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*** WE HAVE A MAJOR UPDATE - PAPER TOYS! *** Help us publish children's picture book, "The Adventures of Tubby and Stretch".
Children's picture book, "The Adventures of Tubby and Stretch", with PAPER TOYS.
Children's picture book, "The Adventures of Tubby and Stretch", with PAPER TOYS.
154 backers pledged $4,004 to help bring this project to life.

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Kickstarter campaign has successfully ended, thanks to our backers. You can still get info and BUY books, toys and other stuff from our WEBSITE.

Kikstarter kampanja je uspiješno završena, zahvaljujući svima koji su nas podržali. Još uvijek možete dobiti informacije i KUPITI knjige, igračke i ostale stvari na našem VEB SAJTU.

Кикстартер кампања је успијешно завршена, захваљујући свима који су нас подржали. Још увијек можете добити информације и КУПИТИ књиге, играчке и остале ствари на нашем ВЕБ САЈТУ.

Kliknite ovdje za prevod / Click for translation
Kliknite ovdje za prevod / Click for translation

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.

In English / Штампаћемо књигу и на ћирилици / Štampaćemo knjigu i na latinici
In English / Штампаћемо књигу и на ћирилици / Štampaćemo knjigu i na latinici

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.

Party at the Castle / Весела дружина / Zabava u dvorcu
Party at the Castle / Весела дружина / Zabava u dvorcu

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."

There are plenty of side characters / Пуно споредних ликова / Puno sporednih likova
There are plenty of side characters / Пуно споредних ликова / Puno sporednih likova

 UPDATE ON TOYS:

* not actual design of the toys
* not actual design of the 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:

Crazy, huh?

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:

Rainbros papertoys
Rainbros papertoys
HedKase papertoys
HedKase papertoys
FreakyTiki papertoys
FreakyTiki papertoys

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:

Quick sketch of Tubby papertoy, not final toy
Quick sketch of Tubby papertoy, not final toy

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.

Castleforte at his studio
Castleforte at his studio

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. 

Kickstarter is "all or nothing". If we don't get the full amount, all money is returned and the project will not be backed. So, please share the info, our website, or Facebook page.

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.

Thank You for Your time.

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    Audiobook / Аудио снимак / Audio snimak
    (digital download/digitalna kopija)

    Thanks for your support! You get a digital audio book, read by Jelena, the author. In Serbian, for now.

    Хвала на подршци! Добићете дигиталну копију аудио снимка на којем Јелена, аутор, чита своју бајку.

    Hvala na podršci, dobićete digitalnu kopiju audio snimka na kojem Jelena, autor, čita svoju bajku.

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    eBook / Дигитална копија књиге / Digitalna kopija knjige

    We will prepare the book in a .mobi, .epub, and .pdf format for use on any device.
    Припремићемо књигу у .mobi, .epub, и .pdf формату, да се може читати на свим уређајима.
    Pripremićemo knjigu u .mobi, .epub, i .pdf formatu, da se može čitati na svim uređajima.

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    NEW! / NOVO!

    4 TOYS / 4 ИГРАЧKЕ / 4 IGRAČKE

    Tubby, Stretch, Princess and the Dragon, designed by Castleforte, printed on A4 paper, die cut, so you can assemble them on your own.

    Трба, Дуги, Принцеза и Змај, као папирне играчке, дизајниране од Castleforte-а. Штампане на А4 папиру, већ изрезане, да их можете лакше склопити.

    Trba, Dugi, Princeza i Zmaj, kao papirne igračke, dizajnirane od Castleforte-a. Štampane na A4 papiru, već izrezane, da ih možete lakše sklopiti.

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    EARLY BIRD - Signed Picture Book

    ENGLISH language edition.
    You'll receive "The Adventures of Tubby and Stretch" Book signed by the author. Plus, You'll make us proud that one more person supports our effort.
    Shipping for Bosnia and Herzegovina included, other shipping costs are 4-5 USD, depending on the part of the world.

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    КО ПРИЈЕ ДЈЕВОЈЦИ... - Потписана илустрована књига

    ЋИРИЛИЧНО издање.
    Добићете књигу "Авантуре Трбе и Дугог", с потписом аутора. Oвих првих 50 копија су јефтиније од осталих.
    Поштарина урачуната за БиХ, за остале земље је 4-5 USD.

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    KO PRIJE DJEVOJCI... - Potpisana ilustrovana knjiga

    LATINIČNO izdanje.
    Dobićete knjigu "Avanture Trbe i Dugog", s potpisom autora. Ovih prvih 50 kopija su jeftinije od ostalih.
    Poštarina uračunata za BiH, za ostale zemlje je 4-5 USD.

