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This picture book is about a brown bear who's unlike any other. He tries to fit in but eventually learns to accept his uniqueness.
This picture book is about a brown bear who's unlike any other. He tries to fit in but eventually learns to accept his uniqueness.
239 backers pledged CA$ 9,421 to help bring this project to life.

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My name is Yu-Chen Tseng. I’m a graphic designer and illustrator based in Edmonton, Alberta. I grew up reading story books and have always been fascinated by them. I've always had a love for drawing and creating a world of my own. I spend my free time at markets and events selling my illustrations and products. Some comments I got a lot were “do you illustrate children’s books? If not, you should,” which motivated me to write and illustrate my own book, hence the birth of Koko the Bear.

 

Koko the Bear is a fully illustrated book about a brown bear who is unlike any other. He didn’t feel like he belonged, but eventually learns his uniqueness is what makes him who he is. I remember growing up in Canada, I wasn’t sure if I would fit in because of my ethnicity. I then came to realize that my ethnicity is what makes me who I am today. This book shares a message - that it’s okay to be different. It’s what makes you, you!

The first mock up of the book is printed. I’ve shown it at markets and received a lot of positive feedback. This book is suitable for kids, adults and/or for people who simply enjoy collecting a good illustrated picture book.

 

 

 

7"x7" perfect bound full colour book with watercolour paper textured cover.
7"x7" perfect bound full colour book with watercolour paper textured cover.

 

Lapel Pin (Roughly 0.85"x0.85")
Lapel Pin (Roughly 0.85"x0.85")

 

1.5" Wood Magnet and Pin
1.5" Wood Magnet and Pin

 

5.5" wide and 8.5" tall MDF Bear Stand
5.5" wide and 8.5" tall MDF Bear Stand

 

9" wide x 10.25" tall Screen Printed Felt Flag
9" wide x 10.25" tall Screen Printed Felt Flag

 

8"x10" High Quality Prints
8"x10" High Quality Prints

 

9"x9" Custom Family Portrait
9"x9" Custom Family Portrait

 

Risks and challenges

The first mock up of the book and rewards are made. Once the project is successfully funded, I can contact the printer and manufacturers right away with the orders. All orders will be hand pack by me. It should be ready to ship in November, just in time for Christmas!

I will communicate with the backers in case any unexpected difficulties arise. I’m prepared to handle whatever challenges come my way!

Thank you so much for your support!

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    Lapel Pin

    1 Limited Edition Koko the Bear Lapel Pin

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    Koko the Bear (book)

    One full colour, 32 pages perfect bond book.

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    Book and Wooden Magnet + Pin

    One full colour, 32 pages perfect bond book with a wooden magnet and a pin.

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    Book + Lapel Pin

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    Koko the Bear Book x 2

    Two full colour, 32 pages perfect bond book

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    Book + Felt Flag

    One full colour, 32 pages perfect bond book with a screen printed felt flag.

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    Book + Bear Stand

    One full colour, 32 pages perfect bond book with MDF bear stand

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    The Collection Pack

    The Collection Pack
    Three full colour, 32 pages perfect bond book plus wooden magnet + pin, a bear stand, a screen printed felt flag, and three 8"x10" high quality prints.

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    The Ultimate Collection Pack

    Three full colour, 32 pages perfect bond book plus wooden magnet and pin, a limited edition lapel pin, a bear stand, a screen printed felt flag, three high quality prints, and a 9 x 9 custom portrait.

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    • Wooden Magnet
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    • Lapel Pin
    • Bear Stand
    • Screen Printed Felt Flag
    • Print
    • Custom Portrait
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