The newest book from Confetti Park is called Candy Land Ball! Inspired by real events and a song, this children’s book has been beautifully illustrated and is ready for print. We are taking pre-orders now through Indiegogo, and it will be shipped in time for the holidays!
The song “Candy Land Ball,” which is on our first CD, was inspired by an annual event in my neighborhood. The Candy Land Ball is a magical children’s ball that raises funds for parks and children’s programming in Algiers Point for 501(c)3 Confetti Kids, Inc. I have volunteered for this organization for four years, and today, I am the president! A portion of proceeds from the campaign will go to Confetti Kids, Inc.
The song, with scenes of rock candy mountains and lollipop trees, was just begging to be illustrated. This will be the second children’s book I have published from my little workshop in New Orleans. The first, written by David Eugene Ray, is called The Little Mouse Santi. It won several awards and was named by Kirkus Reviews as one of the Best Indie Books of 2015! What an honor.
What We Need & What You Get
The Candy Land Ball has been beautifully illustrated by watercolor artist Emanuela Serafina, and it is ready to print! In order to cover production costs and print 500 copies, I need to raise $3000 in pre-sales. I have created several packages for my Indiegogo supporters. Among the perks:
- An autographed book, the Candy Land Ball, with piano sheet music and a download code for the song. Autographed by me, Katy Hobgood Ray.
- The CD We’re Going to Confetti Park!, with 21 tracks of magical songs and jumprope jingles featuring a kids chorus and a star-studded lineup of New Orleans musicians. This CD won a Parents’ Choice® Award and includes the song “Candy Land Ball.”
- An autographed copy of The Little Mouse Santi, our first children’s book, which won a Moonbeam Award, a Mom’s Choice Award, and was named by Kirkus Reviews as A Best Indie Book of 2015. Autographed by author David Eugene Ray. (Listen for the track “Dream Big, Little Santi” on the CD!)
- For top level supporters, a splendid gourmet candy gift basket—the stuff of the sweetest dreams at the Candy Land Ball!
- 10% of every transaction on Indiegogo will be donated to the nonprofit 501(c)3 Confetti Kids, Inc. I have been a passionate volunteer for this grassroots volunteer organization ever since my son was born.
Thank you for your support!
I am so grateful to you for supporting the Candy Land Ball storybook! I hope you love your perks, the music and the stories. Please help me get the word out about this campaign if you know someone who would enjoy them, too.
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