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An interactive children's book unlike any other. Help Benjamin Brewster blow Dandelions to keep the school bullies at bay.

"With all my might, you'll all take flight... If I could but wish for better things, you'd all disperse and grow your wings...", Benjamin Brewster, Dandelion.

Blow the Dandelions from your screen and help Benjamin!
Blow the Dandelions from your screen and help Benjamin!

Author - Galvin Scott Davis: The story for Dandelion came about when my son experienced bullying at school. As a parent, you are supposed to have all the answers, right? But as we all know, that is not necessarily the case. What to do? I needed to put myself in my son's shoes, draw on my own past experiences and offer him a solution to help him feel comfortable at school again. Being a writer, the idea for Dandelion sprang to mind and I immediately pitched it to my team at Protein. A story to encourage parents and children to talk about bullying and look at whether some problems can be solved with a little imagination. 

Limited Editions of the book!
Limited Editions of the book!

The story: Benjamin Brewster is bullied each day at 'The School for the Misguided' until one day, when all seems lost, a patch of magical Dandelions appear which allow him to conjure a new world from his imagination.

We knew that the concept was special and that we could create something truly magical on the iPad by making the Dandelions come to life - and encourage kids to discuss bullying through interacting with the world we had created. The digital version of the book is detailed and incredibly interactive. The experience when blowing the Dandelions from the screen is breathtaking. [pun intended!]

We develop award-winning apps here at Protein, so this is a no-risk pledge (should you love the project). We have produced many Apps, it's what we do. And we wanted to get as far as we could with the prototype to prove to our audience how wonderful it could be - the proof is firmly in the pudding!

We've put together some amazing rewards for you, including some limited edition versions of the book, decals for your bedroom wall, iPad decals and much more!

Limited Edition iPad Decal of Dandelion!
Limited Edition iPad Decal of Dandelion!

We've gone as far as we can without funding - but still have approximately 40% of the development to go before the App is complete for iPad. When showing children and families we were asked two questions, "Will I be able to read it on my iPod?" and "Will there be a printed book"?

We are over-the-moon that our audience want more, so if we get overfunded we will invest the money in first getting a voice over for the iPad App, then localising the App with language translations, a music track and then an iPod/iPhone version, followed by a printed book version.

We'd really appreciate your support with this project - we truly believe it is unique, entertaining, beneficial for children and promotes a positive message. Any help would be greatly appreciated and we're excited to be able to bring our story to you.

Should you support us you will help spread the word that "bullying is for people with no imagination!"

Limited Edition Bedroom wall Benjamin Decal!
Limited Edition Bedroom wall Benjamin Decal!
Anti-bullying message Dandelion wristbands!
Anti-bullying message Dandelion wristbands!

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    Dandelion Digital Wallpaper Downloads for your iPad or iPhone, plus our undying thanks for helping us bring Benjamin to life!

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    PDF + CREDIT PACK: An electronic PDF version of the book PLUS your name in the credits.

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    SIGNED ARTWORK PACK: All of the above (PDF w/credit + digi-wallpaper) PLUS an A4 100gsm mono print of Benjamin signed by the author and illustrator.

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    APP + WRISTBAND PACK: iPad App* version of 'Dandelion' - PLUS 2 x Dandelion flexi-bracelets + Sticker set! * (iPad App = AUS, US, UK only non-credited)

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    DANDELION APP PACK: (Digi-wallpaper + mono signed print) PLUS an iPad App version of Dandelion with your name in the credits PLUS an A4 Colour scene signed by the Author! ** IMPORTANT - the iOS App version is only available to pledgers from the US, UK and Australia due to limited distribution options available to us. * (iPad App = US, UK, AUS only)

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    ACTIVITY PACK: (Digi-wallpaper + mono signed print + your choice of PDF or App* w/credit) PLUS 'Dandelion activity pack' including sticker set, colouring pencils, colouring sheets, dot-to-dot sheets and amazing mazes! Gift-wrapped and perfect for Christmas or birthdays! IMPORTANT - the iOS App version is only available to pledgers from the US, UK and Australia due to limited distribution options available to us. * (iPad App = US, UK, AUS only)

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    BENJAMIN'S BAND PACK: All of the above (Digi-wallpaper + your choice of PDF or App* w/credit + mono and colour signed prints) PLUS 4 x Dandelion flexi-bracelets. * (iPad App = US, UK, AUS only)

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    BENJAMIN'S BOOK PACK: All of the above (Digi-wallpaper + your choice of PDF or App* w/credit + mono and colour signed prints + flexi-bracelets) PLUS a Hardcover print copy of Dandelion signed by the author. * (iPad App = US, UK, AUS only)

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    BENJAMIN BREWSTER PACK (Limited!): (Digi-wallpaper + your choice of PDF or App* w/credit + mono and colour signed prints + flexi-bracelets) PLUS a Limited Edition Cover (this print run only!) Hardcover print book with a personal message signed by the author. * (iPad App = US, UK, AUS only)

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    DANDELION PACK (Limited!): (Digi-wallpaper + your choice of PDF or App* w/credit + mono and colour signed prints + flexi-bracelets + signed hardcover book) PLUS a Limited Edition Dandelion iPad decal, PLUS a Limited Edition Dandelion bedroom wall decal. * (iPad App = US, UK, AUS only)

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    Anderson 'The Spider' Silva (UFC Middleweight Champ) - One-off hand-signed A3 Colour Print of a 'Dandelion' Anti-bullying illustrated page. Showing his support to spread the word that "Bullying is for people with no imagination...". This is a limited, one-only print - there will never be another!

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    Chael Sonnen (UFC Middleweight Contender) - One-off hand-signed A3 Colour Print of a 'Dandelion' Anti-bullying illustrated page. Showing his support to spread the word that "Bullying is for people with no imagination...". This is a limited, one-only print - there will never be another!

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    Dana White (UFC President) - One-off hand-signed A3 Colour Print of a 'Dandelion' Anti-bullying illustrated page. Showing his support to spread the word that "Bullying is for people with no imagination...". This is a limited, one-only print - there will never be another!

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    BACK TO SCHOOL PACK: (Your choice of PDF or App* w/credit + mono and colour signed prints + flexi-bracelets) PLUS 4 x copies of the hardcover book with a dedication to your school inside and a personal message pledge to stay 'bully-free' signed by the author. * (iPad App = US, UK, AUS only)

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    BENJAMIN'S WISH PACK: (Your choice of PDF or App* w/credit + mono and colour signed prints + flexi-bracelets) PLUS 4 x copies of the hardcover book with a personal note from the author to each recipient of your choice. PLUS a ONE-OFF bonus version of the hardcover book with your child's name replacing the main character throughout! * (iPad App = US, UK, AUS only)

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    WISH COME TRUE PACK: (Your choice of PDF or App* w/credit + mono and colour signed prints + flexi-bracelets + 4 x copies of the hardcover book with a personal note + bonus book with your child's name) PLUS a Limited Edition pencil drawing (not print) signed by the illustrator, author and dev team PLUS the Creative Director of Protein will give you a workshop day of consultation** and help concept your own book idea as an App (either in studio or via conf. call) PLUS lunch with the author of Dandelion. * (iPad App = US, UK, AUS only) ** Note consultation does not include design or development of your idea.

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