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You can be included in this children's picture book that encourages a love of books while also creating a way to give to those in need.
You can be included in this children's picture book that encourages a love of books while also creating a way to give to those in need.
29 backers pledged $2,405 to help bring this project to life.

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The ultimate goal of this project is to encourage the love of reading and travel through a beautifully illustrated and engaging adventure. The book starts off colorless and monochromatic, but when "Bennett - The StoryTeller" enters The Storybook Empire made entirely of books and begins writing his stories, the kingdom begins to gleam in vibrant colors! 

Early Sketch of the Storybook Empire
Early Sketch of the Storybook Empire

 Beside creating the book, I wanted to have a way to help others in need. I will be donating 75% of the profits from the completed future book sales which is how the book can give back in many ways. 

TD Foundation - MAKING A DIFFERENCE
TD Foundation - MAKING A DIFFERENCE

I choose the TD Foundation as the charity to donate proceeds to because giving money to help military families in need is a great cause.

Tom Deierlein Foundation Mission Statement: TD Foundation is a 100% volunteer organization that provides aid to children of wounded warriors and fallen heroes. We help American Veterans’ families in crisis.

What They Believe: The organization is non-political. Regardless of how people feel about war, one thing is true for all of us – we do not want to see innocent children suffer. It is a truly tragic thing when the most innocent and needy are suffering. Many people frustrated with war want to find ways to make a difference, or do something – ANYTHING. TDF provides an extremely valuable opportunity for all of us to make a true difference – a direct, specific, and tangible difference – in the lives of young children effected by war.

Operations: Much of our work is through a network of smaller, grass-roots charities with missions aligned with ours. We basically fill the gaps left by government programs, VA, and other charities. It is everything from a couple hundred dollars for school supplies, to a tablet for a boy with a reading disability, a refrigerator, to $15K to cover mortgage payments and keep a family in their home. It varies from truck repairs and overdue bills in collection to a new bed that lifts for a soldier with TBI. http://tdfoundation.org/successes/

Like written in Storytellers: Adventures in The Storybook Empire;

I would like to Help..Not 100’s of People, Not 100’s of Thousands of People, but 100’s of Millions of People - Thank you!!!

Mountains outside of the Storybook Empire
Mountains outside of the Storybook Empire
Author and son
Author and son
Prince running with Giraffe
Prince running with Giraffe

Risks and challenges

Creating a story and turning it into a picture book is no easy challenge even by today's new tech standards. Risk is an inevitable element of any project, however, I have done everything to ensure that this project will be executed and fulfilled successfully. The success of this campaign will help cover the expense of illustrations, formatting and publishing.

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    Help Support a Great Project

    Help support a project that will show children the love of books, travel and will also help military families in need. A portion of the proceeds of the sales when completed will go to the TD Foundation. http://tdfoundation.org/

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    First to Receive a Copy of Storytellers

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    Become a Citizen of The Storybook Empire

    Along with a copy of the book, Your name will be added on the "Wall of Citizens" of Storybook Empire on the last page of the book.

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    Illustration of YOU in the Book

    Along with a copy of the book, You will also be (drawn from a picture) featured as an illustration in the book.

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    Illustration of YOU in the Book x3

    Along with 1 copy of the book, 2 or 3 people can be illustrated (drawn from pictures) in the book for a maximum allowed of 3 total people illustrated.

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    Original Drawing Signed by the Artist

    Along with 1 copy of the book. 1, 2 or 3 people can be illustrated in the book for a maximum allowed of 3 total people illustrated. You will also receive an original full color signed illustration by the artist of the book.

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