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Yes Sir Captain Daddy! is a read aloud book that shows dad calmly reacting to an adventurous child to encourage appropriate behavior.
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Stretch Goal #2 - $4,000

If we reach $4,000 we will fund an outreach program offering free/discounted books to new parent groups and the Ronald McDonald House (they offer a place for families to stay when a child is receiving treatment at a hospital). We could have offered bookmarks, but this seemed like a better idea.

Stretch Goal #1 - $2,400

If we reach $2,400, we will hire a graphic designer to make all sorts of fun digital assets for the backers so you can Yes Sir Captain Daddy-ize your computer, phone, and/or tablet!

Yes Sir Captain Daddy! is a wonderful read aloud book to be read by dads to adventurous kids (and kids who might grow up to be adventurous). The book uses humor and fun situations to show that a dad doesn’t always have to raise his voice to get appropriate behavior out of their kid. And it’s also really funny. 

The book features amazing art by Betsy Peterschmidt, and it's great to read to both boys and girls. It is a perfect book for any parent or anyone about to be a parent. 

All the basic information about the book is available in the video above. Below is information regarding the funding options, a sample page spread from the book, and four short videos from the creators of Yes Sir Captain Daddy!. One video is for dads only, one is for moms only, and one is for folks that want to learn more about the art. The last video is for anyone who has (or ever had) the last name of Peterschmidt. But before you get to those videos, take a look at this spread from the book! 

Here's a look at one of the two-page spreads

Left Side Page

This is a pretty typical left side of a two-page spread in Yes Sir Captain Daddy!. It sets up the situation and adds tone with some flavorful spot illustrations. Because this book is meant to be read with a child on the reader's lap, we wanted to keep the more involved illustrations on the right hand side (this is sort of standard child literature layout).

Right Side Page

The Payoff. The text on the left connects to the main image on the right. In this case the kid is about to paint the dog! The dad, being quick to see such things, doesn't shout "NO!" instead, he gets into the kid's world, sees the kid's goal as "artistic" and calmly offers his child another option - one that won't end with a dog dripping with paint. The child responds with an enthusiastic "Yes Sir Captain Daddy!" (kind of the catch-phrase of the book). In the end, both parent and child are happy and the child is painting on an appropriate surface.

By backing this project you can get everything from a signed first edition copy of the hardcover book to some of the original artwork. The book will also feature a special thank you page where you can list your name or the name of a loved one.

Risks and challenges

Luke has been in the game publishing field for a long time, and games are a lot more complicated than books. Books are fairly straight forward. Thanks, Gutenberg! We don't anticipate any problems, but if they would pop up they would likely be due to personal health issues (one of us gets hit by a bus), the printer we're using for some reason doesn't coming through ("...you mean your measurements were in inches not centimeters?..."), or natural disaster (the post office holding all the books gets hit by a Sharknado).

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    Support the Cause

    Our eternal thanks along with your name (or the name of your favorite kid or dad) in the thank you section. But don't you really want the book, too?

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    The Hardback Book

    A beautiful, hard cover, 1st edition copy of Yes Sir Captain Daddy and your name (or your favorite child's name) listed in the thank you section!

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    The Hardback Book + eBook

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    Limited Edition Dedicated Art Print!

    A Be-Utiful art print from Yes Sir Captain Daddy!, signed by the wonderful Betsy!

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    Two Pack

    Two hardback copies of the 1st edition book. One for you and one for a gift? One for you and one to donate to a school or library? Your choice. Includes a name in the thank you section.

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    Hardback and Limited Edition Print

    Everything from the Hardback Book level PLUS a signed/dedicated limited edition art print from the book.

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    6 Books, Art Print, and eBook

    This option is open to all, but we consider this to be "Peterschmidt Level - Basic" for you family members out there. 6 signed books, AND the Art Print.

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    Original Full Page Painting, 6 books, Art Print, and eBook

    This is your chance to own a one-of-a-kind piece of Betsy's art from the book along with a box of six books, the art print, and the ebook. While open to all potential backers, we consider this "Peterschmidt Level - Advanced" for you family members out there.

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    Cover Art, 24 Books, eBook, and Art Print

    This is your chance to own the COVER art from Yes Sir Captain Daddy. This level also includes 2 dozen books, the eBook, and a signed art print. Expect to see this worth a lot more in the year 2076 when you see it on an episode of Antiques Roadshow. While open to all backers we consider this to be the "Peterschmidt Level - Supreme" option. As such, if you're not related to the authors, this option will also get you a certificate allowing admission to a future Peterschmidt family reunion. You've earned it.

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