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A hilariously heroic kid's book about a superpowered girl, her cat, and a monstrous menace made of meatloaf!
A hilariously heroic kid's book about a superpowered girl, her cat, and a monstrous menace made of meatloaf!
A hilariously heroic kid's book about a superpowered girl, her cat, and a monstrous menace made of meatloaf!
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Penny Powers vs the Maniacal Meatloaf Monster!

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Penny Powers–superpowered defender of truth and justice, with the ability to pulverize menacing monsters or vile villains with her patented Power Punch, and who, disguised as mild-mannered honor roll student Penelope Powski, passionately defends the proud people of Plainsburg and all citizens of planet Earth!

Inspired by the classic comics and heroes we all grew up with, Penny Powers vs the Maniacal Meatloaf Monster features fun wordplay and dialogue, fantastic fantasy characters and scenarios, and enough excitement to make kids (and adults) want to read it over and over again!

Media Inquiries: CDowd.com@gmail.com

Who is Penny Powers?

PENNY POWERS is the superpowered alter ego of fourth grader Penelope Powski. No one knows Penelope's secret except for her superpowered sidekick, and cat, Pepper. Together, these two heroes protect their school and their neighborhood from the forces of evil as PENNY POWERS and HYPER-CAT!

What's This Book About? 

In this, Penny Powers' first adventure, a classmate bites into a mysteriously malignant meatloaf and morphs into the Maniacal Meatloaf Monster! When Penny learns that the malicious meat man is immune to her ferocious fisticuffs, she must use her brain instead of her brawn to save the day!

Have a look at these uncolored work in progress pages (final pages will be fully colored).
 

Who is This Book For?

Penny Powers vs the Maniacal Meatloaf Monster is perfect for young readers aged 5-9 who love fun, silly superhero adventure stories like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Adventure Time, or Powerpuff Girls.

Where's the Money Going?

If successful, this campaign will allow Penny Powers vs the Maniacal Meatloaf Monster to be published as a full color, 32 page premium softcover children's book featuring a positive, heroic female lead, an anti-bullying theme, a flying cat, and a monster made of meat! Funds raised will go towards printing, shipping, packing materials, taxes, fees and other very boring but necessary expenses.

And as if that weren't enough...

Help give a book to a kid who needs one. Just add $10 to any pledge to donate a book to the Maryland Book Bank, a nonprofit organization committed to cultivating literacy in children from low income families.

But wait - there's more!

Add any of the above items to your physical reward simply by adding the appropriate amount to your pledge:

  • Donated copy of Penny Powers: $5
  • The A to Z Guide to Jobs for Girls Board Book: $13
  • The A to Z Guide to Jobs for Girls Soft Cover: $6
  • Lilith Dark and the Beastie Tree: $15
  • Penny Powers vs the Maniacal Meatloaf Monster: $7
  • 4" x 4" Penny Powers+Girls Rule Sticker Set: $10
Penny Powers will be printed by Print Ninja.
Penny Powers will be printed by Print Ninja.

This project doesn't exist without your support. Thank you all! -Charlie

Risks and challenges

I've been independently creating and publishing since 2010, and have successfully completed and fulfilled multiple Kickstarter campaigns since then. I am fully aware of what I've gotten myself into, and am confident that this campaign will go just as smoothly as my previous campaigns.

Still with experience, problems can arise. This can run the gamut of production issues, illness or personal injury, natural disasters, etc. If any of these things do occur, I will do everything in my power to keep you all informed via publically posted Kickstarter updates.

I'm using a trusted and known printer, Print Ninja. While their reputation is great, even they can face issues like random customs inspections, weather events, or even a labor strike, any of which could potentially cause delays in fulfillment.

With my experience and the experience of my trusted printing partner, I'm sure that no matter what issues may arise, we'll find a way to get this great book in your hands.

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    BE IN THE BOOK!
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