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Sshhh! It's a secret. This is one of the best kids' books you'll ever read. Donate now before the toilet cleaning squirrel goes nuts!

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The only potential risk I can foresee is if I am suddenly attacked late at night by squirrels that resent being stereotyped as janitors.

But seriously... it may take a short while to get the project fully paginated and prepared for the printing presses. As a former commercial printing expert, I know that it will require some time to schedule press runs, to acquire raw materials for the printing run, and to convert files to Raster Image Protocol for the web presses. This will require some patience and understanding, but it will be well worth the wait!

Other than that, I'm ready to go... I've got a great product and lots of professional experience in all the right industries. So, please give generously!

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    Pledge of $10 or more... An e-book copy of "Around the Corner and Under the Fridge," an original, light verse book of poetry for children, complete with more than 80 hilarious poems and 40 delightful illustrations.

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    Pledge $30 or more... All of the above, plus you will receive an autographed, hard-copy paperback version of the book. (Shipping is free.)

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    Pledge $75 or more... All of the above, plus your hard-copy paperback will be hand-signed by the author and made out to you personally (or the person of your choice).

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    The "Author's Circle" Pledge of $150 or more... All of the above, plus to commemorate your special pledge, your name will be included in the book and will be printed on a special page under the caption "The Author's Circle of Distinguished Friends: Those Who Truly Made This Book Possible".

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    The "Patron of the Arts" Pledge of $300 or more [Limited to only 100] The "Patron of the Arts" Pledge of $300 or more... All of the above, plus you will receive an enlarged giclee [or possibly lithograph] of the book's cover, hand-signed by the author. These reproductions will be a Limited Edition printing of only 100 units. (First come, first served.)

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    The "Elite" Pledge of $500 or more... All of the above, but instead of the cover giclee, you may select any page of the book you wish, and it will be made into a giclee [or lithograph] for you, and it will come to you hand-signed by the author.

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    The "Grand Dinstinction" Pledge of $1000 or more... You will receive all of the above, except instead of the limited edition cover or the hand-chosen lithograph, you will receive one artist's proof, hand-signed and framed by the author. Limited to one (and only one) artist proof per original illustration of the book. Note: All proofs will be randomly selected, and once they are gone, they are gone. These proofs will be those selected exclusively by the author for the printing of the book.

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    The "Coup de Gras!" PLEDGE of $2000 or more... Huzzah! With your special pledge of $2000, you will receive everything up to, and including, the "Author's Circle", but instead of a reproduction, you will receive the holy grail of all prizes-- the final smashing blow to victory! Yes, you will receive one of the book's original pieces of art, fully illustrated and hand-signed by the author, and tastefully framed. Furthermore, you will be honored with your name on a special page of the book acknowledging you to be the sole owner of one of the book's original illustrations. This distinct privilege will serve as your proof of the art's historical provenance, so that you may have record of your ownership, as well as proof of authenticity. (Note: As owner, you will not retain any subsidiary rights to the art you receive, and you may not reproduce the art in any fashion, without prior legal consent from the author.)

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    The "Ultimate Pledge" of $10,000 or more... Any philanthropist who donates this sum of money (or more) to help fund this project will receive the "Coup de Gras" of all Golden Tickets: a personal visit from the author [with a probable Media crew following him], and will also receive from him a private treasure that he has reserved for such an auspicious occasion. (Note: Such treasure shall not be disclosed until the donation is fully met and the goal of the project is achieved.) This is limited to one and only one. (And of course, you will also receive one "Coup de Gras" authentic piece of art, as well as a signed copy of the book, the aforementioned e-copy,the postcard... and a medal.)

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