Planet Earth Kids Club - A Children's Book

A book and a community for children who have grown up in the virtual world of computers; highlighting our physical world beyond the screen
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Lior Frenkel
Writing
New York, New York
United States
3 Team Members
Too Much Screen Time Is Impeding Childhood Development

Our children sit in front of screens all day - TV, PC, tablet or smartphone. And it affects their development.
We want to create a book and a community that will make them more active, encouraging them to enjoy the physical world. 

By helping us out, you can be a part of it too.

The Book

Written for a 4-9 year-old audience, Planet Earth Kids Club tells the story of Tom, who lives in Compupiter - a planet where life happens through the screens.  

School is virtual, friends are met via the screen, and even the museum is yet another website to visit...

One day Tom finds out about planet Earth. He then decides to start a Kids Club - with the help of his grandma - and turn Compupiter into a lively and green planet. Join Tom on his magical journey!

The Community

But reading a book is sometimes not enough - we want the kids to get up, grab mom and/or dad, and go outside. Outside the screens. So we created a community where every kid can join the club, by actually doing activities in the physical world.


In order to join the club, the kid needs to do the activities. The kids can then send us pictures of themselves doing the activities, and we will publish it on our website, including their name and the ranks they earned.


What can you get?

Besides helping us making this important movement, you could get wonderful rewards.

A selection of cool rewards is available on the right section of this webpage.
 To name but a few:

- One or more copies of the printed books
- A cool T-shirt with a "Planet Earth Kids Club" logo on it (available in several sizes)
- The book will contain an illustrated portrait of your child!

Who We Are

We are Einav, Lior and Hagar - the creators of Planet Earth Kids Club. We all feel that it's crucial to educate our kids, on how great technology is, but at the same time, that the world outside the screens has a lot to offer! 

Einav Kesher - psychotherapist (M.A. Cognitive Psychology, UCONN, USA), mother of two, and the author of "The tale of an ADHD kid" - which helps kids and parents better understand living with ADHD. Einav's professional point of view and great writing skills will ensure that the right message is conveyed for the kid. 

Hagar Wertheim - illustrator and a mom to be. With her refreshing and sensitive illustrations, and her deep understanding of the issue, kids can easily imagine the life on a planet they've never heard of. 

Lior Frenkel is the creator of the social project "Undigitize.Me", which is designed to raise our awareness to smartphones and other digital addictions. People from all around the world have participated in Lior's viral campaign, which involves their portrayal in day-to-day activities with their "Phone Faced Down". They took a break from the addictive smartphones, and were proud to do so!

Check out our campaign's website for more details here.

While working on "Undigitize.me", Lior had a dream - spreading the word among kids. That is how we came up with "Planet Earth Kids Club".

Where's the money going? 

With your generous help, we will fund the illustrations, design the cover, pay for the professional consulting, editing, book design, and make the appropriate changes to make it look its best for publication.  

Then we will print copies for you and more to spread around the world, in preschools and libraries. 

Also, your donations will be used to fund our website's hosting and maintenance and the online community we build with it. So kids could join the club and feel that they are a part of a movement. 

We need your help!

  • Get the word out, tell your friends and family.
  • Share the campaign via Facebook, Twitter or email or use Indiegogo's easy-to-use sharing tools. 

    Thank you so much!

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This campaign ended on November 21, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $1USD
    Join the Movement

    Get a "Thank You" email from us, and updates about this movement we are creating, in order to make kids more active.

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $12USD
    Get Your E-Copy

    Get the PDF e-copy of the book, before the hardcovers are even printed!

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $18USD
    Get Your Book (Early Birds)

    A discounted copy of the hardcover book. Add $9 for international shipping.

    5 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $25USD
    Get Your Book

    A copy of the hardcover book. Add $9 for international shipping.

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    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $30USD
    Your Kid's Name In The Book

    A first edition copy of the hardcover book PLUS your kid’s name (or yours) will appear as a supporter in the book. Add $9 for international shipping.

    9 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $36USD
    Get Two Copies (Early birds)

    Get two discounted copies of the hardcover books (shipping in the US). Add $13 for international shipping.

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    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $50USD
    Get Two Books

    Get two copies of the hardcover books (shipping in the US). Add $13 for international shipping.

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  • $55USD
    Book and T-Shirt

    Get a copy of the printed book AND a cool t-shirt (you can choose the size) with the "Planet Earth Kids Club" cover image

    4 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $75USD
    Get Famous

    A first edition copy of the print version of the book, a sketch card of the main character by the Illustrator, receive a sponsorship credit on the official web site, and an additional "Special Thanks" mention IN THE BOOK.

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  • $120USD
    The Generous Supporter

    5 copies of the printed book - you could share as gifts to your kids, their friends, your grandchildren, etc. (Shipping in the US). Add $29 for international shipping.

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  • $135USD
    The Generous And Famous

    5 copies of the printed book - you could share as gifts to kids and parents, PLUS your kid’s name (or yours) will appear as a supporter in the book. (Shipping in the US). Add $29 for international shipping.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $225USD
    Your Kid's Portrait Inside

    An illustration of your kid’s portrait will appear in a special thanks page in the book! AND a first edition copy of the print version of the book, a sketch card of the main character by the Illustrator, receive a sponsorship credit on the official web site.

    2 out of 16 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $750USD
    The Ultimate Supporter

    You'll get 8 copies of the printed book, AND two sketch cards with illustrations from the book by the Illustrator AND an illustration of your kid’s portrait will appear in the book AND will be featured on our website AND will be featured on our Facebook page.

    1 out of 12 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $2,450USD
    Translate Into Your Language

    We will find a way to translate, re-edit and publish the book in your own language, and send you 10 printed copies to share with kids and parents.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2014
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