Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
A children's book for kids and adults that inspires a habit of gratitude.
A children's book for kids and adults that inspires a habit of gratitude.
95 backers pledged $5,714 to help bring this project to life.

About

Thankful Frankie: A children's book to inspire gratitude. project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Thankful Frankie: A children's book to inspire gratitude.

$5,714

95

Thankful Frankie is a book written by Kathleen Cruger and illustrated by Al Johnson & Emily Serruto.  The book encourages a habit of gratitude in both the children and adults who read it.  Frankie, and adventurous kid, loves toys and materials things more than anything.  Frankie always carries a large pack filled with toys, games and gadgets -- things believed to bring happiness and joy, until one day the toy pack is left at the park.  Frankie is inconsolable until Frankie learns to find gratitude for the simple things in life.

Thankful Frankie is more than just a book as it enables the readers to connect on a meaningful level as they share and discuss things, people, places, and events they are thankful for.  Instilling gratitude at a young age has many benefits that can positively affect our everyday lives.  Each book includes journal / discussion prompts at the end, creating space for children to write, draw, or dictate what it is they are thankful for.  This further encourages a regular gratitude practice and makes for a great keepsake!  Want to learn more about the benefits of a regular gratitude practice?  Check out this article "In Praise of Gratitude" written for Harvard Medical School :

https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/in-praise-of-gratitude

THE BOOK:

 Our 32 page, 9x9, book will be printed on FSC paper which is sourced in an environmentally friendly and responsible manner.  Check out some of the pages below!

FULL TEXT:

REWARDS:

This is what the "grateful" pin looks like!  It's about 1"x1"

FUNDING:

 Funding will be used to print and ship 3,500 copies of "Thankful Frankie", finalize payments for illustrations, and cover Kickstarter fees.  Any additional funds will be used to print more copies of the book. 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Kathleen is a former educator, a musician, a lover of nature, travel and kindness. In addition to writing, Kathleen teaches yoga in Los Angeles, CA. She is a firm believer in the power of gratitude and kindness and does her best to practice both each and everyday.

Al lives in Northern Wisconsin with his beautiful wife and 2 girls.  He loves being outside and exploring in adventure.  Al is a true creator and enjoys welding, carpentry, illustrating and trying new things. Frankie is Al's second illustration project, but this one has taught him something valuable - the key to joy.

Emily is an artist, designer, and comedian who calls the beautiful city of Chicago home.  From designing posters, illustrating books, writing poetry and comedy scenes, Emily always has her hand in a creative project.  She is quite the talent & we are thrilled to have her on our team. 

Risks and challenges

The book is finished and the designs/layout are being finalized as we write this. Potential risks include shipping and packaging time. We would love for this book to be ready for the holidays, but because this is our first time printing a book, there may be unexpected hiccups that require more time and patience. Because of this we are setting reward delivery dates for January 2019.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Gratitude

    Stay involved and updated with our campaign. Receive updates ands news only for backers, as well as our endless gratitude!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    Grateful Pin

    Stick this "grateful" lapel pin on your jacket, hat, backpack, or anywhere you'd like, really! Use it as a reminder to always practice gratitude & to stay thankful.

    Includes:
    • Grateful Lapel Pin
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    Early Supporter Package

    For the earliest supporters of "Thankful Frankie"!
    Receive 1 hardcover copy of the book and 1 grateful lapel pin.

    Includes:
    • Thankful Frankie Hardcover
    • Grateful Lapel Pin
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Hardcover copy of "Thankful Frankie"

    Get one hardcover, full-color copy of "Thankful Frankie"

    Includes:
    • Thankful Frankie Hardcover
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 35 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    Book & Pin

    Receive 1 hardcover, full color copy of Thankful Frankie and 1 grateful lapel pin.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 12 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Get Thanks, Give Thanks!

    Receive 2 hardcover, full-color copies of "Thankful Frankie". Give it as a gift or keep them both for yourself!

    Includes:
    • Thankful Frankie Hardcover
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 14 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    4 Copies!

    Receive 4 hardcover, full-color copies of "Thankful Frankie".

    Includes:
    • Thankful Frankie Hardcover
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 11 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Live Read Aloud & Activity

    Kathleen will lead a 90 minute read-aloud (IN PERSON if in LA or CHICAGO) (VIA SKYPE if located elsewhere unless travel expenses are paid) and gratitude activity for kids. This includes 10 hardcover copies of "Thankful Frankie".

    **Date, time and location to be agreed upon at the end of the campaign.

    Includes:
    • 10× Thankful Frankie Hardcover
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    Yoga class or Sound Bath! (LA / CHICAGO)

    Want to host a private yoga class or sound bath? Do you live in LA or Chicago? I will customize a class or sound bath for you and your guests! This can be for kids, adults, or a mix of the two.

    Includes 10 hardcover copies of "Thankful Frankie".

    Date, time, & location must be mutually agreed upon after the campaign end date.

    Includes:
    • 10× Thankful Frankie Hardcover
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Donate Books!

    We will donate 20 hardcover copies of "Thankful Frankie" to the schools, libraries, or organizations of your choice.

    Includes:
    • 20× Thankful Frankie Hardcover
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)