A child's picture book and heartwarming tale of a dog, Sadie, dealing with her jealousy of her new family's trash can, Big Mouth.
Sadie is a mongrel... a mutt... a MESS! After Sadie is rescued from the local shelter, she finds a home with the Kramer's; a loving family of three; and that's when life gets really interesting.
Big Mouth is Sadie's arch-nemesis. A tall, plastic, greedy fellow that lives in the kitchen and gets all the good food that Sadie wants. Join Sadie on her adventures of learning about the world, food, jealousy, fear, and most of all love.
This is only the beginning of Sadie's adventures! "Sadie Vs. Big Mouth" is the first in a series of books that will answer some of kids' common questions like "If my family loves me, why don't they let me do or have what I want?"
So where is your money going? We're ambitious, but not overly so - we're not trying to make any profit from this. We want to see the book out there in your hands and touching people's lives with Sadie's charm and message. Absolutely 100% of what we raise here goes to the manufacturing and distribution of the book and the supplies/fees to make it happen. Check out this nifty pie chart we're really proud of:
*All extra $$ will go to trademarking, copyright renewals, etc. as well as publishing the next books in the series and donated copies to charities and a few little "extras" in your shipments if possible. If we hit $7000 we will be sending some extra goodies to everyone and if we hit $10,000 we are hoping to print in Spanish!*
SO HOW DOES KICKSTARTER WORK?
Kickstarter is a crowd-funding platform that helps artists raise money through small contributions. For example, if you get 400 people to pledge $10, it is much more effective than trying to get four people to give you a thousand dollars. Instead of a traditional investment model, all contributions; no matter how small; are rewarded with a unique gift. If we don't get enough people to pledge to make our goal, you never have to come through with your pledge. It's an "all-or-nothing" way to go.
But it’s more than that...
While we’re on Kickstarter to raise money, we also want to
build a community that shares our belief in this book and other books like it.
We dream for people to be “invested” in it (no pun intended... ok maybe a
little) - rooting for us all the way and, in return, being there to share in
our success. It all starts with you, our
friends and supporters. If you can’t
help us financially but still believe in the project, please tell your friends
about it. Feel free to link to this page or to our Facebook or Twitter. Don’t
be shy, online awareness can really make a difference! Of course no amount is too
little... Only have a buck? That's great, we appreciate your time and your pledge so very much!
Please don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have in the comments section.
Why Not Use A Traditional Publisher?
Publishing children's books is really hard, even for professional children's book writers. First you need to find an agent or publicist; and then they need to find a publisher to sign with, and that includes contracts and legal junk, and then YEARS later, if everything goes well, *maybe* you'll publish. My motto is life is short, and honestly I'm not in this for the money, I really just want to see Sadie out in the world, teaching kids. So, with your generous contributions Sadie can be available in print, beautifully illustrated, for people worldwide to enjoy!!
So pick your reward level and support Sadie!!
*Note: You can add $12 to any of the pledge levels for each extra copy of the book you want. Simply choose the pledge level you want and on the next screen add $12 to the pledge amount for each copy but keep your desired reward selected and we'll know that extra $12 is for an extra copy. No need to add extra shipping, even for international mailing.*
Thank you and have an awesome day!
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The best part about this project is that there is no real risk involved. The book is written and the illustrations are done. We already have a printing service ready to do the printing and we have studied the process of obtaining an ISBN and all of the reward items once we have the funds to do so (we also know enough people who have gone through this whole process that we can get input/help from). We know there may be some unforeseen bumps in the road, but we're prepared to tackle them head on and we've made the delivery date for the rewards set back enough to account for them.
The money you pledge actually won't be charged to your preferred payment method until March 25th. Most likely you'll have your tax money back by then, yay! Also, keep in mind you can change your pledge amount and/or package option at any time and/or you can even cancel your pledge if you realize you won't have enough money on March 25th. So really pledging is a no risk move right now; it just helps us to get more backers because "passers-by" see a successful project higher up on the Kickstarter page. ALSO, sharing the project with others is a huge way to help if you absolutely can't help otherwise.
Unfortunately no. We may add that option at a later time, but for now, there are only the ten available because the cost of making more would be so steep, we don't think anyone would be interested anyway (around $50 for a t-shirt isn't practical). We'll keep you updated on this.
