Note: The following is a fund raiser to publish a book through the Jane Goodall Institute/Roots and Shoots. You can check it out by following the link to the page.
My name is Alan Bartels. During breakfast with my friend, Jane Goodall, it was suggested that I write a children’s book about prairie dogs and the many animals which rely on prairie dogs for food, and use their burrows for shelter. The book is now written and illustrated. The illustrator and I are donating the proceeds of this book to Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program. And, Jane wrote the foreword to the book. We need $12,000 for printing, for marketing, website development and creation of promotional materials and nationwide distribution.
Prairie dogs inhabit less than 1% of their former range. What is left is highly fragmented. This book makes enemies of nobody, and teaches that anyone can make a difference – even a young child. I hope you’ll make a difference by contributing today. Thank you.