Are story /picture books tranlated? I have removed the cover and cut it to size.

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I'd like to send a story book to my sponsored child in Rwanda. I have removed the cover and cut it down to permissible size. I placed three staples down the spine to keep it together as well as tape down the spine. To ease the work of translators, I typed a summary of the story to be translated with blank lines for the translation. Will this work? Will the story book go through? How much text are translators willing or allowed to translate?many thanks in advance.
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Wow, Kristine, what a labor of love! Thank you so much for blessing your child with such a wonderful gift! :) I believe that this will go through just fine, just as long as it is under 1/4" thick. You are making this super easy for our translators! Thank you! As a side note, the translators do not have a page or word limit. However, they are required to translate a certain number (it varies depending on the country office) of full letters within a weeks time. This booklet would count as one letter. Story books do not typically have a whole lot of words on each page so this will be much easier to translate than other things. How old is your sponsored child? I know they are going to love this! :) 
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Thank you Susan for your prompt response :) Uwingeneye is 9 years old and I thought she would love this Cinderella type story. It is definitely less than 1/4". So excited I can mail her this. Do I need to put a note on the book that it does not need to be translated then since the translation would go on the enclosed summary pages? Many thanks again!!
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Kristine, yes, it might be a good idea to put a note on the book that it does not need to be translated. It never hurts to over-communicate. :) 

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