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In this age of arguing and bullying, Mylo is traveling to Washington, DC to learn positive things about America.
In this age of arguing and bullying, Mylo is traveling to Washington, DC to learn positive things about America.
In this age of arguing and bullying, Mylo is traveling to Washington, DC to learn positive things about America.
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Learn Why Mylo Is Important!
Learn Why Mylo Is Important!

WE REACHED GOAL, THANK YOU! BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU CAN'T JOIN MYLO'S TEAM! ALL PLEDGES GO TO MASCOT BOOKS & KICKSTARTER.

America's Children Are Listening!

Angry voices, negativity, shouting, even bullying. Turn on your television or go online today and that is likely all you'll find.

Is this what you want you children to learn about America? Sadly, a whole generation could be at risk!

Mylo!
Mylo!

Mylo Is The Remedy!

Mylo is a smart, inquisitive and physically active young panda bear from the Bamboo Forest in China. He is full of optimism and excitement in meeting new people, learning about new cultures and traveling to new places. He is an international traveler, who wants to see the entire world, especially the land of the free and home of the brave.

Mylo comes from the Ying and Yang panda family who represent honor, dignity and peace. His charm and charisma make anyone he meets an instant friend.

Best of all, in this age of arguing, anger, and bullying, Mylo is the perfect remedy for our children. Mylo listens and learns and cares about everyone he meets. Mylo just wants to learn about America, and we really get to see the best of America through his eyes.

America is great because America is good
America is great because America is good

In our story, written by author and award winning broadcaster Jim Heath, Mylo lands in Washington, DC and is given a tour of our nations capitol by Sandy the Eagle. After learning about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Susan B. Anthony, and even the game of baseball, Mylo quickly learns about some of the many people and events that have made America awesome.

Here's Mylo!

Mylo's Travels is illustrated by the talented artist Walter Policelli. He worked for weeks to get our traveling panda just right!

Drawing Mylo
Drawing Mylo

 

Mylo will come to life in beautiful 2-D art
Mylo will come to life in beautiful 2-D art

 

Walter putting the finishing touches on Mylo
Walter putting the finishing touches on Mylo

 

There are thousands of panda sketches online, but we hope you'll agree that Mylo is one of the coolest pandas you'll ever see!

Walter has over twenty years illustrating and that experience shows in his work.

Mylo in front of the White House!
Mylo in front of the White House!


STOP THE ANGER!

Everyone is shouting and our children are listening
Everyone is shouting and our children are listening

It's a fact that kids tend to take on their parents’ worries. In 2017, according to child psychiatrists, we have seen an alarming uptick in anxiety. Politicians, and their vocal supporters on both sides, are hurling heated rhetoric across the aisle, all of which is fueling worry.

"As an educator, a book like this is so important, particularly because of today's climate of people being so negative," said Mallory Heath, now in her fifth year as a public school teacher. "A book like Mylo's Travels, that introduces why children should love our country, is going to be tremendously impactful for those children."

In today’s political universe, it’s more important than ever for parents to be good role models and offer positive experiences for their children. That means that values like kindness, patience, respect for others, taking turns and sharing should be developed early and demonstrated often.

"I don't think that there are any other books that are out there that are like this one," added Mallory. "Particularly because it will be geared towards younger children, to give them that love before they get to that point where there's so much negativity. If they already have that love instilled in them, then they can deflect a lot of the negativity that they hear."

Mylo will help unite us and not divide us!

What will Mylo discover in America's capitol?
What will Mylo discover in America's capitol?

Only YOU Can Bring Mylo To Life!

For Mylo to become a reality, all of us have to rally behind him in this Kickstarter campaign.

Crowdsharing is easy and everyone can do it!
Crowdsharing is easy and everyone can do it!

"A lot of people may have never heard of Kickstarter, and how we can all join together to bring Mylo to life," said Doris Heath. "It’s so easy, someone in their 80’s can do it!"

Kickstarter is all about crowd sharing. That means authors and journalists can put their ideas online. If we like them, we can all make a contribution to bring them to life.

Here’s what you do:

  • If you haven’t already, create a Kickstarter account. This takes just a minute.
  • Go to Mylo’s Travels and click the green “Back This Project” button on the campaign page.
  • From there, you can scroll down to select a reward tier - there’s a gift from Mylo at varous levels.
  • After you’ve selected your reward tier, you’ll be prompted to enter in your payment information.
  • Finally, click the “Pledge" button and you’ll be all set!
  • You will receive a confirmation email shortly after completing your pledge.
Kickstarter funds go directly to Mascot Books!
Kickstarter funds go directly to Mascot Books!

