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Help launch the printing of vividly illustrated children's poetry book in hard cover.

Disclaimer:  Please excuse my voice on the video. I have pneumonia, but I wanted to share with you the importance of launching Magic Giggles & Love in hardcover!

Why Magic, Giggles & Love, A Collection of Children's Poems? 

Magic, Giggles & Love is the result of many moments of laughter, love and the magic shared between mother and daughter telling stories, making up poems and reciting many of the poems in this book. Thus, the name "Magic, Giggles & Love".


The book was written by a mother who has survived life's challenges and dedicated to the daughter whose strength has sustained her. It is our incredible relationship that encouraged me to publish this as a book to share with children everywhere. Poetry is easy to recite and fun to teach children to memorize. The possibilities of what can be done to entertain and teach children with poetry are great. I seized an opportunity to encourage creativity!

It has been beautifully illustrated to make children want to read it by an accomplished artist. As a hard cover, it will definitely be a keepsake. Please help me do so.

Illustrator, Rejena Smiley with Author, Barbara A. Kellom
Illustrator, Rejena Smiley with Author, Barbara A. Kellom

Why Fund This Project?

The book has been well received because of the expressive poetry and vivid illustrations. Parents have reported how it has encouraged their children to read, and encouraged them to read to their children. That is the purpose, to promote literacy, the appreciation of poetry, and quality time with children. 

Purchasing a book for nieces, nephews and grands!
Purchasing a book for nieces, nephews and grands!

Here is what has been said:  

"Your book "Magic, Giggles & Love" received an awesome review from a very picky reader, my 10 year old daughter. I had the book in the car and she picked it up on her own and read the entire book. She said it was a very good book of poems and that she liked it! Congratulations on creating an awesome book Barbara!!!
-Kalyn Risker

I have been meaning to tell you that I did purchase your book... it is delightful! The 'title' poem hooked me and I decided to order it from Amazon about a month and a half ago. I am now reading some of the poems to my 2 year old grandson... l think I will teach him one of your poems.
-J. Newash

My Sis-in-law loves the book. Says the little girl on the cover looks like her grand baby. Hair style and all.
-A. Alexander

...I love the words and graphics. I'm sharing it with our daycare children.
-Cheryl

I got it! He loved it!
-Cookie

It is a delightful collection of poems.
-Dolores

Your book is absolutely beautiful!
-S. Shakoor

My copy arrived and it's an adorable book with beautiful, vivid illustrations. Congrats Barbara!
-V. Greene

I saw...and she loves your book...Thank you for writing it!
-F. Jackson

Beautiful book. Love concept.
-J. S. Gater

My cousin said this, upon receiving her book. "The book will definitely get put in the story time rotation. Your friend is very talented."

Who Benefits?

There are many children who can benefit from someone, somewhere spending time with them to read and view these colorfully illustrated pages given the attention they might not otherwise receive. In honor of children who have never been read a story or recited a poem, I have chosen to take this book across the nation--to libraries, book fairs, bookstores,schools, residential homes, and community events. I guarantee you it will be read again and again! 

"Giggles"
"Giggles"



Reading children's poetry and animating the characters brings life to the pages.I WANT TO PROMOTE READING POETRY, RECITING, WRITING, AND EVEN ILLUSTRATING TO CHILDREN EVERYWHERE, Children of all ages love this book, including the child within us all!

Retired teacher enjoys the poignancy, humor and educational poems!
Retired teacher enjoys the poignancy, humor and educational poems!

It is what encouraged a love of reading and acting in my own child. The poems are funny, poignant, and educational, which evokes a myriad of emotions and the chance to talk about life experiences with children. 
As an independent author, I CAN'T DO IT ALONE-I NEED YOU!


Remember: Kickstarter projects do NOT get funded unless the goal is reached. That means you do not pay unless the goal is reached, and no Rewards are received unless the entire project reaches its financial goal! So, let's go!

FAQ

  • No, you will be notified by Amazon/Kickstarter when your payment is due. It should be on the last day of the launch, only if successful.

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  • Unfortunately, the entire amount must be funded before Kickstarter is successful. If the project is successful, and we expect it will be, you will receive the award associated with the amount you pledged to donate some time near the end of October 2012.

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  • No, they are not. Only soft covers are available through Amazon. The purpose of this project is to promote a love of children's poems and create a keepsake in the form of a hardcover book suitable for the durability of a public or personal library for children or as a gift.

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