Children everywhere love a good story. However, in today’s busy world, they’ve become accustomed to faster moving images, digital applications and touch screens. A good story captures their imagination but it’s getting harder and harder to capture their attention. By merging digital and traditional literature and allowing personalization, Book&ME is a story that will both captivate and inspire your child.
Book&ME brings together the charm of reading tactile books with the excitement of a digital app, thus bridging the gap for families that face this digital dilemma.
The story 'A Whale in the Basement' is a rhythmic tale about a child looking for his missing sock.
An innocent search in the basement takes an unexpected turn and new friendships unfold.
Your child and you are invited throughout the story to discover and interact with the book by co-creating illustrations for the missing figures by using the app and the stickers as tools.
Using the app's photo stencils, you and your child can fill in various shapes (a cloud, a key, a whale or others) with whatever you’d like. Print the images on the matching stickers that come with the book and place them as you read along.
After ordering the book and while you await its delivery, download our free app, and have fun trying out the photo stencils.
What sets Book&ME apart from other customizable books is that it allows your child’s imagination to guide the narrative, resulting in a completely unique and personal book.
Book&ME is more than just a story that sits on your shelf, with its accompanying app and customizable stickers, it makes storytime creative and inspires bonding time.
Book&ME harnesses the contact with technology and gives children the opportunity to look through their devices and explore and engage with their environment.
Explore the ritual of a bedtime story in a unique way...
Teach children to follow a narrative and be storytellers.
Additionally, we will hold read aloud and creative workshop events in London and Copenhagen and will update you during the campaign with more specifics. If you'd like invites to our (free!) workshops all you have to do is support our Kickstarter project!
Prototyping the book and testing the app with the toughest of critics.
Age target: 5-95
Offset print. 18 full color spreads. Size 20cm x 24cm (7.8in x 9.4 in)
11 Sticker postcards for inkjet printers.
Technicalities: The app requires iOS 8.0 and newer, with a camera.
This will be shipped by regular post service.
The app has save and send to print/file export function
The Book&ME app is currently available (and free) in the App Store. Download it, and if you like what you see, support our Kickstarter campaign!
This campaign is an opportunity to pre-order the first printed limited edition of the book.
Thank you to everybody who has contributed to the developmenat of Book&ME
In this round:
To Moa for writing the story, to Inbal and Jirka for the illustrations, to Nikolaj for photographing the illustrations, to Matje for developing the app (and fixing everything that went wrong)
To Megan for her bookbinding and package design
To Cath for her digital ingenuity
To Nina and Johanna, Valéria and Golrang for helping us grow
Risks and challenges
The product is fully developed and the only thing we have to do when the campaign is funded is press print!
We are using Kickstarter in order to let people pre-order Book&ME because it encourages responsible consumption. Therefore, we will start printing when the campaign has ended and we have committed backers. We have an agreement with a print house and expect it to stay on schedule.
We know that literature and the printed book is facing challenges these years, but we have a firm belief in that the tactile book will last the longest in the end.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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