by Martyn Brown in Durweston, England, United Kingdom

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Unfortunately this project was not successful.

The next step in the aim for the project is to give it that next ‘push’ into the printers for promo copies to send to agents and publishers

by Martyn Brown in Durweston, England, United Kingdom

Hi there I’m Martyn and I’m a stay at home dad from Dorset.

Hi there, after covid 19 cost me my job, I decided to go a different route. I have now created a beautiful children’s picture book about the earths eco system that taps into the topics of plastic in our seas, oil pollution, deforestation and global warming. The whole book is in rhyming verse with relatable characters children can quickly get excited about.
The book will be fully illustrated within 3 months so I am hoping to obtain support and interest as its topic is of uttermost importance.

The aim for the book is that it will be available for preschoolers and primary school children to read.

Beyond this, the future is as bright and colourful as the book, with ideas to explore the Earth and the other problems we face with a sequel, also a website with quizzes and regular updated activities children can do at home to help the environment and their community. 

We already have a Facebook page where you can look at our beautiful array of upcoming artwork and by forgiven you may ask the question of “when is the movie coming out?”because that’s the very question I asked myself when I saw the images. All I can say is we need your support and without it we can’t progress! Let’s get this beautiful book into schools and educate our children on the dangers of dropping litter and what danger it can all be to our animal friends.

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Thank you in advance.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

A beautiful postcard from Hetty the Octopus

This is a beautiful printed postcard from Hetty asking for your help her to make change.

£70 or more

A4 signed print of an upcoming page from the book

A beautiful signed print of one of the scenes in this incredible book

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