About this project
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
My name is Maggie Pajak. I am the author and publisher of the illustrated children’s book,“Jellybeans Morning, Noon & Night,” that you just got a video sneak peek of above.
I wrote this book several years ago when my husband was deployed in Iraq.
This story was the bribe that got my son to sleep in his own bed at night. Sleep was hard to come by as it was. Having a two year old rolling around all night in your bed didn’t exactly bring a restful night either.
Long story short, I decided to bring this story into fruition by hiring an illustrator and an editor to help me with this fun any-time story about jellybeans.
THIS BOOK IS MORE THAN A STORY
To me this book is more than a storyabout two brother’s love for jellybeans – ALL of them and their plan to get Mom to let them eat them morning noon and night. It is more than a lesson of moderation and letting your kids learn a lesson on their own.
To me it brought a few giggle filled moments with my son at the end of some very long and trying days.
WHY I NEED YOUR HELP
I know that "Jellybeans Morning, Noon & Night" can bring that same levity to others as well, which is what I hope you will be able to help me do by funding this project!
It was my main goal to accomplish publishing this book for my husband, kids, family and friends (Mission Accomplished). I am looking for help to Kickstart this book with a printing and marketing budget of $5,000 so I can share it with the world.
THE BOOK MAKING PROCESS
I had the characters in the book illustrated in the likeness of my kids. I spent an afternoon taking pictures of them acting out each of the scenes in the book. Here are some before and after pics of the book publishing process.
Confuzzled Books: "A truly scrumptious book with a thought that will delight jellybean lovers. Two brothers have a creative idea on how they can bring mom around to the idea of having jellybeans for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The art in the book is stunning. Made with colors not just for around Easter when jellybeans are most popular but designed for everyday story."
This Kid Reviews Books: "Reading bedtime stories is a great way to get kids to go to sleep and “Jellybeans Morning, Noon and Night” is the perfect bedtime book!"
The Crypto-Capers Reviews: "This story is an interesting version of teaching children that too much sweets can make you sick. This story is told in a simple and fun way without preaching to the reader about not eating too much sweets and any other kind of food that is bad for you. The author takes a different and more subtle approach where the children find out in their own way really without the mother saying anything at all, though her actions is what speaks the loudest. She goes along with their plan only to fulfill her own. Very clever! Children between the ages of 4-8 will adore the illustrations while learning a valuable lesson of moderation."
Stories From Unknown Authors: Renee Hand, award winning children's book author interviews Maggie Pajak, author of "Jellybeans Morning Noon and Night". Listen to interview:
WHAT HAPPENS AT ONE OF MY EVENTS
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YOUR SWEET REWARDS - WHAT'S YOUR FLAVOR?
Risks and challenges
In my free time (ha, ha, ha) …
- when I wasn’t working full-time as a marketing director for a publishing company (which I did for 12 years)
- while raising two boys (now 10 and 5) and
- while my husband was away on his second deployment (this time in South Carolina for a year),
I was working nights and weekends to finish this book.
THE BOOK IS DONE! So as long as I meet my Kickstarter goal, you are guaranteed to receive your sweet rewards!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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