February 14th 2013 by Tim Jones
One of the great things about working at a children’s publisher is the opportunity to give a child the gift of reading. It’s a gift that never wears out, doesn’t need batteries and is endlessly rewarding. However, reading has intense competition for children’s time. Boys in particular would often rather play football or a video game than curl up with a book. So what’s the solution?
The carefully created, interactive timeline adds layers and depth
You can also watch an 80-minute performance of the story by Michael Morpurgo, filmed for the app in front of a live audience. And that’s not all – there’s over an hour of video insights with experts and curators that adds true depth to the experience. It’s a whole new format to inspire today’s digital children to read.
Michael Morpurgo’s wonderful story has reached many new audiences with its stage and film versions. This app will reach even more – and it may even encourage some of those boys to put down the Xbox controller and discover the wonder of reading.