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).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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