Kevin And The Balloon Day - Kevin For Good
Kevin And The Balloon Day - Kevin For Good
The adventures of a little robot and the wonder and simple joy of childhood that keep humanity going – one step further, every day.
The adventures of a little robot and the wonder and simple joy of childhood that keep humanity going – one step further, every day. Read more
About this project
Kevin and the Balloon Day is a children's book packed with stories about the simple joys of childhood that keep this wonderful thing we call humanity going one step further, every day. This heart warming book features amazing adventures that inspire and bring joy to many. There are no limits to what’s on the inside – imagination, hope, love, and laughter cannot be contained.
Hi there! My name is David Wargo, and I am the creator of Kevin For Good. I created Kevin a year ago, as a playful character to help people identify with a company that I was building. And I can still remember the morning I woke up and saw Kevin’s digital images come out, and I knew immediately that he was something really special and this project, Kevin For Good, began that afternoon.
Working with Kevin has helped me appreciate my inner-child, and really identify where my imagination, curiosity, and other creative qualities come from.
That “inner child” is a precious gift I’ve protected my whole life, and it’s been one of my most valuable resources. It’s the place where Kevin was born — where this project was started, and it’s the inspiration for this children’s book and for Kevin’s daily adventures.
At Kevin for Good, we believe that those childlike feelings of imagination, curiosity, and wonder are the best of who we are and what makes us human.
And it’s for the thousands of Kevin’s followers — moms, dads, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters — that we created Kevin’s first children’s book—an inspiring adventure where Kevin discovers that simple acts of kindness change lives and inspire others.
We are so grateful for our publisher, Mascot Books, for their support of Kevin’s message and our brand. They have been an incredible resource throughout the entire publishing process.
Today the Kevin For Good team is a talented group of creators who know the value of nurturing their inner-child. We are passionate about this project, its message to the world, and that we can make a difference in people’s lives.
If you would like to join us in this project, we produce new Kevin illustrations every single day. Tune in to Instagram and at kevinforgood.com, where you can keep up with Kevin’s daily adventures. Thank you for your support, and we hope you join us in our Kickstarter campaign!
An idea is always born at random; whether you are shopping at the super market for healthy foods, hanging out with your furry ones at the park, or simply trying to fall asleep - and that is how our Kevin For Good idea came to life. Our initial design and prototype structure came along with so much to offer to a diverse community of loving and caring people. Here is what our final prototype looks like; we hope you enjoy it!
Borne from a passion for covering life’s simple, emotional topics using the viewpoint of a tiny, compact, and adorable robot named Kevin, Kevin For Good has an impressive social media following, with over 17,000 followers on Instagram today.
Reading plays an important role in both the academic and the emotional development of children. Books can and should both educate and entertain children, and allow them to experience new worlds. Learning to read will not only allow children to do better in school, but can enrich their lives in countless ways. One way is by developing a child’s confidence. Simply learning to read is an accomplishment for a young child. Once that skill has been acquired, the child will then be able to gain knowledge about anything, which is also a confidence booster. Kevin for Good can help a child learn to read – and want to learn to read. The illustrations will catch the attention of children. They are colorful, and children tend to like both robots and balloons. When children are interested in the pictures, they are more likely to feel the desire to know what the words say.
Reading is a necessary part of the educational process, and when children can read fluently, they can learn more quickly, and gain more confidence. Reading is a fundamental skill that is necessary for just about everything a child will do in school. It is a method of conveying information necessary to the learning process. Reading allows a child the opportunity to learn on their own, and also to investigate whatever topic they desire, whether part of their school’s curriculum or not. Children reading Kevin for Good will learn some vocabulary, and also hear about being kind and helpful to others. The story line also includes information about numbers and colors which can help children rehearse and remember those things.
The world of books opens a child’s mind to limitless possibilities. We are all given access to more varied information through books than through actual experiences. Books allow us to find out about things we can’t actually experience first-hand, for whatever reason. Reading can also add details or clarity to those things we do experience in person. Kevin helps children use their imagination, too. Children get to know a robot through the story, and imagine themselves in the robot’s place. They hear about the point of view of different characters. Kevin volunteers to help someone in need, and is happy when he is offered some balloons for his efforts. It also shows a link between working and getting rewarded. I’m sure many children will imagine themselves being Kevin’s friend, or maybe getting some balloons for helping someone out.
