Cat in the net

A book you will want to read to your children. Two purebred cats, a mongrel sausage dog and three friends in a story with a detective plot and lots of advice on how to take proper care of a cat. The book will also be available in English as an eBook.

EUR 4,952
pledged of EUR 4,644

106%

106% completed

92 contributors pledged

Literature

Praha, Hlavní město Praha, Česká republika

Show all rewards

How did it start?

Radka breeds Siberian cats. When she was still an adolescent she moved to Prague on her own. Her mum was afraid a bit though that she gets “wild” in a big city and so she tried to find some hobby for her in order to occupy her with duties. She found cats breeding. Today, Radka together with her mum belongs amongst the most important breeders of Siberian cats in the Czech Republic. And …there is even a third generation now – Radka´s nine years old daughter Elenka.

Marie loves cats but what she also loves is writing. Until recently she used to write such bestsellers as Annual Reports for her banking employers.  Thanks to a friend and lucky coincident Radka met Marie and suggested to change the genre and style of her books. Radka suggested to write a story for kids that would gently described how to properly care for cats while being amusing at one side but also mysterious and thrilling on the other side so that it wouldn´t be just another boring book but even parents would love it. Marie loves challenges so she set to it.

Radka then found another Marie – this time Saudková, the illustrator. Now the book is almost finished and ready for publishing and so when we manage to raise some money the first edition (first out of 3 planned parts) will be on your bedside table soon. And because Siberian cats-lovers and breeders live in different places around the world we have decided to prepare an English version for them, too.

What is our goal?

We want to show kids that to care for an animal is huge responsibility though a nice one. Thanks to this book and a website they´ll get a lot of information and support from experienced breeders. What we also wanted to achieve was for kids to see that with even purebred cats can be fun.

Details

Our project responds to the sentence that probably every parent knows: “Mom, Dad, could we get a pet?” Our experience says that allowing children to take care of an animal is fine: smaller kids will get away from the computer, and older ones will not laze about on the computer or in the pub. However, getting a breeding cat requires not only time, but also knowledge. We did not want to create another user´s manual and therefore incorporated breeding experience and advice into a story with a detective plot accompanied by illustrations by Marie Saudkova. The book will be followed by a website on which small pet breeders will be able to find a variety of educational videos, articles, information, and of course, like-minded colleagues.


… and something extra

Since we live in the Internet age, we point out in the book some of the pitfalls that may lie in wait for children on the Internet. A security specialist helped us with the book; he knows a lot about Internet risks (and still keeps using social networks :-) ). 

Who are we?

We are two completely different personalities. Radka is a heart-and-soul athlete, but she is not too fond of reading. Marie is a café barfly who is into sports just to stay in shape, but again she reads everything she can get her hands on, sometimes even instructions for use and product compositions in all EU languages (preferably in Estonian and Hungarian). Both of us like cats and dogs and animals in general.

Why are we doing this?

We love cats, children, stories, and because we want to make the beautiful and very friendly breed, which the Siberian cat is, better known.  The Siberian cat is by nature a bit of a dog. She fits perfectly into family, flat, with other animals (except mice, we do not recommend this mix) – and children will love her!

And since Siberian cat breeders live in a variety of countries all over the world, we also want to prepare an eBook in English for children abroad.

News

Apr 22, 2016 You can find us on YouTube - Cat in the net. Video has subtitles.

More

Comments

Choose reward for your contribution

  • 43 The book from printing house directly to you!

    For moments when you want to nestle comfortably together with your  children and read something that you will all enjoy. The book is full of original pictures and you can get it of course also with a signature of the author and illustrator. Your copy will be collectable at a Prague 8 befriends stationery Michal Zítek, Zenklova 21/58 from 07.15 am to 06.00 pm from Monday to Friday. Password: Cat in the Net.

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 9.72
    (CZK 249)
  • 21 Increase the amount and the book will arrive at your doorstep!

    You can nestle comfortably with your children and wait until your book arrives by mail. In this variation without personal collection. It will reach you at home.
     

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 15.61
    (CZK 400)
  • 4 The first chapters by mail, a handmade gift with the book.

    Be among the first to buy the book and get the first chapter electronically before the paper book is issued! And twith a small handmade gift. Do not forget to write your email.

    Reward delivery: In a week

    EUR 19.51
    (CZK 500)
  • 5 First issue with a surprise to your home!

    Increase the amount and the first copy of the book with a surprise will arrive to your home!

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 23.41
    (CZK 600)
  • 25 from 25 The book with a cat therapy experience.

    Did you know that cats help the sick? Want to see how a real kitten with a real doggie make a cake? And how it all goes together? Attend an unusual workshop, where we will play a cat-therapeutic tale about a dog and a cat. And we will tell you that in this tale the part of the cat is played by a tomcat - winner of many international competitions who also inspired the author of the book. You will also get the book with autographs here of course.
    Tentatively on June 16 in Mokrovousy near Hradec Kralove.

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 27.32
    (CZK 700)
  • 11 from 12 For readers athletes we have a bandana to the book.

    Besides reading it is sometimes necessary to move. The bandana will protect you from getting cold while jogging or skiing. Perfect gift for those who want to read to children without hoarseness!
     

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 31.22
    (CZK 800)
  • 2 The book with an original image from the book.

    The images in the book are originals, like their author - Marie Saudkova. You can enjoy the reproduction of illustration even when you're not reading, since you will get it along with the book. The only thing you have to do is choose a suitable place and frame for it.


     

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 39.02
    (CZK 1,000)
  • Sold out!! The book and a marvelous massage of your choice.

    Do you sit correctly when reading? Does it hurt a bit in the neck? Or maybe you just need a moment to enjoy uninterrupted peace and quiet? With the book, you can also get a massage of your choice valued at 700 CZK from the masseuse Dana Tomkova. Location: Lodecká 1, Prague 1

    Reward delivery: In a week

    EUR 39.02
    (CZK 1,000)
  • 18 from 20 The book with a cat therapy experience.

    Did you know that cats help the sick? Want to see how a real kitten makes a cake with a real doggie? And how it all goes together? Attend an unusual workshop, where we will play a cat-therapeutic tale about a dog and a cat. And we will tell you that in this tale the part of the cat is played by a tomcat - the winner of many international competitions who also inspired the author of the book. You will also get the book with autographs here of course.

    Tentatively on June 23 in Prague

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 39.02
    (CZK 1,000)
  • 0 The book and educational funny videos.

    You get free access to all videos on the "Cat in the Net" YouTube Channel. There you will find a lot of information and even entertainment. You will learn how to bathe a cat, blowdry her, basically how to take proper care of a show cat.
     

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 78.05
    (CZK 2,000)
  • 4 The authors invite you for a good cup of coffee

    Do you want to get to know the author personally? Learn firsthand more about  breeding pedigree cats, about how a book originates? The authors invite you to a good coffee.

    Reward delivery: In a week

    EUR 97.56
    (CZK 2,500)
  • 1 Please write your credentials to the registry of cat breeders directly in the book.

    Please write your credentials to the registry of cat breeders directly in the book. Promote your cattery. The name will be introduced in the book, concretely name of your cattery, website and logo.

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 117.07
    (CZK 3,000)
  • 9 from 10 The book and an original image by Mary.

    An original illustration by Marie Saudková can hang right in your home or office. It's up to you. For exactly this contribution you will get an original illustration, and of course the book with signatures.

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 195.12
    (CZK 5,000)
  • 6 Your logo in the book.

    Partnership. Become a partner of our book and your name or your company name can be placed in the printed book. And with you all its readers.

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 390.24
    (CZK 10,000)