Monday, September 19, 2011

Amy Shaw Publishes MeeGenius Picture Book App

A wonderful announcement:

My friend and workshop-mate Amy Shaw has just published the most amazingly imaginative picture book on 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.

8 comments:

  1. I LOVE the look of your blog!! Thanks for following at Book Dreaming. :-)

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  2. Aw, poor Cactopus. looks a lot of fun!

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  3. Congrats to Amy! What a creative story! I love the idea!

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  4. That looks awesome! Thanks for sharing, Gail.

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  5. It does certainly look like an original and fun story!

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  6. Hey, Gail!

    I've heard about MeeGenius before, but I didn't realize that it was online books that highlight the words as they are read. That's really awesome - I will look more closely at their website because I think my kids would enjoy those online books for those times during the day when I'm a bit busy and can't read to them.

    And thanks, Gail, for commenting on my blog! It's great to see you!

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  7. It looks like a fun book and the company is having a PB contest as well right now. Congratulations Amy Shaw!

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