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We Shell Flip: A Book for Every Bookshelf

We wrote a children's picture book, and we need help funding it! Read on to learn more about the book and to get special rewards.

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Project Description

What is We Shell Flip?

We Shell Flip is a new kids picture book that helps parents and kids discuss what to do when they're feeling stuck. It’s a short fictional story about a special horseshoe crab named Helen that arms kids with the necessary tools to access their inner-strength.

Check out our early release review on BooksGrowMinds!

We Shell Flip Book Review
Check out our review on Books Grow Minds

Through Tara Victoria's stunning illustrations, parents and children everywhere will discover what happens on the beach when Helen goes woosh. 

Helen overcomes obstacles, discovers the power of creative expression, and digs-deep to access her inner-strength. The book teaches kids lessons about perseverance and mental endurance, and opens up a dialogue for parents and children alike to discuss what to do when they feel stuck.

We Shell Flip is self-published and ready for its first print run. We need your help to make this book a reality.

READ ON TO DISCOVER HOW!!

We Shell Flip

 

Why does We Shell Flip need your help?

My name is Megan, and I am the author of We Shell Flip. After having my son in 2020, I wrote the manuscript for We Shell Flip and created my storytelling platform, Unmasked Motherhood. Both have a singular goal in mind: to help parents, caregivers, and kids connect through storytelling.

This pandemic has been difficult for parents, and I wanted to make something that opens up a dialogue for them and their children.

Writing is my favorite form of creative expression. The birth of my son in 2020 sparked me to create this special book for parents when I realized many children's books lacked a narrative.

I am raising funds for the print and fulfillment costs associated with Unmasked Motherhood's self-published children's book, We Shell Flip.

The book will be the very first Unmasked Motherhood product, and I am incredibly excited to finally share it with you. I can't do this alone though, and need your help!!

So, why do Parents, Caretakers, and Kids need the We Shell Flip book? 

This book teaches kids and reminds adults that they can keep going when enduring difficult times. It's a compelling story that was written in 2020 when many of us felt our worlds were flipped upside down. This book is the perfect gift for kids of all ages, and will be an ideal stocking stuffer for any loved one, friend,  teacher, and, of course, for YOU!

So, how can you help?

Donate and share this campaign!!! Please visit the rewards section for some very special rewards specifically for you! Please share this campaign with friends, family, coworkers, coffee shop owners, you name it.

A special thank you!

As a first-time Mom and Author, I am incredibly grateful for the help I have received so far on We Shell Flip.

Here are just a few folks that have helped so far:

  • my husband and son (thank you!!!)
  • our beta-readers 
  • my patient, thoughtful, and smart book coach for all of the zoom meetings, emails, and messages
  • my developmental editor

Thank you all.

I am especially grateful for the book's illustrator and designer, Tara Victoria. Here is just a bit more about her: Tara's abstract paintings, realistic portraits, murals, and illustrations tell tales of the human experience. Through a process of conversation, listening, and experimentation, she creates tangible artworks in the hope of allowing people to see themselves in someone else. 

Tara Victoria
Tara Victoria, the Illustrator of We Shell Flip

Last, and certainly not least, the Unmasked Motherhood logo and branding was created in partnership with the very talented Designer,  Aashna Bawa.  @UnmaskedMotherhood spotlights supportive edutainment (ed·u·tain·ment) for Parents and Caretakers. 

Unmasked Motherhood
UnmaskedMotherhood.com

PS: Did you know Horseshoe crabs are also the world's first superheros? Search more about them online to find out why they're so cool.

Music by Bensound.com

 

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How can I support you?

A: By choosing any reward option, or sharing this campaign!

Q: Wait, but really, how do the rewards work?

A: We created a short video showing how to redeem, it's easier than it looks!! Here's the video: https://www.instagram.com/p/CU6H1nFjR_b/

Q: When will rewards be filled?

A: Most will be filled within 2-4 weeks. The hardcover will be shipped in January/February as it is being printed overseas. 

 

 

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11/18/2021
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11/13/2021
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11/10/2021
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11/06/2021
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@Achoi88's Ocean Zen Abstract Art
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11/03/2021
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Just Because I Care

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Processing 2020 Download for Parents

Hindsight in 2021 is a worksheet for Pandemic Parents. It was created by UnmaskedMotherhood and expert memory-keeper + Mom of 2, Kiera Liu, of  FrameofLifeProject, to help Parents feel less alone and begin to process the Pandemic through special prompts.  This reward includes the special download we created.

