All is Not Lost!

Hello Stupendous Supporters!

You all deserve the biggest thank you EVER!  Your encouragement has helped me gain some amazing attention and even though our Kickstarter campaignt wasn't successful (meaning nobody will be charged), I have three GREAT pieces of news to share with you!  That, to me, is successful! 

First, an amazing supporter of this project turned me onto the extraordinary publishing company, Sunny Day Publishing (http://sunnydaypublishing.com).  Their tagline, "A Health Education Company", couldn't be more in line with the Toothpaste Avenger's goal: health through education and, at that, ORAL HEALTH through education!  Nathan and I are eagerly awaiting their decision on whether or not they will publish the Cavity Creatures.  Yay!

Try your hand at our Easy Word Search!

Try your hand at our Easy Word Search!

Second, during the campaign, Delta Dental of New Jersey came across this project and wondered what my long-term goals are with the book.  In a nutshell, I explained to them I will still be publishing the book but all orders will be at our retail price (discounted a certain percentage for bulk orders).  Elated to hear this, Delta Dental of New Jersey is looking into how "The Invasion of the Cavity Creatures" can be woven into their foundation that works specifically on increasing the awareness of the benefits of oral health in children!  This is just up our alley, right?!  They already have some of the Cavity Creatures promotional items ready to go up on their Kid's Club website once they get the green light from the higher-ups on their end.  Hopefully they want the book, too!

Lastly, the book and all accompanying goodies are available for sale on this website!  That's right, just head over to the store, click on the items you want, select your shipping method, and voila!  You will soon have your goodies in hand.  

Thank you, again, for all of your support and encouragement - it means the world to me, the Toothpaste Avenger, Bobby Brusher, Penelope Picker, X-Ray, and those icky blobs! 

Love-in-books,

Kate

Two simple tricks to see if your child is telling the truth about their hygiene.

I’m sure most of you have told your kiddos to brush their teeth and wash their hands and simply left it at that. They should listen to you. They're your kids, right? Surely they listen to everything you say. I'll be the first to admit, I took my student's word for granted. I ran into this countless times in my classroom and that is precisely why I implemented two policies: The soap check and breath test! Sounds gross, but these two things accomplished a lot in our tiny classroom.

Contest, Contest, Contest!

Alrighty, time is counting down to our official Book Birthday - January 31st - of The Invasion of the Cavity Creatures!  We are awaiting approval from the iBookstore gurus to say "Yes, you may sell your book on our store" and then it's a go-ahead!  As far as the print version comes along, it's a little bit more complicated than that.  I'll know more at the end of this fine day and likely update you next week!

In any event, here's what I need from you lovely followers:  Names for the two meanest, ickiest, grossest Cavity Creatures in Tongue Town.  Their mug shots are on my homepage now and I'd love for them to have silly names.  Talk to your kids, your spouse, your dentists!  What should these disgusting creatures be called?  I'll take your answers via email at kate@kateparkhurst .com, via form submission on my Contact page, or even by the filling out the form on the Store page. 

Here's what you get from me: a free ($4.99 value) iBook version of the book AND a signed copy of the printed version when it is released (an $18.95 value).  That's over $23 worth of goodies!

Submissions are due by February 15th.  I'll announce the winner on February 18th via a blog post and on The Invasion of the Cavity Creatures facebook page!

Good luck Brushers, Flossers, and Pickers!