About this project
Kickstarter campaign has successfully ended, thanks to our backers. You can still get info and BUY books, toys and other stuff from our WEBSITE.
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Have You seen the video above? You have? OK then...
We're making completely new fairy-tale, an illustrated children book. In ENGLISH, CYRILLIC, and LATIN edition. Tubby and Stretch are pals, misunderstood in this world full of prejudices. Tubby is as wide as Stretch is tall. Not fitting anywhere else, they each went from their own end of the empire until they met, became true friends, and went to help - who else but a princess.
In our country, only few books for children are published per year. We hope that publishing "The adventures of Tubby and Stretch" will help improve that. You have the opportunity to help us finish the book, which we have been working on for more than two years, during our free time. We're almost done, now help us to print it and get your signed copy.
It's for children age 3 to 10... and for dragons. And mothers. Children mothers, not dragon mothers. Oh yes, it's for daddies as well... Also, we have an audio book for younger than 3, and older kids can read it... It would be easier if we wrote that it's for everyone, right? This book is for everyone that likes fairy-tales.
Sometimes it's better to be different, silly, with a soul like a child's.
Jelena Kojović Tepić, awarded journalist and writer. Most important - mother to a boy that likes fairy-tales, a lot. She makes cookies almost like the Dragon.
Dejan Mijatović, well experienced and educated illustrator. Talks a little, draws a lot.
Brian Castleforte, Artist and Creative Director/Motion Graphics Designer/Animator based in Los Angeles, CA. Living each day in gratitude.
Mladen Đukić, a professor of animation, director and producer. Likes trees.
Because it promotes true values. It's okay to be different. Tubby and Stretch, thanks to their physical "shortcomings", and readiness to lean on each other, are able to pass where an entire army failed before them. At the same time they have great time, not paying attention to differences, but to who is a good person.
Lara Pejić, Montessori teacher and art historian:
"An adventurous tale of an unusual fellowship, dominated by modesty, simplicity, spontaneity... Admit, seldom you have the chance to read something this warm... as it was written with a lot of love... Something that makes you laugh, completely unplanned, when Tubby does somersaults sideways."
Dајana Šipraga Zlojutro (CaraDara), blogger and mom:
"The amazing story of friendship that children need to listen to. I know, there are many picture books, but this would be a really, really ours."
UPDATE ON TOYS:
We started as a picture book, but now something wonderful happened: our team is reinforced with acclaimed LA based artist, Brian Castleforte.
He's going to design our four main characters into paper toys! Check out his announcement:
Now, we have to reach the stretch goal of 5.000 USD to make this affordable, and we're going to ADD ONE TOY OF YOUR CHOICE TO ALL physical rewards! Also, we're going to add a separate reward as well, if someone wants to buy all four toys, or ADD THEM TO EXISTING REWARD.
Now, please read the project description below, and find more info on this important "update on toys", as well as the whole project, if You're a newcomer.
Thanks Castleforte, for making this happen!
Brian Castleforte is the creator of nicepapertoys.com, the first and only paper toy social network and the author of Papertoy Monsters, an amazing book of 50 papertoys for kids of ALL ages, now available in four languages, with a follow up book of robots on the way. Here are some of his designs:
In following two months, he's going to create papertoy design of all four characters: Tubby, Stretch, Princess and the Dragon. Here's a VERY quick sketch:
If we achieve the 5.000 USD stretch goal, we'll be able to add, for free, one paper toy of Your choice to every physical item (book, poster, T-shirt) we have in our rewards. Also, we're establishing a new reward: "All four toys", that You can pledge separately, or with other rewards.
We're very happy that Tubby and Stretch have chance to reach this important stretch goal: Kids will be able not just to hear or read the story, they will also have their characters leaving the book into their hands and beginning a new life. Also, there's additional excuse for parents to spend more quality time with young ones, assembling the toys together.
Griša on acting, Sina on the shooting, Dejo for the translation, Lara and kindergarten Maslačak, all the friends who follow and encourage us from the beginning. A big THANK YOU to Jack, for being a part of our team and helping us with the project. Our Ministry of Education and Culture, which also supported this project. Rabbit Vladimir and all the fairy-tale heroes we grew up with.
Even if You can't support us this time, but You like what we're doing, You could do something very important: Share! On social media, emails, with the word of mouth. We're a small team, doing this from the heart, and we don't have big budget for promotion.
You decided to support us? GREAT! When pledging, look carefully which language edition You're choosing. Also, all countries other than Bosnia and Herzegovina have additional shipping costs. Minimal, but they are required.
The Adventures of Tubby and Stretch will come back with more books!
Avanture Trbe i Dugog će se vratiti sa još knjiga!
Авантуре Трбе и Дугог ће се вратити са још књига!
Risks and challenges
There's no serious risk. The illustrated book is almost done. We just need that small boost at the end. This campaign is also aimed towards much better quality of print, because, if more people contribute, we'll get a better price, and thus better quality in the print. Furthermore, if we get a lot of support, we'll add more pages, and more rewards. All rewards are made in Bosnia/Herzegovina, so we really control the situation.
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