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When I Was Big and You Were Little

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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!

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book cover mock-up

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.

sample image of interior pages
sample image of interior pages

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. 

sample image of interior pages
sample image of interior pages
sample image of interior pages
sample image of interior pages

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.

coloring sheets PDF
coloring sheets PDF

* 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.

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archival print image

* 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.

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    WALL ART

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    WALL ART + BOOK ART

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    SELF-PUB CONSULTATION

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    2-DAY WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP FOR 3

    * 2 3-hour courses taught at the artist's studio
    * 3 Signed hardcover copies of WHEN I WAS BIG AND YOU WERE LITTLE
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    EARLY BEAVER

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