Welcome to our Kickstarter! What a labor of love this has been. Not to mention plenty of exercise for our patience muscles. For the past three years, we have stolen moments from our busy lives to work on this book. Now--finally--everything is done and it looks great! The files are ready to go, we’ve chosen our printer and . . . that’s where our patience muscles buckled. We can’t bear the thought of waiting another day, let alone 365 of them, to save up enough money to print our book. Can you help us get Jake’s story out into the world? We would love to print 1000 books. If you can help us pay for that first print run, you’ll have our undying gratitude (along with some other fun stuff).
If our Kickstarter is successful, we will do our best to get all the books and goodies to you by Mother's Day (because it’s a story all mothers will love) and, at the very latest, by the end of June.
After a long, adventure-filled day, Mom tucks her energetic son, Jake, into bed. No sooner does the door close behind her, then he is out of bed again, staring out the window at the moon. He closes his eyes only long enough to imagine himself searching for treasure in faraway places. Jake’s quest takes him and his cat companion to the jungle, the desert, the ocean, and the arctic, but it’s not until he ‘opens up his eyes’ that he discovers the best kind of treasure is much closer to home.
- 30+ pages of colourful illustrations & text
- Text is large and easy to read
- Lots of animals to find.
- A playful exploration of rhythm and language
- A story for all ages with a subtle message about the importance of loving relationships
- Hard cover, 9 1/2" x 10"
- Signed by the creators
Maxine Spence is the author. Down in the Jungle is her second picture book. The first one is called Leaf. She is currently editing her first middle grades novel. Check out her other creations at turtledreams.ca
Lyndsay Wasko is the illustrator and book designer. This is Lyndsay's first children’s book. She is currently completing her last semester at the Alberta College of Art + Design. See more of her artwork at lyndsaywasko.com
Risks and challenges
All the art, writing, and book design is 100% done. The only foreseeable glitch might be a printer delay of some sort. We have used this printer to publish another children's book. They delivered a beautiful product right on time. We’ve discussed this project’s timelines with them and don’t anticipate any delays, but, as anyone who has been on this planet for any length of time knows, nothing in life is a sure thing. We promise to always keep you informed. If things are held up for any reason, you will be the first to know.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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