The Wrong Book

Yes! Join Nicholas Ickle in a fully interactive adaption of Nick Bland’s outrageous book “The Wrong Book”. Read by Australian comic legend Frank Woodley, journey with Nicholas as he tries to tell his story…but is interrupted by trumpeting elephants shooting peanuts, farting monsters, sneaky pirates, squeaky rats and plenty of other silly characters…that are all IN THE WRONG BOOK!

FEATURES
– Farting monsters!
– Choose to be read to, or record your own voice!
– Tilt, tap and swipe on every page to discover fun animations & sounds.
– Collect interactive items from the story around the edge of the book and fling them about!
– iPad 3 retina display ready

Well received by the 6-11 year olds I shared this with today. Having the print edition to show that this was a real book that has been cleverly adapted for iPad highlights the interactive features of the app. Great fun and brilliantly narrated by Frank Woodley. Thumbs up from my students today, even the big kids.



The Waterhole

Building on the great feedback we’ve received for our Animalia App for iPad and iPhone, we are excited to bring you the latest Graeme Base iPad App: ‘The Waterhole’.

The original book is an ingenious fusion of counting book, puzzle book, storybook and art book – an exhilarating journey of discovery from the plains of Africa and the jungles of the Amazon to the woodlands of North America and the desert of outback Australia. Our App brings Graeme’s wonderful art to digital life with an animated read through and an array of games to challenge and delight kids and adults alike.

This is another delightful app that I’ll be sharing with my junior critics this week. I need their help as it is to get the frogs across the lily pads.

Here’s what they had to say about this app “you had to think and look for animals, colourful illustrations, music told us which country the animals live in, activities that made you think, variety of activities, the tone of the music changed as each animal was found.”  


Pinocchio

For little readers (and adults) who don’t want to just stand and look, but who want to play an active role in this unforgettable adventure. Thanks to the iPad’s (or iPhone) magic.

Are you familiar with the story of Pinocchio, the little puppet who talks, moves and throws tantrums just like a regular child (but who is certainly no child)?
Then you might like to help Geppetto build his puppet, bit by bit, or use your own hands to move Fire Eater’s marionettes, or even throw yourself into the joyful music of Toyland. This is what you’ll be doing when you go from one scene to the next in this app. But you’ll also have to wend your way through the dark forest full of mysterious night animals, deal with a monstrous snake, save your little puppet friend before his feet catch on fire, and figure out how to turn him into a real, live little boy…
How will you manage all this? By keeping your eyes peeled and your ear to the ground (oh, and mind where you put your feet, or fingers!). Each and every scene is full of surprises.
Features
-Interactivity–an array of different interactive elements, with touch-sensitive animation or sound effects, moving figures you can interact with, objects you can throw, drag or move by tilting your iPad/iPhone
-Animation
-Original artist’s illustrations
-Original music, with 4 themes composed especially for this app
-2D/3D engine with physical support, particle systems, shaders, flares and lots more besides, developed specifically for this app
-An absorbing story that traces the most exciting and moving events in Collodi’s classic tale
– English and Italian narration

A perfect app to support the study of toys at school this term. This classic, longer story with stunning graphics will appeal to all ages and it certainly hooked my review class of discerning six-year-olds today. This app will require children to be more actively engaged in reading and predicting as opposed to just being entertained by the interactive elements.