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The Fable of the Flying Friends is a delightful tale of two unlikely friends – Butterfly & Leaf, and their dream of flying together.

Hello! My name is D'Andrea Martin, and I'm raising funds to create my children's picture book project – The Fable of the Flying Friends. At first look, this story tells the tale of two unlikely friends (a leaf and a butterfly) with a shared wish to go on an adventure together. In a deeper sense, the story is about trust and friendship, and it celebrates hope. This fanciful picture book has a touching story, and engaging, colorful illustrations.

In addition to the full-color picture book, there will also be a companion resource guide available. This reproducible activity guide will feature age-appropriate coloring book pages, puzzles, arts and crafts activities, and safe science fun.

The story for the picture book has been completed, and initial artwork has been created. New pages are being added to the activity guide and other pages are ready for editing. The funds will be used for professional formatting required for printing, book fees, high quality printing of the picture book with a professional book printing company, and the production and binding of the activity guide.

This is an original story I created for my son, Alex, and my dream is to share it with you. Whether the picture book is used as a favorite bedtime story or for your child's quiet reading time alone, it will be the perfect addition in your child's book collection. Also, your child will have many hours of entertainment with the fun pages in the activity guide.

You can be a patron of this creative and educational project!

An Extra Reward for ALL Backers...

ALL backers of this project will be emailed a customized E-postcard for the child (or adult) of their choice! This E-postcard reward is in addition to all the great backer rewards shown below:

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The main risk or challenge I foresee involves the actual time the vendor will need for the printing of the books. I have been assured of turnaround time windows, and have added ample time on my reward release dates to ensure that all deliverable items will be received by backers on time. The story is written, and the resource guide activities are being reviewed. In the upcoming month, the final touches of the electronic artwork and final editing will be completed.

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    "BUD" – Pledge $1 (or more), and you'll receive my eternal thanks, and updates on all the exciting progress of the Flying Friends books PLUS the E-postcard.

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    "LEAF" package – Pledge $5 (or more), and receive my eternal gratitude and shout outs on the "Thank You" page of the Flying Friends website, Facebook, and Twitter pages, and receive insider updates on this project's progress PLUS the E-postcard.

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    "EGG" package – Pledge $10 (or more), and receive a PDF version of the Activity Guide, and the contents of the "LEAF" package (including the E-postcard).

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    "CATERPILLAR" package – Pledge $20 (or more), and receive a PDF version of the Picture Book, and you'll be listed on the Thank You page in every PDF picture book, and receive the contents of the "LEAF" package (including the E-postcard).

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    "CHRYSALIS" package – Pledge $25 (or more), and receive PDF versions of BOTH books, you'll be listed on the Thank You page in every PDF picture book, and receive the contents of the "LEAF" package (including the E-postcard).

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    "BUTTERFLY" package – Pledge $50 (or more), and receive a copy of the printed picture book with your child's first name and illustrated face added to the dedication page in the printed picture books. (To add additional children's faces, please add an extra $25 to your pledge for each child, and you'll receive a printed picture book for that child too). You'll also receive a PDF version of BOTH books, a mention on the Thank You page in every PDF picture book, and the contents of the "LEAF" package (including the E-postcard).

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    "STEM" package – Pledge $75 (or more), and receive 1 limited edition Flying Friends T-shirt in a toddler or child size (Add an additional $15 for each additional T-shirt), 1 copy of the printed activity book, and TWO copies of the printed picture book with your child's name and illustrated face added to the dedication page in the printed picture books. (To add additional children's faces, please add an extra $25 to your pledge for each child, and you'll receive a printed picture book for that child too). You'll also receive a PDF version of BOTH books and a mention on the Thank You page in every PDF picture book, and the contents of the "LEAF" package (including the E-postcard).

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    "GROVE" package (Gift/School/Library pack) – Pledge $300 (or more), and receive FIVE copies of the printed picture book, FIVE copies of the reproducible activity guide, and FIVE limited edition Flying Friends tote bags. You can choose any combination of up to 5 different faces (a child, librarian, teacher, principal, relative, pet, etc.) and names to be illustrated and included on the dedication page of the printed picture books. You'll also receive a PDF version of BOTH books, a mention on the Thank You page in every PDF picture book, and the contents of the "LEAF" package (including up to FIVE E-postcards).

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Funding period

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