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Tulipop Tales: The Forgotten Forest

An Icelandic children's book which tells the story of how mushroom siblings Bubble & Gloomy met Fred, on the magical island of Tulipop.

Tulipop Tales: The Forgotten Forest

An Icelandic children's book which tells the story of how mushroom siblings Bubble & Gloomy met Fred, on the magical island of Tulipop.

$8,435
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About

Welcome to the island of Tulipop where mystical beasts may be anywhere and adventure lies ahead for everyone. The world of Tulipop is inspired by the land of fire and ice, a.k.a. Iceland, where Tulipop is a celebrated fantasy world and a household name. We now invite you to join us in creating an amazing Tulipop story book to be published in English and in Icelandic.

Let’s start things off, I'm Signý, a professional illustrator and designer and the creator of this book which grew out of some characters I created a few years ago. People loved the characters and kept asking about them and where they came from, so I developed a whole world for them to live in and called it Tulipop. Living in Iceland, I am inspired by the landscapes, locations and stories that provide a dramatic backdrop and a magical heritage for Tulipop island. 

I am so happy to see that kids of all ages love Tulipop so, with my business partner Helga, we have produced some funny short cartoons which you can see on our YouTube channel. However, it has long been my dream to publish a beautifully illustrated Tulipop story book, in both English and Icelandic, and now, it is finally happening!

The book I am writing and illustrating is an origin story about how three of the main characters in Tulipop first met. Tulipop Tales: The Forgotten Forest is the working title and I can’t tell you the whole story here but when walking one day in the Forgotten Forest the mushroom siblings, Bubble and Gloomy, first come across a fabulous furry monster – wouldn’t you want him to be your friend?

With Tulipop we want to introduce kids to diverse and relatable characters. In fact, all the Tulipop characters are based on my family members and friends and no one is perfect – just like us humans. Everyone does silly things occasionally, but life goes on and friendship rules.

Being Icelandic and coming from an amazing volcanic island, nature is at the heart of Tulipop and my illustrations are inspired by the ever changing and evolving natural environment. The Tulipop world is full of surprises and nothing is quite what it seems but through storytelling we see how necessary it is both to respect and to protect the all-powerful natural world around us. 

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This is a book for kids that adults will enjoy reading together and talking about afterwards. I hope you want to join the crowdfunding to help produce the book.

Check out the fun selection of Tulipop rewards we have put together for all those who want to join us in bringing this book to life. I hope you will want to come along for the ride and help to make this happen!

Book Details

· An imaginative adventure story featuring the Tulipop characters created by award-winning Icelandic illustrator, Signý Kolbeinsdóttir

· The first Tulipop story book to be published in both Icelandic and English

· A beautifully printed 32 page full colour hardcover book

· Featuring vibrant and colourful illustrations on every page

· A beautiful story of friendship set in the amazing, ever-changing landscapes of Tulipop island  

Gloomy

Relentlessly adventurous, curious and self-interested, Gloomy, the mushroom girl, is a loyal friend and sister. Gloomy is all about the new and unexplored, she‘s willing to go anywhere or do anything, particularly if it’s never been done before – and even better if she can find a way to add her own twisted style to it. 

Bubble

Embracing logic and somewhat suspicious of feelings, Bubble the mushroom boy is Gloomy’s brother and (generally) the most level-headed resident of Tulipop. Bubble is intelligent, although he fears coming off like a know-it-all. He doesn’t mean to show off, he’s just so excited to share the stuff he knows.

Fred

Naive, curious, temperamental, easily distracted, and prone to eating random things, Fred is a monster of indeterminate age. As a monster, the only thing that’s actually scary about Fred is his odious breath. He is genuinely chilled, and it’s not in him to create conflict. He rolls with whatever comes his way and usually finds a reason to be excited about it.

Share your own personal Kickstarter link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or anywhere online. If your friends end up contributing to the campaign, for every dollar they contribute we’ll match their contribution amount with the equal amount of Tulipoints.

How it works:

1) Login to Kickstarter.

2) We´ll send you a personal link once you’ve backed and can then track the progress of your referral and send you the rewards ;)

The referral campaign will run until the end of the campaign.

For every $1 contributed by your friend you get 1 Tulipoint

Will You Help Us Find Fred in the Forgotten Forest?

Thanks for reading through all the information about our book and we are so glad you made it down to this section of the text! We will be honoured to have you as our Kickstarter backer and can't wait to share more stuff with you.

Your support will help to make Tulipop Tales: The Forgotten Forest a reality.

Please back this Kickstarter and spread the word.

With gratitude, Signý and the Tulipop Team

About Signý and Helga

Best friends and both mothers of young children, Signý Kolbeinsdóttir and Helga Árnadóttir, joined together to bring Tulipop to life. This fulfilled their shared dream to create something unique for the kid in everyone. Drawn from an eclectic Icelandic heritage with ideas in­spired by ancient fairy tales, Tulipop is both cuddly and gothic with a stylish modern twist.  

