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More adorable than spooky, this board book features gorgeously quirky monsters and silly verses to prove there's nothing to fear.
More adorable than spooky, this board book features gorgeously quirky monsters and silly verses to prove there's nothing to fear.
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Monster ABC Children's Board Book

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MONSTER ABC: PROJECT DETAILS 

From Alien to Zombie, every page of the Monster ABC board book is illustrated, every verse is written. It simply needs to be published. With the support of the Kickstarter community, we hope to do just that.

Spoiler alert: S is for Sasquatch.
Spoiler alert: S is for Sasquatch.

Building on our long-standing love of all things monster related, we've created an ABC board book that our 5-year old selves would have gone nuts for. We've left no gravestone unturned to make sure the full monster spectrum is represented: Some are well-known (Alien, Ghost, Zombie), some are obscure (Jersey Devil, Krampus) and some come with a passport (Chupacabra, Xing Tian). 

Fellow twins Quinn and Emerson learn their alphabets and their monsters at the same time.
Fellow twins Quinn and Emerson learn their alphabets and their monsters at the same time.
See? Not scary at all.
See? Not scary at all.
Humor for all ages.
Humor for all ages.
Weren't expecting Quetzalcoatl, were you?
Weren't expecting Quetzalcoatl, were you?
Zombies are so hot right now.
Zombies are so hot right now.

Whimsical illustrations combined with winky verses add levity throughout, making this board book perfectly suited to even the most trepidatious little ones. In fact, the book is built around a simple, but valuable premise: It's impossible to be scared if you're laughing instead.

Featuring tongue-in-cheek humor for adults and unhinged delight for kids, this is the perfect book to add to your coffee table collection, or to make you the coolest aunt or uncle ever. Reserve your copy today by pledging to our project starting at $25, and help make Monster ABC a reality. Anything else is just too terrifying to consider.

Please note: All graphic representations of the book and other reward products may vary slightly from the final product. But only slightly.

Naomi explores the adorable world of monsters with help from her mom, Anne.
Naomi explores the adorable world of monsters with help from her mom, Anne.

THE REWARDS

Monster ABC Board Book

Signed first edition of Monster ABC board book (commercial-quality, 7x6", 30-pages, full-color, 40 pt matte-laminated paper board)

Go ahead: just close your eyes and imagine the visceral pleasures of holding and reading this book.

26 Page Color Pack Download

8.5x11" PDF coloring book pages to download and print out at home.

JUNE 5 UPDATE: $9,000 STRETCH GOAL MET: Color pack download increased to 15 different monsters!

JUNE 7 UPDATE: $10,000 STRETCH GOAL MET: Color pack download increased to 20 different monsters!

JUNE 10 UPDATE: $11,000 STRETCH GOAL MET: Color pack download increased to include all 26 different monsters from Monster ABC!

Please note that we're unable to edit the rewards descriptions once we've launched. Although the color pack is still described as having 10 pages, rest assured that everyone with that reward will received all 26 monsters. The complete menagerie!

Show these monsters your true colors, and they'll show you theirs, with these printable coloring book pages.

4x2" Vinyl Stickers

 4x2" die-cut, vinyl stickers

JUNE 16 UPDATE: $12,000 STRETCH GOAL MET: The Sasquatch sticker has been unleashed to join the Alien sticker in every rewards tier $10 and up! 

Who doesn't like stickers? Okay, you're right. Voldemort probably didn't like stickers.

6x6" Kraft Paper Prints

6x6" kraft paper print of your choice: A is for Alien, C is for Chupacabra, K is for Krampus, S is for Sasquatch or Y is for Yeti

JULY 2 UPDATE: $14,000 STRETCH GOAL MET: B is for Banshee has joined the print team!

These prints are the perfect remedy for that 6x6" void in your heart.

18x24" Poster

Vibrant, offset printed 18x24" poster featuring every monster from Monster ABC

Introducing the new centerpiece of your bedroom, living room, nursery, office or rumpus room wall.

