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Follow Simon on this journey to share sunshine with his world, all while taking action yourself to create sunshine in your world!
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ABOUT THE BOOK 

Just on the edge of the earth, tucked between the sea and the wood, is a little town called Havenville. Even on its driest days, Havenville is still, with only the most infrequent of exceptions, the rainiest village in the world. In this town, down the winding street and up the steepest hill, lives a little boy named Simon. Among the usual hobbies of 7 year old boys (basketball, leaping from the swing at its highest point, eating too many cookies, etc.), Simon collects something rare and beautiful.

Simon collects sunshine.

WHY THE WORLD NEEDS THIS BOOK 

Now YOU can join Simon and his little red wagon on this adventure. With your help, we will create a 40 page wordless picture book, illustrating Simon’s journey to bring sunshine to the world. This book will teach young and old alike of the value each of us has, and will remind us that we have the power to be kind, share love, and change lives.

By supporting this project, YOU will be spreading the sunshine too! With your help, we will be able to raise funds to print this book and share the message.  And, in a special effort to illustrate Simon's story in real-world context, after the book is printed, a large portion of the proceeds from book sales will be going to Make-A-Wish Idaho(c) to help the organization make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

This is your chance. Share the light. Be the light.

HOW WILL FUNDS BE USED? 

  • Creative development of the book 
  • Book layout and design 
  • Production and book printing 
  • Operation expenses 
  • Book shipping 
  • Warehouse & fulfillment costs 
  • Kickstarter fees 
  • Legal & admin (ISBN number, barcode, registration fees) 
  • Reward production & development costs
  • Reward packaging and shipment

SPEAKING OF REWARDS...

Here is a photoshopped image of some of the rewards which WILL, but DON'T YET, exist.  Help them exist, and be among the first to hold them in your hands! 

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BOOK SPECS 

Printed by Global PSD Printing.  In the tradition of Global PSD, 7% Chance of Sunshine will be a beautifully printed, bound, high quality keepsake publication. 

Title: 7% Chance of Sunshine 

Illustrator: Meredith Fern Messinger 

Format: Paperback Size: 6.5x9"

Page count: 40 pages 

Genre: Wordless Picture Book 

Ages: All ages 

Estimated Publication Date: November 2015

MUCH GRATITUDE & MANY THANKS

With love, peace and many many thanks for helping this dream come true, 

Meredith Messinger

Risks and challenges

Everything is pretty much ready to go! The art is final and, after some layout and design, will be ready to send to the printer. There’s always the possibility that we could run into printer or delivery delays, but we will keep everyone posted if this becomes the case.

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    A handwritten "Thank You" postcard and a 7% Chance of Sunshine bookmark.

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    A handwritten "Thank You" postcard, a 7% Chance of Sunshine bookmark, and one 11x17 "Take What You Need" Poster, featuring Simon and offering faith, patience, forgiveness, peace, courage, love, joy, and kindness.

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    A handwritten "Thank You" postcard, 7% Chance of Sunshine bookmark, and a signed paperback copy of the book.

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    A handwritten "Thank You" postcard, a 7% Chance of Sunshine bookmark, one signed paperback copy of the book, and one signed 8x10" print from the book.

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    A handwritten "Thank You" postcard, a 7% Chance of Sunshine bookmark, a signed limited edition hardcover copy of the book, and two signed 8x10" prints from the book.

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    A handwritten "Thank You" postcard, a 7% Chance of Sunshine bookmark, a signed limited edition hardcover copy of the book, two 8x10" prints from the book, and your name listed in the dedication/thank you's.

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    A handwritten "Thank You" postcard, a 7% Chance of Sunshine bookmark, two signed limited edition hardcover copies of the book, three 8x10" prints from the book, and your name listed in the dedication/thank you's. I will also draw a picture of you (in 7% Chance style) on the dedication/thank you page, with your own jar of sunshine.

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    All of the above, plus an original painting in 7% Chance style of you or a person of your choosing.

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