1. Order more books! Our current goal allows us to purchase 500 books. If we reach $11,000, we can place an order for 500 more––totaling 1,000 books!
2. Donate books! Your generosity has blessed us so much that we’d like to pass it on. If we reach $11,000, we will donate 50 books to local children’s hospitals, social services, schools, and libraries to make sure this message of empathy and compassion continues to reach the people who need it most.
3. Expand our reach! We’ve currently limited our backers to the US to help with ease of shipping in time for Christmas. Having an extra supply of books will allow us to fulfill international orders after the campaign has ended and spread this message across the globe.
4. Include a little surprise! Everyone who has backed our campaign will receive a little something extra with their shipment to say, “Thanks for being awesome!” (Because we really think you are!)
(P.S. In the event we do not hit our stretch goal, don’t fret! You’ll still receive the reward attached to your initial pledge. The goals above are just like extra icing on top of the chinchilla cake.)
Even though we’ve hit our initial target, you can still pre-order books through Sept. 14! We believe there are many families who can benefit from the message this story tells and that’s why we will keep spreading the word.
I noticed a beautiful quality in my daughter when she was just two years old. She expressed genuine concern if she saw someone was sad or didn’t feel well–even characters on t.v. We loved seeing a strong sense of empathy growing in her. We believe this is a quality that needs to be fostered in all children–and adults!–which led to this story of a little hedgehog encountering a seemingly-sad chinchilla.
Reading to children is a wonderful experience, where imaginations grow and lessons are learned. This book is just one tool to help your children learn to recognize emotions in others and show them how to share their own joy.
With rhyming words and engaging illustrations by the talented Jeremy Slagle, this book will be a delight to read over, and over, and over again!
A tale of empathy and compassion
We all have witnessed someone looking sad, but how often do we stop and put ourselves in their shoes? Follow along as one little hedgehog imagines what could possibly have made this chinchilla look so sad.
If you’ve ever had a soggy sandwich or found a monster under your bed, you’ll understand how situations big and small can ruin your day.
- Inspire families to engage in conversations about empathy
- Teach children about the importance of putting themselves in someone else’s shoes
- Convey richness of character and story with delightful illustrations
The funds we raise from this campaign will go towards:
- Book production (Books are 8x8 with a hardcover)
- Reward production
- Kickstarter & Amazon fees
- Less exciting details (ISBN number, registration, and copyright costs)
Beth is an avid reader with a healthy addiction to children’s books. When not working, writing, or reading, she enjoys binge-watching t.v. with her husband, Ben, playing outdoors with her daughter and taking naps in a hammock. This book is near and dear to her heart–and she hopes you’ll love it too! Beth lives with her family in Shelby, Ohio.
As a kid, Jeremy drew everything and anything he could think of. He was raised on Ed Emberley books, Calvin and Hobbes, and The Muppet Show. Jeremy is deathly allergic to guinea pigs but he’s totally cool with chinchillas! He rides a vintage Vespa scooter and the only toes he has run over are his own. Jeremy lives and works in Columbus, Ohio with his wife Becky, two kids and a miniature poodle.
Risks and challenges
We want to make sure the book you receive is of the highest quality. That means we are going to take the time to get it right. Our goal is to have these in your hands for the gift-giving season in mid-December. One of the foreseeable risks would be having to push back our delivery date to address any unforeseeable issues with the book production.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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