It’s all too common. A kid is happily reading a book they love, when suddenly an adult plucks it out of their hands and substitutes a book that's more “appropriate” or “worthwhile." The kid deflates. In an instant, reading has gone from being a joy to a chore.
We hate it. So we wrote a sweet, funny graphic novel that tells kids to keep reading whatever they enjoy and shows adults that the best way to give kids a love of reading is to let them read what they love.
Meet our Characters
His family means well, and the book has a happy ending -- there's a satisfying turn wherein everyone comes together and lets the kid enjoy his own book.
A note about gender stereotypes: We're aware that the books the characters are reading tend to fall roughly along stereotypical gender lines. Please trust us that this resolves nicely by the end of the book
About The Book & This Kickstarter
We want to make The Best Book the best book we can. We've hired the cartoonist known as William Tallman to illustrate it, and he's already done an incredible job making our characters come to life. We're going against an unsettling trend in children's publishing by paying him very well.
The physical book will be a 10.5" x 6" full-color hardcover, 56 pages, printed on premium wood-free paper. We'll also produce high-resolution DRM-free EPUB and PDF versions, perfect for reading on your iPad or other tablet.
The Best Book is already written, the characters designed, and each page thumbnailed (you can see some of these in the above illustrations).
Now we need your help. We've priced this Kickstarter at the minimum level necessary to pay our artist and cover the costs of the books. Please pledge for your copy today.
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We have set up some special rewards if we meet certain sales goals. if we meet them all, we'll come up with some more!
Thank you for supporting this labor of love!
Risks and challenges
We have designed, published, and fulfilled a total of fifteen different books between us, so we've got that part down pat. We have given ourselves a generous schedule with lots of room for unanticipated delays.
This book is written, and we have thumbnails for every page. So the main risk for this project is that the artist will be unable to complete the final illustrations in a reasonable timeframe. In this case we will contract with a different artist, and give backers the option to refund their money.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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