UPDATE:

While our Kickstarter goal has been met, the actual total cost owed to Mascot Books is $5,950. Which means ALL proceeds go directly to Mascot Books which will illustrate, publish and distribute the book!

Your pledges go directly to Mascot Books
Your pledges go directly to Mascot Books

"Mylo is exactly what we need right now for our children and grandchildren," says Doris. "I hope you’ll be part of Mylo’s team and help make him a reality!"

A Patriotic Book For Everyone!

If you live in or around Washington, D.C. you will love having Mylo in your area! Imagine giving a book to your child around the holidays that incorporates some familiar sights. Or, say you're a congressional representative that would like a book to hand out to constituents back home. We hope those living and working around our nations capitol will adopt Mylo and spread the word.

If you don't live near Washington, D.C. your child is still going to love learning about all the amazing things to see and do in our nations capitol! This is a patriotic book that perhaps will spark in your kids a lifelong interest in American history. If Mylo can make it here, perhaps he will be traveling to your state soon!

So turn off all the shouting and anger and pick up this book! Mylo's travels into the best of America are just beginning!

 

Risks and challenges

Mylo's first travel adventure to Washington, D.C. is written and is currently being illustrated by artist Walter Policelli. In order for us to make our November deadline, we must raise the necessary funds this month.

Our goal is to have your book to you by the end of October, and be available for purchase in bookstores and museums across the metro Washington, D.C. area by November 1st. In addition, the book will be available online at Amazon, Books-A-Million, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart and at various airports across the country.

Preordering the book now will provide the necessary funds to get Mylo's first adventure published and distributed in time for the holidays!

ALL proceeds go to Mascot Books for the publishing, illustrating and distributing Mylo's Travels!

In addition to a heavy presence in the D.C. area, we believe Mylo is sure to be a patriotic hit all around the country. His success here will guarantee he has other travel adventures in the future!

"Please be part of my team! I look forward to meeting you soon!" --Mylo

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    Get a personal greeting from Mylo in the mail! This postcard will feature a print from Mylo's Travels!

    In addition, we'll send out a personal shout-out to you on both Mylo's Facebook and Twitter pages!

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    Receive a hand crafted Yin Yang necklace -- just like the one Mylo wears!

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    Mylo's Book & Original Print!

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Here it is! Your first-edition copy of Mylo's first travel adventure!

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    Our early customers will ALSO receive an exclusive 8x10 digital art photo of Mylo designed by illustrator Walter Policelli. Suitable for framing!

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    Mylo 4th of July Only Offer!

    4TH OF JULY ONLY!

    Here it is! Your first-edition copy of Mylo's first travel adventure!

    PLUS an All-American 5 x 8 magnetic US Flag that can be used anywhere to show your pride in your country, or as a fancy bookmark for Mylo's Travels!

    A great travel adventure to our nations capitol PLUS the American flag! It's a red, white and blue offer!

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    Mylo's Autographed Book!

    Mylo wants to send you a first-edition copy of his first travel book personally SIGNED by the author!

    IN ADDITION, we'll include your very own Mylo's Travels bookmark!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Mylo wants to send you a first-edition copy of his first travel book personally SIGNED by the author!

    PLUS we'll include a hand crafted Yin Yang necklace -- just like the one Mylo wears!

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    To say thanks you will be included IN THE BOOK listed as part of Mylo's exclusive circle of friends!

    In addition, you receive TWO autographed copies of the book AND an exclusive 8x10 digital art photo of Mylo designed by illustrator Walter Policelli. Suitable for framing!

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    You just want a dozen Mylo books! This is the ideal level for groups, schools or churches.

    This is a significant savings from the retail cost.

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    LIMITED! Be Illustrated In Book!

    This is a rare and limited opportunity for you, and a family member, to be included in Mylo's Travels!

    You and your family member will be drawn by Walter Policelli and encounter Mylo on his journey to Washington, D.C.!

    Think of it: You will be in this book being sold around our nations capitol for years to come!

    You will also be included in the book, listed as part of Mylo's exclusive circle of friends!

    PLUS we will include an 8x10 original print of your illustration for you and your family to enjoy for years to come!

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    Think of it: You will be in this book being sold around our nations capitol for years to come!

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    LAST CHANCE! Illustrated In Book!

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    You and your family member will be drawn by Walter Policelli and encounter Mylo on his journey to Washington, D.C.!

    Think of it: You will be in this book being sold around our nations capitol for years to come!

    You will also be included in the book, listed as part of Mylo's exclusive circle of friends!

    PLUS we will include an 8x10 original print of your illustration for you and your family to enjoy for years to come!

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