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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Mr. Trunk Builds A Wall

This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

During the last election (just after the republican nominee was decided), they came up with a clever idea for a children’s book. Heather wanted to write about her moral outrage, but they decided to go with an alternative idea.  A children’s book that expressed their feelings in a playful and positive way. Something appropriate for young children while remaining amusing to parents.  The story is about Ronald Trunk and his son Ronnie, who are elephants that live in a big white house.

Ronnie wants to make friends in his new neighborhood and there are lots of interesting animals who live on the other side of a creek, next to his house. His over-protective father Ronald doesn’t want him playing with the children on that side of the water, so he decides to build a great big wall.  The story will hit a little close to home for some and it echoes challenges our country and others are facing, but regardless of what side of the fence you’re on, the message to our children and future generations is a good one: Build bridges, not walls.

As of April 18th, this project has raised $5,000 of their $10,000 goal. This project has 17 days left to raise the $10,000 or it will not be funded. For a pledge of $5, you will get a digital copy of the book.  For a pledge of $20, you will get one copy of the book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: