[Air-L] The Surprise > First Children's Picture Book For A Mobile Phone

McKiernan, Gerard [LIB] gerrymck at iastate.edu
Thu Aug 27 12:19:35 PDT 2009



>>> Away We Go..... Vroooooom <<<


Winged Chariot Press has published The Surprise by Sylvia van Ommen,
which tells the story of a sheep which makes a gift for a friend, on the


[The Book > A story with only two words - the title. A book so
delightful and quirky we are sure you'll fall in love with it.]


Parents can download The Surprise for 59p ($ .99) direct to their
iPhones, and children can follow the illustrations on the
touch-sensitive screens.




Martin Salisbury, a children's literature expert and illustrator , said:
"Overcoming my innate fear of the screen and lifelong attachment to the
turning of the printed page, I was pleasantly surprised by the ease and
elegance with which it was translated into this digital form.


Rebecca Green, project manager for the National Literacy Trust, said:
"New technologies, such as this picture book App for mobile phones,
offer interesting and unusual mediums for busy parents to share books
together with their children.


"Sharing books together is a vital way to foster a love of reading in
your child from an early age; and this, in turn, is one of the best ways
to ensure their future success when they arrive at primary school and


Links TO Source / Preview From/For iPhone And Link To iPhone App Store /
Sample Pages From Printed Book / Support Document (Includes B/W
Illustrations) Available From 


[ http://tinyurl.com/lde69c  ]


BTW: Thanks To Graham Titley For The HeadsUp !!!




BTW-2: Are Calculus Textbooks for SmartPhones Not Far Behind ... ? [:-)]




Gerry McKiernan


Associate Professor

Science and Technology Librarian

Iowa State University Library

Ames IA 50011


gerrymck at iastate.edu 


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