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A very sweet character driven children's picture book with just the right amount of sass! Read more

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A very sweet character driven children's picture book with just the right amount of sass!

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The Book

Sassy Cassie is not just another pink, girly princess book…because this bold little girl has got some sass! Sassy Cassie is spunky and creative and nothing is going to stop her from making her mark on the world. Her surprise artistic creation at the end of the book is exasperating…but also lovable.

When her Mommy says, "Don't get sassy Cassie." It doesn't mean exactly what she thinks.

Color Mixing Tutorial

Following the story, children will be thrilled to find there's more! The last few pages are fun and educational.  Cassie's Mommy gives her just 5 tubes of paint and NO PINK! This fun and easy color mixing guide will show children how to make all the colors of the rainbow with just 5 paint colors - Oh and PINK too!

The Art

I created over 36 paintings for this book - All the old fashioned way, with a paintbrush and paint. All the paintings are made with acrylic paint on 18 x 24 inch stretched canvas. About half have been sold, upon launching project here on kickstarter, I have 18 available.  I love hand painting, while it is very time consuming it's ultimately extremely gratifying. I'm in my own little world when I'm painting, literally, my studio is tiny!

The Inspiration

While I've been painting and selling my art for about 20 years, I didn't take the time to pursue my dream of creating a children's picture book.  Unfortunately I let "Life" get in the way. Fortunately, it's never too late to follow your dreams. I know this sounds cliche, but it is true.

A couple years ago, when my little girl was in what I like to call "the sassy twos" she'd act well, like a two yr old, I'd sometimes say "Don't get Sassy Cassie" That's when the title "Sassy Cassie" came to me and that's when I started working on this book.

Why Kickstarter?

I'm beyond excited to be featured here on Kickstarter and very grateful for this opportunity. Getting noticed by publishers in a sea of submissions is challenging to say the least. By self publishing, I can create my own destiny and keep creative control of my book (it's my baby - 2 years in the making!)

The $8,000 goal I've set is to help fund 1,000 hardcover full color 8 x 10.5 books. This volume needs to be produced to keep the retail price of the book reasonable and competitive - which is a $17 - $19 price range.

I've been confirmed to participate in the "Authors Corner" this fall at the Orange County Children's book festival  http://www.facebook.com/OCCBF- I need to have my books there! 

The Sassy Cassie App by PicPocket

I'm so excited, the Sassy Cassie App is coming soon published by PicPocket Books! Take a sneak peek here http://www.picpocketbooks.com/browse-all-books/

Thank you!

 Any and every pledge, large or small is greatly appreciated but if I do not reach my $8,000 goal, I receive ZER0 :( I'm doing everything in my power to reach my goal!  I've set up some rewards that I hope you'll really like. Thank you! PLA

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    4 backers

    A "Sweet-n-Sassy" Thank you!

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    12 backers

    Receive a "Thank you" postcard with artwork from the book printed on one side and a special note from me on the other side. It's cute enough to frame!
    (International backers $8)

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    6 backers

    Receive a signed limited edition 8 x 10 print (the image itself is 8 x 10 on 8.5 x 11 cardstock) + "Thank you" postcard (International backers $18)

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    28 backers

    Receive a "Sassy Cassie" hardcover book + "Thank you" postcard (International backers $32)

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    50 backers

    Receive a signed "Sassy Cassie" hardcover book + a signed limited edition 8 x 10 print + "Thank you" postcard (International backers $46)

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    12 backers

    Receive 2 signed/personally inscribed hardcover books + 4 signed limited edition prints (various) + 4 bookmarks (various) + "Thank you" postcard"
    (International backers $110)

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    3 backers

    Receive 5 signed/personally inscribed hardcover books + 10 signed limited edition prints (5 designs - 2 of each) + 10 bookmarks (5 designs - 2 of each) + "Thank you" postcard (International backers $265)

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    1 backer Limited (17 left of 18)

    Own an original piece of "Sassy Cassie" ! Receive an original painting from the book - acrylics on 18 x 24 stretched canvas (limited quantities) + A signed/personally inscribed hardcover book + "Thank you" postcard (International backers $1,025)

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