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Self publishing my Children's Book. "Peaches The Corgi:Who To Be". A story about a dog who isn't comfortable in his own fur!
Self publishing my Children's Book. "Peaches The Corgi:Who To Be". A story about a dog who isn't comfortable in his own fur!
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My name is Jessie and I am an early childhood preschool teacher. However, when I am not busy in my classroom, I am working to obtain my bachelor's is Elementary education with a focus on English/writing.
Being in both the young classroom and university classrooms allows me to look at a wide variety of picture/children books. However, both teachers and education professors have come to the consensus that we need more universal and inclusive books. This is where the idea of Peaches the Corgi was born!
Concept Art
Concept Art
"Peaches the Corgi: Who To Be" tells the story of Peaches, a small corgi puppy who doesn't feel quite comfortable in his fur. Peaches wants to be like the other animals he knows. The story then delves into exploration and self-love. Ending on a positive, but not so forced note. 
I feel it is important for children to understand that having self doubt is quite normal, but there is always something unique within us all. Just like Peaches, I have dealt with feeling too small. At the height of four foot nine, I still do! But, I still love myself for my quirkiness.
I have been lucky enough to have a singular solid copy of "Peaches the Corgi: Who To Be". The story was both written and illustrated by me. The book is squared shape, perfect for little hands to grasp. It includes 20 full colored matte pages, 4 pattern pages and a glossy cover and back which includes Peaches himself.
I have been able to share this book around in order to get an opinion on if children would like the book. It has been shared with fellow teachers, education professors , parents and peers. Each person who has been able to read the book insists more copies should be made and shared.
First Colored Drawing of Peaches (Made on a University Computer using MS paint)
First Colored Drawing of Peaches (Made on a University Computer using MS paint)
 I've also had the wonderful ability to share it in preschool and kindergarten classrooms with massive success. Children reacted positively during read aloud. Some wanted to keep the book and bring it home!
So, this is why I am here. I feel as though this book can make a massive difference in childhood classrooms. Allowing for inclusion and self-love. 
So, if I am able to obtain the total amount of $1,250 , I will use that money to order 50 solid print copies. Several copies will be donated to classrooms in need of books and resource reading centers. The remaining copies will be available for purchase on Amazon. 

A future thank you for any supporters. I hope others can see the importance of picture books for young readers!

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I've had a tough time saving up enough money on a teachers salary. Plus, also paying for school dips into my dwindling funds. However, every spare dime I have is going towards making this book. Because to me, the ability to share this with children in school classrooms feels worth it to me.

Someone suggested I do a gofundme, which I attempted. But, I soon realized it hardly seemed fair to not have a reward for people who are kind enough to back my idea. So, I'd rather use my illustrative talents to give out some goodies for supporters!

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    Peaches The Corgi Coloring Pages (5 Pg)

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