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Inspired by a real-life raccoon & squirrel friendship, my goal is to write, illustrate, and publish a full-color 32 page book for kids.

Inspired by a real-life raccoon & squirrel friendship, my goal is to write, illustrate, and publish a full-color 32 page book for kids. Read More
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This project's funding goal was not reached on July 11, 2013.

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Sarah Caterisano
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Sarah Caterisano

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About this project

Hello there!

My name is Sarah and I am a freelance illustrator.  I have illustrated three children's books and have a HUGE passion for children.  My goal is to illustrate and self-publish my very own children's book. 

This particular story was inspired by an adorable photo of a real raccoon and squirrel hanging out being best friends.  http://www.reddit.com/r/aww/comments/1g0mpn/unusual_best_friends/

After getting a lot of positive feedback, I decided it was finally time to do this!  A popular user on reddit, /u/StoryTellerBob has offered to write the story and I couldn't be more excited!  To check out some of his work, visit his subreddit.

The funds will be going towards printing, publishing costs, editing, and marketing.  I plan on printing in full-color with a case binding and also selling it as an e-book.

We plan on completing the book by fall of this year, just in time for Christmas presents!

Rewards are set for Feburary 2014 in case of extra time to create individual stories and paintings, but the book itself will be completed before then.

Thank you very much!

Risks and challenges

As a freelancer, jobs will come and go at whatever pace they'd like. After successfully being funded, I only foresee running into the problem of needing to pick up more jobs (bills, you know) and briefly putting the book on hold.

I have illustrated books in the past, however, and I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. I believe my experience with the process and the general time frame required for each step will help me tackle anything unforeseen.

If all else fails, I have connections in the children's book world and could call for theoretical backup if needed!

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10 USD

    A hand-drawn Thank You sketch of Simon & Oliver.

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20 USD

    A free copy of the completed children's book, signed by the illustrator! If we get enough funding, we can get it signed by the author too!

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50 USD

    A customized story written for you by StoryTellerBob himself,
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    a signed copy of the book PLUS a hand-drawn Thank You sketch of Simon & Oliver.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100 USD

    One of the original illustrations from the making of the book
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    a signed copy of the book
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    a hand-drawn Thank You sketch of Simon & Oliver

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300 USD

    An original painting of your choice! (For personal use only)
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    A signed copy of the book
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    a hand-drawn Thank You sketch of Simon & Oliver.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500 USD

    A personal thank you in the book itself, on the Dedication page
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    One of the original illustrations from the making of the book
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    A signed copy of the book
    PLUS A hand-drawn Thank You sketch of Simon & Oliver.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000 USD

    ALL THE REWARDS!
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    An original painting of your choice
    PLUS
    A customized story written just for you by StoryTellerBob
    PLUS
    A personal thank you in the book itself, on the Dedication page
    PLUS
    One of the original illustrations from the making of the book
    PLUS
    A signed copy of the book
    PLUS
    A hand-drawn Thank You sketch of Simon & Oliver.

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