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Be part of Pauli & Friends! An Augmented Reality project of Discoverybooks. Building bridges between the physical and digital world...
Be part of Pauli & Friends! An Augmented Reality project of Discoverybooks. Building bridges between the physical and digital world...
91 backers pledged €6,243 to help bring this project to life.

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Doing our share to build bridges between the physical and the digital world.

We are developing innovative children’s books with a number of different discoveries. On the one hand, the scenery in the book can be changed by using thermal sensitive printing ink and heat. This allows Pauli, the main character of the book series, to ultimately gain new friends. In a further discovery stage, parents can use a specially developed app to bring the characters of the books to life for their children. With Augmented Reality, the images become three-dimensional and special effects can be triggered by simple and child-friendly controls. A voice record and playback function rounds out the book´s holistic and future-oriented concept.

To discover the world with curiosity and without fear of new things - this is the core message of this book series.

 

The books

  • universal theme for girls and boys
  • positive message
  • unisex characters
  • squeaker included 
  • no electrical parts and no battery
  • certificated quality (EN-71) for all ages (0m+)
  • recommended age 2-5 years for highest play value
  • shipment before Christmas 2017 guaranteed
  • available after the campaign here: www.discoverybooks.com

 

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Pauli´s illustrator at work
Pauli´s illustrator at work

 

Functions

 

Water Effects

When playing with the book in warm tub water, water-sensitive colours react on the temperature and change the scenery in the book. With this special print technology, previously invisible graphic elements appear. This allows the turtle Pauli, in an initially uncertain scene, to finally gain new friends. Confronting new elements fearlessly and discovering the world gladly – that is the core message of these books.

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3D Effects

The use of Augmented Reality allows the fading- in of digital content into real surroundings . It is as if characters from the book suddenly come to life in your living-room at home or at any other place. A modern App which is available for free with every book and works without any internet connection enables this.

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Sound Effects

Children are curious by nature and they love stories, which is exactly why this book series offers additional listening-with-fun function. Via the free Pauli&Friends App you can record your personal voice content and play it back. Whether it is grandma’s bedtime story or dad’s interpretation of Pauli’s adventures – there is no limit to your personal creativity.

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Test the app NOW!  

Join our community of app testers around the globe and help us to improve the Pauli&Friends-App! Give us your feedback and let us know your opinion: app@discoverybooks.com  

Especially for this Kickstarter campaign you can download a test pattern of our future App, so that you can already discover the 3D-function. The following step-by-step instruction shows how it works:

For Android you can directly download the app here: Link 

For iOS you need to install TestFlight: Link 
To test on iPhone or iPad please provide your Apple-ID (only the email-address but NOT the password!) so that we can generate your personal code for the "Pauli & Friends"-App which you need to enter in TestFlight: app@discoverybooks.com

 

Who is Pauli?

Pauli´s ID-card
Pauli´s ID-card

 

 

First drawings
First drawings

 

Pauli´s adventures

Pauli & Sea Friends

Enjoy Pauli and his friends at an underwater quest. Find the gold treasure of the Pirate-Octopus. With the free Pauli&Friends App you can steer Pauli’s yellow submarine or use many other funny features.

 

Pauli & Circus Friends

Pauli and his friends are visiting the circus. With the Pauli&Friends App you can fire the circus canon or trifle with the ringmaster. A funny show is waiting for you.

 

Pauli & Space Friends

This adventure brings Pauli into space. Find out which of Pauli’s friends are hiding throughout the book. With the Pauli&Friends App you can steer a rocket through space or you can perform funny tasks.

 

What you get

 

Pauli´s Halloween Edition

This box contains the book with funny circus freaks + an additional surprise...

 

Timeline

 

Delivery guarantee

We guarantee shipment before Christmas 2017 within the European Union. Should your parcel be delivered too late, your money will be refunded.

The team

 

Founder Statements

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"We want to be bridge builder. A bridge builder between a physical and a digital world. Therefore, our goal is to make various on- and offline techniques available for children in a meaningful way."

Marco Paul, MSc

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"Discoverybooks is a new and exciting challenge for me. By developing of several discovery levels, we will keep alive the love for traditional books in a modern way."

Thomas Tschebul, MSc

 

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"Our children love books and our children love Ipads and smartphones. With this project we want to give our children the opportunity to combine these two worlds and to discover them in a new way."

