"Thank You For Giving Us..." teaches kids about the positive power of gratitude. It is an e-book, hardcover book, and song. Read more
This project was successfully funded on July 21, 2011.
About this project
Imagine a hardcover book, app, game, music lesson and song that is designed to help you teach your child the positive power of gratitude!
"Thank You For Giving Us..." is a musical book and multimedia project that teaches kids, from a very young age, about the positive power of gratitude. It comes in the form of an enhanced e-book for iPod, iPhone & iPad, hardcover book, song and tour.
Whenever we get frustrated, either as individuals or as a family, gratitude helps bring us into the present moment. Saying and singing "Thank You" helps calm us down and celebrate life, especially when the waters of life get rocky. We want our daughter, Louise, and other children everywhere, to have a navigation tool like gratitude from the start, a tool that will help bring them into the present moment as they fulfill their potential and create their dream reality in this ever changing world.
Camp Now Productions is a multimedia musical children's book company created by performing duo Lizzie and Baba. CNP aims to help children learn some of life's greatest lessons, like remembering to say thank you–or please–or remembering to ask for help when you need it, and more.
This upcoming holiday season, please share the gift of gratitude with a child you love by backing this "Thank You For Giving Us..." project now and choosing from the abundance of thank you presents that we will be ready to send to you by October 28th, 2011.
This hardcover fantasy picture book is 32 pages long. It follows Lizzie, Baba, little Louise, and their cartoon dog Bonanza, on a fantastical adventure through The Land Of Now. The illustrations tell the story of how this eccentric family travels through a magic keyhole on a flying key. After journeying into the Land Of Now, they lose the flying key. In order to find their true home, they have to find the key again. Sharing this book with your children is a fun way to teach them the positive power of gratitude from the start!
The enhanced e-book is everything the hardcover book is, plus it has a multitude of exciting features for kids to explore. This e-book/app will entertain your children in a way you can feel really good about! The features include: a musical book, a bedtime story, sheet music,a music lesson, a read it to yourself feature, a record it yourself feature, a customize it feature, a simple thank you game feature and a send a musical personalize your own thank you card feature.
The song is easy to learn and to sing with your kids. Whenever our little Louise is crying or upset, singing this song brings her into a place of joy.
These are some rough drafts of the illustrations we've done so far.
We asked a a few parents to try out our work in progress.
They shared rough drafts of the first 12 illustrations, the entire text of the book, the morning song and the bedtime reading with their children.
You can test out the book too at http://www.campnowproductions.com/books-2. You can also read below or visit the website to see some of what other families are saying.
“I love that book. Thank you Lizzie and Baba. I like the singing and the pictures.” – Leif (3 Years Old) Norfolk, CT
“We read your book with Felix this evening and he (and we) loved it! Felix is 3 and he was thoroughly engaged –the text was just lovely and so easy to read and the pictures were really awesome and whimsical and fun. Felix really enjoyed pointing out the various elements in the pictures — like the dolphins and the mountains and the donkey.” – Azi, mother of Felix (3 Years old) Brooklyn, NY
“Isabella sat still (a rare moment!) and was mesmerized by Thank You For Giving Us…I love that the song has a happy upbeat start the day feel, and then the reading has a lulling, dreamy end of day feel. Perfect for a bedtime story before falling asleep, dreaming of what you are thankful for. As a mother of a very active 15 month old daughter, even I imagine lying in a hot bath at the end of the day with my favorite glass of wine and listening to the "Thank You For Giving Us reading...” – Emma, mother of Isabella (15 months) Eagle, Colorado
More parent/grandparent/child reviews at:
With the thirty thousand dollars we raise for this project, we will complete the illustrations, design the lay out, print 1,000 hardcover limited edition books, print 1,000 limited edition CDs, master and mix the "Thank You For Giving Us..." song, create the enhanced e-book, and begin to distribute and promote the entire multimedia project throughout the world (including a U.S. tour).
If we raise more than our goal, we will use the money to further promote and distribute the "Thank You For Giving Us..." project in a variety of ways, including producing a world tour. We will also develop the enhanced e-book for Android and Blackberry.
