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Last updated March 3, 2015

I Know You Love Me Mommy and Daddy

Spread the spirit of love and gratefulness through this endearing Christian children's book that families will enjoy for generations!

I Know You Love Me Mommy and Daddy

Spread the spirit of love and gratefulness through this endearing Christian children's book that families will enjoy for generations!

$2,940
pledged of $11,000pledged of $11,000 goal
64
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, October 15 2014 8:34 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated March 3, 2015

About

Cover of I Know You Love Me Mommy and Daddy
Cover of I Know You Love Me Mommy and Daddy

Invitation

We're inviting you to back our efforts in printing I Know You Love Me Mommy and Daddy in hardcover. We plan to release it in digital formats too including but not limited to Kindle, iBook, and ebook.

You will be the first to receive hard copies of this wonderful children's book which is beautifully illustrated by Debra Hostetler. So, before the books are sold to the public, backers will not only have access to the physical book with a special Kickstarter sticker but also extra sneak-peek information.

All or Nothing

This is all or nothing. If we are not fully-funded, then you will not pay a single penny.

Endorsements

"I Know You Love Me Mommy & Daddy is a delightful children’s book that reinforces God’s unconditional love that parents are to share with their children."

-Michelle Duggar

(2 Cor. 12:9)

Mother of TLC’s 19 Kids & Counting

Why This Book?

Our family loves good, wholesome children’s books especially ones that give glory to God! These can be difficult to find. While some books can be fun and enjoyable, I, Franicia, wanted to write one that had words worth repeating and taught good things (Titus 2).

Instead of grumbling and complaining about parents, children are instead fed words and thoughts of thankfulness. This book helps children to see and appreciate the rich investment their parents give on their behalf.

In an age when digital images and illustrations seem to be the norm, this book celebrates the time-honored techniques of long hours and skill with a paintbrush and palette.

I Know You Love Me Mommy and Daddy will not only be an enjoyable children’s book to read with your little ones, but it will also bring back special memories of your own loving, hard-working parents.

Make a World-wide Difference!

Spread the message of love and appreciation that not only will teach children but encourage adults too!  Impact cities and communities by donating some books! If you choose to support at a level that includes donated books, we will mail a book (or books) to the location of your choice (depending on your reward level) and will include a sticker inside each book that will say who donated the book as well as a letter.  We’ll handle all of that so you don’t have to!

How Will Funds be Used?

We’ve already paid for the watercolor illustrations and book layout. The funds from this campaign will be used for the following:

1. Most of the funds will be used towards paying the printing company for the printing and shipping costs and fees associated with printing a relatively small run (500) of books.

2. Around $500 will be used towards getting ISBNs, barcodes, and electronic distribution. Electronic distribution will make the book available in numerous digital formats.

3. Some of the funds will be used to pay for the music we used in our promotional video composed by Jurgen Beck, an award-winning Christian composer; the Kickstarter stickers; incentive prints; shipping fees and materials; and the Kickstarter fees.

What Will This Book Look Like?

Many hours were spent writing, creating, and illustrating this book so we wanted to turn it into a high-quality hardcover! We have worked very hard to ensure that reading this book will be both edifying and enjoyable. All the illustrations were beautifully painted with watercolor and the book will be printed in portrait.

I Know You Love Me Mommy and Daddy has relatively simple language and will be about 26 pages total (with 25 illustrations) so it will be simple enough for children to read. During the book's creation, however, we envisioned that loving adults would enjoy reading it to the special children in their lives.

We are offering a special Kickstarter version of the book which will have an exclusive sticker on the cover. This will make your original copies even more special!

A sample of one of the page-spreads
A sample of one of the page-spreads


Autographed Copies

For specific reward tiers, the author will be signing those copies. While Debbie was happy to sign copies of the book, she would be in a foreign country by the time of the printing. Also shipping costs to and from all parties would significantly increase the cost for each Kickstarter donor. We hope to offer some special books both signed by the author and illustrator in the future on our website.

Why would I be interested in the electronic copy (ebook) of the book?

By getting this reward tier, you will get early access to the book so that you don’t have to wait for the printed copy to come out after everything is finalized!  

