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Eat Cake For Breakfast

Eat Cake for Breakfast and 99 Other Small Acts of Happiness is an illustrated book that brings you BIG joy x 100. Help us spread happiness!

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Eat Cake for Breakfast & 99 Other Small Acts of Happiness Book Cover
Sample Cover for Eat Cake for Breakfast & 99 Other Small Acts of Happiness Book

Eat Cake for Breakfast and 99 Other Small Acts of Happiness is a little illustrated book that brings you big joy x 100.

It’s a book that reminds us not to wait for that big day, or perfect moment to be happy.
This is a book that celebrates joy and curiosity.
It’s the book that reminds us happiness is all around us, we just need to notice and savor these little moments.
It’s the book that, when times are hard, reminds us there is light at the end of a tunnel.

Sample spread from "Eat Cake For Breakfast & 99 Other Small Acts of Happiness"

My name is Viola Sutanto and I am the founder of a sustainable bag brand called MAIKA and a designer and illustrator with over 15 years of experience in the creative field.

 

A year ago, our 9-year-old daughter, Maika, was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia, also known as bone marrow failure. Miraculously our then 3-year-old son was a perfect match for her, so he became her bone marrow donor and saved her life.

During the months of her treatment, I was blown away by Maika’s courage and positivity. This was the biggest fight of her life, and it was hard. But she managed to find something to happy about every single day she was in the hospital. Whether it was Nutella for breakfast, or discovering re-runs of Full House on the hospital TV, or busting my butt at UNO, she found joy everyday in the most challenging time of her life. 

 

 

During our stay in the hospital, I started capturing these little moments of positivity. Eat Cake for Breakfast and 99 Other Small Acts of Happiness is the culmination of these small joys everyday.

 

Through this book, we hope to inspire everyday joy to those around us. It’s also a tribute to our amazing community of family, friends and the incredible medical team at the Children’s Hospital in Oakland. 

Sample spread from "Eat Cake For Breakfast & 99 Other Small Acts of Happiness"

While I have written and designed books for established publishers like Chronicle Books and National Geographic, no other book has meant more to me than this one. Each page has been lovingly illustrated and written by me, and will be produced with much care by the amazing team at Collective Book Studio.

We plan to donate a portion of the proceeds to the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, California, where our daughter was treated. 

We need your help to publish this book. Even though this book was inspired by a little girl’s journey to recovery, we believe this book resonates with a much bigger audience. It’s for anyone who needs a lift to get through the day. This is a book you keep by your bedside, and a book you gift to your best friend, or your grandma. 

Thank you!
Viola (MAIKA) and Angela (Collective Book Studio)

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

How will you use the funds?
All the funds raised will be used to bring the book to production. A portion of the proceeds from the published book sales will be donated to the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, where Maika was treated.

When will I receive my reward?
We hope to publish the book by May 2021 and will be shipping out the rewards as soon as we have the books in hand.

Where will you be donating the books that are part of my reward?
We will be donating the books to a network of hospitals and schools that request for them.

Is this book for kids?
While the book was inspired by the story of a little girl, this book is really made for anyone who could use a spark of joy.  It also makes a great gift for your loved ones.

 

 

10/21/2020
"Eat Cake" Art Print
$25
Jenn Price
10/20/2020
"Eat Cake" Art Print
$25
Jorge Clark-Tan
10/20/2020
2 Books + Art Print
$95
McKenna Family
10/19/2020
6 Books + MAIKA Bundle
$250
10/17/2020
2 Books + Art Print
$95
Lauren Bensinger
10/15/2020
2 Books + Art Print
$95
Josephine
10/12/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Nancy Ellis
10/12/2020
1 Signed Book
$50
Suzanne Lebert
10/10/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10
Inshra
10/08/2020
1 Signed Book
$50
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

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25.00 USD
"Eat Cake" Art Print

You will receive a signed Art Print featuring an illustration from the book.

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50.00 USD
1 Signed Book

You will receive a signed copy of the book.

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35 Supporters
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150.00 USD
3 Books + Art Print + Masks

You will receive 1 signed book + we will donate 2 signed book on your behalf. In addition, you will also receive 1 signed Art Print and set of MAIKA reusable face masks.

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250.00 USD
6 Books + MAIKA Bundle

You will receive 2 signed books + we will donate 4 signed books on your behalf. In addition, you will also receive a set of MAIKA reusable face masks and Carryall Tote.

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8 Supporters
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500.00 USD
10 Books + MAIKA Bundle

You will receive 2 signed books + we will donate 8 signed books on your behalf. In addition, you will also receive a set of MAIKA reusable face masks and Carryall Tote. Also included is a 1-hour Consultation with Angela Engel, Founder of the Collective Book Studio "Anything you want to know about Book Publishing, Just Ask"

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1,000.00 USD
22 Books + Original Artwork

You will receive 2 signed books + we will donate 20 signed books on your behalf. In addition, you will also receive an original Drawing by Viola

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3,000.00 USD
60 Personalized Books + Original Artwork

You will receive 60 limited edition books with the option to include a personalized page (which will be bound into each book book) of your choosing.  On this page, you can choose to pen a message for your organization or recipients. In addition, you will also receive an original Drawing by Viola.

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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

10 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
"Eat Cake" Art Print

You will receive a signed Art Print featuring an illustration from the book.

230 Left
20 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
1 Signed Book

You will receive a signed copy of the book.

145 Left
35 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
3 Books + Art Print + Masks

You will receive 1 signed book + we will donate 2 signed book on your behalf. In addition, you will also receive 1 signed Art Print and set of MAIKA reusable face masks.

24 Left
16 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
6 Books + MAIKA Bundle

You will receive 2 signed books + we will donate 4 signed books on your behalf. In addition, you will also receive a set of MAIKA reusable face masks and Carryall Tote.

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8 Supporters
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500.00 USD
10 Books + MAIKA Bundle

You will receive 2 signed books + we will donate 8 signed books on your behalf. In addition, you will also receive a set of MAIKA reusable face masks and Carryall Tote. Also included is a 1-hour Consultation with Angela Engel, Founder of the Collective Book Studio "Anything you want to know about Book Publishing, Just Ask"

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3 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
22 Books + Original Artwork

You will receive 2 signed books + we will donate 20 signed books on your behalf. In addition, you will also receive an original Drawing by Viola

4 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
3,000.00 USD
60 Personalized Books + Original Artwork

You will receive 60 limited edition books with the option to include a personalized page (which will be bound into each book book) of your choosing.  On this page, you can choose to pen a message for your organization or recipients. In addition, you will also receive an original Drawing by Viola.

1 Supporter
None available