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A children's book about two best friends who never would have met if it wasn't for animal rescue.
A children's book about two best friends who never would have met if it wasn't for animal rescue.
A children's book about two best friends who never would have met if it wasn't for animal rescue.
306 backers pledged $15,078 to help bring this project to life.

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The Rescue: A Story of Dog Rescue (feat. Dunder & Munster)

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"The Rescueis 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. 

"The Rescue" hardcover book
"The Rescue" hardcover book

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

Dunder's 1st Birthday
Dunder's 1st Birthday

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. 

Munster in the shelter
Munster in the shelter

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.

Our Family
Our Family

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. 

Reward pictured: "The Whole Pack".
Reward pictured: "The Whole Pack".

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. 

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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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    TAIL WAG AND HIGH PAW

    Every contribution is greatly appreciated. As a special thanks, we will email you a printable PDF of a Dunder and Munster coloring page.

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    THE RESCUE

    • ONE Autographed 8X10 “The Rescue” FIRST Edition Hardcover.
    • A printable PDF of a Dunder and Munster coloring page.

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    2 RESCUES

    • TWO Autographed 8X10 “The Rescue” FIRST Edition Hardcover. (Option of both books shipped to you or 1-2 books donated to The Children's Book Project.)
    • A printable PDF of a Dunder and Munster coloring page.

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    THE RESCUE PLUS CUSTOM ILLUSTRATIONS

    • ONE Autographed 8X10 “The Rescue” FIRST Edition Hardcover.
    • PLUS a custom illustration of your little ones (kids, dogs, cats, meerkats, etc. up to 3 characters) printed at 8x10" on a high resolution digital copy and quality paper.
    • A printable PDF of a Dunder and Munster coloring page.

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    THE RESCUE PLUS DUNDER AND MUNSTER PALS

    • ONE Autographed 8X10 “The Rescue” FIRST Edition Hardcover.
    •PLUS a hand sewn Dunder and Munster Pal set, created specifically for this book and can only be found here.
    • A printable PDF of a Dunder and Munster coloring page.

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    5 RESCUES

    • FIVE Autographed 8X10 “The Rescue” FIRST Edition Hardcover. One for you to keep, and the rest to share with friends and/or give as gifts at upcoming birthday parties, baby showers, etc. (Option of all books shipped to you or 1-5 books donated to The Children's Book Project.)
    • A printable PDF of a Dunder and Munster coloring page.

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    THE WHOLE PACK

    • ONE Autographed 8X10 “The Rescue” FIRST Edition Hardcover.
    • PLUS a custom illustration of your little ones (kids, dogs, cats, meerkats, etc. up to 3 characters) printed at 8x10" on a high resolution digital copy and quality paper.
    • PLUS a hand sewn Dunder and Munster Pal set, created specifically for this book and can only be found here.
    • A printable PDF of a Dunder and Munster coloring page.

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    THE RESCUE PLUS CUSTOM ILLUSTRATIONS X 2

    • TWO Autographed 8X10 “The Rescue” FIRST Edition Hardcover.
    • TWO DIFFERENT custom illustrations of your little ones (kids, dogs, cats, meerkats, etc. up to 3 characters) ONE for you and ONE for a friend printed at 8x10" on a high resolution digital copy and quality paper.
    • TWO printable PDFs of a Dunder and Munster coloring page.

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    THE PAWESOME PACK

    • ONE Autographed 8X10 “The Rescue” FIRST Edition Hardcover. The first page will be a SPECIAL DEDICATION with a custom drawing of your little ones (kids, dogs, cats, meerkats, etc. up to 5 characters) and CUSTOM MESSAGE i.e. “Happy Birthday” or “This Book was made possible by…”.
    • PLUS the above illustration of your little ones printed at 8x10 inches on high resolution digital copy and quality paper.
    • PLUS a hand sewn Dunder and Munster Pal set, created specifically for this book and can only be found here.
    • A printable PDF of a Dunder and Munster coloring page.

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    10 RESCUES

    • TEN Autographed 8X10 “The Rescue” FIRST Edition Hardcover. One for you to keep, and the rest to share with friends and/or give as gifts at upcoming birthday parties, baby showers, etc. (Option of all books shipped to you or 1-10 books donated to The Children's Book Project.)
    • A printable PDF of a Dunder and Munster coloring page.

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    THE DOUBLE PAWESOME PACK

    This pack is the same as "THE PAWESOMEST PACK" but you get DOUBLE.
    • PLUS you can get each book customized with a different custom illustration for the first page. One set for you and one set for your best friend.

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    20 RESCUES

    • TWENTY Autographed 8X10 “The Rescue” FIRST Edition Hardcover. One for you to keep, and the rest to share with friends and/or give as gifts at upcoming birthday parties, baby showers, etc. (Option of all books shipped to you or 1-20 books donated to The Children's Book Project.)
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