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Kirkus Reviews: The Wrong Side of the Bed 3D

Kirkus Reviews: The Wrong Side of the Bed 3D

For readers still unconvinced that the features of the iPad can translate printed children’s books into full-blown multimedia experiences, this one will change your point of view. Based on Keller’s 1992 book, the app tells the story of Mott, a young boy who wakes up on the wrong side of his bed. Not the left or right side, but the underside. The world has turned upside-down (or perhaps it’s just Mott), and he spends the rest of the day walking on ceilings and, eventually, slipping out of Earth’s gravitational field...

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Kirkus Review: Best Children’s Book iPad Apps

Kirkus Review: Best Children’s Book iPad Apps

Since Apple’s iPad launched in April of 2010, the iTunes app store has been flooded with picture books to read on the tablet device. Some are adaptations of well-loved classics, others may bring lesser-known, newer books to light and still others are entirely new stories, created to take advantage of the iPad’s storytelling capabilities. We have submitted over 50 of these apps to rigorous review, and we can now proudly announce our Top 10 apps. Next week, there will be new apps available, and still others are being crafted even as I type....

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The New York Times: For the iPad, Books That Respond to a Child’s Touch

The New York Times: For the iPad, Books That Respond to a Child’s Touch

There may never come a day when book apps, as interactive books for tablet computers are known, are more appealing to children than games. But the apps are getting more engaging. The latest book apps to appear on my iPad include The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore ($5), Angelina Ballerina’s New Ballet Teacher ($1), The Wrong Side of the Bed in 3-D ($3), Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! ($4) and Cars 2 Storybook Deluxe ($6). They’ve scored higher marks with my children than the earliest book apps, like Miss Spider’s Tea Party...

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CNET: 5 amazing iPad e-books for kids

CNET: 5 amazing iPad e-books for kids

The Wrong Side of the Bed in 3D This is interesting. Children’s book author-illustrator Wallace E. Keller founded See Here Studios, turned his own out-of-print title into an e-book, and gave it a 3D makeover. (Narration and musical accompaniment, too.) Any traditional red/cyan 3D glasses will do (you can order a pair from the publisher for $1), though don’t expect “Avatar”-level imagery: the effect is fairly minimal. Do expect a cute little story (which can also be viewed in 2D) accompanied by lovely illustrations....

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iPhone Life: Best Book Apps

iPhone Life: Best Book Apps

There’s no reason to lug around your paperback and hardcover books if you’ve got an iOS device. Whether you’re looking for best sellers, classics, poetry, scripture, graphic novels, kid’s titles, or even the iPad Users Guide, you’ll find them in the App Store’s Books category and through the eBook readers there. The free eBook reader apps that link to online stores let you download popular eBook titles that don’t have stand alone apps. One of these which we felt warranted mention, but wasn’t yet...

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Digital Picture Books: The New Way To Teach Reading?

Digital Picture Books: The New Way To Teach Reading?

…Let’s talk about The Wrong Side of the Bed. How is the writing process different on a digital picture book as opposed to in print? Wallace: It’s a very different process. It’s a broader theater, if that makes sense. There are so many other elements at our disposal and those elements effect the way the story is told. For instance you really don’t have to be a slave to any kind of 32 page spread. The images are dynamic and more than one can be represented on a page. I love that the book is alive like that,...

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The Wrong Side of the Bed (iPad)

The Wrong Side of the Bed (iPad)

The illustrations in the book are a ton of fun and you can see them in either 2D or 3D. If you read the story in 2D you can turn the iPad upside down and look at the pictures from another perspective. It was fun to see how things changed when we flipped the app around. When you read the story in 3D the illustrations really come to life and pop right out at you. You won’t be able to use the 3D glasses that come from 3D movies in the theater. Instead you’ll need a paper pair with red/cyan lenses. If you don’t have any you can order them...

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Top 50 iPhone Apps for Kids

Top 50 iPhone Apps for Kids

The Wrong Side of the Bed tells the tale of Mott, a little boy who literally wakes up on the wrong side of the bed one morning. The story follows Mott throughout the day as he experiences life in a new way. The illustrations are tremendously fun and can be viewed in either 2-D or 3-D (you’ll need a pair of 3-D glasses with red/cyan lenses). If you look at the book without the glasses, you can turn the iPhone upside down, and new effects will happen. The Wrong Side of the Bed has appropriate music and sound effects and is a cute story that...

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3D Storybook – The Wrong Side of the Bed in 3D! for iPhone

3D Storybook – The Wrong Side of the Bed in 3D! for iPhone

My son and I have been loading up on storybook apps lately; he loooooves story time and I equally enjoy sharing the experience with him. We definitely have our go-to favorites, but we’re always looking to add quality reads to our ever-expanding virtual book shelf. We recently added “The Wrong Side of the Bed” to the rotation and we’ve been reading it over and over again. It’s the fantastical adventure of a boy named Mott Turner who wakes up to a world where everything is turned upside down. There are several qualities that make this...

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With 3D iPad Storybook, Publishers Finally Showing They Might Get It

With 3D iPad Storybook, Publishers Finally Showing They Might Get It

“Once upon a time, in a land that isn’t really that far away, there were a bunch of book publishers who lacked imagination and, when presented with new technologies like touchscreens, said ‘let’s make books exactly the same, only digital…’” Well no more, kids! No more! See Here Studios have put together an interactive storybook for the iPhone and iPad called “The Wrong Side of the Bed” that has both 2D and 3D versions, the video of which is above. Young readers of the tale can pinch and zoom and have the app read the...

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