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A richly illustrated children's book encouraging kids to be happy with who they are by discovering their gifts in the present moment.
A richly illustrated children's book encouraging kids to be happy with who they are by discovering their gifts in the present moment.
A richly illustrated children's book encouraging kids to be happy with who they are by discovering their gifts in the present moment.
215 backers pledged $10,312 to help bring this project to life.

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Thank you all so much for your incredible support! If you'd like to stay tuned with next steps after the Kickstarter campaign is over, please subscribe to our newsletter at our website & follow us on Facebook!

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The money we are raising is to cover the costs of publishing our book, "Corrine Wants to Grow Up." The story features a precocious little girl who's impatient to grow up, wanting to do everything she sees the adults in her life doing, until she realizes that the present moment might be precisely where she wants to be after all. Each of our stories is designed with a conscious intention to support children in creating a healthy foundation for both living and learning, so they can grow up into kind, aware, and thriving adults.

We believe that living in such a digital world, a lot of our actual interactivity often gets lost, so our goal with the Sprouts series is to encourage parents, caretakers, educators, and children to truly connect with one another through the age-old art of storytelling.

Corrine jams on her ukulele!
Corrine jams on her ukulele!

When we make our funding goal, we can kick off our Sprouts series and continue spinning conscious yarns for kids that adults will love to read, too. The tagline of our series is "Sprouts: Stories to Grow With" and our series will feature a cast of distinctive characters that young readers can relate to and learn from to support their journey towards becoming healthy individuals.

Our characters are multi-ethnic, come from different family income levels, and have parents who are in relationships reflective of today's society (same sex, single, adoptive, just to name a few). This allows for us to write about challenges and triumphs that truly speak to what today's generation of kids are going through.

We set our goal to cover the printing costs and Kickstarter's fees. It's as low as we could go and still get a high quality 500 book run.

Corrine's mom and dad know how good it feels to back Kickstarter projects!
Corrine's mom and dad know how good it feels to back Kickstarter projects!

We are SO excited to share our book with you and are grateful for your support! We're confident that everyone who sees what we have created will be a Sprouts fan and grow with us as we continue to do good work and publish it.

A big mahalo (thanks) to all you backers for helping us realize this dream of weaving our world into a community of love and support. We're throwing up double shakas to show our aloha (love).

Our newest member of the team, Wilder Love Fox!
Our newest member of the team, Wilder Love Fox!

If you'd like to learn more, please feel free to visit our website & follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

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STRETCH GOAL - $8,500.00

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Thank you all very much for supporting "Corrine Wants To Grow Up!" We're sure that it's a hit in the making, and we're intent on bringing the best book possible to completion.

Meanwhile, we can see that there's a lot of excitement for what we're doing, which is why we now have a S-T-R-E-T-C-H G-O-A-L! So many of you have shared how much you believe in the potential of Sprouts to make a positive impact in our global community, so if we can raise $8,500, we will be able to hire our artist to illustrate the second Sprouts book in our series — which we already have written!

Take a look at a sample image we commissioned her to do to on our book about how to handle (and overcome) bullying:

Give Kalen's story a chance to live to help kids going through challenging circumstances at school!
Give Kalen's story a chance to live to help kids going through challenging circumstances at school!

The Kauai Kids believe that children must feel physically and emotionally safe in order to thrive. We hope that by incorporating these integral life learning lessons into our books, we will bring children and adults the tools they need to help solve tricky situations. 

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STRETCH GOAL 2 - $11,000.00

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We made it to our first Stretch Goal! And we only did it with your love and support. We are so happy to get our books out there to the world. That's why we are adding our second and final stretch goal.

We have two weeks left, and we know there are many people out there who have not seen our project yet and would like to be a part of it, so now is a perfect time to share it with all your friends.

If we can raise $11,000 by our deadline, we will be able to have a larger print run of "Corrine Wants to Grow Up." This means for us that our publisher will send out physical copies to all the big bookstores and have extras on hand for online orders for people who weren't able to get an early copy through this kickstarter campaign!

This also means we can send out some of our books to reviewers and book award organizations so that you can have bragging rights to let people know that our well-decorated children's book was made possible by you.

Thank you all for supporting our dreams. We are excited to see how far we can plant these seeds, and the blooms they produce.

Corrine is proud of how far we have come. Let's finish strong!
Corrine is proud of how far we have come. Let's finish strong!

Risks and challenges

There were an assortment of risks and challenges throughout the creation of this piece, ranging from finding a green printer we felt ethically comfortable with creating our finished products, to putting up a large chunk of our own money to hire the best artist we scouted many months to find.

"Corrine Wants to Grow Up" is in the culmination of 12 months of work on our behalf, and you have our most sincere thanks for supporting our dream.

We will print this book!

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    You'll receive the best bookmark ever! It has a seed inside that you can plant when you're done reading Corrine — because it's one of our stories to grow with! Like, well, the seed!

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    Receive a SIGNED and dedicated hardcover copy of "Corrine Wants to Grow Up" from us Kauai Kids, mailed with all our aloha from sunny Hawaii.

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    You'll receive [ 3 ] hardcover copies of "Corrine Wants to Grow Up!" Perfect as gifts or in a classroom, you can distribute them wherever you wish.

    If you want more than 4 copies, simply donate an extra $20.00 for each extra book you would like. (Includes shipping.)

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    Become your very own character in the Sprouts series! We'll contact you over Skype or Google Chat (so we can wave and say "aloha" in real-time) and get to know you a little better. Then, send us a photo of yourself and we'll have our illustrator create a character based on you that'll appear in a scene within our next children's book!

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    We'll donate 30 books to a cause of your choice either in your name or anonymously to share the gift of reading!

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    Kauai is known as one of the most beautiful places on earth — and an ideal vacation spot! So, why not come play with the Kauai Kids in person?

    You'll get to know us, what we're doing with Sprouts, and why we were inspired to create our book series for the next generation of souls on this planet.

    You and a guest will receive:
    -Amazing accommodations in a spacious, lovely centrally-located home on the North Shore of Kauai
    -2 day-long guided outdoor adventures
    -2 private yoga sessions and 1 private surf lesson with all gear provided for you
    -1 local farm tour, cooking lesson, and scrumptious meal made from scratch — and with love! — featuring island ingredients

    Please note that this trip is for 6 days, 5 nights (although you can of course extend your trip on island elsewhere) and does not include airfare or car rental (which are highly recommended).

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Funding period

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