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The Animal Store Alphabet Book—a visually stunning, fact-filled, fun-to-read picture book for pet and animal lovers of all ages.
184 backers pledged $10,607 to help bring this project to life.

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We Did It!

That's right, we did it. And by "we", we mean all of you—all 184 backers, as well as our friends and family who have supported us and brought us to this successful conclusion of our Kickstarter campaign. Thank you.

We are …

  • thrilled
  • excited
  • jubilant
  • ecstatic
  • pretty darn happy
  • all of the above

And you, all of you, are part of it, so we hope you are celebrating with us. (Click here to join in the happy dance.) As you can see in the picture below, you've made the animals in the book particularly happy.

So, now what? You keep celebrating. Pop a cork and make a little toast to all the wonderful backers of the Animal Store Alphabet Book. In the meantime, we are getting ready to go to press. We understand that it takes about 14 days for Kickstarter and Amazon to release the funds to successful campaigns (that's right, we are a successful Kickstarter campaign). We plan to go to press as soon as those funds are released. 

Thank you again. We are grateful to each one of you and to the opportunity Kickstarter provides for funding creative projects like ours. We have worked hard to make the best, most beautiful book we can. We're going to continue to work hard to get your orders into your hands as soon as possible. And we promise to keep you posted along the way.

Once again, thank you.

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October 1 Numbers

Just a few days left to go to make our goal. Are we panicked? No, but we are pacing nervously. Let's do the numbers.

147 backers: thank you all for your generous support. We are grateful to have you on our side.

$8,984 toward our $10,000 goal. That's kissing 90%. Thank you again.

$1,016 to go. (Or as one backer just told us, one G is for Grand Poobah and one B is for Book)

4 days. That's how much time we have left. And so we're pacing a little bit.

Share our link, please, and help us leap frog over the finish line. (In our book, we spotlight White's Tree Frog, which probably makes us the only alphabet book in the world where W stands for frog. Rebecca's younger son finds this highly amusing.)

We thought we'd share a photo of another one of our featured animals: the umbrella cockatoo. We thought this guy was funny, because he looks a little panicked. Or maybe he's doing an early victory dance. Hard to tell. But you can clearly see the yellow coloring of his underfeathers, one of the fun facts we included about this lively parrot.

Thanks again. Spread the word. More soon.


Susan and Rebecca

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Announcing Something Incredible

We are thrilled and humbled and so grateful that all 20 of our F is for Foreword packages have been preordered and are now sold out.

Our wonderful, custom, embroidered book bag was part of that package and we would like to continue to make that available, so we have created the I is for Incredible package. For just $100, you will receive one of everything: 

  • a signed, hardcover copy of the book
  • a coloring book
  • a poster
  • a 12"x12" canvas print of the letter of your choice
  • a book bag

We think that's pretty incredible and hope you do, too. We have 11 days left in this Kickstarter campaign and just over $2,000 left to go to reach our goal. Please share our link with friends, relatives, teachers, librarians, and animal lovers. 

Thank you.

P.S., if you still want to see your name in print, we have 4 of the G is for Grand Poobah packages left, which gets you one of everything above, as well as your name in the foreword of the book, an original, custom painting by Rebecca and an original verse written for you by Susan. 

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