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Finally, a bus that leaves the town!  Illustrated with cut paper, this board book will take kids on a new and exciting journey.
Finally, a bus that leaves the town! Illustrated with cut paper, this board book will take kids on a new and exciting journey.
102 backers pledged $9,605 to help bring this project to life.

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The Wheels on the Bus Adventure is a board book for kids.  We've taken an all-time favorite and made it even better.  How? With a little imagination and some adventurous spirit.  In every version of Wheels on the Bus we've come across, the bus never leaves the town! We couldn't believe it.  So we set out to change that...

The Wheels on the Bus Adventure gives a fresh and fun perspective - it’s a true adventure! Sing along as the bus goes underwater, through the forest and even into space! How awesome is that! We created The Wheels on the Bus Adventure so we could help expand kids’ ever growing imaginations and get them singing along the way.  This book will help foster a child's love for music and reading at the same time! 

USUALLY MOVIES COME AFTER THE BOOKS, BUT IN THIS CASE...

We originally created this project as a stop motion animated video made almost entirely out of cut paper. Our son loved the song so much that we decided to create a video he would REALLY enjoy! We didn't like many of the 3D animated Wheels on the Bus videos on YouTube and wanted to try a textural art style that could add an extra element of wonder. 

It was a true passion project that took us about 6 months to create. It was definitely a blast! You can watch our video below...

We really loved how the video turned out and it was so well received that we decided to turn it into a book as well.  And that's how all this got started.

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE BOOK!

Each board book is about five and a half inches by five and a half inches.

There are 11 interior spreads, each one taking the bus to a new and exciting place.  Here are some of the spreads...

 

 

 


Printed on 24 point paperboard (48pt when bound) with gloss UV coating, these books will be high quality and very durable. If you have kids, you know how important it is to have books that are going to hold up through all the stuff kids inevitably do.

Typically, books are illustrated with drawings. Our book is illustrated almost entirely out of cut paper, and then photographed, making the experience visually interesting and adding an extra element of wonder.

WHERE IS MY MONEY GOING?

We need help raising money so we can get our board book published and get our Bus Adventure started! We've written and illustrated the book. We've created the demo. We've chosen a fantastic printer in the USA (Pint Size Productions) which for board books is VERY rare to find and a bit more expensive than overseas printers.  We wanted to use a printer we were familiar with (Pint Size Productions prints all the Sandra Boynton board books such as The Going to Bed Book), and one that produces high quality board books.  We didn't want to run into any potential issues with overseas printers (communication, shipping, etc) or sacrifice any quality just to save a couple bucks.  

Simply put, your contributions will cover all the printing costs of our board book.  

WRITTEN BY Moo Da Moo. MOO DA WHO?

Moo Da Moo is a husband and wife team (the lovely couple in the project video) making fun, educational and entertaining content for your kids and ours! We design, animate, photograph, write, compose, sing (passably) and edit. Most of our work so far is comprised of stop motion animation style nursery rhyme videos. For example...

However, we are excited for the future as we have recently begun writing and filming original stories that will soon become stop motion animated short films and board books (just like The Wheels on the Bus Adventure). We hope to build on the success of this board book as we share our stories and adventures with kids around the world. All backers for this project will be kept up-to-date (if they want) on all future Moo Da Moo projects.

TIME FOR THE GOOD STUFF. REWARDS!!!

We have some really fun, exciting and unique rewards to offer...

Pledge $1 or more and we'll give you a big Moo Da Moo shout out.  You might hear us, but you probably won't.

Pledge $5 or more and you'll receive a Moo Da Moo Thank you card.  Art on the front (you can frame it), personal message on the back.

Pledge $10 or more and you'll receive a digital copy of our Moo Da Moo Coloring Book featuring artwork from The Wheels on the Bus Adventure.

10 pages of coloring fun that you can print again and again!  Includes a personal thank you card as well.

Pledge $15 or more and you'll receive your very own 1st edition copy of The Wheels on the Bus Adventure.  

We would sign it, but that would just mess up a perfectly good board book. Includes coloring book and personal thank you card.

Pledge $20 or more and you'll receive your very own 1st edition copy of The Wheels on the Bus Adventure PLUS a beautiful, colorful 5"x7" print of a scene from The Wheels on the Bus Adventure

Pop it in a frame and put it in your kid's room. It'll look great!  You can pick any scene from our YouTube video here.  We'll get that information from you after the project has ended.  Includes coloring book and personal thank you card.

Pledge $35 or more and you'll receive your very own 1st edition copy of The Wheels on the Bus Adventure PLUS a beautiful, colorful 5"x7" print of a scene from The Wheels on the Bus Adventure PLUS a Moo Da Moo toddler tee or onesie.

We'll get your shirt size and 5x7 print option after the project has ended. Includes coloring book and personal thank you card.

Pledge $40 or more and you'll receive TWO copies of The Wheels on the Bus Adventure PLUS TWO 5"x7" The Wheels on the Bus Adventure prints (of your choice).

We'll get your 5x7 print options after the project has ended. Includes coloring book and personal thank you card.

