SINGAPORE, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the age of the ebooks, can we still call "children's picture books" as such?
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"The iStory of the Three Little Pigs" by MLC Ventures is testing the limits of such traditional terminology. With the usual colourful illustrations of a typical children's picture book, this Apple iBooks Store ebook also incorporates animation, music, sound effects and video in its story. And as if these were not enough, it even allows for the direct intervention of the reader in the unfolding of the 'all-too-familiar-or-so-you-think' children's classic.
Unsurpisingly, in creating this iBooks ebook with so many features built-in, it is effectively more like 'building' a story rather than just simply writing one.
But what is iStory anyway? After iPod, iPhone, iPad and iBooks, what really does the "i" in iStory stand for? Internet? Interactive? Innovative or just plain "Intertaining"?
Well, iStory here actually stands for "I-in-the-story". Perhaps if you were to experience the ebook, you might start to understand why it is so.
The ebook is currently available exclusively in the Apple iBooks Store and works best in the iPad iBooks app.
About the Author: Papa Philip stumbled into the 'building' of Apple ebooks when his then 4-year-old son inadvertently created a story in one of their father-son reading sessions. He eventually had his son's story published but he also realised in the process that he has a knack for creating a different breed of interactive storybooks. This Apple ebook is the first of a series of similar iStory ebooks he plans to create and publish in the Apple iBooks Store.
For more information of the iPad ebook, please visit the website: http://www.mlcventuressg.com.
And for a limited time, you may download a FREE copy of the ebook from the Apple iPad iBooks Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/istory-three-little-pigs/id722907331?mt=11.
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