Here are the individuals who support, encourage, coach, question and push Kevin towards greatness. They do it unselfishly because they believe in Kevin For Good. The team behind Kevin plays a critical role in thinking of ideas, and ways to allow Kevin For Good to visit every home and be a part of your family — some offer advice, some open doors and some strengthen different angles and the belief that Kevin wouldn’t exist without his fans and supporters. We are the team behind Kevin!!
DAVID WARGO is a creative director, coach, and trainer based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. He divides his time training and coaching clients while creating the adventures of Kevin the little robot. His work, Kevin For Good, has a global audience and can be viewed at: kevinforgood.com
MORGAN TIFFANY is the Kevin For Good project manager, an artist, builder, and college professor living in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her partner, David.
GARRET VREELAND is a freelance web programmer, award-winning video editor, and professional photographer working from Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has supported most of the Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 over the years, and continues to explore the cutting edge of technology for his clients.
CHARLIE ALOLKOY has been a full-time artist for over thirty years. He is a children’s book illustrator, textile designer, and digital relief sculptor, photographer and gifted 3D animation and print artist. His art is influenced by his Native American heritage; his ancestors lived on the Channel Islands, which are depicted in the stories Island of the Blue Dolphins and The Rainbow Bridge
TIFFANY ARBOLEDA was born and raised in Japan then graduated high school and college in USA. She is bilingual both in Japanese and English and excels at social media management and networking. Tiffany has a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Management, Marketing | Hawaii Pacific University.
SLAVKO TUCAKOV is from Novi Sad, Serbia and he is a social media manager and social media Marketing Expert, Digital Marketing Specialist and Entrepreneur.
SOPHIE BOWMAN helps both new start-ups and existing businesses to communicate the right brand message to their constantly evolving target audience, build brand awareness and increase market share. She has her own monthly column in a leading UK magazine and past clients include Kanye West, Toyota, ThreeThirtyThree, John Legend, FHM, You love design, Lifestyle magazine, Liverpool fashion week, London fashion week, The 2012 Olympics.
CALIAN RADU is a graduate of Industrial Design, Technical University of Cluj Napoca. He is an incurable dreamer and an innovator. Every project is seen as an opportunity to emphasize his client's vision. With each product he wants to express a thought, a feeling and depth. With each product he wants to tell a story: Your story. Calian is an industrial designer, woodcrafter and a brilliant 3D modeler and designer.
Kevin For Good is partnering up with Mascot Books Publishing to produce and distribute an amazing high-quality premium book. They are experienced in all phases of book production, book marketing, and book distribution. Their proven publishing methodology is designed to maximize each project’s potential. Mascot is a well known and established company with the highest reviews, and Kevin is excited to be part of such an amazing organization full of creative individuals.
KEVIN FOR ALL SEASONS:
Kevin loves the winter season – he is extremely excited to share some of his favorites activities with you! From fort building to a snowball fight, ice fishing, ice hockey, ice skating, to creating holiday arts and crafts. Kevin travels a lot during the winter season to find new and interesting friends. Tell Kevin your story, and he might just stop by to say hi someday!
Spring adventures are the time of renewal where Kevin enjoys family fun! Experience the magic of rock climbing, trail hiking, biking, and the thrill of a kite flying, all in one location. Kevin travels to different locations throughout the world to reach out to his fans and is just seconds away from being part of your adventures.
Summer fun is a fantastic way for you to spend time with Kevin! Kevin offers a variety of adventures such as harvesting honey, stargazing, skateboarding, snorkeling, swimming, and more. Kevin would like to learn surfing and he is working on being inside a barrel. Stay tuned...
Fall festivals, Thanksgiving, and Halloween are some of Kevin’s favorite events to celebrate! He loves it when everyone is so gracious, thankful and gearing up for the holidays. If Kevin stops by your house for trick-or-treating on Halloween day, please make sure to offer some chocolate candies, because they are his favorites!!