Dipl. Ing Nelson Langkamp

Status of the project

After two years of preparation we are at the brink of finishing our development phase, right at the beginning of our Kickstarter Campaign.

ALREADY DONE:

  • conceptual design of the product idea
  • market research
  • establishment of a company
  •  illustration of three books
  • selection process of suitable factories
  • tests of appropriate materials and printing methods
  •  production of first samples
  • quality control completion
  • developing of App design

STILL TO DO:

  • completion of App programming -> DONE!
  • mass production -> DONE!
  • pre shipment quality inspection -> DONE!
  • online-shop: www.discoverybooks.com -> DONE!
Marco during a Discovery Books meeting
Marco during a Discovery Books meeting

 

Product safety

Playfully discovering a magical world with children. With this idea we started the development of our book series Pauli&Friends. Not only our long lasting experience in the toy shop industry but also our focus on the fun factor and highest quality guided us.

High-quality materials that feel good and possess premium hygiene properties are important for us. That is why – additionally to quality control – an independent and accredited testing institute is commissioned to certify our product range in accordance with the European Toy Safety Directive EN-71. So constant high quality and product safety can be ensured.

Parents mostly want to get things straight concerning ingredients and materials. Our team readily answers to you: info@discoverybooks.com or www.discoverybooks.com

checking out the play value :)
checking out the play value :)

 

Expert opinion

In the course of our market research we have come across numerous contributions to the topic ‘Digital Media’ which have encouraged us in the implementation of Pauli&Friends. We would like to share a small extract from these opinions here:

„Children learn how to deal with the digital world only if they are allowed to deal with new media. Parents should allow that and trust them.“
development psychologist Professor Dr. Malte Mienert

"Internet wird für Kinder als sozialer Lebensraum immer wichtiger und sie beginnen in immer früherem Alter mit der Nutzung des Internet."
Prof. Dr. Petra Grimm

„Children learn only through experience. The task for us parents is to always keep in touch with the children and to accompany them.“
social pedagogue Katia Saalfrank

"Medienkompetenz kann heute bereits neben Lesen, Schreiben und Rechnen als "vierte Kulturtechnik" bezeichnet werden und ist eine entscheidende Schlüsselqualifikation des 21. Jahrhunderts."
Deutsches Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

Supporters & Partners

 

 

Future

In case of a successful progression of this campaign, we will not only implement the presented Pauli&Friends books but also publish further stories with Pauli and his friends next year. As a supporter of the current campaign you already make it possible for Pauli to experience many future adventures.

 

 

Risks and challenges

We did and will do our best to successfully deliver what we've promised to our backers. We guarantee shipment before Christmas 2017 within the European Union except in case of an act of nature beyond control. For all other countries we guarantee that we ship out early December at latest so that you also will receive the parcel most likely in time.

Prices are in Euro including Austrian VAT. Customs and country-specific taxes are not included. Depending to your home country, delivery might take longer and you might have to fill in a customs declaration and customs, fees and/or taxes could be raised by the authorities of your country before you get your parcel. You need to take care of it yourself and we can't cover any compensation claims that arise due to your personal effort while handling these issue. Thank you for your understanding.

We will support you in every matter. Please contact us if you have any queries.

Your Discovery Books Team

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    Pledge €18 or more About US$ 21

    Single Book "Pauli & Sea Friends"

    Includes the book "Pauli & Sea Friends" in a colorful packaging.

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    Single Book "Pauli & Circus Friends"

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    Single Book "Pauli & Space Friends"

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    Pauli´s Halloween Edition

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    Triple Book Set "Pauli & Friends"

    Includes all three books of the series:
    "Pauli & Sea Friends"
    "Pauli & Circus Friends"
    "Pauli & Space Friends"

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    Christmas Box "Pauli & Friends"

    Includes all three books of the series plus:
    + personalized supporter medal with your child´s name
    + decorative snowflake for your Christmas tree
    + personalized and signed Christmas card for your child
    + the whole set in a nice gift box

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    Fan Box "Pauli & Friends"

    Includes all three books of the series plus:
    + 6 illustrations "Superkids" in beautiful picture frames
    + each illustration is signed by the artist
    + the whole set in a nice gift box

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    Meet & Greet Box "Pauli & Friends"

    Includes all three books of the series plus:
    + 2 tickets for the world´s largest Toy Fair
    (31. Jan. - 04. Feb. 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany)
    + meet the team of Discovery Books at the Toy Fair
    + the whole set in a nice gift box

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