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This book is intended for freethinking parents. It encourages children to think about the big questions in life.
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Baba and Baby Elephant
Baba and Baby Elephant

This is a special kind of children’s book because it’s intended for atheist and agnostic parents.

I didn’t have the opportunity to think outside of the box while I was growing up because a religion was basically assigned to me. Any and all questions I had were answered in a very definitive, authoritarian way. Sometimes I would get punished if I asked too many questions. 

Nana and Baby Porcupine
Nana and Baby Porcupine

I don’t think that’s how we should raise our future generations. All of our advances in fields like technology and medicine come from encouraging thinkers to continue thinking. We also create more meaningful and genuine bonds with children when we are open about our lack of knowledge about something. Sometimes adults don’t have the answer. But they can and should create a safe space to have a discussion with their kids about what the answer might be.

This book, in part, was created to help parents with those discussions.

Papa and Baby Seahorse
Papa and Baby Seahorse

I have decided to use Simon and Schuster's publishing service, Archway, to get this book published. Archway offers a fantastic and comprehensive package for an author/illustrator like me. But I need your help to raise funds for their publishing services!

Risks and challenges

I don't anticipate many risks or challenges because my book is nearly complete. The only page left is the page of kids, which in part will feature this backer community.

Archway Publishing, a part of Simon and Schuster, will be handling all the proofing/editing, finalization, and distribution of the book (including through their main distributors). The book will be available in e-book and traditional (softcover and hardcover) formats.

However, if you have questions or comments, don't hesitate to contact me. I am also available on Twitter at @mookers.

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    Have your child featured in the last page of the book (along with other kids). Provide me with your favorite picture and I will illustrate your little one! One child will be illustrated per donation.

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