Participating in the Kevin For Good campaign is such an amazing way to give back to the community. We have worked tirelessly around the clock to make a difference in people's lives through our daily illustrations that are a safe haven in today’s hyper-connected world. Kevin is very much looking forward to the smiles and joy he brings to the children through the valuable lessons in his first children’s book. Please join us and become part of our quickly growing family to help us change lives. Upon a successful completion of this campaign we plan to give a minimum of 1% of the proceeds of this campaign to plenty.org. Plenty is a not-for-profit organization that was created to help protect and share the world’s abundance and knowledge for the benefit of all.
Kevin For Good Magnets are super cool! The magnet rewards are the approximate size of a business card and measure 2" x 3.5".
Kevin For Good postcards are so cool! You will have so much fun sending them to family, friends, coworkers and penpals.
Unique cards for any occasion. Kevin For Good Greeting Cards are the perfect gift to share with anyone.
Kevin For Good coloring pages are so much fun! We had a blast coloring them, and so will you, your children, family, and friends.
Stickers are fun and Kevin loves to share them with his fans. Make sure to get your rewards.
Kevin love emojis! Emojis tell a story. Whether that's a story about your feeling today or how you danced with your friends last night, those little symbols capture so much significance and Kevin loves them.
For all our fans and supporters in far lands, we love you and appreciate your support very much. If you need us to ship the physical book to you, please reach out to us and we will make sure to communicate back with you. We figured that avoiding the costly international shipping and delivering the PDF is often the best option for you!
Writing and publishing a book is not just a creative endeavor, it’s an amazing experience which requires many resources. So to help you understand our timeline, we have made it a bit simpler to see our creative process with a step-by-step approach to the book publishing timeline. Delivery will be in August 2017.
Kevin uses social media to share stories, update supporters, and share information. Just like you do with your friends and followers, Kevin loves to interact with his followers. If you think you have something to share with Kevin, just tag Kevin on social media or simply use the #KevinForGood hashtag! Kevin loves to read amazing stories and see comments from his supporters.
Instagram is where Kevin has fun daily!! ☺ It would be foolish for Kevin not to be on Instagram, AKA “home of the best memories on the internet”. Follow him, and you will get to see Kevin’s adventures and access some of his most amazing stories. Kevin might even shoot you a compliment on your photos. #KevinForGood
Kevin would be in denial if he didn’t admit that he really likes Facebook. In fact, some might even say he is a bit excessive with liking and sharing some of his family fun! He admittedly confesses that he favors heart and smile emoticons. You will find amazing posts, pictures, and videos about Kevin on Facebook. #KevinForGood
Kevin has a good understanding of Twitter but he says, "What in the world is a #hashtag? Who knows?" He likes to tweet fun quotes, and favorite things, and retweet! He would really like more followers and he is working hard on it! #KevinForGood
Kevin receives a lot of inquiries daily. He managed to create a Press Kit area with a lot of information that is very useful to write a story about him in the news. You can download the kit and use any of the images for your press and media releases. Kevin thanks all of his followers for their hard work and dedication.
The magic ingredient: YOU!
As we travel through the journey of our Kickstarter campaign, we are most grateful to people like you who make Kevin For Good and our work possible through your support. Thank you for your generosity and for backing Kevin. Not only are you helping us achieve a goal, more importantly you are helping those in need. Kevin supports so many causes and together we can make a difference.
We are delighted with the growing number of supporters from all over the world who share our commitment to make a difference through Kevin and our mutual understanding for positive initiative. Thank you, again, for your generosity. With warmest regards,
Risks and challenges
Every project comes with risks and challenges. We wanted to let you know that there are no risks associated with Kevin For Good! We are very experienced, prepared to overcome challenges, and have limitless resources to deliver on time for all our backers. We have been working tirelessly around the clock this past year studying and learning from our experiences, and looking for any reasons that might cause delays or changes in our production plan; there are none!
We will make sure to distribute rewards to our backers no matter what the number of backers we get! Our staff members are ready to start production and deliver Kevin to your children!
We are fully transparent and are doing our best to address any known potential challenges from the start. This will help you understand that our project is a work in progress, and that we’ve thought through all of the possible outcomes. Thank you for your support!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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