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A rollicking, rhyming, counting story, with a twist!
93 backers pledged $5,063 to help bring this project to life.

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Children and parents alike will delight at one precocious little girl’s idea of the perfect birthday party and her realization of what truly matters.

Much Too Much has been two years in the making.  

When I first submitted the manuscript to potential literary agents, I was pretty naive.  I went into it thinking that I had a good story and people would respond to it.  Then I did some research and found reason after reason why I would never get picked up by a major publishing house (no prior publishing history, rhyming texts are apparently frowned upon, historically low profit margins for picture books, on and on and on). 

So, instead of taking no for an answer, I decided to self publish.  After months of looking, I lucked upon Molly, who it just so happened really wanted to illustrate a picture book.  She has put her talent, passion, and hours and hours of work into her illustrations over the past year.  I know I'm in awe of her talent and in love with the images she has created to go along with my words and I think you will be, too.  We'll be self-publishing a beautiful, hardcover book.  This is where you come in! 

**We'd like to thank Trevor Garbow for his assistance in the production of our video.**

You can preview the entire text of Much Too Much Here.

We are both incredibly excited and happy to be launching this project.  We love the idea of getting upfront backers and involving people in the process.  There are less and less opportunities to engage directly with artists and the process of creation these days.  Our Kickstarter project is one little way you can have more of a connection to what you value. Thanks, in advance, for supporting us and please share our project with friends and family!

(Target audience, Ages 3-8)

If you would like to stay up-to-date with all of the latest Much Too Much news, here are some ways to keep tabs on all of our updates!

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*Funds raised will be used to cover the cost of printing, shipping, startup fees, and initial marketing of Much Too Much.  Any amount over our stated  goal will go toward marketing and getting it out to more readers! 

"Mozart, Beethoven, Whitman, Twain, and other artists funded works in similar ways — not just with help from large patrons, but by soliciting money from smaller patrons, often called subscribers. In return for their support, these subscribers might have received an early copy or special edition of the work."

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