Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A children's book: "Roger Nix President at Age Six"! Author Nick Dazé.

Well people guess what.  I didn't read this book yet, but you know what?  This little boy looks so much like my youngest son when he use to pretend he was superman or somebody (Hmmmm who was that masked man back in the early 80's), that I just had to give a friend of a friend a plug.  

Now check this out this first time, young author held a campaign to raise money to publish his very own first book.  Is that cool or what?  What a go-getter!!  Nick Daze and his amazing Kickstarter campaign (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/787960356/roger-nix-president-at-six) has already raised nearly $22,000 and only has $8,000 more to go in order to put the book into production.   Just think of it!  What a dream come true that must be!

Evidently this book has been fully written by Daze, and the illustrations beautifully crafted by Bill Robinson www.FlimFlammery.com . Each $30 pledge towards the Roger Nix campaign comes with a first edition hardcover copy of the book, delivered in time for the new school year this fall.  I'm told that this story is fascinating, engaging, and a thought-provoking read for both kids and parents written by a imaginative adult who was encouraged to explore his imagination as a child.  

Okay, now hold on to your seats ladies & gents my friend has allowed me to share with you an excerpt from the book:

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.
Please find more information and link to donate below if you have the inclination too:

Thanks for your time, and I hope you enjoyed sharing our new author's excitement!
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Ai Sakura said...

very cute character indeed! :)

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Cathy Kennedy said...

This sounds like a fun book, but wow isn't this book campaign a bit expensive? Just saying is all from first hand experience.Gotta wonder a wee bit on this one.

Adaptable Kay said...

I got the email too and I'm so impressed at this first time author and his go-getter attitude!

That's the way people should be; work hard for what you want :)

This sounds like a super cute (pun somewhat intended) book!

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