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    Signed Picture Book

    ENGLISH language edition.
    You'll receive "The Adventures of Tubby and Stretch" Book signed by the author. Plus, You'll make us proud that one more person supports our effort.

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    Потписана илустрована књига

    ЋИРИЛИЧНО издање.
    Добићете књигу "Авантуре Трбе и Дугог", с потписом аутора. Плус, учинићете нас срећним - још једна особа која цијени наш труд.
    Поштарина урачуната за БиХ, за остале земље је 4-5 USD.

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    Potpisana ilustrovana knjiga

    LATINIČNO izdanje.
    Dobićete knjigu "Avanture Trbe i Dugog", s potpisom autora. Plus, učinićete nas srećnim - još jedna osoba koja cijeni naš trud.
    Poštarina uračunata za BiH, za ostale zemlje je 4-5 USD.

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    T-shirt / Мајица / Majica

    Exclusive limited edition of t-shirt, in your choice of adult or children's size!
    There will be two variants as well, for princesses and dragons :)

    Ограничена серија мајица, Ви бирате величину, за одрасле или дјецу!
    Правићемо и двије варијанте, за принцезе и змајеве :)

    Ograničena serija majica, Vi birate veličinu, za odrasle ili djecu!
    Pravićemo i dvije varijante, za princeze i zmajeve :)

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    Castle Combo!

    ENGLISH language edition.
    Signed book, eBook, T-shirt and a poster!
    Shipping for Bosnia and Herzegovina included, other shipping costs are 13-21 USD, depending on the part of the world.

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    Велика комбинација!

    ЋИРИЛИЧНА верзија
    Потписана књига, дигитална копија књиге, мајица и постер!
    Поштарина урачуната за БиХ, за остале земље је 13-21 USD.

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    Velika kombinacija!

    LATINIČNA verzija
    Potpisana knjiga, digitalna kopija knjige, majica i poster!
    Poštarina uračunata za BiH, za ostale zemlje je 13-21 USD.

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    Your name on Thank You Page

    Yes, we'll have a separate page for all of you that support us this way. Thanks in advance!
    Oh, and You get your signed copy of the book ;)
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    Ваше име на страници захвалности

    Да, имаћемо посебну страницу захвалности за све вас који нас овако подржите. Хвала унапријед!
    Ах да, добијате и потписану књигу :)
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    Vaše ime na stranici zahvalnosti

    Da, imaćemo posebnu stranicu zahvalnosti za sve vas koji nas ovako podržite. Hvala unaprijed!
    Ah da, dobijate i potpisanu knjigu :)
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    Donation to Hospital/Kindergarten/Library

    You're awesome! We'll send 5 books to the institution of Your choice in Bosnia and Herzegovina. We can help with the list.
    Oh, and You get your signed copy of the book ;)
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    Donacija bolnici/vrtiću/biblioteci

    Pa vi ste sjajni! Poslaćemo, u Vaše ime, 5 knjiga u instituciju po Vašem izboru u Bosni i Hercegovini. Možemo Vam i pomoći pri izboru.
    Ah da, dobijate i potpisanu knjigu :)
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    Донација болници/вртићу/библиотеци

    Па ви сте сјајни! Послаћемо, у Ваше име, 5 књига у институцију по Вашем избору у Босни и Херцеговини. Можемо Вам и помоћи при избору.
    Ах да, добијате и потписану књигу :)
    Поштарина урачуната за БиХ, за остале земље је 4-5 USD.

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    You're our angel

    ENGLISH language edition.
    Dejan will draw You, and that illustration will be a part of the Thank You page. Cool, right? Well, fully deserved.
    We'll print that illustration for You as a poster!
    Plus, You get signed book, eBook, T-shirt and a poster! FREE shipping.

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    Наш анђео

    ЋИРИЛИЧНА верзија.
    Дејан ће Вас нацртати, и та илустрација ће бити дио странице захвалности. Сјајно, зар не? Сасвим заслужено.
    Odштампаћемо Вам ту илустрацију и као постер!
    Плус, потписана књига, дигитална копија књиге, мајица и постер! Бесплатна испорука.

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    Naš anđeo

    LATINIČNA verzija.
    Dejan će Vas nacrtati, i ta ilustracija će biti dio stranice zahvalnosti. Sjajno, zar ne? Sasvim zasluženo.
    Odštampaćemo Vam tu ilustraciju i kao poster!
    Plus, potpisana knjiga, digitalna kopija knjige, majica i poster! Besplatna isporuka.

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Funding period

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