A Creature - A Children's Picture Book

By Catherine Warren

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A Creature - A Children's Picture Book

Project 2016-01-26 08:21:37 +1300

I have written and illustrated a children's picture book. It's a series of poems that form a narrative about a flock of chickens, accompanied by watercolour illustrations. Now I need help to get it printed.  100% of the proceeds from my pledgeme project will go towards the cost of the first print.  

© 2015 Catherine Warren.

I loved animals as a child! But as an adult I have struggled to find any children's picture books that genuinely express natural life - most children's picture books portray human life even when the characters are animals! Dressed animals, that talk and think like people. 

My aim has been to build an appreciation for an animal without giving it human characteristics.  The story is true to how a flock of chickens would behave naturally, based on research I carried out before I started writing the book. 

The project has taken me about a year.  Painting and writing in my weekends and after work. Now it's done! But I need your help to make my creation a reality.  Please help me get my book to print. Pledge now. 

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Updates 4

Caricature - New Rewards for 12 Hours Only!

03/03/2016 at 7:40 AM

For the last 12 hours of my campaign you can score yourself a personalised caricature!  We have very nearly made our target, so celebrate with me by buying your favourite thing - your face!!  

A Creature - seeing it all come together

17/02/2016 at 10:18 PM

Thank you for all the support! I can't wait for you all to see the finished product.  

Colouring in Book - Sneak Peek!

07/02/2016 at 4:26 PM

Here is a little taste of what you will be recieving if you've chosen the coulouring in package!

The National Library

06/02/2016 at 2:56 PM

A few days ago I recieved my ISBN Number: 978-0-473-35057-4

It is surreal to think that this book will be in the National Library this year!  Thank you everyone for all your support.

 

    Pledgers 53

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-03-03 18:42:30 +1300
    Adam Millen
    2016-03-03 17:55:38 +1300

    "Interesting idea and nice art :)"

    Leanne Sanford
    2016-03-03 17:04:40 +1300

    "Good Luck Catherine!"

    Diane Littleton
    2016-03-03 13:17:17 +1300
    Diane Littleton
    2016-03-03 13:15:36 +1300
    Fraser Adams
    2016-03-03 10:46:40 +1300

    "Looks awesome, can't wait to see the final result. Great work!"

    Diane Littleton
    2016-03-03 09:34:59 +1300
    Diane Littleton
    2016-03-03 09:33:19 +1300
    Diane Littleton
    2016-03-03 09:31:43 +1300
    Diane Littleton
    2016-03-03 09:30:00 +1300
    Maddy Tennant
    2016-03-02 20:14:02 +1300
    Sue Matthews
    2016-03-02 16:30:22 +1300

    "Well done Catherine x"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-03-02 15:29:06 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-03-02 15:26:19 +1300
    Naomi
    2016-03-01 21:52:16 +1300
    Matt King
    2016-03-01 09:48:33 +1300
    Lydia
    2016-02-29 15:48:24 +1300
    [email protected]
    2016-02-28 15:30:52 +1300

    "Well done and good luck"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-02-26 13:41:37 +1300
    Natasha Murrihy
    2016-02-26 09:20:59 +1300
    Yok
    2016-02-25 19:45:26 +1300
    Stephen
    2016-02-25 18:56:31 +1300
    Michael Lancaster
    2016-02-24 21:22:40 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-02-24 17:07:57 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-02-24 17:04:47 +1300
    Mikkayla
    2016-02-23 18:15:12 +1300

    "What a fabulous idea for a book! As a teacher I can say my kids would love this."

    Mark Dobson
    2016-02-23 12:21:29 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-02-22 20:44:23 +1300
    Lois Moore
    2016-02-19 16:45:17 +1300
    Anna Shearer
    2016-02-18 12:22:49 +1300

    "Congrats Catherine, great work!"

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    A Creature - A Children's Picture Book

    Project 2016-01-26 08:21:37 +1300

    I have written and illustrated a children's picture book. It's a series of poems that form a narrative about a flock of chickens, accompanied by watercolour illustrations. Now I need help to get it printed.  100% of the proceeds from my pledgeme project will go towards the cost of the first print.  

    © 2015 Catherine Warren.

    I loved animals as a child! But as an adult I have struggled to find any children's picture books that genuinely express natural life - most children's picture books portray human life even when the characters are animals! Dressed animals, that talk and think like people. 

    My aim has been to build an appreciation for an animal without giving it human characteristics.  The story is true to how a flock of chickens would behave naturally, based on research I carried out before I started writing the book. 

    The project has taken me about a year.  Painting and writing in my weekends and after work. Now it's done! But I need your help to make my creation a reality.  Please help me get my book to print. Pledge now. 

    Comments

    Caricature - New Rewards for 12 Hours Only!

    03/03/2016 at 7:40 AM

    For the last 12 hours of my campaign you can score yourself a personalised caricature!  We have very nearly made our target, so celebrate with me by buying your favourite thing - your face!!  

    A Creature - seeing it all come together

    17/02/2016 at 10:18 PM

    Thank you for all the support! I can't wait for you all to see the finished product.  

    Colouring in Book - Sneak Peek!

    07/02/2016 at 4:26 PM

    Here is a little taste of what you will be recieving if you've chosen the coulouring in package!

    The National Library

    06/02/2016 at 2:56 PM

    A few days ago I recieved my ISBN Number: 978-0-473-35057-4

    It is surreal to think that this book will be in the National Library this year!  Thank you everyone for all your support.

     

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-03-03 18:42:30 +1300
      Adam Millen
      2016-03-03 17:55:38 +1300

      "Interesting idea and nice art :)"

      Leanne Sanford
      2016-03-03 17:04:40 +1300

      "Good Luck Catherine!"

      Diane Littleton
      2016-03-03 13:17:17 +1300
      Diane Littleton
      2016-03-03 13:15:36 +1300
      Fraser Adams
      2016-03-03 10:46:40 +1300

      "Looks awesome, can't wait to see the final result. Great work!"

      Diane Littleton
      2016-03-03 09:34:59 +1300
      Diane Littleton
      2016-03-03 09:33:19 +1300
      Diane Littleton
      2016-03-03 09:31:43 +1300
      Diane Littleton
      2016-03-03 09:30:00 +1300
      Maddy Tennant
      2016-03-02 20:14:02 +1300
      Sue Matthews
      2016-03-02 16:30:22 +1300

      "Well done Catherine x"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-03-02 15:29:06 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-03-02 15:26:19 +1300
      Naomi
      2016-03-01 21:52:16 +1300
      Matt King
      2016-03-01 09:48:33 +1300
      Lydia
      2016-02-29 15:48:24 +1300
      [email protected]
      2016-02-28 15:30:52 +1300

      "Well done and good luck"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-02-26 13:41:37 +1300
      Natasha Murrihy
      2016-02-26 09:20:59 +1300
      Yok
      2016-02-25 19:45:26 +1300
      Stephen
      2016-02-25 18:56:31 +1300
      Michael Lancaster
      2016-02-24 21:22:40 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-02-24 17:07:57 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-02-24 17:04:47 +1300
      Mikkayla
      2016-02-23 18:15:12 +1300

      "What a fabulous idea for a book! As a teacher I can say my kids would love this."

      Mark Dobson
      2016-02-23 12:21:29 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-02-22 20:44:23 +1300
      Lois Moore
      2016-02-19 16:45:17 +1300
      Anna Shearer
      2016-02-18 12:22:49 +1300

      "Congrats Catherine, great work!"

      Followers of A Creature - A Children's Picture Book

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 03/03/2016 at 7:00 PM.