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Shakespeare for babies: real literature to read on a lap

A project in Houston, TX by Erin Nelsen Parekh
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A board book that takes quotable, memorable, fun Shakespeare and turns it into a story for babies and toddlers.
Backers: 304
Average Pledge Per Backer: $43

Funded: $13,052 of $10,800
Dates: Apr 19th -> May 19th (30 days)
Project By: Erin Nelsen Parekh
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Latest News

WE GET MORE ART and there's 24 hours left for one last stretch goal...

May 18th - via: kickstarter.com
We are getting more art! We did it!!! There will be two more beautiful illustrations in The Wild Waves Whist thanks to you all!  There are only about 24 hours left in this campaign, so to accomplish anything else is going to take a lot of magic. But... (Read More)

Awake, dear heart, awake! WE DID IT!!!

May 15th - via: kickstarter.com
We made it! We crossed the goal! The Wild Waves Whist will be a beautiful real book that you can read to a child, a bit of loveliness you can carry with you wherever you go, an act of beauty made manifest because of your help and support. You have... (Read More)

200 backers! And a few words on story

May 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everybody, look at this! there are 200 of us now trying to make The Wild Waves Whist into a real book to read, to recite, to play with, to point at.  The goal is so close. We have TEN DAYS left to reach it. Do you have a friend, or a relative,... (Read More)

Conspiracies, translations, gossip, and that weekend feeling

May 4th - via: kickstarter.com
I have nefarious purposes: I want to get you thinking about fascinating Shakespearean gossip now. Then maybe you will have Shakespeare on your mind while (I hope) you're enjoying a fun weekend full of what you like best. You'll tell all your friends... (Read More)

The Video Producer's Tale

May 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
One of my favorite things about putting together a project like The Wild Waves Whist is that I get to see some of my favorite people doing amazing things. It takes a lot of talents to create a book.  Editing images, video, sound, and text together... (Read More)

70%! What is a "whist" anyway? And the time Ariel sounded like David Bowie

May 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Wonderful readers! We are over 70% funded! That is glorious--and there's a long way left yet to go. Just for a second: can you think of someone who might like this project and doesn't know about it? Someone who would like to read Shakespeare to a... (Read More)

A "Project We Love" badge! Video of Mehrdokht at work, and over 100 backers!

April 24th - via: kickstarter.com
I've just added a longer video clip of Mehrdokht at work on the illustrations to the main Kickstarter page, if you would like to peer behind her shoulder--I immediately watched it myself about 70 times. Take a look! Also, have you noticed?... (Read More)

24 hours of magic

April 20th - via: kickstarter.com
You amazing wonderful beings and believers, you makers of possibility, you dreamers of dreams! I cannot believe how far The Wild Waves Whist has come in a day! Twenty-four hours ago I was taking a deep breath and pushing "go" and feeling sliiiightly... (Read More)

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