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I Wish For You - Celebrating Wildlife and the Human Spirit

Children's Book exploring the values we hope our children adopt, and how they can be learned from the amazing creatures on this planet.

I Wish For You - Celebrating Wildlife and the Human Spirit

Children's Book exploring the values we hope our children adopt, and how they can be learned from the amazing creatures on this planet.

$10,513
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About

Our Project

What do you wish for your child? 

What kind of person do you wish for them to be?

Do you wish for them to be kind? To be strong? To be clever and curious?

I Wish for You explores the characteristics and values we hope our children will adopt, and how they can be learned from the wondrous creatures on this planet. From the kindness of a panda to the strength of a bear to the cleverness of a monkey, the natural world has so much to show and teach us. 

I Wish for You communicates to children the qualities we all wish for them to embody to grow up to be strong, secure and happy individuals.

Our Team

David, Brett and Alexander (our inspiration for the book)

I Wish For You is a collaboration between us...Brett Blumenthal and David Wax.  We are a husband and wife team who dreamt up this book as a concept which shows that all of the positive values we wish to teach our children, can be learned from the wondrous creatures on this planet.

This was our first professional collaboration, and it was an amazing, trying, surprising, and rewarding experience.  We hope you have as much fun reading this book to your children as we had creating it, and we look forward to hearing from you in the Comments below.

Our Commitment

This project is a celebration of wildlife and the human spirit, and all that we can learn from nature. As a result, we have made a commitment to print and produce I Wish For You as sustainably as possible. After searching extensively, we've found a fantastic US-based printer - AZ Litho - who does a lot of printing with environmental Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. Center for Biological Diversity) and other eco-minded companies. They will enable us to reduce the overall carbon footprint and environmental impact of the project by allowing us to:

  •  Print in the USA to reduce shipping distances between production and distribution 
  •  Print using 100% renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions 
  •  Print using FSC Certified Paper to assure our paper comes from sustainable forests which meet the Forest Stewardship Council's standards

Our Rewards

We wanted our rewards to reflect the artwork and spirit of I Wish for You.  Depending on which level of support you choose, you will be eligible to receive one or more of the following:

Hardcover Book 

Hardcover Book of I Wish for You

 Fine Art Print Options

Fine Art Print Options

 PDF Downloadable Coloring Book 

PDF Downloadable Coloring Book

Our Plan

Thanks to Brett's design and Photoshop skills, most of the book's design and layout is complete. As a backer, you will help us fund the initial printing run of our book with our US-based, 100% renewable energy powered printer. You'll also enable us to launch marketing efforts to spread our message of how we can learn from wildlife to as many children and parents as possible.

Risks and challenges

As with any startup endeavor we of course face production risks. Below are some of the key risks we face:

1) We've been working with our chosen printer to assure that they will be able to provide a run of books which allows us to deliver by December 2019. At the same time, there's always risk of production issues or failures in the printing process. To limit this risk, we worked with them to understand what print run size (# of books) would have the highest chance of making our desired date. This is why we have limited the December date to 950 book backers.

2) As an artist who ships her artwork worldwide, Brett has extensive knowledge about shipping art and media. We will use this knowledge to try and make the shipping process the best experience possible for our backers. That said, there are always unforeseen issues that can arise with mail carriers, especially art which can be damaged in the shipping process. We will standby our backers and will work to remediate any shipping issues as fast as possible.

3) International Importation Laws and Regulations often require residents pay VAT, custom taxes and/or Royal Mail charges to collect their packages from the USA. Please go to your government's importation website to understand your country's laws. International backers will be provided a tracking number for the package to track your package through www.usps.com and then through your own country's mail website (E.g., UK - Royal Mail - https://www.royalmail.com/track-your-item#/ ).

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    A 12 page Downloadable (Not Printed) PDF Coloring Book, including all of the parent and baby animals in I Wish For You.

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    - 1 5x7 Print of Your Choice (Wolves, Lions, or Elephants). See the Rewards Section of the Campaign Page for examples of each print
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    One Hardcover Copy of I Wish For You

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    - Coloring Book PDF Download

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    One Hardcover Copy of I Wish For You

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    - All 3 16x20 Prints (the Wolves, Lions, and Elephants)!!! See the Rewards Section of the Campaign Page for examples of each print
    - 1 Coloring Book PDF Download

    WANT MORE THAN ONE BOOK? Awesome! To order multiple copies of the book, please add $25 for each additional copy you would like. Additional charges may apply for quantities over 10.

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