A children's story about kid a who wants every excuse to avoid sleep & how his parents help him see the night in a magical new way.
Bedtime For Sammy is a charming story about a kid who wants every excuse to avoid sleep, and how his parents help him see the night in a magical new way. Along the path they all learn about compassion and appreciating what they already have.
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Why did I write the book?
I’ve been reading stories to my son since he was two weeks old. He’s now six and his two year old little sister has jumped in on the action. It’s a time I cherish and enjoy spending with them.
If everything goes according to plan.... my children will have children and their children will have children, and if I’m really lucky, I’ll have created this book - which means someday, many years from now, I’ll still be around enjoying story time. :-)
Why is this book for you?
If you enjoy a genuine, fun story, and you like supporting independent creators, this book is for you. I've spent the last 15 years telling visual and creative stories for the world, and I think you're going to love it!
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What do you get?
Other than feeling awesome, there are some really cool Rewards available for you to enjoy and share. All of the Rewards are detailed in the column to the right. In addition to the Rewards shown below, we are also offering a family photography session and even a reading at your child's school!
Where do the funds go?
Your support will go towards printing and production along with fulfilling the Rewards and the fees associated with this listing. Any remaining funds will be used to turn Bedtime For Sammy into an interactive children's story for the iPad.
What is Kickstarter?
Every week, tens of thousands of people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, games, fashion, food, publishing, and other creative fields. Since its launch on April 28th, 2009, more than one and a quarter million people have pledged $130 million to projects by creators who always maintain full ownership and complete creative control of their work. Source: Crunchbase.com
How does Kickstarter work?
- TO SUPPORT THIS PROJECT -- Click on the green 'Back This Project' button above. From there, you can choose from the list of Rewards available and make your pledge.
- PAYMENTS -- Conveniently, Kickstarter uses Amazon for payment processing and you can use your existing Amazon account for check out!
YOUR CARD IS CHARGED ONLY IF WE REACH OUR GOAL -- If we successfully reach our fundraising goal by the deadline listed above, your card is charged and we'll get busy fulfilling your Reward(s)!
YOUR CARD IS NOT CHARGED -- If we do not reach our goal by the deadline listed above, your card is not charged, your pledge is discarded, and we do not receive any funding. Boo :-(
THANK YOU for your support! :-)
If you have any questions at all, please contact me - I'd love to hear from you.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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REWARD # 1 - You will forever be considered AWESOME in my heart and will receive your very own PDF copy of Bedtime For Sammy.Estimated delivery:
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REWARD # 2 - In addition to the reward above (#1), you will also receive a first edition, hardcover copy of Bedtime For Sammy! US shipping included. International friends please add $10 for S&H.Estimated delivery:
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REWARD # 3 - Get one, Give one! In addition to the rewards above (1 & 2) you will receive a second copy of Bedtime For Sammy - perfect for gift giving or sharing with your child's class (and a savings of $10.00). You will also receive an mp3 of the Audiobook. US shipping included. International friends please add $10 for S&H.Estimated delivery:
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REWARD # 4 - In addition to all of the rewards above (1 - 3) your name will appear in the "My Heroes" (credits) page AND your first edition copies of Bedtime For Sammy will be signed by (me!) the author. US shipping included. International friends please add $10 for S&H.Estimated delivery:
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REWARD # 5 - In addition to all of the rewards above (1-4) you will also receive a Bedtime For Sammy T-shirt (any size: infant onesie, toddler, youth or adult ). US shipping included. International friends please add $10 for S&H.Estimated delivery:
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REWARD # 6 - In addition to all of the rewards above (1-5) you can test your memory skills with a fun Bedtime For Sammy themed Memory Game card set. You'll also receive a custom, handmade plush TEDDY BEAR of Sammy's best friend "D" (as seen on the cover illustration)! US shipping included. International friends please add $10 for S&H.Estimated delivery:
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REWARD # 7 - In addition to rewards 1-5, you will also receive a customized canvas print in a Sammy-styled illustration. Boy or girl themed, with choice of hair, skin and pajama colors, along with your name in the title. US shipping included. International friends please add $10 for S&H.Estimated delivery:
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REWARD #8 - This Limited Edition DELUXE GIFT Set includes ALL of the rewards (1-7) listed above (and shown to the left) as well as a custom dedication on both of your first edition signature copies of Bedtime For Sammy.Estimated delivery:
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REWARD # 9 - In addition to rewards 1-5, have documentary-style photographs captured of your family. Let's have a picnic, go to the zoo or spend an afternoon at Fisherman's Wharf! I'll capture photographs of these fun-filled memories. You'll receive an 11x14 print as well as the digital files. This Reward can take place anywhere within a 2-hour drive from the lovely San Francisco Bay area.Estimated delivery:
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REWARD # 10 - In addition to receiving the Limited Edition Gift Set (Reward # 8 - all items shown on the left) we will also DONATE 50 copies of Bedtime For Sammy IN YOUR HONOR to patients at St Jude Children’s Hospital (or any other charity of your choice).Estimated delivery:
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REWARD # 11 - In addition to receiving the Limited Edition Gift Set (Reward # 8 - all items shown on the left) the author (that's me!) will visit your child's class and hold a book signing session. I will read Bedtime For Sammy to the entire class and donate a signed copy of the book to each of your child's classmates. (limited to 25 copies) What a great way to give back to the community and support art! This Reward can take place anywhere within the continental US.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)