Wonky Donkey Man's new book-in-song: Eating

By Craig Smith

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Wonky Donkey Man's New Book-In-Song: Eating

Project 2015-05-01 18:00:28 +1200

For the second time I'm self publishing a book that my traditional publishers Scholastic  don't want to publish. The first one "Kaha the Kea" went straight to number one and stayed in the top 10 for two years selling nearly 15,000 copies and counting!
 
My new "book in song" Eating has also been rejected by Scholastic but I know from the reaction of the 1,000's of kids I play it to when I'm on tour, that this will be another winner (maybe better then Kaha the Kea!). All my books, including "The wonky donkey" (selling over 500,000 in 6 years) have gone straight to #1. 
 
I need to pre-sell 600 copies x $25 to raise the $15,000 needed to get this project finished however I hope that this will be over subscribed with the books alone but have a couple of extra rewards included. I have an illustrator on board (Scott Tulloch)  who did my last two #1 selling books , the designer (bookdesign) , and the printer (choice company, based in Taiwan) and a distributor (South Pacific Books) all set to go, we just need some funds to forge ahead, which is where you come in  :0).
 

 

The book

The book centers around a birthday party and all the silly but fun eating styles and different foods that one can imagine. When I play it to the kids, as I've done for years, they absolutely crack up. This is one of the stories the kids and parents alike have always asked "When is this going to be a book !?" so it's about time it's going to be published. I imagine they'll be perfect for gifts too. PS. Anyone pledging for the new book via this site will get them before they're available in the shops !

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Updates 9

Hello Beautiful peeps. New Childrens CD is being crowd funded. Would love your supports once again :) Craig Smith

27/03/2018 at 1:48 AM

Hey wonderful pledgers. I know you've pledge before for the book " Eating"  if you're interested we need your pledge again for my new CD " Not just for kids two "   lots of fun music for the young and the young at heart. Click onto the link below to check it out !

 

Warm regards,

https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/5451-not-just-for-kids-2-craig-smith-aka-the-wonky-donkey-man-s-new-music-cd

Update to the beautiful crowd about "EATING"

27/07/2015 at 4:44 PM

EATING COVER

Hello beautiful crowd. I just wanted to let you know that today I paid the second and final payment to the printers and the books will be sent from Taiwan tomorrow bound for NZ and Australia  :0)  . They should get here in a month { approx } and then I will be organising them to send out to you first,.. You should get all your rewards before they're in the shops even !!  :0)  . Thank you from the bottom of my lunch box for your help, trust and faith . The book looks aweswome and lots of cool comments from my distributors , family and friends.... even from the printers !  :0)  kepp an eye out for this in a month or so :0)  ps. It's not too late to order more and you can personally message me for this at [email protected]

WE DID IT . Target Reach !!. This book will be made because of people like you !

07/06/2015 at 12:03 PM

Another "Eating" image

Thank you

Because of your support in late September this year we'll have a new Craig Smith book in store, libraries and homes throughout NZ !. YOU'RE ALL AWESOME . I can't thank you enough. Many individuals pledged and I wanted to not only thank them but also a big shout out to the many libraries who got on board and also to the companies who pledged the large amounts. These include Contec group christchurch, Burgers and beers Christchurch, Harcourts Queenstown, Skyline Queenstown and of course New World Wanganui who not only pledged to have me play there when I'm on my tour at the end of the year but then also pledged another $1000 in rewards !. So their total was an amazing $2000 in pledges for this campaign !!. However I don't want this statement to take away from all those individuals who pledged and made up the rest of the total figure needed to hit the $15,000 !. Thank you all so much !. In saying this , there is still a few hours left should anyone else be keen to grab a book or two before the day is through !.  This is called "over subscription" and is a real cool thing to happen :0) Once again thanks so much , from the bottom of my heart, it's because of people like you that people like me can follow their dreams and hearts. You've made our family very happy. And as you can see.... my daughter agrees !!

 

ps. Another early look at one of the very cool illustrations for "Eating" by The very cool Scott Tulloch. Books out to you as soon as they land in NZ in Sept  :0)

 

 

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48 hours left to find 45 more people to pledge.

