We're inviting you to be involved in a project that helps parents talk about their love for their children and encourage an attitude of gratefulness in children for their parents.
As a backer at $25 or more, 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 but also extra sneak-peek information.
All or Nothing
This is all or nothing. As with all Kickstarter campaigns, your pledge will not be finalized until we meet our goal. Should we come up short of our goal, your pledge will not be processed and your payment method will not be charged.
Just for helping us fund this project, donors at the $25 level and above will receive a special Kickstarter-exclusive book with text inside the book thanking our Kickstarter supporters for helping fund the publication of this book.
"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."
(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 this hardcover colored children's book.
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; 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.
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 love this book. If you want a children’s book that teaches gratefulness 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://tinyurl.com/mdbook-k2
- 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 ebook. There may be delays due to printing and delivering the books, but we do not foresee this happening.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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