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A scientific concept made easy and fun. Help us get this educational picture book into the hands of children everywhere!

Why help?

In a world where we are becoming increasingly reliant on science and technology, it's important that kids have the right tools and resources to understand the science around them. When I grew up, Bill Nye the Science Guy and Ms. Frizzle with her Magic School Bus delivered science in a fun and whimsical way that was easy to understand. Inspired by the way those shows impacted me, I set out to write Kitty's Morning Tea: Kinetic Theory Matter for Kids.

This rhyming picture book explains a scientific concept through an everyday task, showing kids that science is everywhere. It's short, sweet, and perfect for kids (and adults!) of any age. 

My goal is to print as many books as possible to donate to local libraries, classrooms, and children in the Eugene/Springfield area. The idea is to get the book into as many hands as possible to make the biggest impact we can. That's why the book will always be free and can be found online here. However, it remains important to print paper copies. I want to reach kids that might not otherwise get exposure to science--kids that don't have internet access or own any books at home. By making a physical copy of the book free and accessible, we can help those who need it most.

Thank You's

Without your help, I cannot fulfill this project. That's why I have come up with several ways to thank you for your contribution. All backers will receive a digital copy of the book in pdf format ready to be printed, cut, and bound so people from all over the world can have a book of their own. All backers who pledge $25 or more will receive a physical copy of the book (with an additional charge for international shipping).

If you donate $1-10 I'll send you a personalized Kitty-themed thank you card or bookmark to show my appreciation.

For $11-49 I will draw you as a cat and send you the drawing.

For $50-99 I will make you a custom piece of art. I promise I can do more than just cartoon cats! Here are several examples of different styles:

For $100-299 I'll put your name on the contributor's page so everyone can know that you were a huge part in making the book available.

For $300 I'll let you name Kitty after yourself or you can help choose a name! (limited to one backer)

Finally, for $500 or more, I will help you write your own storybook with as much involvement as you'd like. I can write, illustrate, or do both for you and I'll even print, cut, bind, and ship it to you.

Thank you for your interest and support! Please share with your friends, family, and anyone else who might be interested. Together we can make a difference!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

When the funding period for the project ends, not much time will be left in the school year. I would like to get the books printed and delivered before kids leave school for the summer, but risks and challenges may include problems with printing or other unexpected roadblocks. However, I have the full intention to work hard to print the books and complete all promises made to backers as soon as possible after funding.

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    A colored illustration of you as a cat and a digital copy of the book.

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    Get a physical copy of the book (signed or unsigned) and a digital copy too!

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    A personalized work of art and a digital copy of the book. Whether you want a realistic portrait or a silly drawing, I'll do it! I promise I can draw more than just cartoon cats in pajamas.

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    We'll name "Kitty" after you or you can help choose a name! You'll also get a physical and digital copy of the book.

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    Have an idea for a storybook? I'll help you write, illustrate, and print it and send it straight to you when it's done. You'll also get a physical and digital copy of the book.

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