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Daddy's Mini-Me is a children's book about the proud moments of a father as he cheers on the early developmental stages of his baby.
Daddy's Mini-Me is a children's book about the proud moments of a father as he cheers on the early developmental stages of his baby.
Daddy's Mini-Me is a children's book about the proud moments of a father as he cheers on the early developmental stages of his baby.
339 backers pledged CA$ 12,864 to help bring this project to life.

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Daddy's Mini Me: Children's Book For All Fathers & Toddlers

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Stretch Goal
We did it! Thank you so much! Daddy's Mini-Me will be published before Father's Day, thanks to your generous contributions! We have already pre-sold over 200 hardcover copies. 1000 copies will be ordered for our first print run. Before the Kickstarter campaign ends, our goal is to push pre-order sales until every copy is gone! By doing so, we hope to unlock the following stretch goals.

Giving Back To My Community: I'm committed to make a difference in this world. Therefore, when this book is published, I will be donating a percentage of book sales to non-profit organizations that focuses on children in foster care and youth development.

The Inspiration: For the first time ever, I found myself in a Father-Son bonding moment. On that same day, I made a promised that history will never repeat itself and I will always be there for my son. When my son was born, I decided to take a year off work so that I can capture every moment of my son's life. Daddy's Mini-Me was recreated based on these proud and special moments that I was able to witness of my son's early developmental stages.

A Teaser from the Story:

-"Daddy, Daddy, look at me, I can smile when you smile at me."
-"I am looking, I can see. You can smile just like me!"
-"go, Go GO, my Mini-me!" 

...and so the story continues

About The Book

Daddy's Mini-Me is intended to be a 32-page, fully illustrated, hardcover children's picture book written for ages: newborn to 4 years old. The illustration was drawn by the talented, St. Lucian born, Ted M. Sandiford who is a father of 6 children. This children's book is for all proud fathers to read to their toddlers. Of course, mummy can read it out loud to their babies too.

The Fight

 On February 21, 2018, I received a response from a children's book agent. The letter stated, "...in today's market, stories on African American "fathers" is such a tough sell." I beg to differ.
I am determined to end this stereotype!

Everything we make through this Kickstarter will help, specifically in these areas:

  • First print run of 1000 copies by PrintNinja.com
  • Shipping and packaging by Canada Post
  • Book cover and interior design to be hired
  • Illustrations by Ted M. Sandiford
  • 12-Piece Puzzle by createjigsawpuzzles.com
  • Daddy's Mini-Me T-shirts by All Things Pretty
  • Coloring pages and bookmarks by Creative Factor
  • Sample Book by Print Ninja
  • Copyrights
  • Editing by Tracy Blaine
  • Layout & Design to be hired
  • Kickstarter fees (5-10% of funds)
  • Other unforeseen fees to be determined

If you know a parent who is looking for books like these, let them know about this campaign! If you have a contact in the media - we'd love to hear from them! If you have words of encouragement or believe in our mission - we'd love to hear from you! Just email us at info@arnoldhenry.com! Even when the campaign ends, you can still keep updated on Daddy's Mini-Me.

Daddy's Mini-Me T-Shirts printed by

All Things Pretty
All Things Pretty

Promotional material, Coloring Pages and Bookmarks printed by

Creative Factor
Creative Factor

Daddy's Mini-me book will be printed by

Print Ninja
Print Ninja

Risks and challenges

The cost to expedite 1000 books in time for father's day is quite costly. Hopefully, we get all the backers their rewards in a timely manner. We have found a great printer that we plan to work with after comparing costs, experience and quality. The only thing left to do now is turn Daddy's Mini-Me into a reality for millions of fathers and their children!

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $8

    Daddy's Mini-Me Postcard

    You will receive a bookmark and a 4x6 postcard of the front cover of Daddy's Mini-Me with a personalized thank you from the author.

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    • A thank you postcard
    • Bookmark
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    Daddy's Mini-Me [Ebook]

    eBook Version

    You will receive an eBook version of Daddy's Mini-Me for download. This will be a high-quality, professionally-produced ebook containing all of the finished artwork.

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    • Ebook Version
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    Daddy's Mini Me [Unsigned Hardcover]

    You will receive a full-color, professionally produced, unsigned hardcover copy of Daddy's Mini-Me. Also, the ebook version as stated above.

    Caribbean, Europe, Australia, Canada, and USA Friendly Shipping!

