The Starfish and the Whale-
"Once there was a starfish who wished he were a whale. He loved their eyes and fins and skin and great big, glossy tails. He wished that he could go explore the ocean deep and blue, but he was just a starfish. There was nothing he could do."
- with that introduction we join a troubled starfish on a journey to his heart's desire. Along the way the starfish meets a few creatures that help him to understand how to be grateful for the life he has and the family that loves him.
This rhyming picture book is made to be read out-loud! Phrases like, "The snail was small as small could be and slimey and quite slow", provide a fun challenge for children who are mastering their pronunciation.
The detailed illustrations will keep kids engaged long after the initial reading as they are visually transported to a beautiful underwater world. Each picture was sketched with pencil and paper, then painted on the computer. Textures and photo effects add realism to this fantastic world.
The book is written and most of the illustrations are done...just a few more tweaks and layout adjustments and this book is ready to go to print.
In order to get a manageable price per book we need to be able to place an order of at least 100 books. Our goal of $2,200 will cover the printing, shipping, color correction, layout design and other costs (Amazon and Kickstarter percentages). This a beautiful, full color, 24 page, 11x8.5 hardback book with thick stock and end sheets. You adults out there may want to keep an extra copy of this book for yourself!
Risks and challenges
Our goal is to get this book to people in time for Christmas! That's why our duration for this project is so short. We will be ready to go to print by December. Our printer here in Southern California will have all files layout-ready and waiting. Once our goal is met and we have enough books to complete the order minimum, we will give them the go ahead. We will get our proof in 3 business days. We will pickup our completed order 7-10 days after proof approval/or changes.
All other aspects of the rewards will go out as scheduled on December 20.
- (17 days)