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Rosie WebbBy Rosie Webb
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Rosie WebbBy Rosie Webb
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, November 19 2018 11:51 AM UTC +00:00.

About

I hope you enjoyed the video. The book that you see there was a working copy but it is now complete. This will be the third Children's book that I have self-published but the first one that I have crowd funded. High Low Fast Slow is a book of animal opposite rhymes with added facts for clever minds.

It can be read as a simple rhyming book if you are reading to a young child but also has some interesting facts about the animals it mentions, which I thoroughly enjoyed researching.

Framed Camel - check it out in the rewards section
Framed Camel - check it out in the rewards section

As my daughter (now 5) has grown older my books have been in sync with her abilities and learning.

Framed Tiger Painting - check it out in my rewards
Framed Tiger Painting - check it out in my rewards

However now that I am due to have twin babies I have tried to create a book that will appeal to younger children as well as my nearly six year old.

Framed Panda - check it out in  the rewards section
Framed Panda - check it out in the rewards section

I also tested some facts on my step sons aged 9 and 12 and their friends and they found them really interesting too.

Framed Walrus - check it out in rewards
Framed Walrus - check it out in rewards

Hopefully even the grownups will learn something... I certainly did!

As far as the format goes, this will be a 23 by 23 cm matte book with 24 pages printed on 170gsm arcoprint paper.

Like all of my books it will be printed in Bristol and sold only in small independent retailers, at arts and crafts markets and on line.

Framed Rhino - check this out in the rewards
Framed Rhino - check this out in the rewards

As you can see here from the pictures, many of my rewards are original framed paintings from the book. 

framed sloth - check it out in rewards
framed sloth - check it out in rewards
Framed Lion Fish - check it out in the rewards
Framed Lion Fish - check it out in the rewards


I have set my target at £1200 but the cost of printing the book is double this so I'm hoping that we can beat our target.

Framed Elephant - check it out in the rewards
Framed Elephant - check it out in the rewards

As its the first time I have done crowdfunding I don't want to set my target too high though just in case!

Framed Tortoise and Eagle - check these out in the rewards
Framed Tortoise and Eagle - check these out in the rewards

Risks and challenges

I have set my target at £1200 but it costs £2400 to print the book. That's OK though because anything over £1200 that I don't raise I will put in myself.
The content of the book is finished (although the video does shows an earlier version) and the cover is almost finished so there is no risk that the project won't be completed.

This will be the fifth time I have used the Bristol printers who will be printing and binding the book. I used them for the first edition of 1000 and second edition of 2000 of both of my other books. They have always delivered a perfect product exactly on the time scale they promised.

I have roped in a team of willing family members to help me post out the books and pictures to all of you who fund my project so no worries there either.

Basically Christmas is sorted!

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    Preorder a copy of 'High low fast slow'

    Be among the very first to get your copy of 'High low fast slow'. This rhyming opposites book is the perfect Christmas gift for young children who will enjoy the funny animal illustrations and simple rhymes. With fun animal facts it will also appeal to big sisters and brothers or will last them a long time.

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    a5 lionfish print

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    Reward 1 plus 'The Cockatoos Shoes'

    Be among the very first to get your copy of 'High low fast slow'. Also get a second edition copy of 'The Cockatoos Shoes' (an ABC book with a difference) and spend less than you would normally! Perfect Christmas gifts for all the family.

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    a5 signed sloth print & New Book

    The first image from the book to be make into a print. Get a signed a5 Sloth giclee print and a copy of High Low Fast Slow - the rhyming opposites book with fun facts for clever mind

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    a4 Sloth Giclee print

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    A5 Elephant giclee print and signed book

    This wet elephant appears in the book. Get a lovely a5 giclee print of it and a signed copy of the book in time for Christmas

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    Reward 2 plus 'Chimpanzees in Dungarees'

    Be among the very first to get your copy of 'High low fast slow'. Also get a second edition copy of 'The Cockatoos Shoes' (an ABC book with a difference) and Chimpanzees in Ducgarees (a fun colour and counting book). Perfect Christmas gifts for all the family.

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    Preorder 3 x'High Low Fast Slow'

    Be among the very first to get your copies of 'High low fast slow'. This rhyming opposites book is the perfect Christmas gift for young children who will enjoy the funny animal illustrations and simple rhymes. With fun animal facts it will also appeal to big sisters and brothers or will last them a long time.

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    Lionfish a4 print and High Low Fast Slow

    Be the first to own a signed giclee print of the beautiful lionfish that features in High Low Fast Slow. Giclee print sized a4. Plus get a copy of HiGh Low Fast Slow which features your fish as long as some interesting facts about it.

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    Framed Walrus and signed book

    An a4 original watercolour painting of a chilly walrus in a beech effect frame with pvc glass to protect from damage in the post. You will also receive a first edition signed copy of the book

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    Framed Panda and signed book

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    Framed Camel and signed books

    An slightly bigger than a4 original watercolour painting of a camel in a solid wooden bespoke a3 white frame with glass. You will also receive 2 first edition signed copies of the book.

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    Framed Eagle and signed books

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