What can I do?

One way to be involved in our campaign is to get one of the awesome rewards offered here, or by donating money by clicking the “back it” button at the top of our Kickstarter page. However, if you wish to help us but cannot support our project financially, there are a lot of things you can do.

LIKE Tulipop on Facebook

FOLLOW Tulipop on Instagram

REFER YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY & FELLOW TULIPOP FANS by sharing our campaign link by email or on Social Media through Kickstarter share tools.

The official hashtag for this campaign is #Tulipopbook

WRITE A BLOG about our campaign

GET CREATIVE Do you have another idea? Go for it!

SIGN UP to our newsletter on www.tulipop.com and follow all things Tulipop there.

Risks and challenges

The main challenge will be to get the book ready to print on time and there is always some risk involved in manufacturing and transport which means a possible shift in the release date go the book due to unforeseen circumstances. However, we have mitigated those risks by picking very reliable printers. Also, the book will go into print right after the funding is secure therefore we should be very good on timing.
Tulipop ships products on a daily basis and has a great track record in fulfilment. Our project isn't fully successful unless every single one of our backers has been 100% fulfilled.

We will make sure to always keep you updated and do our absolute best to make everything run smoothly!

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    A Big Fred Thank You!

    Everything helps! We are infinitely grateful for your contribution and welcome to our Tulipop family! You´ll receive a High Resolution, Digital WALLPAPER PACK featuring the stunning Original Artwork from the book. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac & PC.

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    The “Thank You Kit”!

    Congrats! You just got yourself a "Tulipop Tales: The Forgotten Forest" ebook! We would also love to send you a printable exclusive bookmark from the book, an exclusive colouring book featuring images from the book and a personal thank you e-card from Fred. Color Tulipop the way your heart desires!

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    Sækja eintak í Tulipop búðina

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    Tulipop Tales; The Forgotten Forest Book

    This is the main deal! The beautiful, awesome, and imaginative book that this whole thing is about. Be one of the first in the world to get one!

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    Sækja eintök í Tulipop búðina

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    The Tulipop Scout

    You´ll receive an exclusive signed copy of the book, patches of a character from the book and a Tulipop button set!

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    Gloomy´s Adventure

    What you´ll need for the adventure to find Fred with Gloomy and Bubble. A Gloomy drawstring bag, stickers and buttons. And of course, the main thing, the book!

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    • Gloomy, Bubble or Fred Stickers
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    Two copies of "The Forgotten Forest"

    One copy wasn't enough! You get two signed copies of the Tulipop Tales: The Forgotten Forest book!

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    The Goodwill Set

    We are all about giving back and if you pick this reward pack, so are you. You´ll get a signed copy of the "Tulipop Tales: Forgotten Forest" book and so will somebody else. For every Goodwill Set backed we at Tulipop will donate a copy of the book and a Tulipop School Set (backpack, pencil case, water bottle and lunch box set) to the Icelandic Red Cross' refugee program, which welcomes refugees and their children to Iceland. In true Tulipop spirit, we want to share and care for the kids around us.

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    • Tulipop donates a copy of the book and a Tulipop School Set to the Icelandic Red Cross Refugee Program
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    * Delivery of the Tulipop School Set will be according to the wishes of the Icelandic Red Cross

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    The Fred Goodnight Set

    A good goodnight story is rare and we´d like to say that "Tulipop Tales: The Forgotten Forest" is a goodnight storybook worth both the read and the look for colorful and imaginative dreams to come. Therefore we've set up the entire goodnight experience: Fred lamp, plush, and 2 signed copies of the book!

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    • 2 x Signed copies of "Tulipop Tales: The Forgotten Forest"
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    Original Artwork

    Limited edition- ONLY 10 available! Get a personalized hand drawn picture of a Tulipop character by Signý. Aside from this super exclusive artwork we will also send you the ULTIMATE Goodie Bag of Tulipop Bestsellers.

    Thanks a million for supporting Tulipop and we are eternally grateful to you our max. 10 amazing backers!

    Pssst. We'll also add you to our VIP list…where you'll get the most exclusive of the exclusives updates and discounts + 5 signed copies of the book.

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    • Huge Goodie Bag with Tulipop Bestsellers
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    The Tulipop Experience

    Limited edition- ONLY 2 available! We would like to take you to numerous Tulipop inspired locations in Iceland (with car & guide) as well as provide you with a night at the Tulipop Suite at Reykjavik Residence Hotel. You'll also be overloaded with Tulipop goodies and our immense love and gratitude! You'll receive 10 copies of "Tulipop Tales: The Forgotten Forest" to share with your loved ones or to keep for yourself. You are now officially a Tulipopper for life!

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    • A day trip in Iceland around locations that inspired Tulipop (w/ car & guide)
    • A night in the Tulipop Suite
    • Personalized hand drawn picture of a Tulipop Character by Signý
    • Massive Tulipop Goodie Bag with everything from a character of your choice
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    *We pick the dates together :)

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