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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, July 17 2019 3:43 PM UTC +00:00.

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WHY YOU'LL WANT PRINCESS PIRATES 

Above all, Princess Pirates is an ADVENTURE book filled with fun and exciting illustrations! It's got jungles, pirate ships, lava, tigers, a sought-after treasure, an enchantress--basically all the ingredients for your child's ideal pirate quest. First and foremost this book is about engaging  your child in a great story that you can both cherish. But, what's awesome about Princess Pirates is that on top of that, this book:

1) Role models bold, brave female characters which are important for children of both genders to see! Girls need more adventure books to see strong, bold, and DARING people they can relate to! And you know what? Boys need to see girls in these kinds of role too!

2) Encourages children to use imagination to foster creativity. Imagination is a magical thing! Children have an amazing ability to find joy in pretending, especially when you can get them away from screen time for a bit. This book helps children see how they can re-imagine their surroundings into new adventures to do just that. This kind of imagination sparks valuable creativity that will serve them their whole life long.

3) Tears down gender stereotypes. Useless gender stereotypes not only limit a child’s imagination, but their thoughts on possibilities for their future. Girls shouldn’t feel like because society has said pirates are a “boy thing” they shouldn’t like them. Who cares what “society” says?! Be you and love it!

4) Helps develop vocabulary and reading skills in a fun way. This book is a rhyming book which is fun for smaller children to hear and really helps early readers develop their reading skills. There are just a couple words that your child may not know--this was done on purpose because I think children’s books are the perfect opportunity to grow your child’s vocabulary! 

WHAT IS PRINCESS PIRATES ?

Princess Pirates is the story of three sisters as they dare to be brave and imagine a whole new world right inside their very home. They start off as princesses in their castle but hear an enchantress has their treasure. They then become pirates, too, and embark on a daring adventure. They sail across oceans, cross a river of lava, travel through the jungle, and even fight tigers to find their treasure. There is nothing too difficult that these fearless girls cannot find a way through!

HOW YOU CAN HELP AND WHAT YOU'LL GET FOR IT!

While I have written this book and have had it fully illustrated, when you back this project you're really pre-ordering Princess Pirates to help me fund my first production run of books. Here are the various rewards can you get for backing:

$10 3 PDF coloring pages

Receive 3 PDF coloring pages for your kids, sketched by the magnificent Polina Klimenko! These will be e-mailed to you so you can print them over and over again for your child(ren) to color!

  • $28 ($24 early bird!) One hardcover book, eye patch, 3 PDF coloring pages

Receive ONE hard cover copy of Princess Pirates plus ONE eye patch for your child's next swashbuckling adventure and the THREE PDF coloring pages sketched exclusively for this Kickstarter. 

  • $54 ($35 early bird!) 2 hardcover books, 2 eye patches, 3 PDF coloring pages

  • $108 ($67 early bird!) 4 hardcover books, 4 eye patches, 3 PDF coloring pages

  • $130 ($82 early bird!) 5 hardcover books, 5 eye patches, 3 PDF coloring pages

  • $240 ($150 early bird!) 10 hardcover books, 10 eye patches, 3 PDF coloring pages

Thank YOU and don't forget to follow me!

Thanks for making this dream come true for me (it means the world to me!) AND for promoting limitless imagination! Be sure to follow me on 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/dkackerman_

Facebook: www.facebook.com/D-K-Ackerman-370618233734276/

Website: www.dkackerman.com


 Illustrator Extraordinaire: Polina Klimenko  

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Polina is from Krasnodar Russia, but currently lives in the Netherlands. Believe it or not, I found Polina's work on Instagram first and knew she was exactly what I was looking for! I messaged her and asked how she would feel about illustrating a children's book for me and THANK GOONDESS she said yes! Her attention to detail and sweet style has given the story a life like I couldn't have imagined myself! 

Risks and challenges

My book is already formatted and ready to be mass produced. I'm ordering my books from Twain's Press (www.twainspress.com) which is a great printing company. They have amazing quality control and have an established track record of success so rest assured I will be able to fulfill my Kickstarter orders ON TIME should I reach my funding goal.

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