About this project
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.
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:
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 ;)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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