05/06/2015 at 4:38 PM

To all those who've pledged so far , THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH , you're awesome.  With 48 HOURS LEFT we only need another $1790.00 to hit the $15,000.00 needed !!. The average pledge is about $40 that means we only need another 45 more pledges { unless someone/organisation is REALLY generous } to hit the goal. What I'm asking is for each of you to PLEASE think of one or two more person{s}/organisation{s} each that have kids or may be keen to pledge to pre buy my new picture book "Eating"or one of the many other rewards. You can do this by telling them, phoning them, texting them , e mailing them, facebook messaging them, smoke signal them anything you can. To make it easy all you have to do is copy and paste the below blurb to them. If each of you who have already pledged do this we'll hit the goal easily. Please try to get just 1 more each. It might be a relative, friend, neighbour or work collegue ?. Thanks so much. with your help this book will get published  :0) Warm regards, Craig Smith.

 

Please help Craig Smith { the wonky donkey man } to publish his new book-in-song "Eating" by pre buying it { out in Sept } . He's very close to the target needed to achieve this so every pledge counts. You'll get the book before it hits the shops and signed by both Craig the author and Scott the illustrator. Simply click onto the link below before sunday night and pledge on one of the many rewards available. Please copy and paste this to your friends also or on your own facebook timeline.

https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/3546-wonky-donkey-man-s-new-book-in-song-eating

 

Thanks so much.

 

Only a few days left. Only a few more pledges needed.

02/06/2015 at 2:26 PM

Only e few more days left. If you've thought of another reason to buy this book, or another person/school/pre school/business you can convince to pre buy Eating then NOW is the time. With only a few days left we only need about 20 more people per day to pledge to get us over the line. So far over 200 have pledged { TAHNK YOU !} and the average pledge is about $40 . please post again on your facebook, email to your work collegues , tell your local school or pre school to put in their end of week news letter... anything you can  :0)   please help this project get over the line. Warm regards. Craig and family

getting there ! 8,500 raised 6,500 to go with 10 days left...

28/05/2015 at 12:11 AM

Thank you to all those who have pledged so far , you''re all so awesome !. With 10 days left we need about $650.00 in pledges per day to hit the end goal and to get this book published. The "average" pledge has been $40 per person. $650 divided by $40 = 16 more pledges per day for the next 10 days. So i need your help again. Can you PLEASE re post the below blurb one more time on your facebook timeline, or ask your childrens pre school, school to put in their news letter and/or to buy for themselves, share with your staff at work, tell your neighbours, tell your family,  convince your boss to purchace for give aways to good customers , be creative . If all of you who have pledged already can just encourage one more pledge each then we will HIT the goal. It''s that simple. Once again, thank you all. Warm regards, Craig Smith. hee haww

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Wonky Donkey Man needs your help !

 

APRA award winning, NZpost book award winning Childrens song writer/Author Craig Smiths'  new book in song "Eating" is being "crowd funded" and you can help . Please look at the below link, pledge to buy and further more , please repost it on your own timeline and please encourage your friends to do the same to help it go viral. With only a few days left he needs to pre sell just a few more of his new book-in-song "Eating" { out in Sept } . You will get the new book before it''s available in the shops, signed by both Craig Smith and the illustrator Scott Tulloch and the knowledge that you are helping an artist to follow his dream and do what he loves. Great for christmas and birthdays too :0) Warm regards.

https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/3546-wonky-donkey-man-s-new-book-in-song-eating

 

 

Some good articles around my campaign

26/05/2015 at 1:52 PM

Here are some articles that have been written so far about the campaign:

Nearly half way !

23/05/2015 at 8:42 PM

This afternoon I had an amazing call from New World supermarket Wanganui . They want to pay for me to come play at their super market while on tour at the end of the year and pledged to buy $1000.00 worth of rewards to give to their customers heading into me playing there !. So a pledge of $2000.00 for my project and for the people of Wanganui !. Including this and the other 116 pledges takes us to half the funds at the midway point !. Thanks to everyone who've pledged so far. Let's please keep the ball rolling and with a bit more effort, we'll get "Eating" published !

    Pledgers 334

    Helen Lewis
    2015-06-05 17:35:18 +1200
    Claire Waghorn
    2015-06-05 17:31:19 +1200
    Deborah Macdonald
    2015-06-05 16:44:27 +1200

    "Here is another pledge from me. Can anyone else do the same by pledging one more? We've got to make this happen."

    Noel Symons
    2015-06-05 10:56:00 +1200
    Priscilla Uhrle
    2015-06-05 10:32:17 +1200

    "I love your books, I hope you get the money you need for your new book to go ahead. All the best!"

    Kath Jones
    2015-06-05 10:28:09 +1200

    "Loving your work Craig!"

