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Top 1% of ALL publishing projects on Kickstarter EVER! "Yahooty Who?" characters teach children to think about & investigate the world around them.
Gann Memorials is no longer associated with this project and did not produce these products.
Top 1% of ALL publishing projects on Kickstarter EVER! "Yahooty Who?" characters teach children to think about & investigate the world around them. Gann Memorials is no longer associated with this project and did not produce these products.
663 backers pledged $41,851 to help bring this project to life.

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"Yahooty Who"?: An Illustrated Participa-STORY

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ParticipaSTORY

  • par·tic·i·pa·sto·ry (pärˈtisəpəˌstôrē)
  • noun -a story characterized by participation #justforkids & adults

When children open their "Yahooty Who?" box set they'll feel an undeniable urge to cuddle and squeeze our wide-eyed Yahooty plush doll. They'll see a beautiful, full color, perfectly bound book and run their little hands over the friendly characters on the cover. But wait, SURPRISE! A toy sock puppet "blind bag" is still waiting inside the box! Could this get any better? It will if you've earned more perks like glossy stickers, bookmarks with fun "Yahooty Who?" quotes, and mailable postcards to share with friends!

You may be jealous that your little one gets to open the box! If you're gifting the box, you'll be putting a big smile on someone's face.

You can choose to leave the blind bag for the special kids in your life as a personal gift from Yahooty and they can be used to read the story over and over again. Kids love the sock puppet fun and we promise, each time your child yells, "Yahooty does!" your heart will just melt. That's when you'll know you've backed the best project on Kickstarter.

THE STORY

Jen & Grandpa Walt
Jen & Grandpa Walt
 

"Leave him a sock and wait for a peek, but he's far too fast for your eyes to seek!"

This is a picture of me, Jen, and my super cool, Red Eldorado-driving, Grandpa Walt in 1979 (or so). Grandpa Walt was the one who first introduced me to Yahooty. Even though he passed on many years ago, we remember him by sharing the fun stories of Yahooty with our children.

"Yahooty Who?" IS A BOOK FOR ALL AGES. Yahooty's story brings a smile to the face of everyone who reads it. Whether you are a child who is hearing the story for the first time, or a parent, grandparent or teacher reading it over and over again to your little ones, Yahooty takes us all to our happy place of imagination and childhood fantasy.

"Yahooty Who?" is 100% CUTE & MISCHIEVOUS. Just like the children in your life, Yahooty has a mischievous cuteness that everyone falls in love with. From the way he "borrows" one of your socks, to the creative sock puppets he leaves behind for children, Yahooty finds his way into the hearts of all who read his story.

"Yahooty Who?" TEACHES KIDS TO BE SELFLESS AND HELPFUL. As you read the story of Yahooty, children come to learn that Yahooty does all that he does as a selfless act to bring happiness to the world. A great lead into the valuable lesson of helpfulness, acceptance, and understanding.

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THE PROJECT

In our Yahooty Who? participa-STORY, readers will be enticed by a beautiful full-color box set including a stunning hardcover book as well as a high-quality, super cuddly, Yahooty plush. As a bonus, this new box set will include a secret sock puppet surprise for parents to help bring the mysteries of Yahooty to life. "Yahooty Who?" is a year-round family tradition that can be shared by everyone.

If we reach our "sock puppet stretch goal of $75,000" we'll also make additional styles and make them available for sale outside of the box set for children who would like to collect them all!

OUR MISSION

As citizens of the world, we work to be the best people we can be and to inspire others through thoughtfulness, positivity, and humor. As parents and influencers of children, we strive to lead by example and tell stories that help develop young minds into young adults who value the environnment, togetherness, inclusion, self respect, and positive change. As creators, we believe in the power of education for children through characters, parental interaction, and the use of story. 

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Risks and challenges

"Yahooty Who?" has been successful on a small scale locally in the South Bay area of Los Angeles as a short form story.

All funding from this campaign will go directly to production of the "Yahooty Who?" box set, Yahooty plush dolls, and blind bag sock puppets illustrated above.

