What do you get when you take bears of all shapes and sizes, a gigantic bucket of pine cones, and a frozen pond in early winter? Why, Bear Hockey, of course!
Bear Hockey is a gorgeous, colorful picture book for kids who love an exciting, humorous, fast-paced story. Bear Hockey is a fantastic game that involves the following:
- Honey breaks (lots of these)
- High fives (get those paws up!)
- Pine cones (many, many pine cones)
- Everyone getting a chance to play (Bear Hockey is all about including EVERYONE!)
Whether you're big or small, short or tall - you're invited to join the game! So grab a pond-side seat and prepare for the once-a-year extravaganza known as Bear Hockey. And remember: the game's not over until the last pine cone is scored!
What's in it for me?
First and foremost, a wonderful, beautifully illustrated (and totally hilarious) hardcover story. We've created some great backing options that we know you're going to like. We've also come up with some pretty sweet stretch goals. Here they are!
If we hit $10,000: Everyone gets a 15-page Bear Hockey PDF coloring book!
If we hit $15,000: Everyone gets a sheet of Bear Hockey stickers!
If we hit $20,000: Upgrade! Everyone gets a real 15-page Bear Hockey coloring book instead!
If we hit $25,000: Everyone gets an 11x 17 inch Bear Hockey poster!
If we hit $30,000: Everyone gets a 1.5 inch Bear Hockey button!
Watch Maurizio's Process!
This is how Maurizio came up with our fabulous bears!
All About Us
I’m Jessica Boyd. I’m the founder of Buttertart Books and the author of Bear Hockey. In my past life, I worked as a creative lead, senior writer and advice hippo for Webkinz World for eight years. I have a passion for writing, reading, baking and crafting. I adore picture books, and have spent my life collecting, reading and writing them.
Currently, I spend my days chasing my daughters, ages 3 and 20 months. They’re both my biggest inspirations and my biggest distractions. My husband and I live with our girls just outside of Toronto, and we are all very excited about Bear Hockey!
Hello, I’m Maurizio Curto. I am the Illustrator of Bear Hockey. I have 10+ years of experience in the children’s interactive industry, producing artwork through my illustrations and designs.
I have also have been involved in puppetry, where I have operated puppets and created custom voices for elves, wizards, ghosts, and yes, even a talking tree. I enjoy nature, healthy eating, comic books, all types of movies, and the occasional video game, which I enjoy playing with my friends. My lovely wife and two cats are always there to brighten my day and support me when I need it most.
We know you're going to love Bear Hockey as much as we do!
Risks and challenges
The art is nearly done, the printer has been chosen, all the cool backing and stretch goal swag has been sourced. We need funding to make all of these things a reality, of course, but we know we can do it. The only potential delay would be one in production (with a third party). We don't think this is going to be an issue, however! We're professionals, and we want to make you a wonderful book that you're going to love!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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