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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 

Dizzy DIY – my iPublishing story continues

I’m continuing my ibooks publishing adventure with Dizzy DIY – one of my Millie and Bombassa series. They never sold as well as I thought it would but they do really well in libraries. I think the, young hippos series design didn’t really help!

My friend Renita Boyle, from Wigtown in Scotland, thinks I should do Jackanory style videos of me reading the story built into the iBook. It’s something I’ve been thinking of doing for while, maybe I should try it out in this series and see how it goes. I’ll have to set up a studio story corner and get the lights camera angles sorted out!

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