Jen, Ray, and Mike are professionals in the creative and marketing worlds and have impeccable reputations for their work, ethics, and follow-through. They've produced content, merchandise, and marketing for top Fortune 500 companies and treat this project no differently. They are proud to have "Yahooty Who?" digitally illustrated by Liran Szeiman whose surrealistic pop style lends a unique feel to the story and characters.

Jen Oloo has worked as an executive in marketing and advertising for almost 20 years, holds an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and co-owns an architectural Virtual Reality firm in Los Angeles. She brings not only the history of Yahooty to the team, but also vast expertise in business management, procurement, and marketing.

Mike Rodriguez and Farhang "Ray" Hodjat co-own the creative advertising firm, Vicinity, in Los Angeles. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from American Intercontinental University and Mike holds a BFA from the Art Institute of Los Angeles. Mike and Ray are responsible for the creative direction and branding of "Yahooty Who?" products and stories. Their impeccable taste makes Yahooty the attractive, fun, and consistent character you see today.

Liran Szeiman is a skilled digital artist from Barcelona, Spain who has lovingly crafted the illustrations for "Yahooty Who?".

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    I support Yahooty Who?!

    Thanks for supporting Yahooty Who? - as a thank you we'll add your name to supporters of our Kickstarter campaign on the www.yahootywho.com website!

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    Yahooty Who? Postcard Set

    Enjoy seeing lovable Yahooty Who? characters in this glossy collectable postcard set! These are mailable, but you may want to keep them for yourself!

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    • Collectable postcard set
    • Yahooty Who? Digital download coloring sheets
    • Thank you on YahootyWho.com!
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    DONATE Your Book & Toy Sock Puppet

    Donate your copy of the new Yahooty Who? book to worthy children's hospitals or charities. No shipping cost.

    Includes:
    • Yahooty Who? hardcover book
    • Yahooty Who? Toy Sock Puppet Surprise
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    Take Yahooty Who? Home!

    Get a copy of the NEW Yahooty Who? book, in premium hardcover and a sock puppet surprise! This book will be a favorite for kids and parents.

    Also includes: Yahooty Who? Digital download coloring sheets

    **U.S. Domestic Shipping INCLUDED!**

    Includes:
    • Yahooty Who? hardcover book
    • Yahooty Who? Toy Sock Puppet Surprise
    • Thank you on YahootyWho.com!
    • Yahooty Who? Digital download coloring sheets
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    Early Yahooty Reward #1- The BOX set

    A ton of Yahooty booty including specially priced early incentives for being one of the first backers.

    Includes:
    • Yahooty Who? Box Set -with plush doll & toy sock puppet surprise
    • Pre-Release E-book
    • Hard Copy Children's Yahooty Activity Sheets
    • Full-color Yahooty Sticker Set
    • Author-signed bookplate sticker
    • Early bird thank you video from Yahooty & friends!
    • Thank you on YahootyWho.com!
    • Yahooty Who? Digital download coloring sheets
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    DONATE Yahooty Who? Box Set

    Donate the new Yahooty Who? box set and MORE to worthy children's hospitals or charities. No shipping cost for you!

    Includes:
    • Yahooty Who? Box Set -with plush doll & toy sock puppet surprise
    • Hard Copy Children's Yahooty Activity Sheets
    • Full-color Yahooty Sticker Set
    • Thank you on YahootyWho.com!
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    The BOX set

    A ton of Yahooty booty including including all of the essentials!

    Includes:
    • Yahooty Who? Box Set -with plush doll & toy sock puppet surprise
    • Hard Copy Children's Yahooty Activity Sheets
    • Full-color Yahooty Sticker Set
    • Thank you on YahootyWho.com!
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    Early Yahooty Reward #2 - 2 BOX sets

    A ton of Yahooty booty including very special early incentives and a second box set perfect to share.

    Includes:
    • Yahooty Who? Box Set -with plush doll & toy sock puppet surprise
    • Pre-Release E-book
    • Hard Copy Children's Yahooty Activity Sheets
    • Full-color Yahooty Sticker Set
    • Author-signed bookplate sticker
    • Early bird thank you video from Yahooty & friends!
    • Thank you on YahootyWho.com!
    • Yahooty Who? Digital download coloring sheets
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    Early Yahooty Reward #3 - 3 Box sets

    The motherLOAD of Yahooty booty including very special early incentives. With 3 box sets included, this is the perfect reward level for your seasonal gifting. Get all the shopping done right here, right now!

