ABOUT THIS FUNDRAISER
A pay-what-you-want ebook bundle of three rhyming all-ages picture books by Ryan Estrada starring characters from A.A. Milne's "Winnie-The-Pooh" and Felix Salten's "Bambi, A Life In The Woods" to raise money for Adopt A Classroom. Once you donate, a link to the PDF ebooks, MP3 audiobooks and MP4 Video Storybooks will be sent to you within a few hours!
ABOUT THE EBOOK BUNDLE
On January 1st, 2022, A.A. Milne's book "Winnie-The-Pooh" fell into the public domain . I wanted to be one of the first people to take advantage of that and create my own book with the characters. I got so excited, I made three! A collection of three rhyming picture books. In one of them, I also introduced a new character to the Hundred Acre Woods. "Bambi, a Life in the Woods" by Felix Salten also fully fell into the public domain this year, so one of the books doubles as a followup to that story!
ABOUT THE CHARITY
Rather than sell the books, I decided to give digital editions away exclusively to anyone who donated any amount to Adopt A Classroom
this January. This has been an incredibly tough for years for both teachers and students, and this amazing organization helps equip classrooms with everything they need. Since 1998, AdoptAClassroom.org has raised $57 million and supported more than 5.8 million students across the U.S. The 501(c)(3) holds the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and the highest transparency rating offered by GuideStar.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I am Ryan Estrada, the Eisner and Ringo-award nominated author of Banned Book Club, Student Ambassador: The Missing Dragon, Learn To Read Korean in 15 Minutes, and many others. I have written and illustrated official comics for Star Trek, Popeye, Garfield, Flash Gordon, DC Comics, and many others. You can find more about me and my work on my website
ABOUT "A BIT OF BOTHER"
In this 20 page story, a certain silly old bear wakes up without his usual cheery disposition and his friends set out to hep him figure out what's wrong. A preview:
ABOUT "OH, DEER"
In this emotional 20 page story, the tales of "Winnie-The-Pooh" and "Bambi, A Life In The Woods" cross over. Everyone's heard a rumor of a monster in the woods. But who is it? And can all the misunderstandings be undone? A preview:
ABOUT "CLEVER TOGETHER"
In this 17 page story: When their friend goes off to do homework, the gang gets lonely. They decide to study the sciences themselves, and end up getting in big, big trouble. For this one I wanted to take advantage of the freedom that the public domain allows and try drawing the characters in my own all-new, off-model style. A preview:
ABOUT THE AUDIOBOOK AND VIDEO STORYBOOK EDITIONS
In edition to the ebooks, the amazing Sarah Golding has recorded wonderful audio editions that you can listen to on their own, or watch timed to the illustrations!
HOW DOES THIS WORK?
Just donate any amount to this GoFundMe any time this month. It's tax-deductible and everything. I will send links to books to you, and the funds will be sent DIRECTLY to Adopt A Classroom. It's that simple! (I live in the Eastern hemisphere, so please forgive me if takes me a bit to send them. GoFundMe doesn't let me automate it, so I have to send them out by hand. You may receive them in seconds, but if I am sleeping I'll send them as soon as I wake up. You will definitely get them the same day!)
I have no idea what will happen to these stories after this month is up. Maybe I'll find another home for them, maybe I'll release them online, or maybe I'll be banned from showing them to anyone ever again. Who knows?
Just to be 1000% clear: Neither these books or this fundraiser are in no way associated with Disney, or the estates of A.A. Milne, E. H. Shepard, or Felix Salten. I am not working directly with Adopt A Classroom, I just chose them as the recipient of the money. The characters are now in the public domain so I just made them myself for the heck of it.