The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore iPad App Trailer
The title to this video/post could also be, "One More Reason Why I Want an iPad!"
"E-books are already a fraught subject for many readers, writers, publishers and designers, but children’s e-books are even more so. Is it rotting their minds? Is it as good as good ol’ paper? Is it too interactive for their own good? Obviously there are no practical answers to such questions, but at least one children’s e-book/app/thingie (what do we call these things, again?) is doing it very, very right. It’s called "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore," and it’s like a well-written bedtime story and an immersive animated movie at once — without being "too much" of either."
It’s basically a modern day digital take on the age old pop-up book from my childhood. Pop-up books were always my favorite books growing up. They were interactive, exciting, and fun. Each page brought a brand new bundle of surprises. So this “thingy” is just taking that to an entirely different level of amazing.
So Dear, Santa, Easter Bunny, Birthday Gift Giver, Heather, Mom, Friend, Partner, Buckaroo,
Buy me an iPad.