    Includes:
    • Yahooty Who? Box Set -with plush doll & toy sock puppet surprise
    • Pre-Release E-book
    • Hard Copy Children's Yahooty Activity Sheets
    • Full-color Yahooty Sticker Set
    • Author-signed bookplate sticker
    • Early bird thank you video from Yahooty & friends!
    • Collectable Postcard or Bookmark Set
    • Thank you on YahootyWho.com!
    • Yahooty Who? Digital download coloring sheets
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    Book Thank You & talk to characters!

    Get your box set, stickers, activity sheets, author-signed bookplate, AND your name PRINTED into the published run of books as a special THANK YOU for your Kickstarter contribution! As if that weren't cool enough, you'll also be invited to the supporter LIVE webinar with characters from the book!

    Includes:
    • Yahooty Who? Box Set -with plush doll & toy sock puppet surprise
    • Pre-Release E-book
    • Hard Copy Children's Yahooty Activity Sheets
    • Full-color Yahooty Sticker Set
    • Author-signed bookplate sticker
    • Thank you on YahootyWho.com!
    • Thank you IN THE BOOK!
    • Supporter LIVE Webinar with Yahooty Who? Characters
    • Yahooty Who? Digital download coloring sheets
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    Professional Fluff Sock Puppet!

    Limited edition and not available to the public! Bring your story to the big stage with a professional sock puppet from the Yahooty Who? book! These are high quality and handmade by professional puppeteers in Los Angeles, CA.

    You'll also get a box set of the new Yahooty Who? book including author-signed bookplate, a plush doll, sock puppet blind bag, ebook, and digital downloads.

    Sock puppet deliveries may occur later than box sets.

    Includes:
    • Professional Fluff Sock Puppet
    • Author-signed bookplate sticker
    • Hard Copy Children's Yahooty Activity Sheets
    • Pre-Release E-book
    • Thank you on YahootyWho.com!
    • Yahooty Who? Box Set -with plush doll & toy sock puppet surprise
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    Professional Dot Sock Puppet!

    Limited edition and not available to the public! Bring your story to the big stage with a professional sock puppet from the Yahooty Who? book! These are high quality and handmade by professional puppeteers in Los Angeles, CA.

    You'll also get a box set of the new Yahooty Who? book including author-signed bookplate, a plush doll, sock puppet blind bag, ebook, and digital downloads.

    Sock puppet deliveries may occur later than box sets.

    Includes:
    • Professional Fluff Sock Puppet
    • Author-signed bookplate sticker
    • Hard Copy Children's Yahooty Activity Sheets
    • Pre-Release E-book
    • Thank you on YahootyWho.com!
    • Yahooty Who? Box Set -with plush doll & toy sock puppet surprise
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    Be a character in the book!

    Yahooty Who? featuring YOU! A unique and limited opportunity to be illustrated in the new Yahooty Who? book!

    Maybe you'll be a Yahooty, maybe a kid, perhaps you'll be an adult in the story. This is a very special and exclusive opportunity!

    As if that weren't enough you'll get your box set, stickers, activity sheets, author-signed bookplate, AND your name PRINTED into the published run of books as a special THANK YOU for your Kickstarter contribution! You'll also have a personal LIVE webinar call with characters from the book!

    **FREE GLOBAL SHIPPING**

    Includes:
    • Yahooty Who? Box Set -with plush doll & toy sock puppet surprise
    • Pre-Release E-book
    • Hard Copy Children's Yahooty Activity Sheets
    • Full-color Yahooty Sticker Set
    • Author-signed bookplate sticker
    • Collectable Postcard or Bookmark Set
    • Personal Online Webinar Call with Yahooty Characters!
    • Thank you on YahootyWho.com!
    • Thank you IN THE BOOK!
    • Become a character in the book!
    • Yahooty Who? Digital download coloring sheets
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