Phase I: Pre-production (June 7-July 21, 2011)
1. Raise Money For Project
2. Illustrations: Complete Illustrations–12 of the 32 pages are already illustrated but we need help so we have time to finish the rest (cost=$3,500)
3. Music Production: Mix and Master "Thank You For Giving Us..." and "Chariots Rise" and design limited edition CD (cost=$1000)
4. E-book Production: Create Enhanced E-book for iPod, iPhone & iPad (cost=$3000)
5. Book Production: Design and Prepare Hardcover Book for Printing (cost=$4500)
6. Kickstarter: Pay Kickstarter 5% commission on $30,000 raised (cost=$1500)
Phase II: Production (July 22-Oct 28, 2011)
1. Book Printing: Print 1000 First and Limited Edition Hardcover Books (cost=$6000)
2. Music Production: Print 1000 Limited Edition CDs (cost=$1000)
3. E-book Production: Put Enhanced E-book on iTunes and other distribution networks (cost=$500)
4. Music Production: Put song on all digital download distribution networks (cost=$500)
5. Promotion: Promote "Thank You For Giving Us..." throughout the world via fan-base, internet marketing, press, and advertising. (cost=$4500)
6. Packaging/ Shipping: Package and Mail Kickstarter Backer Gifts (cost=$3500)
7. Promotion: Produce and Promote Release Party and Tour (cost=$1000)
Phase III: Release and Promotion (Oct 29 - Dec 19, 2011)
1. Host and Perform Thank You For Giving Us...Release Party
2. "Thank You For Giving Us..." U.S. Promotional Tour
Our goal is to raise $30,000 for the multimedia "Thank You For Giving Us…" project, but we also aim to inspire as many people as possible to say thank you for someone they love. So go do it! Write or call someone you love...
Or you can post it publicly on our facebook page, www.facebook.com/thankyouforgivingus
When this project is backed, the gifts will be given out according to the time it takes to complete each project. Anywhere from July 22nd - October 28th.
There are many aspects to successfully creating, producing and promoting a multimedia project like this. After spending weeks, crunching numbers, budgeting time and researching costs, we've concluded that at least $30,000.00 is the amount needed to launch this project successfully. Please check out the pie chart and production schedule above.
Pledge $1 or more
The "Thank You For Giving Us... Morning Song" (This original reggae song inspires children to welcome the day and sing about the things they are thankful for) OR the "Thank You For Giving Us...Bedtime Reading" (This reading is a great way to help children relax and say thank you for the gifts of life before going to sleep at night) OR the "Secretary" movie version of the song "Chariots Rise" AND a Thank You e-mail from the us. Available July 22nd.
Pledge $5 or more
The "Thank You For Giving Us... Morning Song" (This original reggae song inspires children to welcome the day and sing about the things they are thankful for) AND the "Thank You For Giving Us...Bedtime Reading" (this recorded reading is a great way to help children relax and say thank you for the gifts of life before going to sleep at night) AND a personal "Thank YOU!" from us on our project website, WITH the link of your choice (linked to the page of your choice so you can promote your own project!) Available July 22nd.
Pledge $9 or more
All of the above, as well as a copy of the "Thank You For Giving Us...Enhanced E-Book" (made for iPod, iPhone and iPad) when it comes out. (Includes, picture book images, morning song, bedtime reading, record your own reading, a simple "Thank You Game" and a musical thank you card that you can personalize and send to a friend). Available by Oct 28th.
Pledge $18 or more
14 backers Limited (586 left of 600)
Everything above AND a limited edition CD copy of the "Thank You For Giving Us... Morning Song" and the "Thank You For Giving Us...Bedtime Reading" (This CD includes a very special bonus track: the movie version of Lizzie's love song "Chariots Rise..."–from the film Secretary!) Available by Oct 28th.
Pledge $33 or more
46 backers Limited (554 left of 600)
This upcoming holiday season, please give the gift of gratitude to that special child in your life by getting this great deal! For $33.00 you get the Thank You Link, the music, the reading, the enhanced e-book, the limited edition CD, AND a signed copy of the very first edition of this lovely children's picture book, “Thank You For Giving Us…” ! Available by Oct 28th.
Pledge $75 or more
21 backers Limited (312 left of 333)
Happy Holidays! Everything above plus two more limited edition, hard cover, signed copies of the very first edition of “Thank You For Giving Us…” You can keep your extra books or give them away as gifts this upcoming holiday season! PLUS a limited edition, magical "Thank You For Giving Us..." book mark, hand made by Lizzie and Baba :-) Available by Oct 28th.
