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Itty Bitty Pitty is a children's book about a little pit bull named Itty, who finds out that being different isn't so bad after all.
Itty Bitty Pitty is a children's book about a little pit bull named Itty, who finds out that being different isn't so bad after all.
Itty Bitty Pitty is a children's book about a little pit bull named Itty, who finds out that being different isn't so bad after all.
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Itty Bitty Pitty In The Great Big City is a project created to raise awareness of the wonderful work animal rescues do and how incredible pit bulls are!  Primarily, we want children to start to learn both of these things at an early age and what better way than a children's book that also has a lesson for children about how it's great to be different.  Needless to say this is a HUGE undertaking so after going through the writing and editing process a million times, I have passed the work off to Shannon Sterner, our amazing illustrator.  This will then go to graphic designer Kristen Good to do the layout.  In addition to the costs associated with these steps, I have also created a very specific budget for publishing, manufacturing and marketing. In true punk roots fashion, we are going to DIY all of this, so we can make sure the final project is PERFECT FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN.  We have already planned out specific sizing and materials to make this an extremely unique, top-quality final product that you will be able to share for years and years to come.  If we find an awesome publisher that would be great, but for the time being we're planning and budgeting to create this and market it from scratch.  The Kickstarter amount goal reflects how much we will be putting into this and the more we raise, the more we can spread the word!

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges associated with this project are also the things that make it great. We are going to be doing everything from scratch and while I do not have expertise in this aspect, I have brought on graphic designer Kristen Good to help make the layout and final product a reality. She has years of experience doing work similar to this and I have no doubt that the learning curve will be significantly reduced along the way. We may hit challenges but the ONLY reason we would have a delay would be to make this book perfect from story to illustrations to final physical product.

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    Itty Bitty Pitty sticker as a way to show your support!

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    Pre-order the book! You will receive a first edition copy of Itty Bitty Pitty In The Great Big City!

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    You will receive a first edition copy of the book when it is released AND it will be signed by author Will Angelos and illustrator Shannon Sterner

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    Pre-order Two Copies of the Book! You will receive TWO first edition copies of Itty Bitty Pitty In The Great Big City!

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    Pre-order Three Copies of the Book! You will receive THREE first edition copies of Itty Bitty Pitty In The Great Big City!

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    You will receive a signed first edition copy of the book AND an Itty Bitty Pitty T-Shirt AND a thank you video from Oakley (Will's pup) and Will

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    You will receive everything in the $50 Pledge AND Two tickets to our Book Release Party. Venue and Date TBA in Philadelphia will feature a reading, drinks, and live music.

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    Pre-order Three Copies of the Book! You will receive THREE first edition copies of the book when it is released AND they will all be signed by author Will Angelos and illustrator Shannon Sterner!

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    You will receive FOUR signed first edition copies of the book AND an Itty Bitty Pitty T-Shirt AND a thank you video from Oakley (Will's pup) and Will

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    OK, this is where the rewards get even crazier... You get everything in the $75 and $50 Pledges AND Shannon will put an illustration of YOUR DOG into Itty Bitty Pitty In The Great Big City. Your pup will be immortalized in every copy of our book that we print!! Limited to 20!!

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    8x10 Watercolor custom pet portrait of your animal by illustrator Shannon Sterner AND a signed first edition copy of the book Itty Bitty Pitty

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    One Framed ORIGINAL Book Page Painting AND a signed first edition copy of the book. First come first serve so if there is an illustration you've seen that you love, purchase this and shoot us a message to claim it! This is some of the best adorable pitty art you will ever hang on your wall!

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    Children's Party Package (Great for birthdays ages 0-8): Book Reading by author Will Angelos with Video Projection of Illustrations, 45 Minute Children's Music Performance, and meet and greet with Canine Good Citizen certified and inspiration for the book Will's dog Oakley! Party must be within 200 miles of Philadelphia! Signed copy of the book included

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    Grown Up Party Package: Book Reading by author Will Angelos with Video Projection of Illustrations, Live Guitar/Vocal cover band that will have everyone singing along and dancing (PA provided throughout the night), Must be within 200 miles of Philadelphia. Signed copy of the book included

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    Punk Party Package: Book Reading by author Will Angelos, a Creep Records band of your choice depending on their availability, PA provided, and vegan food and treats throughout the night. Must be within 200 miles of Philadelphia. Signed copy of the book included

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    The BACKER Package: You Receive one of EVERY REWARD BELOW (Must pick either children's, grown up, or punk party) and a special thank-you note at the beginning of the book that will be published into every copy of the book

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