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A series of tattoos featuring the characters from my new picture book, "Ready, Set, GOrilla!"
A series of tattoos featuring the characters from my new picture book, "Ready, Set, GOrilla!"
A series of tattoos featuring the characters from my new picture book, "Ready, Set, GOrilla!"
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Quickstarter - GOrilla! Tattoos

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Welcome to my FIFTH Kickstarter project! Yes! Let's DO this!

Elephant LOVES the new picture book!
Elephant LOVES the new picture book!

"Ready, Set, GOrilla!" - written by Melissa Stoller, and illustrated by ME! will be released by Spork (Clear Fork) Publishing on November 13, 2018. 

YAH! To celebrate - I am making a series of removable tattoos featuring some of the characters from this adorable picture book.

Gopher (1.5"x1.5") - Elephant (2"x2") - Llama (1.5"x2.5")
Gopher (1.5"x1.5") - Elephant (2"x2") - Llama (1.5"x2.5")
GOrilla (3"x2")
GOrilla (3"x2")
Circles of Friends (3"x2") - these can be cut apart and rearranged!
Circles of Friends (3"x2") - these can be cut apart and rearranged!

Since I don't have these tattoos yet, I will show you a Lilah Bean tattoo I made with the same company. These tattoos have white behind the entire image so that the colors are vibrant and opaque. They look good on any skin color. 

They don't work well on fur, so if you are a gorilla, or a llama... you'll want to apply it to your foot. Or hoof? Or maybe your nose?

The tattoos are very easy to apply and last for 3-7 days depending on where they are located. For example - this Lilah Bean is on the back of my hand - which gets washed a lot - and has lasted about 4 days. The "shiny" wears off after a day and then looks more natural.

If you aren't into "tattoos" on your skin, they can also be applied to paper, like stickers. Either way, you just peel off the protective coating, place it face down onto clean paper or skin, hold a moist tissue to the paper backing for 30 seconds, then peel off the paper.

The back of each tattoo has instructions.
The back of each tattoo has instructions.

What other REWARDS are there?

You can get downloadable coloring pages! These are great if you live outside the US or you are a teacher. Or homeschool. Or you just love to color.

Five pages to color!
Five pages to color!

And, of course, you can get the new book!

"Ready, Set, GOrilla!"
"Ready, Set, GOrilla!"
"Gorilla liked racing his school pals. But most of all, he loved to win... at any cost."
"Gorilla liked racing his school pals. But most of all, he loved to win... at any cost."
"Ready, Set, GOrilla! Gorilla challenged Penguin. With Penguin winning by a flipper... "
"Ready, Set, GOrilla! Gorilla challenged Penguin. With Penguin winning by a flipper... "
"Gorilla stuck out his foot."
"Gorilla stuck out his foot."

NO FAIR! This happens to Kangaroo and Llama too... soon no one will race with Gorilla. 

Until...

"Gopher arrived."
"Gopher arrived."

To find out what happens next... you need to get the book!

And you can get the book with TATTOOS! 

Or you can get "Ready, Set, GOrilla!" with a little sketch of one of the character's faces. 

Or you can go all out and get a copy of the book with a customized drawing of whichever character you like, plus I'll inscribe it with your name or your loved one's name and a little message too.

Plus tattoos.

This is a "Quickstarter" - a short Kickstarter with a small goal amount. I'm trying to raise enough to produce the tattoos and, if the project does well, I may make some extra goodies too (like buttons!)

Read reviews of the book here:

FOREWORD REVIEWS

KIRKUS REVIEWS

Risks and challenges

Not much at risk here since it's a small project. The biggest risk is not being able to order enough books to meet the shipping minimum (at least 20 books). The books are being released November 13th, so I should be able to get them signed and shipped out in time for the December Holidays.

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    Downloadable Coloring Sheets

    Get a PDF of five activity/coloring sheets with characters and scenes from the book.

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    Tattoo Set A

    This Tattoo Set includes 2 each of:
    Gopher, Elephant, Llama, GOrilla, and Circles of Friends.

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    Tattoo Set B

    Get 25 of each of the smaller tattoos:
    Gopher, Elephant, and Llama.
    Perfect for classrooms, libraries, daycare centers, or office parties.

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    Tattoo Set C

    Get 25 of each of the larger tattoos:
    GOrilla! and Circle of Friends.
    Perfect for classrooms, libraries, daycare centers, or office parties.

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    Book and Tattoos

    Get one set of Tattoos (One of each: Gopher, Elephant, and Llama, GOrilla, and Circle of Friends) and one copy of the "Ready, Set, GOrilla!" picture book (signed by the illustrator).

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    Book with Sketch

    Get one copy of the "Ready, Set, GOrilla!" picture book and two sets of Tattoos (Two of each: Gopher, Elephant, and Llama, GOrilla, and Circle of Friends). The book will include a quick sketch of one of the characters (face only) with the illustrator's signature.

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    Book with Custom Sketch

    Get one copy of the "Ready, Set, GOrilla!" picture book and two sets of Tattoos (Two of each: Gopher, Elephant, and Llama, GOrilla, and Circle of Friends). The book will include a custom sketch of one of the characters (your choice), custom inscription, and the illustrator's signature. Makes a great gift!

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