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Tree Girl: A Journey of Discovery

An illustrated children's book made to inspire kids to observe and appreciate forests.

Tree Girl: A Journey of Discovery

An illustrated children's book made to inspire kids to observe and appreciate forests.

£4,336
pledged of £2,000pledged of £2,000 goal
90
backers
8days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 30 2019 12:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About


UPDATE: 

Since we hit our funding goal so quickly, New Stretch Goals have been Added!

Tree Girl: A Journey of Discovery  - A story with a purpose.

Tree Girl is a children's picture book about life as a tree.  What is it like to be a tree? Why are trees important? Follow Tree Girl’s first adventure in this educational and visually inspiring book. 

My goal for writing this story was to inspire children to pay attention to nature and see life through another perspective. My hope is that they start to understand the delicate balance of the natural world, and why it's important to protect our environment.

I have illustrated this book in a way that will hopefully captivate children of all ages (and adults)! The writing is rhyming style, and catered towards ages 2-7.

Bonus Educational Pages: At the back of the book there will some pages of tree FAQ's and more illustrations for the curious readers! This will help parents explain the magical elements of nature such as "Where do trees come from?" and "How do leaves purify the air?"

I don't want to spoil the story, but here are a few pages of the book:

The Exclusive A4 Art Print

For those of you who want something extra special, I'm offering this exclusive artwork as part of my campaign. This will ONLY be available to backers and never sold elsewhere. 

The print artwork was inspired by a vision I had in the forest. Here's a little blurb about what this print shows:

"She danced in the moonlight, and as the other trees watched in wonder, her leaves swirled in a hypnotic pattern that conveyed her youthful joy."

Coloring Book & Activity Guide

Some of the tiers include these awesome extras!

The coloring book is made up of the line art from the book's illustrations.

The woodland activity guide is all about having fun in the woods! It includes a scavenger hunt, instructions on flower/botanical pressing, and more.

Now for the fun stuff! Take a look at the options below to see how you can get the goods and support this project.

Once you decide, select your pledge on the right side of the page. See below for information about customizing your order with Add-Ons after the campaign is successfully funded.

Want to customize your order? Ok!

Once the campaign is successfully funded, I will be sending out an "exit survey" to all backers. At this time you will have the opportunity to purchase add-ons, such as an extra book. Add-ons are only available to those who have contributed to the campaign while it is active. 

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Example of "Tree Hugger Selfie"
Use #treegirl or #treegirlbook so I can find your posts!

ESTIMATED SCHEDULE:

August 27, 2019 Kickstarter Launch
September 30, 2019 Kickstarter Ends
October 19, 2019 Funds Released
October 21, 2019 Final Book Design to printer (book will already have been completely designed and ready to go)
November 1, 2019 Printed Books Received by me
November 11-15, 2019  Books mailed to Kickstarter backers, First class mail, insured, tracked & signed.

I am working with a local printer who I have full trust in. I've used their services before and had a great experience. As you can see I already have my sample book and it turned out great! One thing I especially love is that they are environmentally conscious. In addition to using paper sustainable sources approved by the globally renowned Forest Stewardship Council, they also take great care in recycling all of their byproducts.

Why Kickstarter?

I started writing and illustrating this story for my niece and nephew, but as soon as I started sharing progress pictures, a lot of other people said they’d be interested in this book. And thus a new Kickstarter was born! This is a great way for me to test the waters with my book. If we meet the funding goal, it will be a huge accomplishment for me!

Thank you!

I am so honored that you have taken time to view my project. If you've already pledged, you have my sincere thanks in helping this dream come true!

I’ve been a full-time independent artist since 2015. With the support of my Patreons and Twitch Stream I’ve been able to pursue my dreams as an artist as well as share my journey with the world.

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I have several years of design and photography experience that have helped in the creation of this book and Kickstarter project.

Risks and challenges

Every effort will be made to get the rewards delivered as fast as possible. The entire book is written, illustrated, and designed already, so we will be relying on the timely printing and delivery of the books from the source in order to keep this project moving along. I have full trust in the printer, having worked with them in the past and received everything on time in perfect condition.
Should a difficulty arise that is out of my control (late shipments, printing error, missing items, etc) I will communicate directly to you, the backers, as soon as I have information to keep you updated.
My greatest joy will be when these beautiful books arrive on your doorstep and you and your family can enjoy the adventures of Tree Girl!

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    Size: 9x12 inches (22.86 x 30.48 cm)

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