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4 FREE Months of Online Storytelling App

MagicPolygon is an app that helps families revive the art of storytelling online. Through the app. families can connect on a deeper level and engage directly with one-another. Swarna has graciously offered the funders of this reward four (4) Complimentary months of her app.!

We can't wait for you to try it out and let us know what you think!!

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$50 Gift Card to @shop_tomorrows

The incredible parent-to-parent network for trading up kidswear, Shop Tomorrows is providing us with a limited number of $50 Shop Tomorrow gift cards!! MORE ABOUT SHOP TOMORROWS: You can trade up yesterday's outgrown clothes for tomorrow's wardrobe that fits. By using your no-longer-needed clothes as currency for your next purchases, you maintain 100% of the resale value and never have to exchange cash between buyer and seller.

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Custom Yoga Class For Kids Download

This reward includes a customized yoga class for kids worksheet created by veteran teacher, @AmyZambranoYoga! Her flip & flow class includes fun, mindful yoga poses for kids of all ages and is for any level. The poses correspond with the We Shell Flip story!

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@Paw_Paints' Craft Tutorial for Kids

You'll receive access to a very special VIDEO craft tutorial for kids from Artist and Teacher Kelly Conley!!

This video includes a step-by-step guide to creating crafts for kids. Her video makes it easy for kids of all ages to follow the step and create beautiful art.

Kelly's custom art has been featured in several prestigious NYC and NY shows. She is best known for her commemorative art, animal portraits, and stunning oil paintings.

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@Achoi88's Ocean Zen Abstract Art

The incredibly talented and always sparkly, Amy Choi (@Achoi88), will be gifting 10 copies of original Ocean Zen Art! This is perfect for a nursery, adult bedroom, or living room. We will be gifting 10 prints, and one lucky reward donation will be gifted a canvas-size copy. MORE ABOUT AMY: Amy Choi is a proud New Yorker. She's also an artist and branding guru. She went to art school for 10+ years for oil painting (with a little Chinese calligraphy on the side). For now she mostly works with watercolors and acrylics. 

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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

25 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Processing 2020 Download for Parents

Hindsight in 2021 is a worksheet for Pandemic Parents. It was created by UnmaskedMotherhood and expert memory-keeper + Mom of 2, Kiera Liu, of  FrameofLifeProject, to help Parents feel less alone and begin to process the Pandemic through special prompts.  This reward includes the special download we created.

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30.00 USD
4 FREE Months of Online Storytelling App

MagicPolygon is an app that helps families revive the art of storytelling online. Through the app. families can connect on a deeper level and engage directly with one-another. Swarna has graciously offered the funders of this reward four (4) Complimentary months of her app.!

We can't wait for you to try it out and let us know what you think!!

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35.00 USD
$50 Gift Card to @shop_tomorrows

The incredible parent-to-parent network for trading up kidswear, Shop Tomorrows is providing us with a limited number of $50 Shop Tomorrow gift cards!! MORE ABOUT SHOP TOMORROWS: You can trade up yesterday's outgrown clothes for tomorrow's wardrobe that fits. By using your no-longer-needed clothes as currency for your next purchases, you maintain 100% of the resale value and never have to exchange cash between buyer and seller.

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40.00 USD
Custom Yoga Class For Kids Download

This reward includes a customized yoga class for kids worksheet created by veteran teacher, @AmyZambranoYoga! Her flip & flow class includes fun, mindful yoga poses for kids of all ages and is for any level. The poses correspond with the We Shell Flip story!

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50.00 USD
@Paw_Paints' Craft Tutorial for Kids

You'll receive access to a very special VIDEO craft tutorial for kids from Artist and Teacher Kelly Conley!!

This video includes a step-by-step guide to creating crafts for kids. Her video makes it easy for kids of all ages to follow the step and create beautiful art.

Kelly's custom art has been featured in several prestigious NYC and NY shows. She is best known for her commemorative art, animal portraits, and stunning oil paintings.

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100.00 USD
@Achoi88's Ocean Zen Abstract Art

The incredibly talented and always sparkly, Amy Choi (@Achoi88), will be gifting 10 copies of original Ocean Zen Art! This is perfect for a nursery, adult bedroom, or living room. We will be gifting 10 prints, and one lucky reward donation will be gifted a canvas-size copy. MORE ABOUT AMY: Amy Choi is a proud New Yorker. She's also an artist and branding guru. She went to art school for 10+ years for oil painting (with a little Chinese calligraphy on the side). For now she mostly works with watercolors and acrylics. 

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