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$372
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, October 28 2019 3:59 AM UTC +00:00.

The Pouty Pit Bull

A rhyming children's book about a misunderstood dog.

The Pouty Pit Bull

A rhyming children's book about a misunderstood dog.

$372
pledged of $11,000pledged of $11,000 goal
8
backers
5days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, October 28 2019 3:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

My name is Jaimie DeSousa. I just recently graduated college with a dual major in Illustration and Art Education. I have two dogs, a Rottweiler named Tova and a Pit Bull named Twix. The Pouty Pit Bull is based off of Twix.

I am trying to raise money to self-publish a children's book about a pouty pit bull who just wants to make a friend but struggles because she is judged based off of stereotypes and appearances. As the author and illustrator of this book, I care deeply about this project. I want to spread the message that pit bulls are kind dogs and that animals (and people) should not be judged based off of stereotypes or appearances. By spreading this message through a children's book, hopefully I can help teach these lessons. 

I hope to make this happen through a 30 day Kickstarter campaign, that will end on National Pit Bull Awareness Day (October 27th). Once the goal is meet, I can publish the book and create the rewards that backers will receive. 

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Risks and challenges

Some of the challenges I faced in this project included figuring out the minimum budget for the entire project and the rewards timeline. I wanted the rewards to be worth pledging money for, but not so expensive that they made the goal for the project sky high. I also want the book and the rewards to be in the hands of the backers before the end of December.

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    Shout out Thank You!

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    PDF of book and Shout Out Thank You!

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    Puppy Pack

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    Playful Pack

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    Receive a PDF of a Pouty Pit Bull coloring page!

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    Pitty Excitement Pack

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    Receive a PDF of a Pouty Pit Bull coloring page!

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    Receive two Pouty Pit Bull stickers!

    Receive two Pouty Pit Bull temporary tattoos!

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    Pitty Kisses Pack

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    Receive two Pouty Pit Bull temporary tattoos!

    Receive two Pouty Pit Bull magnets!

    Receive a Pouty Pit Bull pin!

    Receive a card with a picture of the real life Pouty Pit Bull and a thank you note!

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    Pit Bull Snuggles Pack

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    Receive a PDF of a Pouty Pit Bull coloring page!

    Receive a full color poster of The Pouty Pit Bull! Signed by the author/illustrator!

    Receive a full color print of a page from The Pouty Pit Bull! Signed by the author/illustrator!

    Receive two Pouty Pit Bull stickers!

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    Receive two Pouty Pit Bull magnets!

    Receive a Pouty Pit Bull pin!

    Receive a card with a picture of the real life Pouty Pit Bull and a thank you note!

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    Pouty Pit Bull Pack

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    Receive a PDF of a Pouty Pit Bull coloring page!

    Receive two full color posters of The Pouty Pit Bull! Signed by the author/illustrator!

    Receive two full color prints of a page from The Pouty Pit Bull! Signed by the author/illustrator!

    Receive three Pouty Pit Bull stickers!

    Receive three Pouty Pit Bull temporary tattoos!

    Receive two Pouty Pit Bull magnets!

    Receive two Pouty Pit Bull pins!

    Receive a card with a picture of the real life Pouty Pit Bull and a thank you note!

    Receive a limited edition Pouty Pit Bull tote bag!

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    Positively Pit Bull Pack

    Receive a full color print of the last page of The Pouty Pit Bull with an illustration of YOU hugging the Pouty Pit Bull!

    Get THREE copies of The Pouty Pit Bull! Signed by the author/illustrator and the Pouty Pit Bull!

    Get your name listed in the thank you section of the Pouty Pit Bull website and have the option of your pet (pit bull or not) being featured on the website as part of the Pit Bull Pack!

    Get a PDF of a Pouty Pit Bull coloring page!

    Get three signed full color posters of The Pouty Pit Bull!

    Get four signed full color prints of a page from The Pouty Pit Bull!

    Get five Pouty Pit Bull stickers!

    Get a Pouty Pit Bull silicone wristband!

    Get five Pouty Pit Bull temporary tattoos!

    Get three Pouty Pit Bull magnets!

    Get two Pouty Pit Bull pins!

    Get a card with a picture of the real life Pouty Pit Bull and a thank you note!

    Get a limited edition Pouty Pit Bull tote bag!

    Get three limited edition Pouty Pit Bull key chains!

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