Some years back, I wrote Blue Bear and Snow Toad, a rhyming children’s picture book about a young bear and toad who resist hibernating, so they can experience the sights and sounds of winter. Like every child, they just want to stay up a bit longer, just in case they miss out on something exciting.
My dream now is to see it in print.
I’ve paired up with a talented illustrator who brings the words to life with his charming, playful art. Richard Svensson, an artist from Sweden, brings a long list of publishing and film credits to the table, and you can see why. His illustrations are beautiful, and many make me laugh.
Blue Bear and Snow Toad is now ready to go out into the world. We’re currently planning a limited run of 1,000 copies of the 8.5″ X 8.5″ hard-bound picture book to be available in time for Winter 2017 and holiday gift giving. The picture book will be full color, coffee table quality. After all, it will be a work of art, in the vein of Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
Toward that end, I’m setting up a Kickstarter page, complete with some fun goodies at various reward levels, including copies of the book.
As you may already know with Kickstarter, it’s all or nothing. If the goal is met, the project goes forward. If not, your money is refunded.
Hopefully, there is a reward level right for you or a child in your life. So, watch out for news in the next few days of this project going live, and please, please help the dream come alive.