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A kids book written by a kid, illustrated by her father. Join the silly, fun and random adventure as two bunnies learn to be ninjas.
A kids book written by a kid, illustrated by her father. Join the silly, fun and random adventure as two bunnies learn to be ninjas.
A kids book written by a kid, illustrated by her father. Join the silly, fun and random adventure as two bunnies learn to be ninjas.
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Buninjas -  A father/daughter collaboration book

Enter the magical world of Buninjus and follow two bunnies on a fun and mystical journey. Written by a kid, illustrated by her dad, this light hearted 36 page book combines the unique narrative talents of youth with a seasoned water color expert.

How it all started 

During the course of 1st grade, it became obvious that my daughter, Amelia, didn’t like reading and was actively avoiding it as much as possible. When school went out for summer break, I decided that we’d work regularly on reading. The goal was to have her up to a 1st grade level by the end of summer and hopefully enjoying books as well.

It was a warm July evening, the sun was setting and we’d just finished a particularly hard session of slow progress and sounding out words. It was then that a crazy idea came to me...

“Why don’t you write a book!” I said to Amelia, “and I’ll draw the pictures.”

Amelia just looked back with utter disapproval on her face.

Panic!
Panic!

“Trust me, it’ll be fun. You write whatever you want and I’ll draw the pictures.” 

The next day we began to talk about the book, eventually settling on the idea of two bunnies who wanted to be ninjas. From that point on, Amelia’s mind started to form a story.

First color version of the two ninja bunnies
First color version of the two ninja bunnies

A book written by a kid

I am so proud of this book, I can hardly put it into words. The whole point of Buninjas was to help build my daughter's confidence in reading. Did it work? I'm not sure. But I can see her growth everyday as her vocabulary increases and she begins to read words with ease. The pure joy I see on her face when I point to Buninjas and say, "You wrote this book." It's just... the best.

I hope that any reluctant readers can look at this book and be inspired by what my daughter has accomplished. She struggled, was grumpy at times, but she had fun and I believe that fun shines through. At home, in a classroom, or at the library, I hope this book can spread the joys of reading and writing to every child. That is why I've included the story of my daughter's reluctance to read in it's back pages so everyone who picks up Buninjas can be inspired by her story.

Sample pages

Read the first four pages of Buninjas below.

  

Buninjas - Page 1
Buninjas - Page 1

 

Buninjas - Page 2
Buninjas - Page 2

 

Buninjas - Page 3
Buninjas - Page 3

 

Buninjas - Page 4
Buninjas - Page 4

Where is the money going?

The money being raised for this book will go mostly towards printing copies. See the following chart for a breakdown of funds use:

Buninjas - Where does the money go?
Buninjas - Where does the money go?

Stretch Goals

$5,000 - Add a secret ninja snail to each page, creating a look and find element throughout the entire book.

  

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Risks and challenges

The book is completed and ready to go, the last piece of the puzzle is funding to get it printed! We're so close, we can do it!

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    Water color bunny + Buninjas book

    One of a kind water color bunny picture, plus a copy of the book. You can suggest the setting for your bunny or choose from one from several suggested themes.

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    Your own ninja animal in the book!

    One of the final pages of Buninjas has the bunnies practicing with their ninja friends. One lucky person will get to choose a real animal they want to become a ninja and be placed in the scene. This ninja animal will be in all copies of Buninjas and is a great way to add your own personal touch to the book.

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