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By Nicole Caudle
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About

This story was created because of my super imaginative now six year old Audrey. One day she attempted to tie balloons around our dog Hannibal so he could fly. 

This is Audrey. She makes inventions. This is her story.
This is Audrey. She makes inventions. This is her story.

 The Story

Audrey's Big Idea is the story of girl with a ton of creative ingenuity and energy! This 32-page, full-color, hardcover book features original text and illustrations.

The story begins with Audrey discovering her neighbor Mrs. Barron's cat in a tree. She asks Leopold to come down out of the tree, the cat objects, and Audrey becomes determined to get Leopold down one way or another. Without giving anything away, it's safe to reveal that she finds a way to Leopold out of the tree, but how she does it is the most unusual part!

Audrey has a lot of big ideas in real life. This story is very much inspired by real life events.
Audrey has a lot of big ideas in real life. This story is very much inspired by real life events.

I decided to self-publish the book because I want it to see the light of day rather than linger in someone’s slush pile.

Here’s a breakdown of what the campaign will fund:

Book printing to meet bulk minimum, shipping costs (to me and then to you), any additional funds for a professional editor, photography or design. 

Making a pledge is the equivalent of pre-ordering the book. All rewards include shipping… and my eternal gratitude.

REWARDS

 

Reading pillow
Reading pillow

 

 

Digital 2018 calendar available with $15 donation
Digital 2018 calendar available with $15 donation

Interested in donating your book(s) to children in need? 

See information below about Project READ, benefiting area Columbia, SC elementary schools in the FAQ section.

The book is finished!! We just need to print!
The book is finished!! We just need to print!

FAQ:

What is the age target for this book? This book has been approved by preschool and early elementary school kids, ages 3-8 years old. 

Is there any merchandise available besides the book?Yes!!! There will be a limited number or art prints available, exclusive for donors only. 

What if I want to donate some or all of the books as part of my pledge? I am thrilled to be working with Project READ, a nonprofit that helps disadvantaged children learn to read by providing children and their shelters, schools, daycare and community centers with books and other resources.

When the Kickstarter campaign closes, just let me know how many copies you want to keep versus donate. Thanks for supporting this amazing organization!

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

I would love to create a series. I have several manuscripts completed and another already in the illustration phase.

The book is done and just needs to be printed. It should be here in time for Valentine's Day… unless it gets stuck on a boat or truck somewhere. If that’s the case, you can blame me for ruining your child’s Valentine's Day/birthday/life. I’m happy to be the scapegoat in exchange for your generous pledge.

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    Kindergarten Kit

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