About this project
Rosie is a spunky young doe who has always dreamed of flying Santa’s sleigh. Unfortunately for Rosie, only bucks were allowed to try-out for Santa's sleigh team.
One Christmas she tries to convince her parents, Santa, and anyone who would listen that the does should be able to fly too... but no one believes they can do it.
Rosie doesn’t give up. She gathers her friends and together they practice flying, hoping that someday they will have their chance to prove they can do it.
Thanks to a timely stomach bug that plagued the bucks, Rosie and her friends have a chance to prove themselves... AND save Christmas!
In the end, Rosie and her friends get to fly Santa's sleigh and deliver toys to millions of girls and boys.
In doing so, they changed perceptions about what girls and boys are capable of.
About the Illustrator
Shawna JC Tenney is a freelance illustrator, mainly specializing in children's illustration. Her work has appeared in picture books, middle grade novels, educational and religious materials, children's magazines and many other publications. Shawna has created artwork for 16 children's books.
Special thanks to Alan Bucknam at Notchcode Creative for text layout and book design. Alan's creative vision brought Shawna's magical illustrations and Rosie's story to life.
Hard Cover Mockup
All illustrations and page layout is complete. The last step is to print! The printer supplied this mockup...can't wait to see Rosie on the pages.
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Risks and challenges
The biggest risk for this project is time. As a holiday book, printing in November is cutting it close for delivery to backers by this Christmas. In anticipation, we are working closely with a local printer/binder to ensure that once we have backing we can proceed quickly. If all goes well we will be able to ship books by the first or second week of December, ensuring all good girls and boys can enjoy Rosie the Reindeer this holiday season.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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