Annabelle & Aiden is a pro-science children's book series (and, dare we say, community & movement?) dedicated to inspiring a new generation of scientists, thinkers, and all-around adventurers. Our books are tailored to foster curiosity, wonder, critical thinking skills, and inspiration on the line where science and philosophy meet.
Annabelle is curious. Which makes Aiden furious. But together, with the help of their animal (and alien-monster) friends, they discover the wonders of the universe as they try to answer questions often thought to be 'too big' for children.
One can now PRE-ORDER a signed copy of the fourth book of the Annabelle & Aiden science book series for children, entitled What Happens When We Die?
In this inspiring, life-affirming tale, Annabelle asks, “What happens when we die?” Aiden dreams of an afterlife with marshmallow shoes and chocolate kangaroos. But with the help of their dear friends (Tardigrade Tom and Skeptisaurus), the children discover what we do know, and how worth celebrating it is. How our atoms rejoin the universe, which remains forever changed by our lives. How our energy lasts forever, along with the stories of our loved ones we keep alive by honoring their memories. And most of all, how mortality can inspire us to appreciate the incredible opportunity we've been given: to live the best, most meaningful lives we can, surrounded by the people we love.
Illustrations Are In Now Progress:
This work has already garnered praise from early childhood educators & psychiatrists:
“Becker’s work about the end of life does what most children’s authors hope to accomplish. He creates a space for children to reconcile their emerging understanding of the world with their own rich fantasy lives. His work is honest and respects the developmental curiosity necessary for children tackling one of life’s most challenging moments: its end. “
-Justin Schleifer, MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Alpert Medical School at Brown University
We're Using The Same Artist As Before, And It's Turning Out Just As Stunning As Our Last Three Books.
- When we reach $15,000, every single backer will receive a full color, limited-edition Annabelle & Aiden bookmark.
- When we reach $20,000, every single backer will also receive 2 original Annabelle & Aiden desktop screensavers, made from illustrations in our books.
- If we break $25,000, every single backer will also get an Annabelle & Aiden sticker/decal.
- If we break $30,000, we will donate books to 10 public libraries. And post a video of our author jumping for joy!!
Risks and challenges
We understand there are risks and challenges inherent in any Kickstarter campaign, but are confident we will overcome them even more that we did with our first three books. (Yup, we've done this show before (3 times) and never missed a goal or deadline).
All proceeds will go towards these expenses:
-Illustration, Cover Design: $2,000
-Printing: About $5 per copy ($500 per 100 copies)
-Shipping: About $2 per copy
-Initial, basic business affairs, copyright, graphic art, etc: $300-$400
-(Possible) Promotion: $300
Where are we now? The text and page layout of the book has been completed for quite some time. The illustrator is currently working on the illustrations, and she has already completed about half of them. She should be finished the whole book in June or July 2018, as which point the book will go to production.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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