    Includes:
    • Hardcover Copy of Daddy's Mini-Me
    • Ebook Version
    • A thank you postcard
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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About US$ 19

    For The Love of Daddies

    If you are thinking: "I don't really need any of these kid-related products, but I believe in the importance of children's books about fathers," then your donation is appreciated.

    P.S. For as long as I live, I will be donating 10% of Daddy's Mini-Me book sales to a local non-profit organization that focuses on youth care & development.

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    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About $23

    Autographed Hardcover

    You will receive one autographed copy of Daddy's Mini-Me.

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    • Autograph Hardcover Book
    • Bookmark
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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $38

    Daddy Inspires Daddies

    Read it! Share it! Donate it!

    Share the inspiration with other Dads. You will receive 2 autographed copies of Daddies Mini-Me.

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    • Autograph Hardcover Book
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    Pledge CA$ 80 or more About $61

    Daddy's Baby Swag

    Coloring Page + T-Shirt + Hardcover Book + 12 Piece Puzzle + Bookmark + Daddy's Mini-Me Thank You Postcard

    You will receive one selected coloring page from inside the book for extra bonding time between Daddy and baby, a Daddy's Mini-Me T-shirt for some baby swag, a 12 piece Daddy's Mini-Me puzzle and lastly, an unsigned hardcover book of Daddy's Mini-Me with a bookmark.

    Includes:
    • Printable Coloring Page
    • Daddy's Mini-Me T-shirt
    • Hardcover Copy of Daddy's Mini-Me
    • 12 Piece Daddy's Mini-Me Puzzle
    • Bookmark
    • A thank you postcard
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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About US$ 76

    Daddy & Baby Day Out

    You are invited to the exclusive and epic book launch party based in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Of course, Mummy is invited too. You will receive an autographed hardcover copy of Daddy's Mini- Me as well as all the items listed below.

    Location: TBA

    Includes:
    • Autograph Hardcover Book
    • Daddy's Mini-Me T-shirt
    • Printable Coloring Page
    • Light Refreshments
    • Free access to book launch party
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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $114

    Big Daddy Savings

    Bulk Order!

    You will receive 10 full-color, professionally produced, unsigned hardcover copies of Daddy's Mini-Me.

    Caribbean, Europe, Australia, Canada, and USA Friendly Shipping!

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    • 10× Hardcover Copy of Daddy's Mini-Me
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    Pledge CA$ 200 or more About $152

    The Coaching Experience

    Do you know of a kid needing motivation?

    Do you know that the author is a skill development basketball coach and a motivational speaker? Treat your son, daughter or stranger to a one hour and a half, 1-on-1 private lesson. Also, receive an autographed paperback copy of the author's first published inspirational basketball book, Hanging On To My Dreams. Rated 5 stars on Amazon.com.

    Must be from Calgary, Alberta or surrounding areas. Also, available for St. Lucians during the St. Lucia Book Signing.

    Includes:
    • Access to gym
    • 30 minutes motivational speech
    • One hour basketball workout
    • Hanging On To My Dreams [Paperback]
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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $380

    Author Visit

    Motivational speech + Reading + Donation

    The author of Daddy's Mini-Me will visit a children's hospital, library, school or organization of your choosing for a 60-minute presentation. 10 autographed copies of Daddy's Mini-Me will be donated on your behalf.

    Must be within Calgary, Alberta or surrounding areas. Also, available for St. Lucians during the St. Lucia Book Signing.

    Includes:
    • 10× Autograph Hardcover Book
    • A 60-minute motivational speech
    • Interactive reading
    • Printable Coloring Page
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    Pledge CA$ 5,000 or more About $3,798

    St. Lucia Book Signing (VIP)

    This reward is a long shot but why not?

    You are invited to the author's home country, for a St. Lucia Book Signing. Arnold enjoys giving back to his birth country. You will be taken on a journey as he speaks at numerous schools during his author visits. A once in a lifetime VIP treatment with the St. Lucian born author and illustrator of Daddy's Mini-Me. Stay 7 nights at an all-inclusive hotel on the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Lucia while acting as a publicist or special assistant. You will be introduced to the locals, family and friends as one of the prime pledges of Daddy's Mini-Me. You will have an opportunity to experience all the behind the scene appearances, TV and/or radio interviews. When you are not assisting the author, you will experience all the beauty of St. Lucia with parties, excursions and tours.

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    • 7 nights, all-inclusive accomodations
    • Unlimited parties, excursions & tours
    • St. Lucia Book Signing Assistant
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