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A parable about elections, in which an ordinary kindergartener runs for president to defend childhood, school, & imagination.
A parable about elections, in which an ordinary kindergartener runs for president to defend childhood, school, & imagination.
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What's the Story About?

Roger Nix is an ordinary boy: he loves kindergarten, playing make-believe, and hanging out with his imaginary friends (a baby donkey named Jack and a baby elephant named Abe). But when he learns about the plans of Old Man Plee, a perennial presidential candidate, to shut down schools and send kids to work in factories as an austerity measure; Roger decides to run against Old Man Plee as a defender of kid-ness. Of course Abe and Jack are there to help him every step of the way.

Roger Nix, President at Six is a fable about elections. Its primary goal is to get young children thinking and talking about elections. But the real message is to encourage kids to dream big and to do what they think is right.

An Excerpt!

Roger's campaign platform, his central message, can be summed up in this passage from the night of the great presidential debate:

“Kids need their KID-ness, and summer vacation,
And cool superheroes with awesome mutations!
They need paste and paper and cardboard juice boxes.
They need dogs and worm guts and striped baseball soxes.

They need, most of all, their imaginations.
Let grown-ups worry about jobs and bus stations
And traffic and stock markets, 401(k)s
If that’s how a grown-up spends his or her days.

Because, as you know, kids turn into teens,
And teens go to college and come out Marines
And doctors and shoe-shines. Adults, every one.
How can you de-kid your daughters and sons?”

Who Illustrated Roger?

Roger has an awesome illustrator named Bill Robinson. You can check out all his other work at his website: www.FlimFlammery.com/

Nick and Bill started working on the look and feel of the characters and their world in January of 2011.

All the funds from this campaign will be directly applied towards illustrating and publishing of the book.  This is a passion project!

Other Credits

Main logo typeface is Meander by Thrift & Thistle.

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    Receive the first edition hardcover copy of ROGER NIX, PRESIDENT AT SIX in time for the election this fall! You'll also get the campaign bumper sticker, and you'll be a superstar. (US shipping only. International supporters, see the next Reward.)

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    Get 2 first edition hardcover copies of ROGER NIX, PRESIDENT AT SIX in time for the election this fall! Perfect if you want a copy for yourself and a gift for a friend, AND you'll save $5. You'll also get 2 campaign bumper stickers!

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    A signed book, a bumper sticker, a limited edition art print, AND we'll send you a CUSTOM ILLUSTRATION of you or someone you love as a kindergartener with Roger's imaginary friends, Abe and Jack.

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    Send us a photo of you, your kid, or someone else you love as a kindergartener and they'll be ILLUSTRATED INTO THE STORY and immortalized as a member of Roger's class! Yes, for the actual book. Forever. :) You'll also get a signed copy of the book, the campaign bumper sticker, and the limited edition art print. (Limit one per backer.)

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