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Two very different dogs, a dachshund and a labradoodle, having fun while getting into adventures in Canada's Arctic!
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The first book in “Doxie and Doodle Adventures” will be about Maddy and Kale's first winter together in Yellowknife, NWT.

The story goes something like this: Kale has a good thick coat of fur, but Maddy does not and so she is more affected by the cold. Maddy’s mom buys her a very nice warm coat, hat, and booties so that she can play outside with Kale without getting cold. Kale laughs when he first sees Maddy trying to walk in her booties and it makes Maddy insecure wearing the outfit. One cold evening, Maddy runs outside without putting her warm outfit on. Her mom and Kale both try to get her to come inside, but she continues to run away. Finally she gets so cold she can’t move any more. Kale finds her and carries her home. As they warm up by the fireplace Kale apologizes for laughing and Maddy promises to wear her warm clothes from now on, seeing how important they are for her health.

Maddy the Dachshund enjoying heat before winter comes!
Maddy the Dachshund enjoying heat before winter comes!
Kale the Labradoodle, so happy to see snow!
Kale the Labradoodle, so happy to see snow!

I need help to pay the illustrator and for publishing costs. Apart from someone else bringing my images to life, I am doing this completely on my own. I believe it will be great and enjoyed by all ages with its delightful illustrations and its fun story!

An initial character design of the two pups!
An initial character design of the two pups!

This book will be for early readers but enjoyable to read to younger children too. This first book will show the moral of how easy our actions can hurt and the importance of using our words. As well the northern geared issue of the importance of wearing proper winter clothing.

I have lived in the north my entire life and believe this would be a great way to showcase the beauty of being North of 60.

Risks and challenges

The risks for this project are very small: I am 100% committed to make this book. I have interviewed numerous illustrators and selected one. I have done a lot of research on self-publishing through Amazon and will make the book available in both e-book and print format.

While this is my first time publishing a book, it is a passion project for me! I am in love with the characters as they are my own pets, and I will be completing this first book followed by many more! Once it is done and in your hands it will be spectacular!

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    A personal thank you and autograph by both stars of the book (signed with their paws) emailed to you :)

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    A postcard printed with an illustration from the book and a personal message from Kale and Maddy (signed with their paws) to hand on the fridge or pin to your wall just because the pups will make you smile!

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    The E-Book! digital version of the book (PDF, ePub, Mobi) and a personal thank you and autograph (signed with their paws) emailed to you by both stars of the book :)

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    The Printed Book! with an autograph and message from the stars (signed with their paws) inside the completed book mailed to you!

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    Your name on the Thank You page! of the printed book! which will be mailed to you with an autograph with message from the dogs inside the printed book!

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    I will name a character after you! There is a character of a raven and a teddy bear! Your name on a thank you page of the book, and an autographed printed book mailed to you.

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