The Beginner's Guide to the Alphamals, is a fun, creative book that will bring out the inner-child in all of us. What began as a simple ABC book turned into a guide that will introduce an unforgettable cast of characters to curious children and their parents everywhere. For each letter of the alphabet, two animals that start with the same letter (i.e. alligator and anteater) are joined together to form a new creature... the Allieater. All of the 26 Alphamals have their own personalities, diets and occupations. Together, they inhabit a bizarre world just waiting to be discovered!
How did you come up with the Alphamals?
The name is a combination of "alphabet" and "animal." Ever since he was four years old, the author/illustrator wanted to merge two animals together and see what they looked liked. He was always fascinated by alphabetical animals (especially interested in u,v,x,y) and wanted to see what happened when he joined two animals with the same first letter. In 2010, after years of daydreaming, he sat down, turned his imagination loose and the Alphamals' characters were born.
What do you plan to do in the future?
When I saw that I had created a universe full of unique characters, I knew that the possibilities were endless! My plans are to write and illustrate a series of 26 books, each focusing on a different character. Beyond that, only time will tell!
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What will the funding be used for?
All funding will goes towards self-publishing and marketing the book.
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