A heart-warming picture book app about all the things we might give to our children and the one thing they need most of all.
Written by Jos Carlyle and illustrated by Dan Mynard, The Gift is a delightful, original story combining classic storytelling, animation and music with cutting-edge technology to create a unique reading experience.
The Gift is purpose-built for both iPad and iPhone.
•A highly readable and age-appropriate story over 30 pages
•Progress the story by triggering key interactive elements in turn
•Listen to the story’s narration or choose to read it yourself
•Beautiful original artwork, rendered in oil on canvas
•Adjustable text size, background colours and options to hear narration again
•Sophisticated animations on most pages
•Dozens of delightful interactive surprises to explore
•A specially created fun game
•An evocative original soundtrack, complete with a specially written theme song
•‘Meet the author’ and ‘Meet the illustrator’ pages
•No in-app purchases necessary
Telling the story of a baby girl, a young boy, and the wise and kindly Oomorels, The Gift weaves a captivating tale about all the things we might give to our children and the one thing they need most of all. It brings to life a magical world full of words and pictures, music and movement, laughter and love.
Alongside Jos Carlyle’s timeless narrative and Dan Mynard’s beautiful oil-on-canvas artwork, The Gift engages with children in a variety of ways, from its enchanting soundtrack by Mamma Freedom and Stephen Nuttall’s intricate lettering, to Nick Hughes’ elegant narration and the magical animations of Paire Creative – all suffused with a wealth of interactivity which enhances rather than detracts from the story.
Children can tap, tilt and swipe their way through dozens of interactive touch points in The Gift, from berries and flowers to treetops and rainbows, right up to a sky full of magic.
With high production values that will encourage repeated re-reading, there are new interactive touch points to find every time children pick up this lovingly crafted picture book.
The Gift also has a number of reading and narration options supporting a range of child literacy development levels.
The Gift is the second in a series of app releases from the independent, Manchester-based publisher Persian Cat Press.
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Things to try
•Touch the screen to trigger dozens of different interactive features
•Uncover the Oomorels from their underground home
•Explore the weird and wonderful objects found in all seven Oomorels’ fur
•Peer through an Oomorel magnifying glass and move it around the screen
•Pick fruit and nuts from the trees
•Build your very own rainbow
•Help an Oomorel to lasso the stars
•Pick out a tune on an Oomorel fiddle
•Enjoy creating sounds, shapes and magic with your fingertips
About Persian Cat Press
Persian Cat Press is a publisher of interactive picture book, graphic novel and other iStory apps for iPad, iPhone and other touchscreen devices, based in Greater Manchester in the UK.
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