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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, September 8 2019 10:34 PM UTC +00:00.

$3,386
pledged of $4,000pledged of $4,000 goal
27
backers
14days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, September 8 2019 10:34 PM UTC +00:00.

About

ABC Adventures with Fuzzlewump and Grizzlegrump is a delightfully silly and sweet children's ABC book that goes beyond simple object naming, and takes the reader along with two monster brothers as they adventure through all types of terrain and situations. The illustrations are a beautiful array of full color landscapes, rich with texture, light, and darling nuance. The writing is simple enough for beginning readers, but also enjoyable for adults reading aloud to the children in their lives. 

Your pledge will help us cover the costs of printing a 1st print run along with any fees, packaging, and shipping costs. 


Book Specs: (subject to change with printer/publisher guidelines)

Hardcover

Pages : 27 full color illustrated scenes w/each letter of the alphabet

Size : 10 x 8


Sample page spread 

Your pledge will help fund a high quality hardcover book that we hope you will enjoy along with the children in your lives.  At certain pledge levels, we are also offering limited edition art prints of scenes from the book.  We expect the book to reach you in time for holiday gifts, as the writing and illustration is done and we are now working to get it edited and printed. Here are how the rewards break down: 






A few scenes from the book will be available as art prints only through this kickstarter.  When supporting our book with a pledge that includes a print, you'll be able to choose from the four below.  When the kickstarter campaign is complete, we will contact you to verify which print(s) you'd like.  

Artwork will be printed borderless on premium acid-free heavyweight (260gsm) matte paper using Epson Ultrachrome pigment inks. These are tested to be smudge free and archival for up to 200+ years. They will be packaged unframed and without a matte in a protective cellophane sleeve.  All printing will be handled by Brian and not sourced out to make sure they are of the highest quality. 

The "B" Scene


The "H" Scene (hunting dragons, yup)


The "T" Scene (Telephone)


The "U" Scene (Upside down)

We'd like to start by saying a big thank you for supporting our first children's book. We are thrilled to finally be able to share it with family, friends, and the world! 

This book was the brain child of Sara Galm, the author, and Brian Schmidt, the illustrator, who just so happen to be married to each other. We both have artistic backgrounds and a tendency to daydream, so naturally, we put those qualities to work and wrote a book. Throughout our book, you can definitely see signs of our own life and the things we value: love, humor, nature, and kindness.

Brian has a background in architecture, and left the field in search of a profession that would allow him to use his talents and creativity to the fullest. In 2015 he started Lower Woodland Studio which specializes in children's illustrations. Sara has a background in higher education and the performing arts, and has worked as a nanny for many years. Sara has read countless children's books over the years as a nanny, and it just seemed natural to create a book that other nannies, parents, grandparents, and children would love to read. 

We truly hope you enjoy our book, and we can't wait to start working on the next one!

Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter, and our first children's book. We've done our best to prepare for having a successful book, and have put a lot of thought into our Kickstarter. There might be unforeseen items that come up, but we will proactively keep in touch with all of our backers if there are any setbacks.

Since the creative process for our book is already complete, nothing will stop us from getting the book printed once the Kickstarter campaign is a success. This will allow us to deliver the rewards to our backers before Christmas 2019 and quite possibly much earlier.

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    1 Hardcover Book

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    1 Signed, Hardcover Book & 1 Art Print

    Receive one signed, hardcover copy of the book plus choose one print from a selection of limited edition art prints available. Each print is hand signed and printed on premium quality fine art paper. Backers will be contacted at the end of the kickstarter if successful to select a print among those available.

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    2 Signed, Hardcover Books & 2 Art Prints

    Receive two signed, hardcover copies of the book. Also choose two art prints from among those available. Prints are hand signed and printed on high quality fine art paper. Once the kickstarter ends and is successful, backers will be contacted to choose the art prints they'd like. This is a great option for someone looking to decorate a nursery!

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    4 Signed, Hardcover Books

    Receive four signed, hardcover books for you, friends, and/or family. This is a great option if you need holiday gifts for the little ones in your life.

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    1 Signed Book & 1 Custom Art Print

    For those that want something truly special, Brian will take your custom illustration request to make something totally unique and special just for you as an art print. Subject matter is completely up to you, as long as it is generally within reason and fits in a similar style as the book or other completed illustrations. Brian paints digitally, so the finished product will be a print. Backers will be contacted when the Kickstarter has successfully been completed.

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