The Dizzy DIY iBook work continues

I’ve been so busy the last two weeks, visiting schools for World Book Day, that’ my progress on the Dizzy DIY iBook for iPad has been really held up. Held up so much and I find school visits so exhausting, that I’ve decided to give up school visits for the foreseeable future.

In the video I’m making another video to show how to make origami boxes, like the ones Millie and Bombassa make for Auntie Daz when she comes round for tea. I just need to make another video of how to draw Millie and make an intro sequence and I can start putting the iBook to bed.

I’ve also been working out how to get my ISBN numbers registered and seem to have that sorted. More in the next video.



Recording the Dizzy DIY story time video for iPad

I must be mad doing this, but I really feel that ibooks, because of what they can do, should have added value, additional content. I’m trying adding a story reading in a video at the end. As this is a reader – with which I want children to learn to read, I’m not adding audio as you read or bouncy letters as you read along. I think that is entertainment and hinders the very difficult and and strenuous job of learning to read.

I’m adding another video explaining where the ideas came from and how to make origami paper plates that are featured in the book. ( I always loved the origami pages in Rupert annuals!)

I should probably use a script, but I’m a seat of the pants kind of guy, so you watch the process of building up the right introduction sequence.

In the meantime you can get the Ginger Ninja at the iBook store for your iPad at the following addresses.

UK Store       US Store     Australian Store     Canadadian Store     Irish Store