Pledge $60 or more and you'll receive TWO copies of The Wheels on the Bus Adventure PLUS TWO 5"x7" The Wheels on the Bus Adventure prints (of your choice) PLUS TWO Moo Da Moo toddler tees or onesies.

We'll get your shirt sizes and 5x7 print options after the project has ended. Includes coloring book and personal thank you card.

Pledge $80 or more and you'll receive FOUR copies of The Wheels on the Bus Adventure PLUS FOUR 5"x7" The Wheels on the Bus Adventure prints (of your choice) PLUS TWO Moo Da Moo toddler tees or onesies.

We'll get your shirt sizes and 5x7 print options after the project has ended. Includes coloring book and personal thank you card.

UPPER TIER REWARDS

Pledge $500 or more and receive a stop motion animated video of your favorite characters from The Wheels on the Bus Adventure personally singing the "Happy Birthday" song to whomever you choose.  The video will be recorded in classic Moo Da Moo style stop motion animation.  The recipient's name will be featured organically (on cut paper) within the video as well (not just sung). You will receive a digital copy to download as well as a link to share as you see fit.

Pledge $1000 or more and you will see your name and review on the back of our board book! We will replace a name and quote currently on the back of the book with your own.

Limited to 50 characters and the review must be positive (obviously) with no inappropriate language.

Pledge $5000 or more and we will make a 15 second stop motion animated video of your choosing.  Maybe your child has a favorite nursery rhyme that you want us to recreate. Maybe you have a great idea for a story but you need someone to produce it.  Maybe you want a catchy video for your blog or your business.  We'll do it all.  And we'll make it awesome.  You can add additional pledges for longer videos (each pledge = 15 seconds).

THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING OUR PROJECT!!!!

 

Risks and challenges

This is a low risk/high reward project. The book is complete so we've already done the hard part. We just need to make a lot of copies. We have an established US printer all lined up so we don't foresee any issues with book production (there would be greater uncertainty and potential delay with an overseas printer). We really hope to get these books out in time for the holidays, and we'll keep you informed every step of the way!

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    Moo Da Moo Thank You Card

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    Wheels on the Bus Adventure Board Book

    A 1st edition print of the greatest children's book ever reimagined, "The Wheels on the Bus Adventure," by Moo Da Moo.

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    Wheels on the Bus Adventure Combo

    A 1st edition print of the greatest children's book ever reimagined, "The Wheels on the Bus Adventure," by Moo Da Moo, PLUS a A beautiful, colorful, definitely-want-to-put-it-on-the-wall-in-your-kids-room 5x7 premium quality cardstock print of a scene from "The Wheels on the Bus Adventure." Just tell us what scene you like the best from our Wheels on the Bus Adventure YouTube video, and we'll take care of the rest!

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    Wheels on the Bus Adventure Super Combo

    A 1st edition print of the greatest children's book ever reimagined, "The Wheels on the Bus Adventure," by Moo Da Moo, PLUS a premium quality 5x7 print from a scene of your choice, PLUS a Moo Da Moo toddler t-shirt (or onesie). Don't worry, we'll get you the right size.

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    Twice the Wheels, Twice the Fun!

    Two copies of a 1st edition print of the greatest children's book ever reimagined, "The Wheels on the Bus Adventure," by Moo Da Moo PLUS Two fantastic 5x7 prints. One for your daughter and one for your nephew.

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    Books, Photos, Shirts OH MY!

    Two 1st edition prints of the greatest children's book ever reimagined, "The Wheels on the Bus Adventure," by Moo Da Moo, PLUS two premium quality 5x7 prints from a scene of your choice, PLUS two Moo Da Moo toddler t-shirts(or onesies). Don't worry, we'll get your size first.

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    Four Wheels, Four Times the Fun!

    Four copies of a 1st edition print of the greatest children's book ever reimagined, "The Wheels on the Bus Adventure," by Moo Da Moo. Because all of your grandchildren are going to want one. PLUS four prints AND two shirts!

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    Personalized Happy Birthday Video

    A stop motion animated video of your favorite characters from "The Wheels on the Bus Adventure" including Crab, Bear and Owl personally singing the 'Happy Birthday' song to whomever you choose! What a gift! Video will be recorded in classic Moo Da Moo style stop motion animation (youtube.com/moodamoo). You will receive a link to share the video online as well as a link to download the video and keep it forever.

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    Put it in Writing

    Ever wonder where those reviews on the back of books come from? Well, wonder no longer. For a small pittance, we will feature your quote and name on the back of our 1st edition copies. Limited to 50 characters and it must be POSITIVE (obviously) with no inappropriate language.

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    The Moo Da Moo of Rewards

    We will make a 15 second stop motion animated video of your choosing. Maybe your child has a favorite nursery rhyme that you want us to recreate. Maybe you have a great idea for a story but you need someone to produce it. Maybe you want a catchy video for your blog or your business. We'll do it all. And we'll make it awesome. You can add additional pledges for longer videos (each pledge = 15 seconds).

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