    Rebecca McCall
    2015-06-05 10:17:27 +1200
    jill bunting
    2015-06-05 09:33:10 +1200
    Karen
    2015-06-05 09:06:20 +1200
    Sandy Dale
    2015-06-05 09:03:05 +1200
    Tracey Bancroft
    2015-06-05 08:53:07 +1200

    "Keep up the great work, we hope you reach your target. The Bancroft boys and I are big fans and sing along in the car. Hayling Island, UK."

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-06-04 23:16:10 +1200
    Emma Pullar
    2015-06-04 20:19:44 +1200

    "Best of !uck to the Wonky Donkey man - really hope you get this off the ground!"

    Jeanette Edwards
    2015-06-04 20:14:28 +1200
    Tracey Wardle
    2015-06-04 20:10:51 +1200
    Christina Sorensen
    2015-06-04 19:30:35 +1200
    Kelly Serrant
    2015-06-04 18:36:54 +1200
    Helen Campbell
    2015-06-04 18:06:14 +1200
    Danielle Ismail
    2015-06-04 14:53:28 +1200

    "Love Craigs work and his positive go get em attitude. A great cause. Glad he's got the recognition he deserves. "

    Karena Te Amo
    2015-06-04 13:25:29 +1200

    "Good luck, love your work."

    Deni Bevin
    2015-06-04 13:23:41 +1200

    "Great Stuff Wonky Donkey Man! Good luck!"

    Nicole
    2015-06-04 11:09:12 +1200
    mel anngow
    2015-06-04 10:34:24 +1200
    Eryn Cutler
    2015-06-04 10:24:25 +1200
    Tanya
    2015-06-04 09:50:04 +1200

    "Great performer. Gave an awesome concert to the kids on Stewart Island."

    Julieanne Frear-Adams
    2015-06-04 09:34:19 +1200
    Emma Chilvers
    2015-06-04 08:04:46 +1200
    Laura Seaton
    2015-06-04 05:15:12 +1200

    "Good luck Craig"

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-06-04 04:47:04 +1200
    Sue stewart
    2015-06-03 23:16:30 +1200

    Followers 9

    Wonky Donkey Man's New Book-In-Song: Eating

    Project 2015-05-01 18:00:28 +1200

    For the second time I'm self publishing a book that my traditional publishers Scholastic  don't want to publish. The first one "Kaha the Kea" went straight to number one and stayed in the top 10 for two years selling nearly 15,000 copies and counting!
     
    My new "book in song" Eating has also been rejected by Scholastic but I know from the reaction of the 1,000's of kids I play it to when I'm on tour, that this will be another winner (maybe better then Kaha the Kea!). All my books, including "The wonky donkey" (selling over 500,000 in 6 years) have gone straight to #1. 
     
    I need to pre-sell 600 copies x $25 to raise the $15,000 needed to get this project finished however I hope that this will be over subscribed with the books alone but have a couple of extra rewards included. I have an illustrator on board (Scott Tulloch)  who did my last two #1 selling books , the designer (bookdesign) , and the printer (choice company, based in Taiwan) and a distributor (South Pacific Books) all set to go, we just need some funds to forge ahead, which is where you come in  :0).
     

     

    The book

    The book centers around a birthday party and all the silly but fun eating styles and different foods that one can imagine. When I play it to the kids, as I've done for years, they absolutely crack up. This is one of the stories the kids and parents alike have always asked "When is this going to be a book !?" so it's about time it's going to be published. I imagine they'll be perfect for gifts too. PS. Anyone pledging for the new book via this site will get them before they're available in the shops !

    Comments

    Hello Beautiful peeps. New Childrens CD is being crowd funded. Would love your supports once again :) Craig Smith

    27/03/2018 at 1:48 AM

    Hey wonderful pledgers. I know you've pledge before for the book " Eating"  if you're interested we need your pledge again for my new CD " Not just for kids two "   lots of fun music for the young and the young at heart. Click onto the link below to check it out !

