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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story. Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) award winning author/ illustrator William Joyce and Co-director Brandon Oldenburg present a hybrid style of animation that harkens back to silent films and MGM Technicolor musicals. Morris Lessmore is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time. (Interactive/read-it-yourself/audio book)Info on IMDb (yes the movie site!)
The Art of The Adventures of Tin Tin
From HarperCollins Press Release:
Based on content from the beautifully presented book, the
Art of the Adventures of Tintin
by Chris Guise, the app takes readers further into Tintin's story by allowing them to explore and interact with various features throughout the book. Readers can see the transformation of concept illustrations into final shots from the film and listen to the artists and filmmakers, including Oscar Winners Joe Letteri and Richard Taylor, who worked on the film. Tintin fans can also enjoy never before published footage of Hergé working in his studio, as well as never seen before concept art and interactive features.
Kirkus Reviews Best Kids Book Apps 2011
Vicky Smith, Editor
The book-app world may still be a brave new one, but the proliferation of titles for young readers is astonishing. We have sifted the best from the not-so-best of 2011 and present them here for you. For toddlers all the way up through teens (and beyond), there is something for everyone. You will find both electronic, interactive versions of traditional books you know and love and wholly original stories organic to tablet technology.
Booktrust:Our favourite children's book apps (2011)
Cybils (Children's and young adult bloggers literary awards finalists) 2011
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