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A children's book that is fun for parents and, best of all, about bacon! Colorful, adorable and sure to give your family the giggles.
A children's book that is fun for parents and, best of all, about bacon! Colorful, adorable and sure to give your family the giggles.
A children's book that is fun for parents and, best of all, about bacon! Colorful, adorable and sure to give your family the giggles.
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I Want To Be Bacon When I Grow Up! - Children's Book

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PROJECT UPDATE:

We did it! We've raised the money!! This book is getting published!!

Here is our new website!! www.iwanttobebacon.com

If you've missed your chance to purchase your very own copy of 'I Want To Be Bacon When I Grow Up," you can visit the site to order now!!

What we're about:

'I Want To Be Bacon When I Grow Up' is about a pig who wants to become bacon. Come on, that's funny. It's not gross or morbid. It’s a cute book. And unlike most children's books, parents will enjoy reading this too. So don't worry, we’ve read it to our son and we aren't going to read something to our child that would scar him for life.

All that said, even the most diehard bacon lover might think a pig wanting to be bacon is a little wrong. However, unless you’re a vegetarian (and more power to you if you are) this book is a great way to introduce the idea of where foods come from and how we are to treat the aniamals with respect.

As of right now ‘I Want To Be Bacon When I Grow Up’ is going to be self-published. This is the only place where you can get a copy. However, the goal is to get onto the book shelves of every bookstore possible. Also keep in mind that the first print run will be the collector's copy because once a big time publisher sees the sales and awesomeness of this book, we'll get scooped up in no time.

And in case you are wondering, there are plenty more on the way. 'Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!' 'Can I Be Bacon Too?' and 'My Food Eats Your Food.'

For the Record:

We are not for the mistreatment of any animal. However, we eat them. For the record, we eat free-ranged meats and cage free eggs. We have a respect for animals and that's what this book is about. Not to be morbid, but to introduce the idea of where food comes from while also celebrating the ethical treatment of animals. Kind of like how Native Americans treated the animals they killed or how Mufasa explained the circle of life to Simba in the Lion King.

And we understand some people will see the mere act of eating an animal to be vile and we respect your views. Please respect ours because we all at least agree that under no circumstances should animals be abused. Free-ranged bacon is the way we roll.

Risks and challenges

What are some problems that may arise? And how will we destroy them?

What if...we run out of ideas and can't finish the book? Ha! The book is already written so problem solved.

What if...a big time publisher doesn't buy and distribute it? They probably won't unless this campaign can make some BIG time waves. So this really isn't a problem because we are planing on a small first printing with a small publisher. Then with book in hand and actual sales, we will then take the book to the big time publishers. They'll publish and we'll do the happy bacon dance

What if...a giant comet is going to destroy the planet before the book is published? A comet that big would probably be known by the general public. So once they determined the day and time of impact I will upload a reading of the book to YouTube and provide a link to all donors. However, I strongly urge you to not care about the book and instead spend time with loved ones since the world is about to end.

What if... all these 'what if...' scenarios aren't being taken seriously and if something did go wrong we would have no idea what to do so your money would be lost? Nah, we joke, but have some trust. We would never dishonor bacon by not publishing this book.

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    The self-satisfaction that you are doing your part in issuing a better world full of bacon for our young ones.

    If we receive more than twenty-five 1 dollar donations, then one person who donated the 1 dollar amount will randomly be chosen to receive the book.

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    Jessica will give you an air high five via YouTube or Ken will give you an air elbow. We will provide a link after the conclusion of the fundraiser where you will be able to air five/elbow us. Please only visit one of the links if you only donated 5 dollars.

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    I will read the book to you via a private link on YouTube. Plus you get the YouTube link for the air high five/elbow.

    Your email is required for the top-secret link.

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    You will get the a PDF copy of 'I Want To Be Bacon When I grow Up.' And you'll get a personal facebook shout out on our page.

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    INTERNATIONAL FUNDER REWARD: You will get the a PDF copy of 'I Want To Be Bacon When I Grow Up.' And you'll get a personal facebook shout out on our page. (I would have made the 20 dollar reward international but I couldn't change it after we started.)

    We'll need your email to send the PDF.

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    You will get an actual hard copy of the book before it hits the bookstores plus all the other goodies listed above.

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    INTERNATIONAL FUNDER REWARD: You will get an actual hard copy of the book before it hits the bookstores plus all the other goodies listed above. Shipping is included in the pledge amount.

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    The author and illustrator will sign a copy of the book. You will also receive an unsigned version. So for those keeping score, you're getting two books here. You'll also get the PDF and YouTube links listed above.

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    The Porker Package!

    You get a signed copy of the book, the PDF, the YouTube links PLUS a copy of one of the sketches used in creating the book, a super-secret link to me eating a pound of bacon in one sitting, and a PDF exclusive Thai-American Bacon Cookbook narrated by the 'I Want To Be Bacon' pig.

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    ONE TIME OFFER: We are 109 dollars from reaching our goal. Whoever donates it will get all the rewards/perks that come with the 100 option PLUS a drawing of you or your child with the 'I Want To Be Bacon When I Grow Up' pig. Pretty cool, huh? Again, this is a one time offer and may be taken down once we hit our goal :) Add 5 for shipping.

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    Mystery surprise that will be awesome! Along with a signed copy of the book.

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    We will name one of the characters after you. This is your chance to be the next Winnie the Pooh. Though the name will be subject to approval. We can't be naming a kid's character something obscene. But most likely the name you choose will pass. You also get a signed copy of the book, the PDF, the YouTube links, a copy of one of the sketches used in creating the book, and the PDF exclusive Thai-American Bacon Cookbook narrated by the 'I Want To Be Bacon' pig.

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    1000 dollars – We will draw you into the book series. There is only one human in the first book so the first person to pick this option gets in the first book. All other people will be drawn into future books, but until then you’ll get yourself drawn by the artist with all the other animals. Along with a signed copy of the book, the PDF, the YouTube links, a copy of one of the sketches used in creating the book, and the PDF exclusive Thai-American Bacon Cookbook narrated by the 'I Want To Be Bacon' pig.

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    You funded the book all by yourself. You get a character named after you, plus all the other psychical goodies, AND the original sketches used to make this book. Coffee stains and all.

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    Ha! Like any of you will do this one. Love for bacon only goes so far. I’ll wear a shirt with a picture of your face/or company logo for an entire year. I’ll Facebook you a picture of me eating bacon every day until I lose 10 pounds. OR I’ll tell you what; you drop 10 grand on this and you can name what I’ll do and odds are, I’ll do it. Just email me first so I can agree to it. I'm only doing one thing per 10K donation.

    Along with a signed copy of the book and all the other goodies. Free shipping :)

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