     

    Warm regards,

    https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/5451-not-just-for-kids-2-craig-smith-aka-the-wonky-donkey-man-s-new-music-cd

    Update to the beautiful crowd about "EATING"

    27/07/2015 at 4:44 PM

    EATING COVER

    Hello beautiful crowd. I just wanted to let you know that today I paid the second and final payment to the printers and the books will be sent from Taiwan tomorrow bound for NZ and Australia  :0)  . They should get here in a month { approx } and then I will be organising them to send out to you first,.. You should get all your rewards before they're in the shops even !!  :0)  . Thank you from the bottom of my lunch box for your help, trust and faith . The book looks aweswome and lots of cool comments from my distributors , family and friends.... even from the printers !  :0)  kepp an eye out for this in a month or so :0)  ps. It's not too late to order more and you can personally message me for this at [email protected]

    WE DID IT . Target Reach !!. This book will be made because of people like you !

    07/06/2015 at 12:03 PM

    Another "Eating" image

    Thank you

    Because of your support in late September this year we'll have a new Craig Smith book in store, libraries and homes throughout NZ !. YOU'RE ALL AWESOME . I can't thank you enough. Many individuals pledged and I wanted to not only thank them but also a big shout out to the many libraries who got on board and also to the companies who pledged the large amounts. These include Contec group christchurch, Burgers and beers Christchurch, Harcourts Queenstown, Skyline Queenstown and of course New World Wanganui who not only pledged to have me play there when I'm on my tour at the end of the year but then also pledged another $1000 in rewards !. So their total was an amazing $2000 in pledges for this campaign !!. However I don't want this statement to take away from all those individuals who pledged and made up the rest of the total figure needed to hit the $15,000 !. Thank you all so much !. In saying this , there is still a few hours left should anyone else be keen to grab a book or two before the day is through !.  This is called "over subscription" and is a real cool thing to happen :0) Once again thanks so much , from the bottom of my heart, it's because of people like you that people like me can follow their dreams and hearts. You've made our family very happy. And as you can see.... my daughter agrees !!

     

    ps. Another early look at one of the very cool illustrations for "Eating" by The very cool Scott Tulloch. Books out to you as soon as they land in NZ in Sept  :0)

     

     

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    48 hours left to find 45 more people to pledge.

    05/06/2015 at 4:38 PM

    To all those who've pledged so far , THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH , you're awesome.  With 48 HOURS LEFT we only need another $1790.00 to hit the $15,000.00 needed !!. The average pledge is about $40 that means we only need another 45 more pledges { unless someone/organisation is REALLY generous } to hit the goal. What I'm asking is for each of you to PLEASE think of one or two more person{s}/organisation{s} each that have kids or may be keen to pledge to pre buy my new picture book "Eating"or one of the many other rewards. You can do this by telling them, phoning them, texting them , e mailing them, facebook messaging them, smoke signal them anything you can. To make it easy all you have to do is copy and paste the below blurb to them. If each of you who have already pledged do this we'll hit the goal easily. Please try to get just 1 more each. It might be a relative, friend, neighbour or work collegue ?. Thanks so much. with your help this book will get published  :0) Warm regards, Craig Smith.

     

    Please help Craig Smith { the wonky donkey man } to publish his new book-in-song "Eating" by pre buying it { out in Sept } . He's very close to the target needed to achieve this so every pledge counts. You'll get the book before it hits the shops and signed by both Craig the author and Scott the illustrator. Simply click onto the link below before sunday night and pledge on one of the many rewards available. Please copy and paste this to your friends also or on your own facebook timeline.

    https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/3546-wonky-donkey-man-s-new-book-in-song-eating

     

    Thanks so much.

     

    Only a few days left. Only a few more pledges needed.

    02/06/2015 at 2:26 PM

    Only e few more days left. If you've thought of another reason to buy this book, or another person/school/pre school/business you can convince to pre buy Eating then NOW is the time. With only a few days left we only need about 20 more people per day to pledge to get us over the line. So far over 200 have pledged { TAHNK YOU !} and the average pledge is about $40 . please post again on your facebook, email to your work collegues , tell your local school or pre school to put in their end of week news letter... anything you can  :0)   please help this project get over the line. Warm regards. Craig and family

    getting there ! 8,500 raised 6,500 to go with 10 days left...

    28/05/2015 at 12:11 AM

    Thank you to all those who have pledged so far , you''re all so awesome !. With 10 days left we need about $650.00 in pledges per day to hit the end goal and to get this book published. The "average" pledge has been $40 per person. $650 divided by $40 = 16 more pledges per day for the next 10 days. So i need your help again. Can you PLEASE re post the below blurb one more time on your facebook timeline, or ask your childrens pre school, school to put in their news letter and/or to buy for themselves, share with your staff at work, tell your neighbours, tell your family,  convince your boss to purchace for give aways to good customers , be creative . If all of you who have pledged already can just encourage one more pledge each then we will HIT the goal. It''s that simple. Once again, thank you all. Warm regards, Craig Smith. hee haww

    To copy and paste or pass on. Please feel free to edit.

