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By Claressa Swensen
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The Project:

Hi there! I'm Claressa Swensen, the author of Little Bear and His Chair. Little Bear and His Chair is a full color picture book, complete with whimsical illustrations that can be enjoyed by children of all ages. I wrote this story to teach the value of friendship as well as the importance of sharing, and by pledging just a few dollars or more, you can help make this book a success! Please take a look at some of our incredible rewards, and as always, thank you for your support! 

About the story:

This children's story is about a little bear who has a favorite chair, and he doesn't want anyone else to sit on it. When his stubbornness gets in the way of his friendships, Little Bear has to decide what is more important to him.

 

 Who is Little Bear?

Little Bear is a spunky energetic brown bear, who, despite his small size, can sometimes be very feisty and stubborn. When he lets his negative traits take over, he risks gaining a bad reputation in the forest, and more importantly, losing his best friend, Ryan the Lion. 



What makes this book different?

Aside from being a great story with fun relatable characters, and amazingly detailed artwork, this book has a short animation that actually brings the book to life! From beginning to end, each page displays the true personalities of the characters through animated footage, making this story tons more fun to read! If you choose a reward that comes with the movie, you will receive a dvd with your book that animates every page, so you or your little ones can enjoy turning each page in your physical book, as you watch the movie bring it to life. 

What is Kickstarter?

Kickstarter is a crowdfunding service where the community can support creative people giving them the resources they need to turn their ideas into reality. In my case, I hope to raise the money necessary to pay for the illustrations, animation, rewards, as well as printing the book. 

Where will your contributions go?

  • 45% Production of books and rewards
  • 30% Illustrations
  • 10% Shipping expenses and supplies 
  • 10% Kickstarter and processing fees
  • 5% Miscellaneous (legal fees, marketing, etc)

 

 

Risks and challenges

The only risk I could think of, would be getting the rewards out on time. The animation is almost complete, and the illustrator is currently hard at work putting the finishing touches on the book. With the illustrations estimated to be completed in December, I am very confident in having the book printed and all rewards delivered in February of 2018. We really only need the funds to move forward.

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About $5

    Every Bit Of Honey Helps!

    Thank you for your support!

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    • A Virtual Bear Hug & Thank You Email
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    Pledge US$ 10 or more About $10

    A Big Bear Hug (and the eBook)

    Enjoy an eCopy of Little Bear and His Chair. I would also love to send you a personalized thank you email to express my gratitude, and a BIG bear hug from afar. You are helping make this book possible, and that is no small accomplishment!

    Includes:
    • Digital PDF Copy Of The Book
    • A Virtual Bear Hug & Thank You Email
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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    The Early Bear Gets The Worm

    You were one of the first to support this book. Please accept my VERY special thank you, and a signed copy of Little Bear and His Chair. I would also love to send you a personalized thank you email, and a GIANT bear hug from afar.

    Includes:
    • Hardcover Copy Of The Book
    • Signed By Author Claressa Swensen
    • Digital PDF Copy Of The Book
    • A Virtual Bear Hug & Thank You Email
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    One Of The Cubs

    Thank you so much for your support! Please accept this signed copy of Little Bear and His Chair. I would also love to send you a personalized thank you email, and a GIANT bear hug from afar.

    Includes:
    • Hardcover Copy Of The Book
    • Signed By Author Claressa Swensen
    • Digital PDF Copy Of The Book
    • A Virtual Bear Hug & Thank You Email
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    Out Of Hibernation

    Thank you so much for your support, I couldn't do it without you! Please accept this signed copy of Little Bear and His Chair, a short animation that brings this book to life, and a GIANT bear hug from afar.

    Includes:
    • Hardcover Copy Of The Book
    • Signed By Author Claressa Swensen
    • Little Bear *Short* Animated Movie
    • Digital PDF Copy Of The Book
    • A Virtual Bear Hug & Thank You Email
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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Prints & Claws

    Thank you so much for all of your support, I couldn't do it without you! Please accept a limited edition 8" x 8" print and a signed copy of Little Bear and His Chair. I would also love to send you a short animation that brings this book to life. Here is a MASSIVE bear hug from afar.

    Includes:
    • 1 Limited Edition Signed Print
    • Hardcover Copy Of The Book
    • Signed By Author Claressa Swensen
    • Little Bear *Short* Animated Movie
    • Digital PDF Copy Of The Book
    • A Virtual Bear Hug & Thank You Email
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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Feeling Bear-y Supportive

    Wow, a gigantic thank you for all of your support! Please accept a limited edition 8" x 8" print, a signed copy of Little Bear and His Chair, and a 50”x 60” Little Bear high quality fleece blanket. I would also love to send you a short animation that brings this book to life. Here is an ENORMOUS bear hug from afar.

    Includes:
    • 50”x60” Little Bear Fleece Blanket
    • (1) Limited Edition Signed Print
    • Hardcover Copy Of The Book
    • Signed By Author Claressa Swensen
    • Little Bear *Short* Animated Movie
    • Digital PDF Copy Of The Book
    • A Virtual Bear Hug & Thank You Email
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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    In A Forest Of Sharing

    Perhaps you could teach Little Bear a thing or two about sharing! Receive 10 hardcover copies to share with friends and family (or to donate to your choice of library or school). I would also love to send you a short animation that brings this book to life, and a PDF ebook to read on all of your favorite devices.

    Includes:
    • 10 Hardcover Copies Of The Book
    • Signed By Author Claressa Swensen
    • Little Bear *Short* Animated Movie
    • Digital PDF Copy Of The Book
    • A Virtual Bear Hug & Thank You Email
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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    A Growling Supporter

    All of your generosity and support is very impressing! Please accept a signed copy of Little Bear and His Chair, a 50”x 60” Little Bear fleece blanket with your name on it, four limited edition 8" x 8" signed prints, a short animation that brings this book to life, and a GIGANTIC bear hug from afar.

    Includes:
    • Little Bear Blanket W/ Your Name Printed On It
    • 4 Limited Edition Signed Prints
    • Hardcover Copy Of The Book
    • Signed By Author Claressa Swensen
    • Little Bear *Short* Animated Movie
    • Digital PDF Copy Of The Book
    • A Virtual Bear Hug & Thank You Email
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    Leave Your Paw Print

    Your support is roaring! How could I possibly thank you enough? What about a *one of a kind* 8" x 8" signed print and 50”x60” blanket of a totally unique illustration with your favorite character and your name on it? Your name will also be printed on a thank you page inside every book sold! (Please note: I will not include any name that compromises the integrity of the book). You will also receive two signed hardcover copies of the book, a short animation that brings this book to life, a PDF copy of the book, my eternal gratefulness for making publishing this book possible, and a GIGANTORMOUS bear hug for your undying support.

    Includes:
    • Signed Print Of A Totally Unique Illustration
    • Character Blanket Of Your Name On A Totally Unique Illustration
    • Your Name Printed On A Thank You Page Inside The Book
    • 2 Hardcover Copies Of The Book
    • Signed By Author Claressa Swensen
    • Little Bear *Short* Animated Movie
    • Digital PDF Copy Of The Book
    • A GIGANTORMOUS Bear Hug & Thank You Email!
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Funding period

- (35 days)