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Crowdsourcing Mornings: You Animal 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.

Their book, You Animal, will help children of all ages reconnect with animals by inspiring them to be their best animal self! Our goal is to remind kids that though we are very different from some of the world’s weirdest creatures, we also have lots in common with them. Each mini-story has a quick “call to action” for both animals and children, followed by a question at the end asking readers how they can relate to the animal in the story. We believe this format is important because it sparks a lot of thought, comparison and conversation—all imperative to early learning. Reading and discussing are a huge part of development!

Once the book is complete, we hope that the connection readers feel with the animals will spark a deeper conversation about the future of animal conservation. If our youngest readers connect with animals and the natural world early in life, they’re more likely to become Earth-conscious adults.  We are proud to be publishing You Animal with our friends at Lil Bit Lit. Lil Bit Lit is a different type of children’s publishing house, founded here in Charleston.  It’s hugely important to connect children with the natural world—now more than ever!

As of August 27th, this project has raised $4,500 of their $6,500 goal. This project has 3 days left to raise the $6,500 or it will not be funded. For a pledge of $6, you will get one sticker.  For a pledge of $35, you will get one hardcover book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: