Little Pim the panda will visit his friends in Mexico, China, Brazil, and France in this colorful holiday ebook! A great holiday gift. Read more
This project was successfully funded on October 31, 2013.
About this project
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Over the past 5 years, Little Pim has loved helping young children learn their first words in a second language. Now we're getting ready to send our beloved panda teacher, Little Pim, on a special holiday adventure! We want to make a holiday ebook that gets kids excited about discovering new cultures by introducing them to holiday traditions all over the world.
As an independent company, we often don't have budget to make everything we would want to. We've been wanting to make this holiday ebook for a long time; we think it's important for us to expand our language program to include some cultural enrichment, but we simply don't have the budget.
In the ebook, Little Pim will visit his friends in Mexico, China, France, and Brazil. In each country, he will learn about local holiday traditions and sample holiday treats. Kids will learn new words in Spanish, French, Chinese, and Portuguese along the way. Our talented illustrator will create colorful, eye-catching snapshots of each country and incorporate real photos of famous landmarks. Check out Little Pim visiting Chichen Itza in Mexico! (And be sure to check our updates for more illustration previews...)
Kids relate to Little Pim because he’s filled with curiosity and wonder – just like they are. Just as learning a second language at a young age fosters curiosity and empathy, so does early exposure to other cultures. If you're as excited as we are about raising the next generation of global citizens, now's your chance to show it!
Where will your dollars go?
Your pledges will enable us to:
- commission high-quality, detailed illustrations
- hire professional ebook developers
- work with a top-tier story editor from Disney and Scholastic
- work with language advisors on foreign language vocabulary
- complete the ebook in time for holiday gift-giving!
What's in the rewards?
Any of the rewards would make great holiday gifts for the kids in your lives!
First of all, we plan to thank each and every contributor to our Kickstarter on the final page of the ebook. Most of you will probably also receive a copy of the ebook in time for the holidays.
Here's a breakdown of what's in the rewards:
And a little more information to boot...
Music CD: To date, Little Pim has released two fun filled music CDs – French Bop and Spanish Bop – that include original songs by Milkshake. Your reward could include a download of the CD of your choice! (Included in: The Window Seat, The Upgrade, and The Fast Track.)
Little Pim Plush: This adorable 8" panda is soft and huggable. (Included in: The Extra Leg Room)
Little Pim Videos: Videos are our bread and butter here at Little Pim. Plenty of our rewards include downloads of our award-winning video series in the language of your choice.
Board Books: The original Little Pim books! These interactive board books are full of colorful illutrations, pull tabs, and flaps. (Included in: The Frequent Flier and The Jetsetter.)
Risks and challenges
We feel that it is important to ensure that all of the stories we tell are accurate and culturally sensitive, so we are working with a team of advisors and language consultants to confirm all of our research.
As is the case with any project that has multiple moving parts, there are some obstacles we may not be able to foresee. Should we encounter a delay in production, we will let you know and put forth our best effort to get back on track. We're confident in our ability to create this ebook on schedule because our creative team is made up of dependable folks we've worked with before.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $1 or more
The Tricycle. We'll include your name in the Thank Yous at the end of the book. We appreciate any and all donations!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
The Coach Ticket. The perfect gift! A DRM-free PDF of the ebook in time for the holidays!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $15 or more
The Window Seat. A DRM-free PDF of the ebook AND a download of the Little Pim music CD in Spanish or French.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $20 or more
The Upgrade. Everything in the Window Seat AND 3 printable original coloring pages.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
The Extra-leg-room. A DRM-free PDF of the ebook AND 3 printable original holiday coloring pages AND a super soft 8" Little Pim plush.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $35 or more
The Fast Track. Everything in the Window Seat reward AND a Little Pim video download of your choice.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $50 or more
The Business Class. A DRM-free PDF of the ebook AND 3 printable holiday coloring pages AND digital downloads of 3 Little Pim videos in the language of your choice.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or more
The Frequent Flier. A DRM-free PDF of the ebook AND 3 printable holiday coloring pages AND Little Pim's popular board book collection (4 books).Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $100 or more
The Jetsetter. Everything in the Frequent Flier AND 3 Little Pim video downloads in the language of your choice.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $300 or more
The First-Class Ticket. Everything in the Business Class AND your child's photo featured in the "First Class Lounge" on the last page of the book.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
The Co-pilot. Everything in the First-Class Ticket AND an exclusive printed coffee table version signed by the author.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $1,000 or more
4 backers Limited (1 left of 5)
The Private Jet. Everything in the co-pilot reward AND get your child drawn into the book as a character.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $2,000 or more
0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)
The Air Force One. Everything in the private jet AND a Skype read-aloud of the book with Little Pim creator Julia Pimsleur Levine.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
The Space Shuttle. Everything listed in the previous rewards AND a complete set of Little Pim products in the language of your choice AND we'll dedicate the book to you or the child of your choice AND we'll have you and the child of your choice to Little Pim HQ for hot chocolate and fun. Also our undying gratitude. (Greater New York area only. Redeemable within 12 months.)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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