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By Ekaterina Gaidouk
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Hello All,

Welcome to my Kickstarter for “The Adventures of Chi-Chi the Chinchilla”! I have put several years into growing this project and brand, and I’m excited to share it with you all!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words-so I hope as you scroll through the photos you can see how the kids fall in love with the character and the story :)

I am looking for donations to help me take my work to the next level and bring a wonderful character to children all over the world with the production of the second book. I want to follow the second book release with an animated video, mobile app, and plush toys of Chi-Chi. Below you will find a full description of the project and its history.

This project began about three years ago- all with my little pet by the name of Chi-Chi (the chinchilla). After I saw how the kids fell in love with the little animal, it gave me an idea to write a book.

Chi-Chi the Chinchilla
Chi-Chi the Chinchilla

My goal was to create something that would truly touch children’s hearts as well as teach them simple morals - via  a unique character that I did not find on the market and a story that was like no other.

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"The Adventures of Chi-Chi the Chinchilla" Book 1
"The Adventures of Chi-Chi the Chinchilla" Book 1

As the project grew it became a creative outlet for me and the positive response I received encouraged me to expand it.The first book has been sold in 5 brick-and-mortar locations and continues to grow. In fact, just in the past 2 years, we have gained thousands of followers on social media with minimum marketing. I have also participated in book and school readings and the outpouring of support, enthusiasm and excitement from the kids is unbelievable. They truly do fall in love with the character.

www.facebook.com/theadventuresofchichithechinchilla

"The Adventures of Chi-Chi the Chinchilla" sold in Books&Books (Miami)
"The Adventures of Chi-Chi the Chinchilla" sold in Books&Books (Miami)
Book Reading
Book Reading
Most Recent Book Reading for United Way SB
Most Recent Book Reading for United Way SB
Followed by Questions, Questions, and more Questions!
Followed by Questions, Questions, and more Questions!
Stickers became Ornaments
Stickers became Ornaments
There was shirt signing too :)
There was shirt signing too :)
"Thank You" letters from kids after introducing them to the character and story!
"Thank You" letters from kids after introducing them to the character and story!
Drawing made by a student  of Chi-Chi the Chinchilla after book reading
Drawing made by a student of Chi-Chi the Chinchilla after book reading

This Kickstarter is to support work on a sequel, where Chi-Chi goes through three magical worlds, meets fun characters and learns valuable lessons on the way.

Sketches for Second Book
Sketches for Second Book
Preview of Second Book "The Adventures of Chi-Chi the Chinchilla and the Three Worlds"
Preview of Second Book "The Adventures of Chi-Chi the Chinchilla and the Three Worlds"

I am looking for donations to help me take my work of art to the next level and bring a wonderful character to children all over the world with the production of the second book. I want to follow the second book release with an animated video, mobile app, and plush toys of Chi-Chi.

The promotional video will introduce viewers to the new characters, as well as be an entertaining and fun element of bringing the characters to life.The mobile app will be an interactive game for any age that will feature Chi-Chi and special aspects of both books. It will be fun for both adults and kids - and help spread the word: think Super Mario meets Chi-Chi the Chinchilla :) Lastly, plush toys of Chi-Chi will be a great way of connecting readers closer to the character, and will allow for children to have Chi-Chi always by their side.

Preview of Second Book "The Adventures of Chi-Chi the Chinchilla and the Three Worlds"
Preview of Second Book "The Adventures of Chi-Chi the Chinchilla and the Three Worlds"

A very important aspect of my project is that $1 of every purchase of either the book or the app through any channel would be donated to ChildFund International Charity (with whom we have partnered for the past three years).

Preview of the second book "The Adventures of Chi-Chi the Chinchilla and the Three Worlds"
Preview of the second book "The Adventures of Chi-Chi the Chinchilla and the Three Worlds"

There are tiers for donations and I appreciate even the smallest contributions. Please help bring this lovable character to children across the world!

Visit our website www.advofchichi.com for more information as well as the Facebook Page and YouTube video! Also visit www.childfund.org for more information on the charity.

Thank you! Namaste!

Risks and challenges

Risk and Challenges include timelines and delay in production but otherwise there are none- I'm passionate about this project and will see it through :)

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    We appreciate everything! Donate $5 or more and we will add you to our email list to receive the latest news about Chi-Chi the Chinchilla and his Adventures as well as any promotions! You will also receive a special "Thank You" note from Chi-Chi the Chinchilla himself !

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    Donate $25 or more and receive a free digital copy of the second book "The Adventures of Chi-Chi and the Three Worlds" and a special thank you on our Facebook Page!

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    Donate $100 to $499 and you will receive a signed copy of the new book "The Adventures of Chi-Chi the Chinchilla and the Three Worlds" (as well as the digital one) in addition we will add your name to our contributor wall on the website!

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    Donate $500 to $1000 and receive the first print production edition of the new book, "The Adventures of Chi-Chi the Chinchilla and the Three Worlds" signed by the author, receive the first book and your name will be included on our website under the contributor tab. A digital copy will also be sent to you!

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    Donate $1000 or more and receive signed copies of both books, special "thank you" on our website, digital copy, and a first edition plush toy!

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