Sasquatch, Reaper and Chupacabra T-Shirts

Women's, men's or children's-sized t-shirt of your choice: R is for Reaper, S is for Sasquatch or C is for Chupacabra (2-color screen-printed on ultra-comfortable American Apparel Tri-Blend short-sleeve t-shirt)

JUNE 29 UPDATE: $13,000 STRETCH GOAL MET: The Reaper politely thanks you for letting him join Sasquatch and Chupacabra as a t-shirt option! Ever the gentleman.

It's scientifically impossible to wear one of these shirts and not be a very cool, well-liked and all-around attractive person.

Become a Monster Legacy Member

This is your chance to etch your name in monster lore forever. Bela Lugosi. Bram Stoker. Elvira. You.

Literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. See your name included in the first print run edition of Monster ABC in a special thank-you section on the inside front cover.

Custom Illustration

Boundless creative potential for a mere $500.

Receive your very own custom, full-color digital Monster ABC illustration from Derek Sullivan, sent to you as a 6x6" full-color kraft paper print. You choose the letter, the monster and the message. Can you imagine anything more fun than this? Course not. Silly question.

REWARD TIERS

Risks and challenges

This is pretty straightforward, guys. Since we've already completed the creative side of this project, a super-army of Werewolves, Hobgoblins and Banshees couldn't stop us from publishing this book once the Kickstarter campaign is successful.

All Kickstarter funds will go toward the printing, distribution and overhead costs associated with the first print run of our book (1,000 copies), along with the costs of your pledger rewards. If this campaign is successful, our hope is to deliver pledger rewards (including copies of the published book) before Halloween 2015.

With the various moving parts involved with coordinating the publication and shipping of so many books, please keep in mind that delays are a possibility. We will proactively keep everyone informed if there are any unforeseen setbacks with our intended publication and shipping schedule.

Thanks, everyone! Don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions, concerns or ideas.

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    Happy Monster Vibes

    We'll send positive vibes that help protect you from monsters.

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    10-Page Color Pack Download

    We'll send you a 10-page 8.5x11" PDF of printable, colorable monster fun. Don't tell Mulder and Scully, but for $5 you'll collect 10 coloring book pages featuring Alien, Banshee, Chupacabra, Ghost, Jersey Devil, Loch Ness Monster, Pumpkinhead, Sasquatch, Werewolf and Yeti.

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    Monster ABC Print

    1) 6x6" kraft paper print of your choice: A is for Alien, C is for Chupacabra, K is for Krampus, S is for Sasquatch or Y is for Yeti

    2) 4x2" die-cut, vinyl, alien character sticker

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    The Main Event: Your Copy of Monster ABC

    1) Heck yeah. Receive a signed first edition of Monster ABC board book (commercial-quality, 7x6", 30-pages, full-color, 40 pt matte-laminated paper board).

    2) Alien sticker

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    1 Book + 1 Print

    1) Signed first edition of Monster ABC board book (commercial-quality, 7x6", 30-pages, full-color, 40 pt matte-laminated paper board)

    2) 6x6" kraft paper print of your choice: A is for Alien, C is for Chupacabra, K is for Krampus, S is for Sasquatch or Y is for Yeti

    3) Alien sticker

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    1 Book + 1 Poster

    1) Signed first edition of Monster ABC board book (commercial-quality, 7x6", 30-pages, full-color, 40 pt matte-laminated paper board)

    2) Vibrant, offset printed 18x24" poster featuring every monster from Monster ABC

    3) Alien sticker

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    1 Book + 1 Shirt

    1) Signed first edition of Monster ABC board book (commercial-quality, 7x6", 30-pages, full-color, 40 pt matte-laminated paper board)

    2) Adult- or child-sized t-shirt of your choice: S is for Sasquatch or C is for Chupacabra (2-color screen-printed on American Apparel Tri-Blend short-sleeve t-shirt)

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    2 Books

    1) TWO signed, first edition, Monster ABC board books (commercial-quality, 7x6", 30-pages, full-color, 40 pt matte-laminated paper board)

