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What happens when a spider refuses to kill other bugs? Will he starve to death? What about his urge to web, and how will art save him?
What happens when a spider refuses to kill other bugs? Will he starve to death? What about his urge to web, and how will art save him?
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Feel free to judge this book by its cover.
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Q: Is "A spider's heART" a children's book?

A: It is intentionally written to cater to different ages. Kids 3-7 will get the general story, 7-14 will get the more complex language and humor. 14 and up will enjoy the footnotes at the bottom of each page.

Q: What is the book about?

A: It's about choosing a path that is right for oneself and not giving up. It is also about creativity and how it can help anyone solve any problem. It is also a (very) general introduction to art for young kids. At the end of the book there is a glossary that presents the original pieces side by side with Little Pablo's interpretations of these art works.

Q: I felt there is also a vegetarian message in the book

A: Look... Little Pablo is a picky eater. True. First and foremost, he is motivated by morals, but truth be told- he just can't bare the thought of eating animals. Another way to answer this question is: "Yes, he is a vegetarian".

Q: What kind of art will you introduce in the book?

A: Mostly modern art. We practically went for the cornerstones of art education. It was also important for us to choose works that are communicative and easy to digest. Below is a sample of the glossary we intend to have at the end of the book.

Q: What are the footnotes about?

A: The footnotes are designed to keep every reader engaged no matter how young or shriveled they are. If one does use this book as a read aloud children's book, one should know that the footnotes are not meant for kids and therefore should not be read aloud or otherwise one might have some explaining to do.

Q: Are there any profanities in the footnotes?

A: F no. No, really - NO.

Posters available in 11x17, 20x30 and Awesome x Beautiful.
Posters available in 11x17, 20x30 and Awesome x Beautiful.

Q: It seems like a long book for a good night story?

A: Only because it is. On the first page of the book you will find a few instructions, one of them is about pacing yourself and not trying to finish the book in one evening.

Q: Why does the story happen in Brooklyn?

A: We don't decide these things. It just happened in Brooklyn. Our job is to report the series of events that took place.

Q: Why such a large format?

A: It's not that large. It's 11x14. Actually, it's kind of big, you're right. We designed it as an art book, a coffee table book, a book that should not be placed on a shelf (but rather, lives outside a bookcase), a book that watches "The Bachelor" with the family and takes part in lively family debates about "The Bachelor".

You send us an image of your loved ones and we'll convince Little Pablo to web it, (see rewards).
You send us an image of your loved ones and we'll convince Little Pablo to web it, (see rewards).

Q: Will you add stretch goals

A: Why that's an excellent idea. Yes, we would like to add color to the book and ultimately even make a short animated film that would be available for free download for all our backers. Below is our stretch goal table.

Q: What are you going to do with the money?

A: Make it rain, wait, no. We are going to use it responsibly. The minimum funding amount will allow us to print and ship 500 books. When and if we raise $20,000, aside from printing and shipping more books, we will be able to afford a professional editor. If we raise $40,000 we can add color and from there you can follow the stretch goal table.

Some images of work-in-progress never hurt anyone.
Some images of work-in-progress never hurt anyone.
Little Pablo wears T-shirts with positive messages. He is wonderful that way.
Little Pablo wears T-shirts with positive messages. He is wonderful that way.
This is us posing for the camera
This is us posing for the camera
Local bugs look in awe at Little Pablo's creations
Local bugs look in awe at Little Pablo's creations
Little Pablo's autograph exploration
Little Pablo's autograph exploration

Risks and challenges

Printing is a simple process until you complicate it with specific demands about specific paper, binding and overall quality, which we intend to get. Fortunately, we have years of printing experience and complicating things. We are in touch with a couple of excellent print shops here in the U.S., and also with 3 other print shops in Iceland (They print marvelous stuff up there), Italy and Israel.

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