App Watch: A look at what publishers are launching in the mobile space.
Put Me In The Story
Produced by: Sourcebooks
Price: Free with one digital book
● Imagine the look of delight when that special child in your life sees his/her name in the bedtime story you're reading together. Sourcebooks's new Put Me In The Story allows caregivers to bring bedtime stories to life, with the ability to personalize interactive stories with a child's name, making him/her the star of the story.
"Put Me In The Story is unique in that it takes bestselling picture books that children, parents and educators already know and love, and brings your child into those stories," says Dominique Raccah, publisher and CEO of Sourcebooks. "For kids, seeing their name throughout the book makes them feel special and gets them excited about reading. For parents, these books create an unbelievable bond."
These digital books offer a level of interactivity that is not available in customized print books. With subtle animation and sound effects, children are encouraged to engage with the story.
"One of the first pages children see is the title page that reads '[Insert name]'s Night Night Book'," says Heather Moore, senior publicity manager at Sourcebooks. "It's their book, so kids are really loving that."
The app is free in the App Store and comes with Marianne Richmond's The Night Night Book. Additional books are available as in-app purchases for $4.99 (I personally recommend Dream Big, Little Pig! by Kristi Yamaguchi). Sourcebooks plans to add at least one new book to the store each month.
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Interactive iBooks from Providence eLearning
Produced by: Providence eLearning