How cool! I’ll definitely look out for your Kickstarter. And I love the idea of testing your idea with kids — I have a children’s book I wrote, but haven’t been sure on the next step (plus I’m not an illustrator), but I can see I can at least start to test it in the real world. :)
One quick FYI — have you ever heard of Scribophile (http://www.scribophile.com/)? It’s a great place to get really great feedback, and gives people even options to go line-by-line, which I’ve found really helpful.
Now, about your story! I really love your illustrations — you’ve got a great style, and I really love the tone…