    2) TWO alien stickers

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    1 Book + 1 Shirt + 1 Poster + 1 Print

    1) Signed first edition of Monster ABC board book (commercial-quality, 7x6", 30-pages, full-color, 40 pt matte-laminated paper board)

    2) Adult- or child-sized t-shirt of your choice: S is for Sasquatch or C is for Chupacabra (2-color screen-printed on American Apparel Tri-Blend short-sleeve t-shirt)

    3) Vibrant, offset printed 18x24" poster featuring every monster in Monster ABC

    4) 6x6" kraft paper print of your choice: A is for Alien, C is for Chupacabra, K is for Krampus, S is for Sasquatch or Y is for Yeti

    5) Alien sticker

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    3 Books

    1) THREE signed, first edition, Monster ABC board books (commercial-quality, 7x6", 30-pages, full-color, 40 pt matte-laminated paper board)

    2) THREE alien stickers

    3) 10-page color pack download

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    2 Books + 2 Shirts

    1) TWO signed first edition of Monster ABC board book (commercial-quality, 7x6", 30-pages, full-color, 40 pt matte-laminated paper board)

    2) TWO adult- or child-sized t-shirts of your choice: S is for Sasquatch or C is for Chupacabra (2-color screen-printed on American Apparel Tri-Blend short-sleeve t-shirt)

    3) TWO alien stickers

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    5 Books

    1) FIVE signed, first edition, Monster ABC board books (commercial-quality, 7x6", 30-pages, full-color, 40 pt matte-laminated paper board).

    2) FIVE alien stickers

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    2 Books + 2 Shirts + 2 Posters + 2 Prints

    1) TWO signed first editions of Monster ABC board book (commercial-quality, 7x6", 30-pages, full-color, 40 pt matte-laminated paper board)

    2) TWO adult- or child-sized t-shirt of your choice: S is for Sasquatch or C is for Chupacabra (2-color screen-printed on American Apparel Tri-Blend short-sleeve t-shirt)

    3) TWO vibrant, offset printed 18x24" poster featuring every monster in Monster ABC

    4) TWO 6x6" kraft paper prints of your choice: A is for Alien, C is for Chupacabra, K is for Krampus, S is for Sasquatch or Y is for Yeti

    5) TWO alien stickers

    6) 10-page color pack download

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    4 Books + 4 Shirts

    1) FOUR signed first edition of Monster ABCs board book (commercial-quality, 7x6", 30-pages, full-color, 40 pt matte-laminated paper board)

    2) FOUR Adult- or child-sized t-shirts of your choice: S is for Sasquatch or C is for Chupacabra (2-color screen-printed on American Apparel Tri-Blend short-sleeve t-shirt)

    3) FOUR alien stickers

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    Become a Monster Legacy Member

    1) See your name included in the first print run edition of Monster ABC in a special thank you section on the inside front cover. Literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

    2) One copy of signed first edition of Monster ABC board book (commercial-quality, 7x6", 30-pages, full-color, 40 pt matte-laminated paper board)

    3) Adult- or child-sized t-shirt of your choice: S is for Sasquatch or C is for Chupacabra (2-color screen-printed on American Apparel Tri-Blend short-sleeve t-shirt)

    3) Vibrant, offset printed 18x24" poster featuring every monster in Monster ABC

    4) 6x6" kraft paper print of your choice: A is for Alien, C is for Chupacabra, K is for Krampus, S is for Sasquatch or Y is for Yeti

    5) TEN alien stickers

    6) 10-page color pack download

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    Custom Monster Illustration

    1) Receive your very own custom, full-color digital Monster ABC illustration from Derek Sullivan, sent to you as a 6x6 full-color kraft paper print. You choose the letter, the monster and the message. Can you imagine anything more fun than this? Course not. Dumb question.

    2) One copy of signed first edition of Monster ABC board book (commercial-quality, 7x6", 30-pages, full-color, 40 pt matte-laminated paper board)

    3) TEN alien stickers

    4) 10-page color pack download

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