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Bed Head is the story of what happens to our hair while we are fast asleep at night. Of course, we are all oblivious to it!
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I’m Holly Becker, a freelance writer from Cornelius, NC, and I’ve written my first children’s book, Bed Head: A Hair-Raising Adventure. I’m teaming up with a talented illustrator, Pablo Agurcia, also making his children’s book debut. The book already has been written and illustrated. The only thing needed is the funding to print this project and make it a reality! My desire is for Bed Head: A Hair-Raising Adventure to be the first of many children’s books to come. I have several more stories just waiting to find their way onto pages. 

About the author

A writer for local magazines, newspapers, and business and social media sites for more than 15 years, I’ve always wanted to publish a children’s book. Bed Head is the fulfillment of that dream. I’m a mother of three children (13-year-old boy/girl twins and a 10-year old son).  After my children were born, I became particularly fascinated with children’s literature. I love reading books to children and marveling at the creativity of picture books, both the imaginative storytelling and vivid illustrations.  

About the illustrator

(Hi! Pablo here) Born and raised in Honduras, I’ve been drawing, doodling, sketching and painting most my life. Although I grew up imitating and aspiring to the art of comic books and animated TV shows, I’ve always found such quiet and complex beauty in children’s picture books. So much has to be told with so little, and it has to be told well to keep the imagination and attention of kids. I have two children of my own (a three-year-old girl and a one-year-old boy) who I use as excuses to collect more and more children’s books so I can selfishly enjoy the amazing art and storytelling. Having a chance to illustrate Holly’s amazing story and read them a book with my own art is a lifelong dream I hope you can help come true. 

The inspiration for this book

Inspired by my experience as a mom, Bed Head: A Hair-Raising Adventure is a story that children, parents, teachers and caregivers will find relatable. We’ve all woken up with a bad case of bed head at some point in our lives. Bed Head is the story of what happens to your hair at night while sleeping. It's quite an adventure!

Like many children, my kids, particularly when they were younger, were not big fans of hairbrushes. It was often a challenge to get them to brush their locks, even when they awoke with hair sticking up in all different directions. In fact, many of the lines from this story are actual words that came from conversations with my kids about their bed head. 

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Shipping

We ship anywhere in the world!  "Bed Head" will be shipped from the United States.  We will be shipping from North Carolina using ShipStation. Postage is approximately:  US--$5, Canada--$10 and International--$15. 

Stretch Goals  

We have a few stretch goals ready to be added on to the campaign as soon as we hit our goal! Details will be shared as we get closer to getting funded.

The Plan 

The book has already been  written and illustrated and printing files are being prepped. We've almost secured a printer.  As soon as this campaign successfully backed we will send the files to the printer!

Once we receive the books, we'll sign each copy and packaged them as best we can in bubble wrap and a cardboard mailer to keep your book as protected as possible for transit.

 

Risks and challenges

We have already written the book and illustrated it. We can't wait to share our children's book with readers everywhere. Our biggest challenge is keeping to our deadline and ensuring the printer can deliver on time.

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    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    Hall of Hair Raisers

    Get a digital copy of the Bed Head book. 32 pages and colorful illustrations. We will also highlight you on the Bed Head website to show how much we appreciate you making our dream come true.

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    • Your name on the Bed Head website
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    Book Your Book

    Here is the book! Get your copy signed by both Holly Becker and Pablo Agurcia. A wonderfully written tale and colorful illustrations that bring it to life.

    You will also get a digital copy as well in PDF format.

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    • Signed hardcover of the Bed Head book
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    BOOK AND PRINTS

    You get the signed hardcover version of the Bed Head book, a PDF digital copy and two original postcard prints suitable for framing.

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    • Signed hardcover of the Bed Head book
    • PDF digital copy of the Bed Head book
    • Two original postcard prints by our illustrator Pablo Agurcia
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    LET'S GET SKETCHY

    This package includes a Kickstarter Exclusive 5x7 Bed Head sketch card. It also includes the signed hardcover, digital copy and postcard prints.

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    • Signed hardcover of the Bed Head book
    • PDF digital copy of the Bed Head book
    • Two original postcard prints by our illustrator Pablo Agurcia
    • Kickstarter exclusive 5x7 Bed Head sketch card
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    LET'S GET PERSONAL

    This package will make an amazing gift for someone and includes an 8x10 custom illustration in the style of Bed Head. It will look great framed anywhere in your home. Bed Head Illustrator Pablo Agurcia will create a custom 8x10” illustration of a loved one with bed head. Additional figures can be accommodated, +$30 per additional figure, you can add the total to your final pledge. You will also get the signed hardcover, digital PDF copy, two postcard prints and the 5x7 Bed Head sketch card.

    Includes:
    • Signed hardcover of the Bed Head book
    • PDF digital copy of the Bed Head book
    • Two original postcard prints by our illustrator Pablo Agurcia
    • Kickstarter exclusive 5x7 Bed Head sketch card
    • An 8x10 custom illustration in true Bed Head fashion
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    SHARE THE BED HEAD LOVE

    Share the love of reading by donating 10 signed copies. Your favorite school, child care center or after school program or library will receive 10 Bed Head books and you will get one as well. We will ship it directly to the library or school with a note that indicates your gift.

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    • 10× Signed hardcover of The Bed Head book to be donated
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    NAME THAT HAIR

    YOU GET TO NAME A CHARACTER IN THE BOOK! The name you pick will be included in our book and live eternally in the Bed Head book. This is a limited tier.

    You will also get a signed copy of Bed Head, a digital PDF copy, two postcard prints, exclusive 5x7 Bed Head sketch and the 8x10 custom illustration in true Bed Head fashion.

    Includes:
    • Signed hardcover of the Bed Head book
    • PDF digital copy of the Bed Head book
    • Two original postcard prints by our illustrator Pablo Agurcia
    • Kickstarter exclusive 5x7 Bed Head sketch card
    • An 8x10 custom illustration in true Bed Head fashion
    • NAME A CHARACTER IN THE BOOK!!!
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