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Full of imagination and creativity, this is the next phenomenon that is sure to bring out the kid in all of us!
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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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    Alphamals desktop wallpaper. Alphamals postcard with a personal thank you from me. The first edition of The Beginner's Guide to the Alphamals. (Add $15 for international shipping.)

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    Alphamals desktop wallpaper. Alphamals postcard with a personal thank you from me. A first edition of The Beginner's Guide to the Alphamals signed by creator Drake Schaberg! Choice of an Alphamals poster or a second copy of the book. (Add $30 for international orders.)

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    Alphamals desktop wallpaper. Alphamals postcard with a personal thank you from me. A first edition of The Beginner's Guide to the Alphamals signed by creator Drake Schaberg! A signed Alphamals poster. Alphamals T-shirt. Alphamals Art! (Add $40 for international orders.)

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    A perfect classroom gift! Alphamals desktop wallpaper. Alphamals postcard with a personal thank you from me. 16 copies of the first edition of The Beginner's Guide to the Alphamals. Alphamals poster. (Add $60 for international orders.)

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    Alphamals desktop wallpaper. Alphamals postcard with a personal thank you from me. 10 copies of the first edition of The Beginner's Guide to the Alphamals. This pledge also includes personalized Alphamal art by Drake Schaberg. (Add $50 for international orders.)

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    Alphamals desktop wallpaper. Alphamals postcard with a personal thank you from me. 20 copies of the first edition of The Beginner's Guide to the Alphamals. This pledge also includes a special mention by name in the acknowledgements of the book for you or whomever you care to designate. (Add $75 for international orders.)

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    Alphamals postcard with a personal thank you from me. 100 copies of the first edition of The Beginner's Guide to the Alphamals. I visit a school of your choice (you choose time and place), deliver the books to the children, sign them, talk about the imagination and creative process behind the Alphamals, answer any questions (whether that be about Alphamal backstories or anything), reveal the origin story of the Alphamals, and play with them! (Add $1200 for international orders)

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