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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 19 2015
£131
pledged of £ 1,500pledged of £ 1,500 goal
4
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 19 2015

About

Myself (N.G.K, the author) and Janelle Dimmett (The book's illustrator) started working together on this book in January 2014.

We had one goal, to write a happy, brightly coloured, cute rhyming book that promoted the idea of 'paying it forward' and helping others.

This project is perfect for Kickstarter! The theme of helping others to achieve things, and how a lot of individuals can achieve amazing things!

The opening page
The opening page

In the story, Harry helps a Frog who is in trouble, but instead of asking for something in return, Harry asks the Frog to help someone else. As we follow the characters through the story we see that one good deed turns into many, and a little bit of kindness can go a long way! 

Page from the Book: Harry helps a Frog in trouble.
Page from the Book: Harry helps a Frog in trouble.
Page from the book, the dialogue that is repeated from character to character.
Page from the book, the dialogue that is repeated from character to character.

 After we have followed the good deed, Harry learns about the effect his act of kindness has had!

 Harry's wife then surprises him with everyone he has helped with his original deed!

The book is completely finished, and we have produced a few examples of the finished product by using create space, it looks amazing!! But the end goal for us is producing hardcovers, and getting them into bookshops. 

We've gone as far as we can without further funding. 

A photograph of the prototype we have produced.
A photograph of the prototype we have produced.

We have already established a large following on Facebook and Twitter, and have established a website in preparation:

www.harrythehappymouse.com

Which includes free activity pages.

To give you as much confidence in this product as possible, we have submitted it to a few review websites, and the responses have been AWESOME!

Here are some of the reviews:

"What I liked best of all is the strong, positive message it gives of being kind to others by doing for them what they most need, and paying it forward."

"This is a most wonderful book with a great message for all."

"mesmerised by the amazing artwork on each page."

"A beautifully written picture book"

The money will be spent in the following ways: 

Purchasing an ISBN.

Arranging for printing/producing the book (where most of the money will go)

Marketing the book. (I am qualified in, and have experience in this field, the money will be well spent!)

Depending on how much we make, I would like to donate copies of the book to schools and libraries.

I wanted to give our backers really good rewards, so a lot of each donation will go to buying and posting the rewards.

Fees.

I will personally ensure that every penny/cent that is donated to help us is well spent. 

Except the for the illustrations (Rewards 8,9,10) the items will be signed by the author. The illustrations will be signed by Janelle Dimmett (the illustrator)

The limited edition 'kickstarter' postcard
The limited edition 'kickstarter' postcard
The cover of the book
The cover of the book
Limited edition signed A3 Professionally produced Poster
Limited edition signed A3 Professionally produced Poster

If we are lucky enough to meet our goal of £1,500, and can manage to get to our stretch goal of £2,000, we would love to make a 'Harry The Happy Mouse' audiobook.

If we can meet £2,000 we will put an audiobook into development.

Music used in videos:"Luminous Rain" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Risks and challenges

There aren't really any risks associated with this project.

We have completed the book.

We have made a prototype to eliminate problem with production.

We have tested it with some critics to ensure the quality of the material.

To produce the rewards and the books we do reply on a number of external companies, over which we have no control, but all of the test mechanise and books we've ordered have been delivered on time.

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    Pledge £2 or more About $3

    Reward 1:

    A HUGE Thank you from us on our Twitter/Facebook account. We'll also follow you if you have an account!

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    A limited edition signed and numbered 'Harry The Happy Mouse' postcard.

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    A signed paperback copy of 'Harry The Happy Mouse'.

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    Pledge £22 or more About $28

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    Your name in the book! Your name included in a 'supported by' section of all future editions of the book.

    A limited edition tote bag (being produced for this campaign).

    +A signed paperback copy of 'Harry The Happy Mouse'.

    +A limited edition signed by the author and numbered 'Harry The Happy Mouse' postcard.

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    A signed A3 full colour poster.

    +Your name in the book! Your name included in a 'supported by' section of all future editions of the book.

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    +A signed paperback copy of 'Harry The Happy Mouse'.

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    Pledge £60 or more About $74

    Reward 6:

    5 books donated to local charities/libraries/schools.

    +A signed A3 full colour poster.

    +Your name in the book! Your name included in a 'supported by' section of all future editions of the book.

    +A limited edition tote bag (being produced for this campaign).

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    Pledge £100 or more About $123

    Reward 7:

    Double up! Two postcards, Two books, Two Tote bags and Two posters.

    +We will donate 5 books to a local school/library.

    +2 x signed A3 full colour poster.

    + 2 x limited edition tote bag (being produced for this campaign).

    +Your name in the book! Your name included in a 'supported by' section of all future editions of the book.

    +2 x signed paperback copy of 'Harry The Happy Mouse'.

    +2 x limited edition signed by the author and numbered 'Harry The Happy Mouse' postcard.

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    Pledge £120 or more About $148

    Reward 8:

    A custom drawing by Janelle Dimmett (the books illustrator), choose your favourite character and situation from "Harry The Happy Mouse' and Janelle will produce a one off drawing, signed by Janelle.

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    Pledge £250 or more About $307

    Reward 9:

    One of the original 'circle' drawings of your choice (as long as it's still available) from the original 'Harry The Happy Mouse' drawings that are used in the book. These are one offs. Signed by Janelle.

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    One of the original full page drawings of your choice (as long as it's still available) from the original 'Harry The Happy Mouse' drawings that are used in the book. These are one offs. Signed by Janelle.

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