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Discover the world as seen through the eyes of Charlie and his friend, Pal, as they transform everyday tasks into boundless adventures.
181 backers pledged $8,027 to help bring this project to life.

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There are so many stories that go untold. 

Four years ago, we sat down in a Barnes & Noble. There was a pile of children's books on our table and we began to thumb through them. It didn't take long before we noticed a common thread throughout the books: Little to no diversity. 

Both of us have children in our lives. Children of varied hues and colors, with imaginations just as colorful. Children who are rarely represented in the books they are given to enjoy. 

We discussed how much more inclined to learn lessons and receive messages those children might be, if they were able to find/see/recognize themselves in the books they read.

It takes a lot to find a great agent who believes in your story and have them wholeheartedly pitch it to publishing houses. We decided to take matters into our own hands. Charlie and His Imaginary Friend is a book we created about boundless thought and camaraderie. It is the story of a wonderfully adventurous little brown boy and a fun giraffe. It is the first of many stories that we plan to create and share.

So many people have already voiced that they want our book. Unfortunately, printing is costly. By donating to our cause, you will help us raise enough money to get our books printed. You will help get our story out into the world and who knows ... perhaps publishing more books that speak to this planet's diverse future will catch on. 

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    The Sticky Reward
    A Charlie & His Imaginary Friend Sticker pack. Includes 5 stickers fun for all ages
    [Bonus Stuff]
    • one hi-five from the Ps & Qs Team

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    The Grandpa Dance Reward: A private link to a video of the P's & Q's trademark Grandpa dance | embarrassing for all parties involved|
    [Bonus Stuff]
    • Charlie Sticker pack
    • Fist bump with an explosion and a point
    • Plus a High Five

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    The Book Reward: A hard cover copy of Charlie and His Imaginary Friend
    [Bonus Stuff]
    • A private link to a video of the P's & Q's trademark Grandpa dance
    • Mysteries of our secret hand shake revealed
    • Charlie Sticker pack
    • Fist bump with an explosion and a point
    • Plus a Hi-Five

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    The John Hancock Reward: Personalized Autographed hard cover copy of Charlie and His Imaginary Friend
    [Bonus Stuff]
    • A private link to a video of the P's & Q's trademark Grandpa dance
    • Mysteries of our secret hand shake revealed
    • Charlie Sticker pack
    • Fist bump with an explosion and a point
    • Plus a Hi-Five

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    The T-shirt Reward:
    Limited Edition Charlie Couture T-shirt - Tshirt with the characters from the book
    [Bonus Stuff]
    • Personalized Autographed hard cover copy of Charlie and His Imaginary Friend Book
    • A private link to a video of the P's & Q's trademark Grandpa dance
    • Mysteries of our secret hand shake revealed,
    • Charlie Sticker pack,
    • Fist bump with an explosion and a point,
    • Plus a Hi-Five

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    The Good Looking Out Award
    Your name will be added to the book on the Thank You page in the book!
    [Bonus Stuff]
    • Limited Edition Charlie Couture T-shirt
    • Personalized Autographed hard cover copy of Charlie and His Imaginary Friend Book
    • A private link to a video of the P's & Q's trademark Grandpa dance
    • Mysteries of our secret hand shake revealed
    • Charlie Sticker pack
    • Fist bump with an explosion and a point
    • Plus a Hi-Five

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    The Brangelina Award: Framed signed original art from the book
    [Bonus Stuff]
    • Your name added to the Thank You page
    • Limited Edition Charlie Couture T-shirt
    • Handmade Charlie Pillow for that special kid in your life,
    • Personalized Autographed hard cover copy of Charlie and His Imaginary Friend Book
    • A private link to a video of the P's & Q's trademark Grandpa dance
    • Mysteries of our secret hand shake revealed
    • Charlie Sticker pack
    • Fist bump with an explosion and a point,
    • Plus a Hi-Five

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    Pledge $800 or more About $800

    The Uncle Phil Award: Custom original art designed to your specifications framed
    [Bonus Stuff]
    • Your name added to the Acknowledgments page
    • Limited Edition Charlie Couture T-shirt
    • Handmade Charlie Pillow for that special kid in your life,
    • Personalized Autographed hard cover copy of Charlie and His Imaginary Friend Book
    • A private link to a video of the P's & Q's trademark Grandpa dance
    • Mysteries of our secret hand shake revealed
    • Charlie Sticker pack
    • Fist bump with an explosion and a point,
    • Plus a Hi-Five

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    The Mr. Drummond Award: Ps & Qs will fly to your home and hand deliver your premium Charlie package to you.
    [Bonus Stuff]
    * We will also read the book to you and/or your child at bedtime.
    • Your name added to the Acknowledgments page
    • Limited Edition Charlie Couture T-shirt
    • Handmade Charlie Pillow for that special kid in your life,
    • Personalized Autographed hard cover copy of Charlie and His Imaginary Friend Book
    • A private link to a video of the P's & Q's trademark Grandpa dance
    • Mysteries of our secret hand shake revealed
    • Charlie Sticker pack
    • Fist bump with an explosion and a point,
    • Plus a Hi-Five

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    Limited 0 backers
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Funding period

- (45 days)