Moonbot studio has created the coolest e-book (ipad app) with their vision of futuristic books and stories: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore ($4.99). With 30 awards for this creation, the app is a mixture of animation, film and reading that come alive (touch the screen as you turn the pages). With several other projects in the making by Moonbot, they sure are leading the way in e-books of the 21st century. Also included with the app is a video story of the book and a video of how the book was made. In an age where reading hard copies of books is lessening, this story reawakens the value of books and story telling. A superb literacy app for reluctant readers of all ages, which captures, entertains and enthralls throughout. I can’t wait for future releases.
Another of my favourite e-books (for older readers) is Byooks The Adventure of the Speckled Band (Sherlock Holmes) ($1.99) which again uses animation to bring the story alive by incorporating pictures, animation and sound. As the pages are turned, the reader’s immersion is heightened with graphic enhancements. With text-to-speech embedded, the story can be enjoyed by older readers to experience the enjoyment of story-telling. Byooks have also released another e-book, Little Fear which is free!