About this project
"The Rescue" is a story about Dunder the German Shepherd and the day his parents brought home Munster from the animal shelter - changing both of their lives forever. "The Rescue" shares the message of hope, appreciation, friendship, and animal rescue with the next generation of dog lovers. And what better way to do this than to use our dogs' story as an example.
This book started out as an idea for our son's first birthday gift. After receiving several requests from our followers, we felt the need to share it and spread the importance of rescuing animals in need.
Requests from followers:
"There's one book seriously missing: The Adventures of Dunder and Munster!" - Persics B.
"These two would make a great children's book." - Wendy S.B.
"Perfect super hero family! I agree with the children's book." - Linda B.
"The life and times of Dunder and Munster. Great TV series, too." - Elaine C.
"Have you started writing a book yet?!" - Bee O.
"Time for a kid's book: The Super Family Adventures!" - Linda S.
"You could put together some amazing children's books with your wonderful creativity. Put them on Dunder's site and I'd buy them for everyone I know!" - Sandra D.
Here it is: 8"x10" full-color, 32-page, hardcover book printed in the U.S. A great gift for birthdays, baby showers, or just to add to your collection.
Here are some examples of the page illustrations.
Dunder is a happy young pup who loves exploring new parks and beaches, and especially posing for the camera to capture his fun adventures. In 2011, Dunder made headlines around the world when his Youtube video, "Time Lapse Puppy to Adult in 40 seconds," went viral. This led to a huge following on Facebook and Instagram.
A year later, we stumbled upon a lonely and nervous little pup named Munster at the animal shelter. We instantly knew we had to bring this little guy home and make him a part of our family.
Since bringing Munster home, the two have been best friends. And well, the years have been pretty much like this...
We are Monique and Byron, a couple living in California's Bay Area. Monique spent endless hours reading as a child, and now shares her love for children's books with her 9-month old son. Byron is a classic 90's kid who has been illustrating since he could hold a crayon and now works as a designer. We are best known for our viral YouTube video, Time Lapse: Pregnant to Baby in 90 Seconds, which currently has over 11 Million views.
We are self-publishing this book and need your help to make this happen. The story is ready to hit the printers, but first we need to reach our backing goal. Our campaign basically works as a pre-order for our book along with other awesome incentives.
Our main goal is to get this story out and spread the importance of friendship and animal rescue. The best way to ensure that we get the book out is to keep costs as low as humanly possible by dedicating our own time. We wrote, illustrated and designed this project all on our own.
Below is a list of our rewards. For full details, check the description on the links to the right. Also, please feel free to ask us any questions.
Examples of custom illustrations:
Our family had a great time making this book, but we don't want to stop here. We are already working on additional stories and will not stop as long as the demand is there. On top of that, we would love to donate books to communities in need.
Risks and challenges
The book is 100% complete, ready to be printed and will be in your hands around June 2016. Our carefully-selected printer in the U.S. is ready to print so that we can get the books to you in a timely manner.
All we need to do is reach our backing goal. So the more you pledge, Tweet it, Share it, Facebook it, Pin it, yell from the roof tops, email it, and Instagram it...the better the chances to get this book out into the world and into your hands.
Other risks might include unlikely delays in shipping, but we will keep you updated in the small chance that it should happen.
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