Pledge $100 or more
20 backers Limited (80 left of 100)
All of the above, PLUS one more copy of the first edition, signed, hardcover book to keep or give away (you've got four now) AND a lovely Thank You Phone Call (at least 3 minutes long) from Lizzie and Baba, sent to you–or the one you love–with happy wishes for a truly thankful life. The artists can even deliver a personal message for you, whatever you want (within reason :-) This $100 gratitude package makes a really great "thank you" gift, or birthday, wedding, graduation, anniversary or any occasion present! Available by Oct 28th.
Pledge $200 or more
5 backers Limited (10 left of 15)
All of the above, plus one more signed, hardcover, first edition copy of "Thank You For Giving Us..." to keep or give away as a gift (you've got five now) AND you get a personalized VIDEO CARD from us! This magical video greeting will be sent digitally to you or the one you love with happy wishes for a truly thankful life. This Lizzie and Baba Video Card can say anything you want (within reason ☺) and it makes a great thank you, birthday, wedding, anniversary, graduation or any occasion present. This one minute video greeting will include: a personalized spoken message from us (you can write the message or we will write it for you), a musical recording clip (you choose from these three depending on the purpose of your greeting: "Thank You For Giving Us…", "Chariots Rise" or "Happy Birthday"). Available by Oct 28th.
Pledge $300 or more
3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)
All of the above, plus your choice of...four more first edition copies of the hardcover book to keep or give away for the holidays (you've got nine now!) OR a 30 min "Creating Reality Coaching Session" with Lizzie in person–or on Skype–for you or someone you love! OR a 30 min music lesson with Baba–in person or in Skype! AND two tickets to the "Thank You Forgiving Us… " Launch Party in Hudson, NY on October 29th, 2011. Available by Oct 28th.
Pledge $500 or more
2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)
All of the above, plus your choice of... five more first edition "Thank You For Giving Us..." signed, hardcover, books to keep or give as gifts this holiday season (you've got fourteen now), OR a seriously cool collector's one of a kind Gratitude Gift Box put together especially for you by us (you'll be very thankful and surprised to find the goodies inside, we promise!) OR a pack of 2 more, 30 minute, Creating Reality Coaching Sessions with Lizzie OR 2 more 30 minute music lessons with Baba. Wow! Thank You for getting this one :-D Available by Oct 28th.
Pledge $1,000 or more
2 backers Limited (4 left of 6)
All of the above, plus your choice of... five more copies of the first edition of "Thank You For Giving Us... " (you've got 19 copies now) to give away as gifts this holiday season OR a one of a kind signed art print of your choice from the picture book "Thank You For Giving Us.." OR another one of a kind mystery Gratitude Gift Box–to keep or give someone you love–OR a pack of five more, 30 minute, "Creating Reality Coaching" Sessions with Lizzie OR five more music lessons with Baba. PLUS! A ONE OF A KIND super inspiring novel, hand made by Lizzie! Dedicated to you with a personal note, this handmade, multimedia collection is sure to become a cherished part of your art collection. You won't be disappointed. Available by Oct 28th.
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)
All of the above, PLUS!! We'll write you a personal "thank you" in the "Thank You For Giving Us..." printed book. We'll ALSO give a private performance by Lizzie and Baba for your–or someone you love–wedding, anniversary, birthday party, graduation party or other special occasion! OR we'll take you out to lunch and play the "Thank You For Giving Us..." song with you–and your kids– and make a video of it for you (anywhere in the world, travel expenses not included). Available by Oct 28th.
Pledge $9,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
All of the above, PLUS, we'll include photos of you and your family in at least one of the collages of the "Thank You For Giving Us..." book. AND! Come to the release party on Oct 28th and we'll put you up at our favorite local bed and breakfast on Oct 28th & 29th. We'll get you a massage by a local healer, take you on our favorite hike, cook you dinner at our place, share wine, jam with you into the evening, offer further music lesson tips, "creating reality tips" and, if you are working on a creative project, we'll give creative feedback and record a demo with you in our home studio! Available by Oct 28th.
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