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CHIHUAHUA: Our eternal gratitude and your name listed on our site.Estimated delivery:
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JACK RUSSELL: Your name listed on our site... PLUS a snazzy sticker for your Trapper Keeper. Also, a Twitter and/or Facebook shout-out!Estimated delivery:
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BASSETT HOUND: Your name on our site, a Sadie Vs. Big Mouth sticker and Twitter and/or Facebook shout-out... PLUS a PDF of the book emailed to you.Estimated delivery:
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SCHNAUZER: The name on our site, the sticker, the Twitter and/or Facebook shout-out, the PDF... PLUS a hard copy of the book! This is what it's all about!Estimated delivery:Add $8 USD to ship outside the US
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TERRIER: The site listing, the sticker, the Twitter and/or Facebook shout-out, the PDF, the book of course... PLUS your copy of the book will be signed (personalized even) by the author AND the illustrator. ALSO a Twitter follow by Sadie herself!Estimated delivery:Add $8 USD to ship outside the US
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LABRADOR: The site listing, the sticker, the Twitter and/or Facebook shout-out, the PDF, the personalized/signed book, the Twitter follow... PLUS a "Sadie Vs. Big Mouth" Frisbee! This is a very limited unique item, only for Kickstarter backers!Estimated delivery:Add $12 USD to ship outside the US
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DALMATIAN: The site listing, the sticker, the Twitter and/or Facebook shout-out, the PDF, the personalized/signed book, Twitter follow, the Frisbee... PLUS an EXTRA copy of the book to gift to the kid in your life (autographed or not, your choice)!Estimated delivery:Add $12 USD to ship outside the US
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BOXER: The site listing, the sticker, the Twitter and/or Facebook shout-out, the PDF, the two signed/unsigned copies of the book, Twitter follow, the Frisbee.... BUT with this level you can specify, for your second book, to be sent to a different address - with optional gift message included in the package!Estimated delivery:Add $12 USD to ship outside the US
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BULLDOG: The site listing, the Twitter and/or Facebook shout-out, the Twitter follow, the PDF, the frisbee, the sticker, the two signed/unsigned copies of the book... PLUS a custom personalized Sadie Versus t-shirt (Small to 3XL with your name on the front and Sadie Versus written on the back) - completely exclusive to Kickstarter backers!Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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MASTIFF: You get your name on our site but with this level you get to have it link to a site of your own (family friendly), the PDF, the Twitter and/or Facebook Shoutout, the Twitter follow, the sticker, the two books (signed/unsigned), the frisbee... PLUS your name in black and white, printed on a thank you page IN THE BOOK! This is a great keepsake.Estimated delivery:
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ST. BERNARD: Your name on our site, the PDF, the Twitter and/or Facebook Shoutout, the Twitter follow, the sticker, the two books (signed/unsigned), the frisbee, your name in print in the book... PLUS an original (ONLY YOU will be the first to see it besides the author and illustrator) "rough draft" illustration sketch from the pre-publishing phase of the book emailed to you!! See Sadie being developed! Also, the author will call you and talk to you about anything related to the book and/or the whole process of putting it all together and/or Kickstarter tips.Estimated delivery:
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GREAT DANE: Your name on our site, the PDF, the Twitter and/or Facebook Shoutout, the Twitter follow, the sticker, the two books (signed/unsigned), the frisbee, your name in print in the book... PLUS a donation of five copies of the book to your local (or just favorite) library or school/daycare of choice.Estimated delivery:
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AKITA: Your name on our site, the PDF, the Twitter and/or Facebook Shoutout, the Twitter follow, the sticker, the two books (signed/unsigned), the frisbee, your name in print in the book, an original sketch from the pre-publishing phase of the book emailed to you.... PLUS you will be immortalized as a character in the next book of the series!! (Date of delivery on the next book is indeterminate)Estimated delivery:
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BEST IN SHOW: You are the coolest person alive. No, really. Needless to say, all of the above is yours (and any extra swag we have lying around). We'd also like to send you a signed and/or unsigned copy of every project (book and/or movie, etc) we ever work on related to the "Sadie Vs." universe forever... and ever. Your name will essentially be in our address book and you'll be a part of everything Sadie's ever involved in. You can also opt to have your picture and/or website on a page of our website as an "official sponsor". Hello new friend for life!!Estimated delivery:
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