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A children's book about loving others even those who have been hurtful to you.
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Better To Love is a story about a bunny named Whimsy who overcame the hurtfulness of others by loving everyone, including those who hurt her most.  The story was inspired & in honor of Jeff’s sister, Lindsay, who wanted to write a children’s book. The hope for this story is to inspire children to love as well as Lindsay loved others.

Lindsay was an incredible human being, her heart for people, and the loving actions it motivated, were truly inspiring to watch.” - Jeff Hoehn

Bryan’s Illustration of the story really brought the characters to life and the vivid color pallet draws in young readers. The individual personality of each character is portrayed on every page. Kids will really like this book!

The book is finished and is ready to send to the printers.  Problem is, printing is very expensive and we need your help to make this book a reality. Please check out how you can help! Thank you!

Risks and challenges

The printer we chose has a minimum order of 500 units, and our costs will be $3,700. We would have loved to order a few less books, but in order to stay with a reputable printer and to print it as a board book, we will have to order at least 500 books.

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    Hug Time!

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    Donate 2 Books

    Donate 2 "Better To Love" books to the school, library, church, or day care of your choice, within 25 miles of Evansville, IN. Bryan &/or Jeff will hand deliver these to offset the shipping costs.

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    Spread the Love!

    Get FOUR of your own physical, board book copies of Better to Love - hot off the presses
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    AND an original 5x7 Whimsy drawing by Better to Love artist, Bryan Bretz!

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    Snuggle Up!

    Get TWO of your own physical, board book copies of Better to Love - hot off the presses
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    AND an original 5x7 Whimsy drawing by Better to Love artist, Bryan Bretz
    AS WELL AS a 16" plush Whimsy to snuggle with while you read!

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    Whimsy-Palooza!

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    AND an original 5x7 Whimsy drawing by Better to Love artist, Bryan Bretz
    AS WELL AS a 16" plush Whimsy to snuggle with while you read!

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    Friends Forever!

    Get TWENTY of your own physical, board book copies of Better to Love - hot off the presses
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    AND an original 5x7 Whimsy drawing by Better to Love artist, Bryan Bretz
    AS WELL AS a 16" plush Whimsy to snuggle with while you read!

    BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE...Jeff will write a song about your child AND Bryan & Jeff will be your best friend for all of 2019!

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