What Happened to Daddy's Body?

by Elke Barber
 

A fully illustrated children's book explaining what happens after death in words very young children can understand.

Publishing Gorebridge, United Kingdom
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Just when I thought I had covered all the questions a little boy could possibly ask about death with 'Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?', Alex comes out with 'Mummy? What happened to Daddy's body?'

This will be a fully illustrated children's book explaining what happens after death in words very young children can understand. A sibling book to 'Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?'.

It is a much-needed resource for very young children, trying to understand and come to terms with the death of a loved one. 

'What Happened to Daddy's Body?' explains cremation and burial in easy-to-understand, age-appropriate language and will be beautifully illustrated by the lovely Anna Jarvis, who illustrated our first book "Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?". We will also share in words and pictures what we chose to do with Martin's (my husband and Alex's dad) ashes.

The book will follow the same sort of format, pagination and look and feel. It will be full colour throughout.

Please help me raise enough money to cover the illustrator costs as well as the print costs. I would so dearly love to make this book happen, as I so desperately needed it four years ago. And it wasn't there.

If you want to find out more about the first book 'Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?', please check out www.isdaddycomingbackinaminute.com or read the review on http://www.amazon.co.uk/Daddy-Coming-Back-Minute-Explaining/dp/0957474504/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362760234&sr=8-1 

The target of £7000 is less than what is actually needed to make this book happen, but I am scared and a little embarrassed to ask for more. But, should we hit the target, please please please do not think that the extra money is not needed. It is, and will be used ONLY for the book or things directly linked to the book.

Expected project completion date: end of 2013/beginning of 2014 - hopefully earlier... :o)

Thank you.

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Rewards
Promise £5.00 + Short, silly personalised video clip

We will make a short, silly personalised video clip to say thank you and upload it to Facebook.

1000 rewards, 997 remaining
Promise £10.00 + Set of three postcards featuring illustrations and sketches from both books

We will send you a set of three postcards featuring illustrations and rough sketches from both books for you to either keep, or send to your friends.

4991 rewards, 4975 remaining
Promise £15.00 + Cuddly teddy bear keyring

We will send you a cuddly teddy bear keyring, which will be wearing a tiny t-shirt with a tiny illustration from one of the books, saying 'It's okay to be sad, but it's okay to be happy, too.'

4993 rewards, 4981 remaining
Promise £20.00 + The book - signed by Elke & Alex + set of three postcards

We will send you the finished book, signed by Elke & Alex, hot off the press plus a set of three postcards featuring illustrations and rough sketches from both our books for you to either keep, or send to your friends.

1976 rewards, 1931 remaining
Promise £30.00 + The book - signed by Elke & Alex + a doodle + set of three postcards

We will send you the finished book, signed by Elke & Alex, hot off the press, plus a little doodle. :o) We will also send you a set of three postcards featuring illustrations and rough sketches from both our books for you to either keep, or send to your friends.

1998 rewards, 1992 remaining
Promise £50.00 + Set of three postcards, cuddly teddy bear keyring + signed book

We will send you the above mentioned set of three postcards, featuring illustration and rough sketches from the two books to send to your friends, or to keep. You will also receive a cuddly teddy bear keyring, wearing a tiny t-shirt with a tiny illustration from one of the books, saying 'It's okay to be sad, but it's okay to be happy, too.'. You will further receive the book, hot off the press, signed by Elke & Alex.

1998 rewards, 1989 remaining
Promise £50.00 + Signed limited edition print + signed book

We will send you a limited edition print of one of the pages of the book, signed by Anna, Elke & Alex plus the finished book, hot off the press, signed by Elke & Alex.

1998 rewards, 1993 remaining
Promise £100.00 + Print, set of three postcards, teddy keyring + signed book

You will receive one of the above mentioned limited edition prints, as well as two (identical!) sets of three postcards (see reward above), two cuddly teddy bear keyrings, wearing a tiny t-shirt with a tiny illustration from one of the books, saying 'It's okay to be sad, but it's okay to be happy, too.' and a book, hot off the press, signed by Elke & Alex.

1998 rewards, 1994 remaining
Promise £150.00 + Special mention on the inside front cover + extras

Have your special words (35 words max!) printed on the inside front cover of the first edition of 'What Happened to Daddy's Body?'. This could be an 'in memory of', or an actual memory of your loved one for your children. You will also receive a limited edition print, two (identical!) sets of three postcards featuring illustrations and rough sketches from the two books, two cuddly teddy keyrings, wearing a tiny t-shirt with a tiny illustration from one of the books, saying 'It's okay to be sad, but it's okay to be happy, too.' and, of course, a book, hot off the press, signed by Elke & Alex.

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Promise £500.00 + Hello!

I will come to your pre-school or primary school or library and read one or both books out loud. If you prefer, I'll just come to see you (anywhere in the UK) to say thank you, give you a hug, the book and some goodies and buy you a cuppa. Unfortunately this reward is restricted to within the UK. If you live elsewhere, and would like to take me up on this, make me an offer, and I will look out flight costs! ;o)

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