We love our farm ( https://www.facebook.com/OverlookAcres/ ) our lifestyle, and we love sustainable living. And we love this little bunny too!!! Wheelz has brought a ton of publicity to little old Overlook Acres and our belief in sustainable agriculture and self reliance. So many people have been touched by this little bunny and its willingness to adapt to its differences that I thought that his back story also needed to be shared - and what better way to do that than an illustrated childrens book. Your children will enjoy this uplifting story and hopefully it will continue to be shared for decades to come:
Little Wheelz wandered out of the warmth of the nest his mother built for him on one cold blustery day in upstate NY, and although he was in a covered barn - little baby bunnies shouldn't be without the warm blanket of fur their mom's leave for them in the nest box.
Poor little wheels got lost in the big open space that was shared with all the big adult rabbits and didn't know how to get back to his nest box.
It was getting chilly and Wheelz was getting sleepy - how would he get back home? A bigger bunny didn't like wheels being in his area and in trying to move little Wheelz out of his territory injured him much worse than he meant to.
Little Wheelz was in big trouble - it was soo cold - his humans had put heat lamps on in case a little baby bunny got lost but it just wasn't enough and the cold was making him so very sleepy. Wheelz closed his eyes, unable to find his way home and now his little back legs were not working right.
Wheelz humans went out to the barn to check on all the animals and noticed wheels lying in the middle of the pen. "OH NO! What has happened to little Wheels" the human thought. They jumped in the pen and hoped they were not too late. After much care little wheels woke up to a nice warm room surrounded with humans.
As Wheelz grew stronger his humans realized something was not right - Wheels back legs simply didn't work. As they were cleaning him up one day with a nice warm bath they noticed where another rabbit had injured him and those injuries were making his back legs not work. Wheelz didn't care! He sped around the pen inside dragging his back legs like nothing was wrong - but his human knew she had to do something special for wheels. One day when his human got home she strapped a weird contraption to him and that was the day that Wheelz, got his wheels.
Backers who are at the $50 Award or greater will receive an Overlook Acres "Taco Shhh!!!" T-Shirt - Taco got his own bit of fame - you can hear him barking in the original Wheelz video.
Risks and challenges
Publishing can be an expensive proposition - a high quality illustrated children's book requires great story telling, fantastic art work, and a top rate publisher - we hope to accomplish all of that with this KickStarter.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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