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"A colourful and wacky children's book that signifies the magical bond between parent and child. Get your copy now!"
"A colourful and wacky children's book that signifies the magical bond between parent and child. Get your copy now!"
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Mr. Love & Mrs. You & Their Wonderful Planet

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About the Book:

Join us on the planet of Mr. Love and Mrs. You – come and see their house on candy floss hill, the marshmallow trees, the lollipop fields and the love heart moon! This is the world I create in the imaginations of children with my book.

Welcome to Candy Floss Hill!
Welcome to Candy Floss Hill!

This full colour illustrated children’s picture book takes children on a journey through a magical place as they follow the day of Mr. Love and Mrs. You, from waking up on candy floss hill, to playing with their pink and blue pet, and finally snuggling up in their beds under the shimmer of the love heart moon. It’s a love story of compatibility, friendship and fun, a story that signifies the loving bond between child and parent as they let their imaginations soar together. 

 The book is based on two characters, “Mr. Love” and “Mrs. You”, set on a weird and wonderful alien planet. I’ve had the illustrations done to paint a picture of the story as it unfolds, making it captivating for young children of varying ages. The story itself is also designed to be interactive, with guessing games and onomatopoeias which engage the children and allow them to join in. 

 Join me on Kickstarter to make this book a reality – and let's create more magical bed time story moments around the world!

      

Why did I create this book? 

I want to keep traditional storytelling alive In the 21st century world of smartphones, TV, tablets and the internet – it’s sad to see just how much traditional storybook telling has fallen by the wayside. I don’t think there’s anything quite like having a child fixated in their own imaginary world whilst words are turned into reality in front of their eyes. 

Face-to-face storytelling is an art, a pure essence, which I don’t think any TV or smartphone app will ever be able to replace. That’s why I sincerely hope that this book not only reaches fellow storytellers, but also new parents who may be tempted to read more bedtime stories and keep this great act of bonding between a child and parent alive in such a tech-focused world.

Kids (and big kids as well!) will love the wacky story of Mr. Love and Mrs. You
Kids (and big kids as well!) will love the wacky story of Mr. Love and Mrs. You

 I struggle with dyslexia myself and know how frustrating reading and writing can be. But enjoying the adventure of books is for everyone! So I created Mr. Love and Mrs. You to be a wacky, whimsical and wonderful story that will take both reader and listener on a magical journey together – a traditional storytelling adventure with a large dose of colour and fun!

 There's nothing better than sharing a story, and I'd really love to be able to go and put more smiles on more children than just my own. So please join me on Kickstarter so we can make this project a reality! I can't wait to have you on board. 

A book full of action and fun! With awesome illustrations by my friend Joe Davies
A book full of action and fun! With awesome illustrations by my friend Joe Davies

 

Mr. Love and Mrs. You was made for traditional storytelling – nothing captures the imagination like face-to-face reading
Mr. Love and Mrs. You was made for traditional storytelling – nothing captures the imagination like face-to-face reading

 

The Most Important Page For Me Because You Say "Love You" And Then Kiss Your Child Good Night
The Most Important Page For Me Because You Say "Love You" And Then Kiss Your Child Good Night

 

Rewards

 

The funds will be used to cover costs for printing, publishing, PR, book trade events and everything required to get Mr. Love and Mrs. You in the hands of parents and children across the world. What will happen to any excess funds raised? Any money above the target amount will go straight into the publishing and printing of my next children’s book, “The Hairy Scary Naughty Stink Fairies”. 

Timeline

 

Timeline of my incredible journey so far!
Timeline of my incredible journey so far!

About the Author 

I love reading the book to my son Ethan – he's the one who inspired me to write it!
I love reading the book to my son Ethan – he's the one who inspired me to write it!

I adore my young son, Ethan, more than anything in the world, so I wanted to create a children’s story book where I get to say LOVE YOU at the end, but I wanted it to really have my personality. After reading the story, I'll give him a kiss goodnight, and we'll share that moment together.

 Alongside reading to my son, I also conduct book readings in schools, where I take great pride in bringing the story to life to really engage the children. Having seen the popularity of “Mr. Love and Mrs. You” first-hand during my readings, and the many positive comments from teachers and other parents, I would like to have this book published and printed for others to enjoy as it was originally intended: a loving children’s story that a parent and child can share together. By backing my Kickstarter campaign, you'd be a part of making that a reality! To view more information about the book and the illustrations, please visit www.facebook.com/martinsmallbooks

Thank you for your time! 

Martin Small, author

Risks and challenges

I'm dedicated to ensuring your books and rewards will be delivered on time – and should an issue come up, I would make sure to keep everyone updated and do my utmost to resolve the problem as soon as possible. I'll also do my absolute best to keep my times for when I can do a live reading/do a Skype, and will keep these as flexible as possible to suit backers. If there would be any unexpected delays in production, or if anything else would come up, I would make sure to keep a good line of communication with the backers and keep them in the loop about everything that's happening with their rewards.

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    Live Reading by the Author

    Live Reading from Author (UK only) for you, or to donate to any school or library of your choice – and an awesome Mr. Love and Mrs. You T-shirt! And that's not all
    name Mr. Love & Mrs. You's planet. And the name you have chosen will be printed in the book alongside your child's name too!

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