     

    Wonky Donkey Man needs your help !

     

    APRA award winning, NZpost book award winning Childrens song writer/Author Craig Smiths'  new book in song "Eating" is being "crowd funded" and you can help . Please look at the below link, pledge to buy and further more , please repost it on your own timeline and please encourage your friends to do the same to help it go viral. With only a few days left he needs to pre sell just a few more of his new book-in-song "Eating" { out in Sept } . You will get the new book before it''s available in the shops, signed by both Craig Smith and the illustrator Scott Tulloch and the knowledge that you are helping an artist to follow his dream and do what he loves. Great for christmas and birthdays too :0) Warm regards.

    https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/3546-wonky-donkey-man-s-new-book-in-song-eating

     

     

    Some good articles around my campaign

    26/05/2015 at 1:52 PM

    Here are some articles that have been written so far about the campaign:

    Nearly half way !

    23/05/2015 at 8:42 PM

    This afternoon I had an amazing call from New World supermarket Wanganui . They want to pay for me to come play at their super market while on tour at the end of the year and pledged to buy $1000.00 worth of rewards to give to their customers heading into me playing there !. So a pledge of $2000.00 for my project and for the people of Wanganui !. Including this and the other 116 pledges takes us to half the funds at the midway point !. Thanks to everyone who've pledged so far. Let's please keep the ball rolling and with a bit more effort, we'll get "Eating" published !

      Helen Lewis
      2015-06-05 17:35:18 +1200
      Claire Waghorn
      2015-06-05 17:31:19 +1200
      Deborah Macdonald
      2015-06-05 16:44:27 +1200

      "Here is another pledge from me. Can anyone else do the same by pledging one more? We've got to make this happen."

      Noel Symons
      2015-06-05 10:56:00 +1200
      Priscilla Uhrle
      2015-06-05 10:32:17 +1200

      "I love your books, I hope you get the money you need for your new book to go ahead. All the best!"

      Kath Jones
      2015-06-05 10:28:09 +1200

      "Loving your work Craig!"

      Rebecca McCall
      2015-06-05 10:17:27 +1200
      jill bunting
      2015-06-05 09:33:10 +1200
      Karen
      2015-06-05 09:06:20 +1200
      Sandy Dale
      2015-06-05 09:03:05 +1200
      Tracey Bancroft
      2015-06-05 08:53:07 +1200

      "Keep up the great work, we hope you reach your target. The Bancroft boys and I are big fans and sing along in the car. Hayling Island, UK."

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-06-04 23:16:10 +1200
      Emma Pullar
      2015-06-04 20:19:44 +1200

      "Best of !uck to the Wonky Donkey man - really hope you get this off the ground!"

      Jeanette Edwards
      2015-06-04 20:14:28 +1200
      Tracey Wardle
      2015-06-04 20:10:51 +1200
      Christina Sorensen
      2015-06-04 19:30:35 +1200
      Kelly Serrant
      2015-06-04 18:36:54 +1200
      Helen Campbell
      2015-06-04 18:06:14 +1200
      Danielle Ismail
      2015-06-04 14:53:28 +1200

      "Love Craigs work and his positive go get em attitude. A great cause. Glad he's got the recognition he deserves. "

      Karena Te Amo
      2015-06-04 13:25:29 +1200

      "Good luck, love your work."

      Deni Bevin
      2015-06-04 13:23:41 +1200

      "Great Stuff Wonky Donkey Man! Good luck!"

      Nicole
      2015-06-04 11:09:12 +1200
      mel anngow
      2015-06-04 10:34:24 +1200
      Eryn Cutler
      2015-06-04 10:24:25 +1200
      Tanya
      2015-06-04 09:50:04 +1200

      "Great performer. Gave an awesome concert to the kids on Stewart Island."

      Julieanne Frear-Adams
      2015-06-04 09:34:19 +1200
      Emma Chilvers
      2015-06-04 08:04:46 +1200
      Laura Seaton
      2015-06-04 05:15:12 +1200

      "Good luck Craig"

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-06-04 04:47:04 +1200
      Sue stewart
      2015-06-03 23:16:30 +1200
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 07/06/2015 at 11:00 AM.