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Nick KatsourosBy Nick Katsouros
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Nick KatsourosBy Nick Katsouros
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$441
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, February 19 2018 5:57 PM UTC +00:00

About

DEAR KICKSTARTER NEWBIES: IF WE DON'T GET FUNDED, YOU DON'T PAY ANYTHING. PLEDGING DOES NOT COST MONEY UNLESS WE REACH OUR GOAL.

Now then, first off, we'd like to thank you for stopping by & let you know that even if you can’t financially back this project, backing it by posting about it on Facebook or Twitter is also greatly appreciated. 

Edward is an adorable sapling living in a great big forest who is afraid of the dark....until he meets Calypso B. Lightning and learns a valuable lesson about the reality that there is nothing in the dark that isn't there when the lights are on.

This illustrated 17-page book has been years in the making, with months and months painstakingly choosing each and every word so that it was all, as a certain little girl in a red hood might say, "Just right".

We're partnering with the amazing artistry of The Super Ugly himself, who has the awesome and adorable art style, seen here:

Other Children's Book Art by TheSuperUgly
Other Children's Book Art by TheSuperUgly

 

       

Edward also helps kids learn a great lesson about something almost every child deals with: fear of the dark. 

It's actually a really common problem that can follow children into adulthood. But Calypso teaches Edward (and children) the perfect phrase that can become a mantra to ease nerves, tame tensions, and help children brave the unknown.

We're super passionate about this project and have spent countless hours figuring out how to make this book in the very best and most cost-effective way. Here's a breakdown of where the money will go:

$4000: The professional art and typesetting of each page, publishing 100 paperback copies of the book itself in 8.5 X 8.5" softcover, Kickstarter Fees & shipping to backers

$1000: Creation and shipping of all physical backer rewards.

As a side note, our own Dee Priser believes in this book so much that she is personally creating amazing pdf coloring pages and performing the audiobook version at no cost to provide to backers (hiring someone to do this could cost us hundreds of dollars otherwise).

In order to keep costs down, all books and fulfillment items will be shipped directly to us, and we will personally fulfill all backer rewards and ship them- this is time-consuming, but will also drastically cut costs that would have to go somewhere else (cutting down how much we need to get it done). This also allows us to add in personal thank-you's, ensure copies are dedicated accurately and lets us slip in little extra whatnots because we love you. 

We can't wait to share more of Edward's world as it grows, and we just know you will love his story as much as we do. We'd love to create Edward as the beginning of a larger series, so let's get this book made!

More Ways You Can Help:

Tweet! Need some ideas? Try these:

Help us bring Edward: A Perfect Children's Book to life by supporting us on @Kickstarter Pledge at least $20 and you'll get your own copy too! http://kck.st/2DzIjRo #EdwardBook #kickstarter #kidsbooks

Score cool Edward the Sapling and Calypso B Lightning swag when you kick in on the #Kickstarter for Edward: A Perfect Children's Book! http://kck.st/2DzIjRo #EdwardBook #kickstarter #kidsbooks

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THANK YOU! 

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DEAR KICKSTARTER NEWBIES: IF WE DON'T GET FUNDED, YOU DON'T PAY ANYTHING. PLEDGING DOES NOT COST MONEY UNLESS WE REACH OUR GOAL.
While it IS our first book, we're no strangers to publishing. The only real challenges we worry about are how long it will take to create the art (which is part of the reason we chose a professional artist), and how long it will take to get all of the pre-orders packaged! As you can tell, we've done some serious research to identify exactly which publisher to use, the best way to ship items and everything in between.
We would love to send them all out to you the day after the Kickstarter ends, but we know it takes time for artists and printers to do what they do. Rest assured, you will receive updates all along the way, and if we can ship early- we will!

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    Got siblings that don't like to share? They don't have to! Get two sticker pages, two books (and one night light to share).

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    TEN copies of the book for use in a library, book club, or school setting, along with materials to help you build a lesson plan.

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