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Sam, an English bulldog and her best friend, Izzy, a Chihuahua teach children how to have outstanding character in this picture (almost comic) book!
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People who pledge $35 or more will also get a coloring/ activity book that goes along with the book.

People who pledge $50 or more will also get a read-along audio C.D. that goes along with the book. This will be helpful for children.

Many children will enjoy this book!

Danny Pettry and his sister Carrie Pettry are creating an Amazing Picture (almost Comic) Book that Teaches Children How to Have Outstanding Character.

This book features two dogs who "accept" each other despite their differences.

Samantha “Sam” (an English bulldog) and Isabella “Izzy” (a Chihuahua) are the two best doggy-friends in the whole dog-gone world.

This book is for people who have children or people who work with children ages 5 to 10.

This picture/ comic book/ fable is tentatively titled:
Sam and Izzy --- How to have outstanding character!
This book should have approximately 40 to 50 pages (with full color).

Fifteen character traits will be covered in this book. These include lessons on acceptance, fairness, patience, sportsmanship, responsibility, forgiveness, and more.

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These two dogs will help children develop an understanding of character traits through several methods.

It is hoped that children will be able to:

- Look and see pictures of the animals sharing, playing nice, and being friendly. (Visual learners).

- Listen and hear the story being read about these animals being helpful, loyal, and trustworthy. (Auditory learners).

- Develop a solid understanding on the importance of character. (Kinesthetic learners).

- Pay attention to how the dogs behave. (Auditory Digital learners).

- Understand good character versus negative character. (Auditory Digital learners).

- Learn how to have strong character. (Auditory Digital learners).

Leading psychologists like Malcom Gladwell and Daniel Goleman have made strong arguments that success in life is more than a high I.Q. or test scores. Social and emotional intelligence are becoming a better predictor of who’ll be successful.

Character development is important. So, please, pledge support for this book. You’ll get a reward for doing so. See the rewards listed at the right.

Discussion Questions for teachers, therapists, counselors, parents, and group leaders are also included in the back of this book. Several group activity games are also included in the back of the book, too. All of these games and activities focus on promoting character development.

There will also be 15 character trait cards that go along with the book. These cards can be used for many purposes. Teachers, parents, counselors, therapists, and group leaders could use these cards for group discussions and activities. Based on my experiences working with them, children love collecting cards. Some children will just enjoy having these cards!

Danny’s sister, Carrie owns these two dogs. Carrie and her fiancé Matt are also helping with the photography.

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Please help this book make the jump from an elusive/ creative visualization into a tangible reality that you can hold and read. Pledge today while it is still fresh on your mind.

Your donations are appreciated.

I hope everyone will have a copy of this book and the 15 trading cards in their hands by the end of Oct. 2010.

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    You’ll get a bookmark, stickers, and 1 of the 15 “character trait” cards that go along with the picture book!

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    You’ll get one copy of the picture book sent to you in the mail for just $10.00. This is the best offer. Help bring this amazing book to life so that children can benefit from the lessons on character development. I’m certain you know a child who would love to have a copy of this fun picture book. Wouldn’t it be nice to give a copy of this book to her (or him)?

    This ($10) is a great deal because this book will be sold for $15.00 plus shipping and handling once it is completed. So, go ahead, and pledge a quick $10 now while it is fresh on your mind.

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    You’ll get one copy of the book, one bookmark, some stickers, and 5 out of the 15 “character trait” cards that go along with the picture book!

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    You’ll get one copy of the book, one bookmark, some stickers, and 10 out of the 15 “character trait” cards that go along with the picture book!

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    You'll get a lot of stuff.
    1 copy of the children's book.
    1 coloring./ character ed. activity book that goes along with the children's book. You can make copies of these coloring and activity sheets for classroom/ group activities.
    1 set (15 trading cards) that go along with the children's book.
    some bookmarks and stickers that go along with the book.
    Your name will be listed in this book as a "Copper Supporter!" for the $35 offer.

    Note: Anyone who pledges $35 or more will also get the Coloring/ Activity Book.

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    You’ll get your name, business, (or in memory of a loved one) listed in the acknowledgements as a “Bronze Supporter!” Imagine how cool it would be to your name in this book. Plus, you’ll get one copy of the book, and all 15 of the “character trait” cards that
    go along with the picture book. The “character trait” cards are great for group activities, classroom settings, and discussions with children.

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    You’ll get your name, business, (or in memory of a loved one) listed in the acknowledgments as a “Silver Supporter.” Plus, you’ll get one copy of the book, and all 15 of the “character trait” cards that go along with the book. The “character trait” cards are great for group activities, classroom settings, and discussions with children.

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    Promote Your Product, Book, or Organization. This is limited to 4 people. After that we're not taking any more Golden pledges. Benefit: You’ll get your name, business, (or in memory of a loved one) listed in the acknowledgements section as a “Golden Supporter.” Golden sponsors can also opt to have a full color page ad in the back of the book. This is a great opportunity for business that offer products and services for teachers, counselors, and organizations.

    Plus, you’ll two unique copies of the book. Both copies will be signed by the author/ creator, Danny Pettry, and his sister, the photographer/ dog owner, Carrie Pettry. You can opt to have a unique message written in both of these books. Here is an example: “Dear Jennifer, we hope you enjoy this book. Best of luck! Sincerely yours, Danny.” You’ll also receive two sets of all 15 of the “character trait” cards that go along with the book, some bookmarks, and several stickers. The “character trait” cards are great for group activities, classroom settings, and discussions with children.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    You'll be listed in the book as a rare "Diamond Supporter." You'll get everything listed for the Golden Supporter (2 autographed copies of the book, 2 copies of the coloring/ character ed. activity book), all 15 trading cards, bookmarks, stickers, PLUS you get 25 extra copies of the main book.
    You could give these to students. You could request that we send them to a charity or a certain children's hospital. .
    It is your choice. You get 25 extra books.

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