A wonderful announcement:
MeeGenius. If you don't know this outfit, they make interactive online books (apps available for a variety of platforms) that help kids learn to read by highlighting words as the books are read aloud. The illustrations by Susan G. Robinson are beautiful, and they're clearly open to extraordinary storytelling. Amy's book is about a creature that's half Seguaro cactus and half Pacific octopus, who has a hard time making friends. You could say he's a little prickly. MeeGenius! books are a bargain at $2.99.