It's bedtime but Pina isn’t keen. Just as sleep seems to have won out, Pina finds herself transformed. Pina and her father set out into the night, on a journey to face fears and discover new joys.
Going to bed is a time when many kids feel the most powerless. Pina's story lets children imagine a world where they are in control. Set in an Indian-American household, When I Was Big and You Were Little is about family, adventure, imagination and a super fun sort of bedtime!
The first edition of When I Was Big and You Were Little will be a beautifully bound, 32-page, hardcover picture book. The book will be approximately 12 x 8 inches in size.
My goal is to create a book full of texture and warmth. I've hired a production specialist with over 20 years of experience in book publishing to help me achieve the highest quality product.
We've already hit our funding goal! When I Was Big and You Were Little is happening. But, the more people interested in the project, the more I can do. Funds exceeding the base goal will go to adding stylistic embellishments to the book cover and creating some extra swag for everyone. Check out the swag!
* 10K STRETCH GOAL - IT'S RAINING STICKERS!
Every backer will receive a 4 x 6 sticker sheet with all your favorite characters - Pina, Dad, and The Beavers!
* 20K STRETCH GOAL - AUDIO BOOK
Every backer will receive an audio book file, produced with sound effects and music. This reward will arrive in the first quarter of 2019.
* COLORING PAGES PDF
Every reward tier comes with a PDF selection of 10 black and white line drawings from the book. Reprint as needed for hours of playtime entertainment.
* ARCHIVAL PRINT
13 x 19 inch archival print - choose between 3 full-spread illustrations. Option #1: Big Pina and Little Dad's iconic journey through the night forest. The other two choices are TBD. All three will be personally printed and signed by RS Whipple.
* SELF-PUBLISHING CONSULTATION
Enjoy an hour-long creative consultation via video call with me, RS Whipple. I've garnered a wealth of knowledge about children's books, self-publishing and DIY ways to complete book projects. I love to see people fulfilled creatively and I have a pragmatic approach that comes in handy.
* THE SCHOOL KIT
With the help of professional educators, we've developed an outstanding lesson plan to accompany When I Was Big and You Were Little. Get the lesson plan and activity sheets plus 10 copies of the book for a school of your choosing. This is a great way to support our public school system.
* 2-DAY WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP FOR 3 (SF BAY ONLY)
You and 2 of your friends will get 2 consecutive afternoons of private instruction in the art of watercolor. You get to hang out in my San Francisco art studio, while I take you through the full process. From how to stretch watercolor paper and brush techniques to personalized instruction while you paint from a pre-arranged still-life. This is going to be fun.
Risks and challenges
Risks are low. I've hired David Brimble, a book production expert with 20 plus years of experience. With all of the artwork and writing finished, we're down to the last few steps of the process: materials, final layout and proofing. I'm sure that I can deliver a beautiful book to all of you come September.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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