Also, this is another great option if you have many young children who love to read and go through books. The PDF can be printed over and over for home-use (not to be resold or given to others) so that you don’t have to keep purchasing books unless you really want to. :-)

I don’t know who you are. Is this book for me?

If you enjoy tender moments shared between parents and children, you’ll like this book. If you want a children’s book that teaches greatfulness to God, then this book is for you too.

I don’t have young children. Why would I want this book?

That’s a great question! Do you have grandchildren or little ones in your life whom you love? These books make great gifts and they give more than a physical book to read —- they share wonderful life lessons! Make a difference in a family’s life by giving this to them or better yet donate one to your local library or church!

How can I help?

  • Share the news about our campaign on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, etc.)
  • Share about our campaign via email
  • Write the link to our campaign and hand it out. The shortened link is http://tiny.cc/kickstarter-momdadbook
  • Our Instagram account is @timandfranicia. We have an easy-to-share photo with a link there. Feel free to copy and share that photo.

We are very thankful for the following people and for their help during our book project:

Risks and challenges

All of the illustrations are complete. All that needs to be done is printing the physical books and formatting the electronic copies of the books. There may be delays due to printing and delivering the books, but we do not foresee this happening.

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    Don't have a lot of money to spare but would like to be a part of launching this memorable children's book into print? With this reward you'll have our gratefulness PLUS you'll receive exclusive I Know You Love Me Mommy & Daddy information through Kickstarter.

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    eBook mentioned in the video: (The Blessings of Visiting Grandma and Grandpa): This is the first children's book that we released on Amazon as a Kindle book. You're free to print the .pdf at home for your personal use.

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    eBook + Kickstarter Exclusive book: You will receive a copy of I Know You Love Me Mommy and Daddy. All copies are hardcover and in full color for a beautiful touch. The Kickstarter version will have an exclusive sticker that will not be available after the Kickstarter campaign.

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    Print + Kickstarter Exclusive Book + eBook: You will receive the book, eBook, and a flower photo print (Franicia's photography) with an optional Bible verse on it.

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    All the above PLUS a 2nd Kickstarter exclusive hardcover book (or donate to the US library of your choice) and Thank You card.

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    All the above PLUS a floral magnet and signed copies of the books.

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    All the above PLUS a 2nd print, 3rd autographed Kickstarter exclusive book, acknowledgement on our website, and a PERSONAL CALL to thank you for your generous support.

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    All the above PLUS a 60-piece, 10x14 puzzle made with images that inspired the book's artwork.

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    All the above PLUS a 5x7 fine art Giclée canvas print from Franicia's flower photo with an optional Bible verse.

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    All the above PLUS an invitation to discuss the final layout of the whole book. So you get to see the printed version before everyone else does and be able to give your feedback. You also get a personal thank you video message made just for you.

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    All the above PLUS a 30-45 minute Skype or Google Hangout meeting with you to ask any questions you'd like (just keep it G-rated).

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    All the above PLUS additional autographed Kickstarter books (a total of 10) shipped to you or donated to libraries in the US in your honor. Also, we will donate 2 books to the libraries of the foreign countries of your choice.

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    *** CHILDREN'S BOOK CREATION PACKAGE ***
    All the above PLUS access to images of the paintings and photos that didn't make the cut, the draft of the original book, and some unedited video footage. You will also get a document of all of the equipment and software we used to produce the book and Kickstarter campaign, source of ISBNs, printing companies, sources of music, and sources of artwork as well as some of the Kickstarter projets we researched. All of this information will come on a flash drive.

    You'll then be armed with all of the information needed to produce your own professional-quality children's book.

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    *** SPEAKERS PACKAGE *** (Continental US only)

    All of the above PLUS Franicia (possibly Tim too) to speak to your group of 250-300 people for 45 minutes to an hour on self-publishing, healthy food, or family life topics similar to what is covered on TimandFranicia.com

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    *** PLATINUM PACKAGE ***
    All the above EXCEPT THE SPEAKERS' PACKAGE plus your child (up to two children) in our upcoming healthy children's alphabet book. Clothing and names must be suitable for our target audience. We will schedule a professional photographer to take the photo.

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Funding period

- (30 days)