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Inspector Pancakes Helps the President of France Solve the White Orchid Murders: A Children's Book Most Definitely Not For Children
Inspector Pancakes Helps the President of France Solve the White Orchid Murders: A Children's Book Most Definitely Not For Children
Inspector Pancakes Helps the President of France Solve the White Orchid Murders: A Children's Book Most Definitely Not For Children
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Inspector Pancakes Helps The President Of France

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"Inspector Pancakes Helps the President of France (Solve the White Orchid Murders)" is an exciting new children's book which should absolutely not be read by children! Or most adults, for that matter.

Luckily, it is a scientific fact children cannot read small print! The large print story is for the kids, the small print is a hardboiled noir thriller for YOU!

Written by Karla Pacheco and beautifully illustrated by Maren Marmulla, this 18 page atrocity follows the adventures of an adorable dog helping the President of France solve a series of horrific murders. At least it does if you're an adult. If you're reading this to a child you'll be learning terribly inaccurate things about France while a dog in a hat looks for a croissant.

The book includes bonus Inspector Pancakes art from Becky Dreistadt, Anthony Clark, Jeph Jacques, Leia Weathington, Kate Leth, and a special collaboration between Jay Pinkerton and Heather Campbell. Beautiful keepsake postcards of these pin-ups will accompany all physical orders. And once we pass our goal, all the artists will get bonuses to go towards their bail!

"YES I LOVE IT SIGN ME UP! WHAT DO I GET?" - you, right now

Now with an Audiobook and a New Interactive Story!
Now with an Audiobook and a New Interactive Story!
Now with an Audiobook, Interactive Story, Bookmark and 5x7 Art Print!
Now with an Audiobook, Interactive Story, Bookmark and 5x7 Art Print!
Now with an Audiobook, Interactive Story, Bookmark and 5x7 Art Print!
Now with an Audiobook, Interactive Story, Bookmark and 5x7 Art Print!
Now with an Audiobook, Interactive Story, Bookmark and 5x7 Art Print!
Now with an Audiobook, Interactive Story, Bookmark and 5x7 Art Print!
Now with an Audiobook, Interactive Story, Bookmark and 5x7 Art Print!
Now with an Audiobook, Interactive Story, Bookmark and 5x7 Art Print!
A little friend you make yourself!
A little friend you make yourself!

Note: There is an additional fee for International Shipping, please see the FAQ.

STRETCH GOALS:

  • 13,000 REACHED Artists receive $50 Bonus and a Kickstarter Exclusive Bookmark will be added to all physical orders!
  • 15,000 REACHED: An old school "Read Along" audio book for ALL BACKERS. All Artists receive an additional $50 bonus! Karla will buy herself the jacket from Drive.
  • 17,000 REACHED: EXCLUSIVE ART PRINT WITH ALL PHYSICAL ORDERS! A 5x7 Inspector Pancakes mini-print on premium 15pt Velvet Cover Stock - "Heavy, distinctive paper with a velvety smooth finish and semi-matte look with 10% recycled content."
  • 25,000 REACHED: A Digital Inspector Pancakes Adventure for ALL BACKERS.A brand new Inspector Pancakes story, but now YOU get to help him solve the crime! This will be an interactive story created on Twine, available to all backer levels. Karla will buy the dogs Drive Jackets.

Artists will continue to get bonuses for every $2,000 we go over goal from here on out!

Here are the special pin-ups we told you about that will appear in the book, and as glossy 4x6 postcards with each physical order.

All of our artists have even more accomplishments than we've listed here, please check them out!
All of our artists have even more accomplishments than we've listed here, please check them out!

You want to know some other good news? Kickstarter reward fulfillment will be handled by the outstanding folks at MakeThatThing! And they are pretty much the best at everything.

Risks and challenges

While there may be a few tweaks and changes to the art and examples we've shown you here, the book is done! This Kickstarter goes towards printing costs, and lets us provide some special rewards for our early supporters.

Of course, things can always go wrong...someone could fall into a paper mill and delay our shipping schedule, but we're really hoping that won't happen (as are the paper mill workers, presumably).

We won't inundate you with a ton of updates after the Kickstarter ends ("Today Karla emailed a picture of a funny dick she found to everyone at MakeThatThing!"), but we promise to absolutely keep you informed if there are any delays.

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    DIGITAL DOGGIES: Full-color PDF of "Inspector Pancakes Helps the President of France (solve the White Orchid Murders)" and access to all digital rewards!

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    A LITTLE GIFT: Hardcover copy of "Inspector Pancakes Helps the President of France (solve the White Orchid Murders)" - 3 Inspector Pancakes Postcard Portraits - Full-color PDF - All digital rewards

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    TOTES ABOUT LITTLE DOGS: An Inspector Pancakes tote bag! - Hardcover book - 3 Inspector Pancakes Postcard Portraits - Full-color PDF - All digital rewards

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    A FRIEND TO LITTLE DOGS: A Special Edition "Friend To Little Dogs" medal! - Tote bag - Hardcover book - 3 Inspector Pancakes Postcard Portraits - Full-color PDF - All digital rewards

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    CRAFTY CANINES: A Cut n' Sew Inspector Pancakes Toy Pattern! - "A Friend to Little Dogs" Medal - Tote bag - Hardcover book - 3 Inspector Pancakes Postcard Portraits - Full-color PDF - All digital rewards

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    PANCAKES DOUBLE STACK!

    TWO (2) Hardcover books - An Inspector Pancakes "Kid Safe" sticker sheet to cover up the bad parts - 3 Inspector Pancakes Postcard Portraits - Full-color PDF - All digital rewards

    (Sorry about how much the International shipping is. At least you get free healthcare, right?)

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    STORYTIME WITH INSPECTOR PANCAKES!

    Everything in CRAFTY CANINES plus Karla will call you personally and read the book to you. You'll probably hear the real Inspector Pancakes barking like an asshole in the background!

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    RETAILER PACK!

    Ten (10) Hardcover copies of Inspector Pancakes Helps The President of France at wholesale price. Includes Domestic Shipping, International Shipping is extra.

    For retailers and people with a lot of baby showers coming up.

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    ORIGINAL INSPECTOR PANCAKES PORTRAIT BY LEIA WEATHINGTON

    Everything from CRAFTY CANINES plus Leia Weathington's original pen and ink portrait of Inspector Pancakes as seen in the book!

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    ORIGINAL INSPECTOR PANCAKES PORTRAIT BY BECKY DREISTADT

    Everything from CRAFTY CANINES plus Becky Dreistadt's original 9x12 gouache portrait of Inspector Pancakes as seen in the book!

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    BBQ WITH INSPECTOR PANCAKES!

    A delightful afternoon eating BBQ and petting the REAL Inspector Pancakes at Karla's house, where she'll present you with your very own Drive Jacket (a $100 value)! Includes everything in CRAFTY CANINES too!

    Must provide own transportation and accommodations, we reserve the right to kick you straight the fuck out if you get creepy.

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