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Success with Kickstarter, Do?U Adventures June 19, 2013

Posted by heidi skarie in Book Review, Writing.
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image-4Last year Anna Skarie did a guest blog on Kickstarter.  She and her mother, Joy Dey, wrote Just Another Monday (SWAK Publishing), a children’s book, and used Kickstarter to get enough money to publish it.  I wanted to do a follow up on their ongoing adventure.  Anna and Joy made their goal on Kickstarter and published their book! They are now selling and promoting the book thought fairs, museums, libraries, bookstores and schools.  They made a large copy of the book so all the children could see it when they read it outloud.  In the older grades they talk about publishing.  Here is a picture of Anna with the large sized book.

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The adventure begins.

The adventure begins.

Anna and Joy call their book a DoU (do-you) Adventure and have an entire series in production. On each page the child decides what to do and turns to that tab.  There are 70 different adventures the children can have.

The story starts with:

A dragon lands right beside you! Yikes! Do you. . .

Run like crazy

Or

Hop on?

The child then decides what to do and turns to that tab.

Children reading the story with their father.

Children reading the story with their father.

Here are all the paths the adventure can take.

Here are all the paths the adventure can take.

Anna and Joy at the museum, Joy is on the far right

Anna and Joy at Pease Elemary School , Joy is on the far right

The book is mainly for children who are old enough to choose their own adventures, but my grandson Asher who is only 5 months enjoyed the bright colors and turning the pages.  The book is made with heavy cardboard so it is sturdy enough for babies.

Asher looking at the book

Asher picking his adventure.

Good book!

Good book!

What is on the boat page?

What is on the boat page?

If there is a child in your life who would like to have lots of adventures with a dragon you can order the book off Amazon.

Their website is sitwithakid.com

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1. heidi skarie - June 23, 2013

Wow! A young reader in the making. Go Asher! It’s wonderful to see the book in action. Thank you.


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