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About this project


Thank You!

I want to start out by saying thank you.  Thank you for checking out this project.  Thank you for sharing it with your friends.  Thank you for your support.  Every dollar brings us that much closer to reaching our goal!  Every pledge of $1 or more will get your name in the book in a special "Thank You" section.  Now on to the project details...

The Book

T-Bot and Peabody Explore the Ocean is a title for young children and their parents which will immerse you and your child into a learning adventure filled with real pictures of ocean life and teach them many things about the plants and animals that call the ocean their home.  You will journey with our two main characters, T-Bot and Peabody, from the shores of a beautiful beach, past the great barrier reef, and into the mysterious dark depths of the ocean where the creatures glow, are see through, and just look weird.  T-Bot and Peabody will do some pretty silly things but thanks to there all knowing computer, they will learn some awesome facts along the way!

The Background Story

My oldest son loves information, loves pictures, and loves animals.  Unfortunately books like this are hard to find for a 5 year old.  To fill the void I decided that perhaps I could do something.  So I started thinking and I came up with T-Bot and Peabody, two robot brothers.  I thought my kids (both boys) would be able to relate and perhaps it would spark their interest.  Then I started to wonder what would keep their interest, some silliness always works.  So to have a balance between fact and fun that my kids could relate to, each of the main characters is based of my two boys.  One loves facts and the other loves fun.  Mixing these two personalities with beautiful photographs turned into a story that kids really enjoy.

The Project

My wife, Karen, and I, Jonathan, have been working on this story for about 6 months now and have realized that in order for this book to make it successfully to print, we need your help.  We need a community of interested friends to help us spread the word about the book.  With your help, input, and interest we will be able to bring you this and many more fascinating and entertaining educational stories.  With your support Karen and I will be able to bring you a first edition of T-Bot and Peabody Explore the Ocean by March 2012!  Also, all backers will be thanked in the book for their support!

Learning from T-Bot and Peabody

Despite their boyish glossy exterior these two rambunctious robot brothers will teach you a thing or two.  This book, and the others in the series, present information in an entertaining way making this book great for kids who crave facts, for elementary teachers who need resource books, and for kids who want to have fun.

The story is told in a narrative fashion filled with questions and discussion points and contains teachable elements tested on most standardized tests such as glossaries, charts, and indexes.

The Future

We have big plans for T-Bot and Peabody!  With your support, we hope that this successful campaign is the first step in bringing our two robot brothers to the world in all sorts of media.

Want To Learn More

For more about the series please check out our website, www.TBotAndPeabody.com as well as our Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/TBotAndPeabodyExplore .

If you would like to see what this book will be like, check out the first book in the series on Amazon, http://bit.ly/nrRDsS.

And finally to find out more about me, here is a link to an interview I did about the first book of the series. http://bit.ly/uviOMR

How Kickstarter Works

Kickstarter is powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands.

During the course of the campaign, contributors will make a payment via credit card, processed securely through amazon.com payments.

If at the end of the campaign, the goal of $1,975 is met, your card will be charged for the amount you contributed, and your rewards will arrive in May 2012. 

If at the end of the campaign, the goal is not met, your card will never be charged and no money will change hands.

Help us spread the word!

We need your help telling everyone about our project.  You can start by Liking our Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/TBotAndPeabodyExplore) and follow @JonathanFluck and @TBotAndPeabody on twitter.  It doesn't stop there!  We need you to then tell all of your friends.  Here are some ideas...

For Twitter:

  • Post the link for this page on your Twitter account.
  • Post the link every day for the next thirty-five days.
  • Re-tweet us.

For Facebook:

  • Share any of our stories you find interesting.
  • Comment on our statuses and pictures.
  • Change your Facebook status update to the link for this page.
  • Change your Facebook picture to a screenshot from our video.
  • Create a Facebook event featuring this link, and invite all of your Facebook friends.

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    Email me your picture and I will integrate your picture into a personalized scene with our characters and email that picture back to you.

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    Both eBooks and an autographed copy of T-Bot and Peabody Explore the Ocean.

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    14oz Travel mug with T-Bot and Peabody on it and a copy of T-Bot and Peabody Explore the Ocean eBook.

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    T-Shirt for your or your child with T-Bot and Peabody on it and a copy of T-Bot and Peabody Explore the Ocean eBook.

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    Autographed copy of this book and of the first book in this series.

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    You integrated into a personalized scene (the $1 reward) plus an eBook copy (the $5 reward)...put wait there's more. We will also give you the $50 reward!

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    A skype reading of the book (for you, your classroom, or library), you integrated into a personalized scene (the $1 reward) plus an ebook copy (the $5 reward), autographed copy of this book and of the first book in this series!

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