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By Chante McCoy
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About this project

Hi, I’m Chanté McCoy, author and dreamer. Some years back, I wrote Blue Bear and Snow Toad, a rhyming children’s picture book about a young bear and toad who resist hibernating, so they can experience the sights and sounds of winter. Like every child, they just want to stay up a bit longer, just in case they miss out on something exciting. 

My dream now is to see it in print.

I've paired up with a talented illustrator who brings the words to life with his charming, playful art. Richard Svensson, an artist from Sweden, brings a long list of publishing and film credits to the table, and you can see why. His illustrations are beautiful, and many make me laugh.

Blue Bear and Snow Toad is now ready to go out into the world. We’re currently planning a limited run of 1,000 copies of the 8.5" X 8.5" hard-bound picture book to be available in time for Winter 2017 and holiday gift giving. The picture book will be full color, coffee table quality. After all, it will be a work of art, in the vein of Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Toward that end, we need your help. And, to thank you, you receive what we think are some fun goodies, including copies of the book. 

As you may already know with Kickstarter, it's all or nothing. If the goal is met, the project goes forward. If not, your money is refunded. 

Please check out the reward levels below and see if there is one that is right for you or a child in your life. 

Please help the dream come alive.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

The book is just shy of being ready for print. The illustrations are on hand, the book is laid out, and the print bids have been solicited, with requested samples from printers provided to ensure the quality envisioned for the final four-color product.

We also received multiple quotes for the tie-in products, to make sure we're conservative in our choices and to provide reward levels that meet everyone's needs. Everything has been calculated down to the last penny, including shipping and handling, so we have hopefully covered every contingency.

I expect the books will be ready for delivery TO YOU prior to September, but I wanted to pad the calendar for any unexpected delays.

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    Bluebird

    A colorful bookmark featuring Blue Bear and Snow Toad

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    A hard-bound, print copy of “Blue Bear and Snow Toad”

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    Tundra Swan

    A signed copy of “Blue Bear and Snow Toad” with or without an inscription (your choice), along with a colorful bookmark featuring the sleep-resistant animals

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    Snow Toad

    A child's Snow Toad winter hat, along with a signed copy of “Blue Bear and Snow Toad” with or without an inscription (your choice) and a bookmark

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    Blue Bear

    A child's Blue Bear winter hat, a signed copy of “Blue Bear and Snow Toad” with or without an inscription (your choice), and a bookmark

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    Snowshoe Hare

    A signed copy of “Blue Bear and Snow Toad” with or without an inscription (your choice), a puzzle and coloring book featuring illustrations from the book, and a bookmark

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    Snowman

    A signed copy of “Blue Bear and Snow Toad” with or without an inscription (your choice), an embroidered blue polar fleece blanket, a bookmark, and your CHOICE of a 9" plush bear or 7" toad*

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    Hockey

    A 10” X 10” limited-edition, framed, high-quality giclée print of “Hare Lecture” (cover and illustration art) on acid-free, archival paper, a signed copy of “Blue Bear and Snow Toad” with or without an inscription (your choice), and a bookmark featuring the sleep-resistant animals

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    Sledding

    A 10” X 10” limited-edition, framed, high-quality giclée print of the "Hibernation” illustration on acid-free, archival paper, a signed copy of “Blue Bear and Snow Toad” with or without an inscription (your choice), and a bookmark featuring the sleep-resistant animals

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    Skating

    A 10” X 10” limited-edition, framed, high-quality giclée print of the "Heart Exhalation” illustration on acid-free, archival paper, a signed copy of “Blue Bear and Snow Toad” with or without an inscription (your choice), and a bookmark featuring the sleep-resistant animals

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    Winter

    All 3 limited-edition, framed, high-quality giclée prints, a signed copy of “Blue Bear and Snow Toad” with or without an inscription (your choice), and a bookmark featuring the sleep-resistant animals

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