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Help us write fantastical tales of veggies, wild foods, medicinal herbs & gardening - infect young minds with health & nutrition!
Help us write fantastical tales of veggies, wild foods, medicinal herbs & gardening - infect young minds with health & nutrition!
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Why Tell THIS Story?

We believe that magical tales can get kids excited about vegetables, wild foods, medicinal herbs, gardening, and a healthy future! And we want to make these ebooks available in PRINT version so we can reach more people. 

We invite you, your kids, and your grandkids to learn from this book's cast of characters: the sun, wind, butterflies, turtles, ants, Nya and of course the dinosaurs. Plants are the foundation of good health - for energy, vitality, restful sleep and mental focus. Yes, plants not only make us stronger, but smarter, too!

The first book in this children’s book series is already available on Amazon. It’s called 'My Dinosaur Ate My Broccoli' and it follows Nya as she helps Bronty train for a big event and achieve his dreams by eating lots of vegetables.

Two of the beautiful illustrations from 'My Dinosaur Ate My Broccoli'
Two of the beautiful illustrations from 'My Dinosaur Ate My Broccoli'

After 'My Dinosaur Ate My Broccoli', we re-join Nya & Bronty in 'My Dinosaur Sat on My Shitake'. Bronty, the herbalist dinosaur, helps heal his sick friends with wild foods and herbs.

Then, get ready for 'My Dinosaur Farted in My Greenhouse' which explains how gardeners are superheroes who are saving the planet.

Check out what Amazon customers are already saying about the 'My Dinosaur...' book series: 

We have received raving 5-star reviews on Amazon!
We have received raving 5-star reviews on Amazon!

You're Feeding a Movement!

Never before in the history of the world has safe and healthy food been a more important topic for all ages. It affects us all! By taking action to get involved, you're standing for the change we all need to ensure the health of the future generation and the planet.

CAUTION: These books may cause the night munchies if you read them just before bedtime. Get ready for your kids to eat more vegetables!

When Can You Expect Your Swag?

The story line for the next two books in the series is mapped out, it's fantastic. Now, Stacey and Eileen are ready to start the final illustrations and text. Each book is 12 full-page, color illustrations with text. Your partnership will bring the next two books in the series to life by fall of 2016. 

Please check out the fun swag that we have prepared especially for you. Whether you pledge $10 for a coloring book or $1,000 for the complete original artwork for one of the books in the series, your support will help bring this story into full color.  

Who Are We?

Stacey Murphy grew up in a black raspberry bramble chasing her reptile and insect friends around the garden. 'My Dinosaur Ate My Broccoli' is an autobiographical memoir of those years ;) Stacey has taught hundreds of kids of all ages how to grow lots of food in small spaces.

Eileen Schaeffer grew up with elderberries in one hand and an ink pen in the other. As a budding herbalist, she is healing the planet with wild foods and of course, with her art.

S T R E T C H    Goals

Yes, we have a stretch goal...don't you want to know what it is? We want to reach our first goal before we let you in on the secret.

 

Risks and challenges

We have already self published the first book in the series. We know what we're getting ourselves into. We will be publishing hard copies which is new, so we may have some kinks to work out in that printing process, but we feel confident that we will successfully get print books to you.

You can check out the ebook version of My Dinosaur Ate My Broccoli on Amazon to get an idea of how beautiful the next two books in the series are going to be: https://www.amazon.com/Dinosaur-Broccoli-Perfect-Bedtime-Readers-ebook/dp/B0195Y1PDM

And of course, there are sometimes twists and turns in life, so it may take us some extra time to produce the books if life throws one of us a curve ball ;)

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    COLOR Me!

    Downloadable Coloring Books of all three books in the series - Print them out at home and let your kids get creative. What colors should the dinosaurs be? Send us your signed colored images and we'll post them on our website. (Plus receive all three ebooks and our eternal gratitude.)

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    COLOR & TATTOO Me!

    Downloadable Coloring Book of all three books in the series +PLUS 12 temporary Dino tattoos (original artwork) to wear & share with friends. (Plus receive all three ebooks and our eternal gratitude.)

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    READ me!

