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A children's book on how the fleeting nature of life need underscore the importance of living it
A children's book on how the fleeting nature of life need underscore the importance of living it
124 backers pledged $4,104 to help bring this project to life.
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What's this all about

This project started with an effort to combine a poem of Daniel's with Naomi's doodles, in an effort to create a playful approach to considering Death Inevitable. Instead of penning a book to support a child already experiencing loss, we hoped to preempt that, by conceiving something that would position death as a way of framing a meaningful life.

The book was created to broach death's poignant temperance of light-hearted youth in a positive, non-macabre way. If there's a moral to the story, it's that the best way to process the sadness of knowing our loved ones may not always be with us, is to share as much joy and love with them while they are.

Here's how the book starts:

Kickstarter limits the quality of image uploads, so the print variants of these images will be of higher quality than shown here.
Kickstarter limits the quality of image uploads, so the print variants of these images will be of higher quality than shown here.

Technical details

The book will be a 9x9 image-wrapped, hardcover, with library binding. For any paper-nerds out there, we're looking at 105lb text quality matte paper for the internal pages.

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Rewards

No good deed will go unrewarded. The bounties promised for each donation are listed to the right.

There are tote bags involved
There are tote bags involved

Anticipated timeline

(Don't worry; this picture isn't in the book)
(Don't worry; this picture isn't in the book)

 If funded, the printing and shipping of the book is expected to take 8-10 weeks. For pledge rewards that don't include a copy of the book, that wait time will be halved.

Risks and challenges

Aside from the risk of this project not getting funded and children everywhere unwittingly living on the precipice of mortality, this is a low-risk project. The drawings are done, the page spreads are sorted - we're ready to print.

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    Donation Level: For Your Viewing Pleasure -- Since you've gone and given us the money you probably would have spent on a matinée, we'll send you a pdf of the book for your small screen entertainment instead

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    Donation Level: Wish You Were Here -- In addition to the above, you'll get a set of three 5x7 postcards of illustrations from the book. They'll be sans book title, as to avoid throwing USPS into existential dilemma.

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    Donation Level: The Hard Stuff -- For this serious gesture of support, we'll send you a hard copy of the book along with the above. Also, the chance to opt in or out of the illustrator/author sealing the post-and-packaging with a kiss.

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    Donation Level: Bilbo Baggins -- In thankful return for your very committed support, we'll help you level-up your eco-conscious by sending an organic, cotton tote that will not only carry your kale, but possibly unnerve people with a screen-printed reference to the books' title. The above will all be included too.

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    Donation Level: The Philanthropist -- The most fitting response for such a kind donation would seem to be a donation on our part too: in addition to the above, we'll donate a second book, in your name, to a library or school of your choosing.

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Funding period

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