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A children's book about Baby Sherlock in his very first case. Written by S. Mickey Lin with art by Elle Shengxuan Shi.
A children's book about Baby Sherlock in his very first case. Written by S. Mickey Lin with art by Elle Shengxuan Shi.
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Welcome to Baby Sherlock: The Crumbs of Baskerville, a children's book written by writer S. Mickey Lin, based on the beloved Sherlock Holmes character, and illustrated by artist Elle Shengxuan Shi.

Baby Sherlock: The Crumbs of Baskerville reimagines Sherlock Holmes as a father to a young detective — Baby Sherlock. Follow along as Baby Sherlock and Baby Watson explore the kitchen of 221B Baker Street in search of Princess Ella’s lost cookie in this original work.

The great news? The book has been written, illustrated, colored, and lettered! We're just looking to raise the money to print it as a beautiful hardcover and mail it to you!

I have many nephews and nieces, whose ages range from 3-8, and I wanted to read them a kid-friendly story about Sherlock.

Baby Sherlock: The Crumbs of Baskerville is an attempt to give them that book. It is the story of a little baby who dreams of becoming the world’s greatest detective, like his father. In his very first case, Princess Ella tells Baby Sherlock of her missing cookie, and Baby Sherlock scours the house to help her find it. He gets into trouble but learns a valuable lesson from the case.

Plus, we love Sherlock Holmes and just want to see a pint-sized version of him.

This is the first in the Baby Sherlock series that we have planned. If the project gets fully funded, we will be encouraged by your interest in the series and we can start working on the next book — Baby Sherlock: A Study in Salmon.

Please note: This book is NOT affiliated in any way with the Conan Doyle Estate Ltd.

Baby Sherlock: The Crumbs of Baskerville is about 700 words long with 30 fully-colored pages of illustration. Every single book will be hardcover with a cover image by the talented Elle Shengxuan Shi.

Here are some completed interior art of the book:

Here are illustrations for the sticker sheet and bookmarks. We've also included picture of the plush doll and handmade cookie brooch. 

Here are some feedbacks we have received for this picture book:

“This is DELIGHTFUL! The art is lush and gorgeous and each character has a distinct and playful voice." - Dafna Pleban, Harvey Award-winning editor of Lumberjanes comics

“Charming illustrations and an endearing story. This version of Sherlock will leave readers with lots of smiles." - Tim Kwok, producer of The MedallionThe King of Fighters, and Sway

"Beautiful artwork. Delightful story. It's something special." - Chris Chow, screenwriter of FearlessStrawberry Cliff, My Lucky Star, and The Flying Tigers

"Baby Sherlock is a great concept with much to admire. Ideal for budding detectives everywhere."- Alice Clark-Platts, author of Penguin Books UK's Bitter Fruits: Detective Inspector Erica Martin Book 1 

S. Mickey Lin is a writer whose works have been published in Singapore, Hong Kong, and the US. He will be speaking at the Asia Pacific Writers & Translators Conference in Manila and reading one of his stories at the Singapore Writers Festival later this year. For more information about Mickey and his writings, please visit www.mickeylin.com

Elle Shengxuan Shi is a visual development artist who works for a well-known animation company in Shanghai. She works on art design for games, movie projects, and has been illustrating ever since. For more information about Elle and her illustrations, visit https://www.facebook.com/lost.elle and http://www.poocg.com/lostelle

If you like Sherlock Holmes and adorable artwork, you will want to support this project. This book is a great gift for fans of Sherlock Holmes of any age, and an even better gift for precocious kids who dream of becoming a detective.

Please note: We are NOT affiliated in any way with the Conan Doyle Estate Ltd.

Risks and challenges

The book is fully completed. All that remains is to prepare it for actual physical printing. We know the estimated time of delivery from the printers. Our intention is to deliver it to our supporters before Christmas. Although this is our first Kickstarter project, we are both professionals with excellent records in meeting tough deadlines. Therefore, we have much confidence in handling this project well. Of course, unavoidable personal mishaps, acts of God, technical malfunctions, or unintentional mistakes could throw us off schedule, but we will keep Kickstarter backers updated if we do encounter any of such delays.

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    BABY SHERLOCK HARDCOVER + EBOOK + EXCLUSIVE WALLPAPER + HANDMADE PLUSH COOKIE BROOCH
    You will receive a copy of Baby Sherlock: The Crumbs of Baskerville. All copies are full-color and hardcover. Digital PDF of the book. DRM free so you can read it on your phone, tablet, and computer. Also, exclusive digital wallpapers for your computer. A handmade cookie brooch by our talented illustrator and a big thanks from us.

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    BABY SHERLOCK HARDCOVER + EBOOK + EXCLUSIVE WALLPAPERS + STICKER + BOOKMARKS
    + PLUS your likeness (or a person of your choice) appears as a head & shoulders cameo in the next books of the series (either in BABY SHERLOCK:A STUDY IN SALMON or anything after that). Please note that it may be a different illustrator who supplies the illustration for the next book in the series.

    Note: you, or the person of your choice, will be required to sign a release and digital photos must be provided to and approved by us to be used as references for the illustration. Photo guidelines will be provided for child-friendly appropriateness, storyline support, and quality.

    You will receive a copy of Baby Sherlock: The Crumbs of Baskerville. All copies are full-color and hardcover. Digital PDF of the book. DRM free so you can read it on your phone, tablet, and computer. Lots of exclusive in this package: Stickers, bookmarks, and wallpaper. Big thank you from us and your likeness will appear in the next book of the series Baby Sherlock: A Study in Salmon.

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