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By Vivian Rider
$1,336 pledged of $6,000 goal
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About

I am seeking funding to publish my fourth children's book, Love the Earth.  The book will be illustrated with beautiful mosaics which I have made.  I illustrated my first book. Thank You for Giraffes with quilts and the result was a vibrant book with brilliant color which children love.  Both books have simple but important messages.  TYFG is about gratitude, and parents have told me that saying "thank you" becomes a mantra for their children as they come to read the book often.   I believe that a spirit of loving each other and the Earth is the way we save the world together.

Love the Earth

Love the people

All the people

Love the babies

Love every living creature

Love the land, love the seas

Love the flowers, love the bees

Love the butterflies

Love the eyes of the night

Love the light

Love the moon and stars

Love the storms

Love the peace

You are perfect and beautiful and unique in all the universe.  Love yourselt.

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Risks and challenges

I am currently working on the 11th of 14 mosaics which will illustrate Love the Earth. All mosaics will be completed by February 2018 and printing will be completed by April 2018. I am planning a big release party on Earth Day! This is the fourth book I have written, illustrated and self published. I will again use RJ Communications for the printing, and I know how the process works and that they produce books of high quality. There is a risk that some unforeseen situation could delay my finishing the mosaics, but I believe that I have realistic timeline.

With approximately $6,000 I can publish 500 copies of Love the Earth. Funds raised over that amount will enable me to print more copies at a lower cost per book. Also additional funds will be used for marketing the book. Eventually I plan to also print more copies of my second and third books, The Mouse Yawned, and Life, Light, Love. I solely own the rights to my books.

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    2 books

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    2 books plus your name in print

    1 copy of Thank You for Giraffes, 1 copy of Love the Earth, both signed, and you will be listed as a supporter in Love the Earth

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    2 books and Butterfly Quilt

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    Both books and original Giraffe Mosaic

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    Both books and "Love yourself" mosaic

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    Design of your choice approx 24 x 36 in, details to be agreed upon by author and backer.

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Funding period

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