Meet Ana, the sloth.
Ana lives in a rainforest called, Abagullias. All of the sloths in Abagullias have three toes. They use their toes to hang from the trees. Ana is different— she has no toes!
Ana has a great story to share and she is putting it together in a beautifully illustrated book!
Ana is going to kickoff a presale for her book on May 3rd at the Modern Art Event in Boise, ID.
Visit my project on KickStarter to make a pledge.
Behind the Story
This project was inspired by my volunteer trip to Costa Rica. I didn’t blend in while I was in Costa Rica. It reminded me of growing up one of those odd kids.
While I was traveling, I thought a lot about the differences that build walls between people. When I first saw a sloth I thought, “WOW, I’ve never seen such an odd animal!”
So I decided to use the sloth character in my first children’s book.
The star of my book is Ana, a sloth who is born with no toes. This flat-footed sloth shocks and horrifies all the other sloths who have only ever known of sloths with two or three toes.
Ana keeps her spirits high. The other sloths sleep & hang from the trees, but not Ana. Ana can’t just hang around, so she becomes strong. In the end, it’s Ana’s strength that saves the rainforest.
Large, colorful & unique illustrations created with chalk pastels on paper. Each original drawing is 18″x24″ and will be downscaled & cropped to fit the printed book.
I’ve been working on this project for almost a year now. It’s close to completion, but I need your help to pull this off. Think of this as a presale, if you pledge $30 you will be a proud owner of one of the first hard cover, signed books. Ana & I appreciate your support!
The funds raised through kickstarter will be used to:
- Print & deliver the first edition of my book
- Create rewards
- Promote/advertise the book.
If 100 people purchase the book, I’ll be fully funded!
When I told Ana the no-toed sloth that I was working on this project,
she decided to come visit and help me out! Keep your eyes out for Ana
the no-toed sloth, she will be in Boise for the summer of 2012.
You can follow her adventures by liking her on Facebook
KIcking it Forward
There are so many great projects out there! I will be Kicking it Forward.
To all my friends, family & clients who have patiently supported me. I couldn’t do it without you!