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This book teaches big picture wisdom about what truly matters in life.  Portion of sales supports ocean conservation.
This book teaches big picture wisdom about what truly matters in life. Portion of sales supports ocean conservation.
80 backers pledged $3,271 to help bring this project to life.

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The Greatest Treasure - Sea Otter Children's Book

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About this book (aside from its super cuteness)

When something is lost, there is wisdom to be found.

For Sam the Sea Otter, a priceless family heirloom leads to the best day ever, until a seagull fight changes everything…

Uh oh!  What happens next?!

We'd love to tell you, but no one likes a spoiler!  What we can say is that the simple, clear words and wonderful illustrations will beautifully convey this book’s valuable message: The most precious things in life aren’t things.  Sam’s mom has a powerful lesson to share that can help you recognize what’s “just a rock” in your big picture too.

Huh?  What does "just a rock" mean?  Buy the book!  All shall be revealed. :)

Why we're crowdfunding

The money raised from this campaign will go toward the artwork, copyrights, distribution, marketing and other associated costs of publishing.  Our future goal will be to partner with a big-name publishing house so we can get The Greatest Treasure into as many schools and libraries as possible, starting with the US and Canada and branching out from there.  Hello world!

Who we are

Author: Stefanie Fields   stefaniebooks.com 

Stefanie is an independent author from Bellingham, WA who has previously published 3 children's books.  She graduated from her hometown college as a Certified Hypnotherapist, where she learned the power of positive words, affirmations, and mindful actions.  The "Stefanie books" have been created to promote joy, self-esteem, wisdom, and strength.  She hopes her newest edition, The Greatest Treasure, makes a big splash and gets along well with its older siblings!

Illustrator: Heather Gross   @heathersketcheroos 

Heather resides in the rainy and green Pacific Northwest, though she often wanders off into dreamland to find new creatures and characters for her art.  She is best known for her visual work on Nightschool Studio's "Oxenfree" and endless Bunnehs and Dwagons!

Heather has worked in animation, fashion, toy design, and on award winning video games. She doesn't plan on stopping there, though!  On a constant journey to find inspiration, she enjoys wandering through nature, trying different forms of art to expand her skillset, and visiting places she has never been before!

Your rewards

Your pledge rewards are eco-friendly and eco-awesome!

Sea Kelp Bar Soap

The Soap Works is a great little Canadian company founded in 1985.  They make natural soaps, safe for sensitive skin types.  All of their products are phosphate-free, lauryl sulphate-free, and have never ever been tested on animals.  The Soap Works keeps their packaging to a minimum in order to create the smallest environmental footprint they can. See why we like them so much?!

Stainless Steel Straw Kit

Life Without Plastic provides safe, high quality, ethically-sourced, Earth-friendly alternatives to plastic products for everyday life.  Their vision is a world without fossil fuel-derived plastic.  Their quest (cue Lord of the Rings music) is to help as many living beings as possible, including wildlife and the Earth, by encouraging decreased plastic use.  LWP is committed to building awareness about the dangers of plastic and the existence of healthier alternatives for everyday products.  Healthier for the Earth, healthier for us all.  Every single one of us can make a tangible difference by taking action in some way to reduce plastic use. ONWARD!

Ocean Conservation

The ocean is a gorgeous, living, breathing, incredible entity.  And she needs our help.  A portion of the sales from this book will support ocean conservation efforts to clean and protect the Earth's magnificent waters. Thank you for your contribution to help save the sea!

Risks and challenges

The book is written and the illustrations are being drawn as we speak, so there isn't much standing in our way! Any road blocks we encounter will be conquered - you're backing two very determined women here. This book will be published and it will be wonderful, this we know.

One possible concern we can foresee would be a delay in delivery for the straw kit rewards. Due to the increased popularity of reusable straws (yay!), a lot of manufacturers can't keep up with demand (bummer!). So it's possible that our vendor may run out of the straw kits in the time between this project's launch and closure. In this case, we would request your patience and promise your straws will be sent to you lickity split!

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    Thanks Cutie!

    We'll send good vibes your way as we say your name with gratitude 5 times. :)

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    e-Cute Fan Club!

    Thank you for saving paper and trees! We're happy to send you a digital copy of The Greatest Treasure to add to your e-library. You'll also receive a digital wallpaper from the book to cute-ify your computer/mobile/tablet.

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    Cuteness in your hands!

    Is it cute in here, or is it your new book? :)
    We're delighted you want your very own copy of The Greatest Treasure! You'll receive a printed copy signed by the author and illustrator. Digital goodies included.

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    Super Cute & Super Clean!

    This is a great little bundle: You'll receive a signed, printed copy of The Greatest Treasure and a sea kelp bar soap! The soap is a really cute add-on if you're planning on gifting the book to someone special. :) Digital goodies included.

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    So Cute! Complete Starter Pack

    One of everything! You'll receive a signed, printed copy of The Greatest Treasure, a sea kelp bar soap, and a stainless steel straw kit. Saving the ocean one straw at a time - that cape looks so cute on you!!
    Digital goodies included.

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    • Good vibes & gratitude
    • Digital copy of the book
    • Digital wallpaper
    • Printed copy of the book - signed by Stefanie & Heather!
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    So Flippin' Cute!!

    Double the cuteness of the Starter Pack!! You'll receive 2 printed copies of The Greatest Treasure: one for you and one to donate to a school/library of your choice. You'll also receive 2 bars of sea kelp soap and 2 stainless steel straw kits. As an added bonus for your generosity, you'll receive a 5" x 7" print from the book! This pledge is perfect for all you super cute givers out there. XOXO
    Digital goodies included.

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    • Digital copy of the book
    • Digital wallpaper
    • Printed copy of the book - signed by Stefanie & Heather!
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    Holy Cuteness - An Original Sketch!

    An original pencil sketch just for you from Heather Sketcheroos! This is a limited reward for only 5 special backers. Includes So Cute! Complete Starter Pack, with extras for you to gift/give away. Digital goodies included.

    Includes:
    • Good vibes & gratitude
    • Digital copy of the book
    • Digital wallpaper
    • Printed copy of the book - signed by Stefanie & Heather!
    • Printed copy of the book to donate - XOXO
    • 5" x 7" Original sketch by Heather
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    Community Cuteness Award!

    Look at you spreading the love! This reward includes 5 copies of The Greatest Treasure for you to donate to your local libraries and schools, or wherever else you like! You'll receive 5 bars of sea kelp soap, 5 stainless steel straw kits, and 5 5" x 7" prints. Digital goodies included.

    Includes:
    • Good vibes & gratitude
    • Digital copy of the book
    • Digital wallpaper
    • Printed copy of the book to donate x5 - XOXO
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    So Cute We Can't Even Take It!!!

    OMG you're so generous and cute!!!! What are we going to do with you?!?!! How about we give you a super big shout-out on social media to tell the world how much we love you!! And if you live within 50 miles* of Bellingham, WA, Stefanie will come to your school for a book reading meet and greet!! Fun!!
    You'll get everything listed below and huge gratitude from us. So much gratitude it might make you a little bit mad!! ;)

    *If you live beyond this radius, travel costs not included.

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- (30 days)