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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Allie & Gator Children’s Book

This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Allie & Gator is a short story about a twin-puffed, spry girl and her lovable, berry-loving Gator, exploring their rich environment. Among their play, Allie and Gator collect berries along the way home. One day, Allie has the bright idea to plant a berry bush for easier collecting, and Gator gets a little too eager about it.  The story was inspired by a love of exploration, fantasy, children’s illustration and reptile companions! It is geared for young readers, aged 5-8, with engaging artwork and easy to read text, though it can be enjoyed by all who appreciate a cheerful story!

One major goal of the book is to be donated to local schools and libraries, to show that their world is beautiful and to get out and explore it! The book will be self published, but will get the necessary accreditation, ISBN number, etc to be used everywhere else.  The book itself would be the standard children’s book page count of 32 pages, measuring 8.5 x 11 inches, and in full color. Each page is hand drawn and colored start to finish, with both kids and adults alike keeping an eye out for small details between each illustration. There will also be a digital version in PDF format.

As of March 9th, this project has raised $5,000 of their $8,000 goal. This project has 27 days left to raise the $8,000 or it will not be funded! For a pledge of $10, you will get the e-book.  For a pledge of $23, you will get a copy of the book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: