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Tablet devices are slowly but surely edging into our living rooms, replacing our laptops, our diaries and now they are starting to replace the good old paperbacks.
Devices like the iPad and allow for extra content to be embedded within a book, adding a new layer of interaction which can be especially useful when helping a child to learn how to read.
We came across a new app (not an iBooks download) called Grimms Rumpelstiltskin from Ideal Binary, that has taken the pop-up book and reimagined it on the iPad, the results are stunning:
As designers start to develop new and exciting ways to tell old stories, it will be interesting to see how young children will interact with books on the iPad and whether we could start seeing electronic reading devices developed specifically for children that can mimic what Ideal Binary have done here.
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