    (1) First-Edition Soft-Cover Book: You choose between My Dinosaur Ate My Broccoli -OR- My Dinosaur Sat on My Shitake -OR- My Dinosaur Farted in My Greenhouse (Plus, the downloadable coloring books & thank you credit in the book)

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    [NEW] Maximize my harvest!

    Stacey Murphy's most popular online class: Crop Planning to Maximize Garden Yields... PLUS the downloadable ebooks, coloring books & thank you credit in the book

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    [NEW] GROW me! (without pests)

    Stacey Murphy's popular online class: Growing Food Pest and Disease Free... PLUS the downloadable ebooks, coloring books & thank you credit in the book

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    [NEW] Maximize my Harvest! + Book Bundle

    Stacey Murphy's most popular online class: Crop Planning to Maximize Garden Yields... PLUS (1) First-Edition Soft-Cover Book: You choose between My Dinosaur Ate My Broccoli -OR- My Dinosaur Sat on My Shitake -OR- My Dinosaur Farted in My Greenhouse. (Plus, the downloadable coloring books & thank you credit in the book)

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    READ me! TWICE!

    (2) First-Edition Soft-Cover Books: You choose TWO of the books in the series My Dinosaur Ate My Broccoli -OR- My Dinosaur Sat on My Shitake -OR- My Dinosaur Farted in My Greenhouse. Yes, if you want two of the same book, we can do that, too. (Plus, the downloadable coloring books & thank you credit in the book)

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    [NEW] GROW me! + Book Bundle

    Both of Stacey Murphy's most popular online classes: 1) Crop Planning to Maximize Garden Yields and 2) Growing Food Pest and Disease Free. PLUS (1) First-Edition Soft-Cover Book: You choose between My Dinosaur Ate My Broccoli -OR- My Dinosaur Sat on My Shitake -OR- My Dinosaur Farted in My Greenhouse (Plus, the downloadable coloring books & thank you credit in the book)

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    READ it ALL!

    Receive ALL 3 First Edition, Soft-Cover, books in the series: My Dinosaur Ate My Broccoli, My Dinosaur Sat on My Shitake, & My Dinosaur Farted in My Greenhouse. (Plus, the downloadable coloring books & thank you credit in the books)

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    READ and SHARE!

    Two copies of the entire three-book series so you can share with friends (6 books in total +PLUS, the downloadable coloring books & thank you credit in the books.)

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    OWN Original Dino Artwork

    (Limited) Own one of the original 'My Dinosaur...' illustrations! You will be able to see every ink and brush stroke like no one else. Excellent artwork for kid's rooms. (NOTE: Artwork is NOT framed) PLUS, the downloadable coloring books, PLUS soft-cover, first-edition copies of all three books with a special dedication to you. PLEASE NOTE: Only ships to United States & Canada.

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    [NEW] GARDEN me!

    One seat in Stacey Murphy's next Grow Your Own Vegetables 8-week online course (value $447 - course starts October 8)) +PLUS Schedule a 30-minute garden consultation with Stacey. Ask her anything: soil, water, plants, harvest, recipes, or selling your produce. PLUS receive all three soft-cover, first edition books in the series with a special dedication to you, PLUS, the downloadable coloring books. PLEASE NOTE: book shipping only available to United States & Canada

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    [NEW] GARDEN me! TWICE!

    TWO seats in Stacey Murphy's next Grow Your Own Vegetables 8-week online course (value $447 - course starts October 8)) +PLUS Schedule a 60-minute garden consultation with Stacey. Ask her anything: soil, water, plants, harvest, recipes, or selling your produce. PLUS receive all three soft-cover, first edition books in the series with a special dedication to you, PLUS, the downloadable coloring books. PLEASE NOTE: book shipping only available to United States & Canada

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    ALL 12 ORIGINAL ARTWORKS from ONE Book

    Wallpaper your kids room with awesome illustrations! Pick ONE of the 'My Dinosaur...' books and receive ALL 12 of the original illustrations signed by Eileen! You will be able to see every ink and brush stroke telling the entire story on your wall. (NOTE: Artwork is NOT framed) PLUS, the downloadable coloring books, PLUS soft-cover, first-edition copies of all three books. You will receive an extra special dedication in the book! PLEASE NOTE: shipping books is only available to United States and Canada.

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