Thursday, May 3, 2012

Roger Nix President at Age Six Book Campaign

When it comes to new and up-in-coming individuals working to achieve their dream, you can call me a big sucker! I especially have a soft spot in my heart for aspiring authors because I would love to be one and write about my healing journey one day.

But that's another blog post for another time.

When contacted to do a post for a new author and his children's book, even though I don't have any kids and really don't know of any in general that are close to me, I wanted to help this individual out to achieve HIS dreams!

First time children’s book author Nick DazĂ©, is in the final days (63 hours to be exact) of his campaign to raise funding to independently publish his children's book Roger Nix President at Age Six.  

The story is about kindergartener Roger Nix, an ordinary boy: Roger loves kindergarten, playing make-believe, and hanging out with his imaginary friends (a baby donkey named Jack and a baby elephant named Abe). But when he learns about the plans of Old Man Plee, a perennial presidential candidate, to shut down schools and send kids to work in factories as an austerity measure; Roger decides to run against Old Man Plee as a defender of “school and summer vacation, learning and imagination”. Of course Abe and Jack are there to help him every step of the way.


Curious yet? Here's an excerpt from the book to intrigue you a little bit more...

Roger stood up quickly. He had something to say

With a wink from Jack and a trunks-up from Abe.
I’ll run against him,” Roger said with a shout.
I’ll run for president, have you no doubt!
To close school would be nothing short of a crime
You can't fool all us kids, not all of the time."
He stood on his desk and they all watched and wondered
As Roger kept talking, his voice boomed and thundered.
“We’ll beat him and keep all the schools as they are
Or make them way better. We’ll shoot for the stars!
We go to school so one day we'll go far,
Not because it is easy–because it is hard!
We are KIDS! The whole point is to learn and have fun
And to use our wee noggins...
So Abe, Jack, and Roger got to work right away.
"That kid's on to something," his parents would say.
He made lots of speeches; he shook lots of hands
He toured a big factory that made rubber bands.
Then one night on the tube, to Old Plee’s disdain,
The news ran a story on Roger’s campaign.
“Roger Nix, daydreamer and ultimate kid,
Is gaining on Plee in his presidential bid.”
But everyone knew that sooner or later
Roger would have to be quite the debater.
Because one night soon, under some bright marquee
A debate would take place between Roger and Plee.
To date, Nick and his Kickstarter campaign have raised nearly $22,000 and only has $8,000 more to go in order to put the book into production.  
Not only is the book fully written, but accompanying Daze's words are the illustrations of the talented Bill Robinson of!  
If you would like to know more about this book, campaign, or donate to the author's journey, you can visit THIS link!

My personal good luck wishes go out to Mr. Daze and his beautiful new children's book :)

**Disclaimer:: I was in no way compensated for the above post. I was passed this information and posted strictly for the benefit of my readers and in support of Nick Daze. All opinions expressed in the above post are 100% mine and mine alone unless otherwise stated**


Unknown said...

Looks very cool! I wish the author the best of luck!

Colette S said...

Book tours are interesting!

I think I like e-books now :)