we need now is for this story to hit paper. I believe that the message in this book is a wonderful, goofy one for kids, dentists and even parents! I feel this book should be in everyone's hands so they can laugh--Bobby Brusher, Penelope Picker, and Fran Flosser all think so too!

Here's the deal: Kickstarter is all or nothing and it would be incredibly sad if you couldn't subtly tell someone they need to brush their teeth by giving them this book (think of the kids!).

Our Goals

To accomplish this means we need you and anyone you know to help so that we can:

  • cover the costs associated with our first print run of 100 books
  • offset some of the costs of illustrating this fabulous book
  • provide you with fun, wonderful goodies if we meet funding goals



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Challenges will come and be faced one at a time. I have organized the project so that once we hit our funding goal, I hit the "GO" button on the publisher's website, the poster/sticker/bookmark printer's website, and the coloring book publisher's website. Each step of the way - like when the final proof of the stickers and bookmarks are complete - will be sent your way as you deserve to learn what your goodies look like ASAP! As it stands now, I have a proof of the poster and can't wait to send it out to you all!

I believe in the good of you AND this project. The book's message is awesome for kiddos, dentists, and parents alike. Spreading the funny antics of Tongue Town onto paper is a worthwhile investment even though the book is currently available for iPads. It's just more fun getting goodies in the name of fighting CAVITY CREATURES, right?

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    Word of Mouth: You love the idea behind the book! Watch for a personalized thank you note sent via email - you deserve it!

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    Don't Brush Us Aside! For your generosity, you'll receive a thank you note sent via email as well as an uber-cool "I Fight Cavity Creatures" printable bookmark and some fun coloring pages too.

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    Been to the Dentist, Know the Drill: Watch for a personalized thank you note from the Brushers, Pickers, and Flossers of Tongue Town with an excellent "I Fight Cavity Creatures" glossy bookmark AND funny sticker. Then, watch your email for an eBook or PDF version of "The Invasion of the Cavity Creatures".

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    Majored in Flossify: You are a dentist's dream patient! You will receive a hardcover edition of "The Invasion of the Cavity Creatures" along with a matching bookmark and sticker!

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    Co-Pay: You visit the dentist regularly, don't you? Watch your snail mail for the hardcover book, bookmark and sticker, plus a new 11" x 17" poster designed by Eloy JUST for this project!

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    Brace Yourself: Those pearly whites of yours are perfectly straight! Of course, you'll be given everything in ‘Co-Pay’ plus we've upped the ante to an author-signed edition of "The Invasion of the Cavity Creatures" dedicated to your little brusher/s (or anyone of your choice).

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    (Option A) Filling-In: Double up on everything from ‘Brace Yourself’ (2 author-signed hardcover books, 2 bookmarks, 2 stickers, and 2 posters) and we’ll throw in 2 COLORING BOOKS!

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    (Option B) Root Canals Go Deep: How does a SkinIt for any one electrical device of yours sound as well as 2 author-signed hardcover books? Pain is gone!

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    More Than a Filling: Your choice of either option at the $100 backer level, 2 coloring books (4 if you chose Option A), plus you will be given a signed 11” x 17” poster from our super-wonderful illustrator!

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    I AM a Dentist or a Parent or a Grandparent or a, Well, I Just KNOW the Drill! You know lots of people who need this book! Let’s talk about your options. In the meantime, think about things like bulk quantities of it and/or its coloring book companion, one-of-a-kind prints from the book, representation in the book itself, and other creative ideas that make you a big part of this project’s success!

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