At the Ipswich Festival of Children’s Literature, the visiting authors were treated to a seminar about picture books and the ipad.
We saw how cute the Winnie the Pooh app was when apples could be shaken off the tree – little interactive tricks where children could play with the illustrations.
But we of the old school, came away shaking our heads.
What happens, we asked, to the rhythm of the words, the flow of the text that the author so painstakingly worked on?
What happens to a child’s imagination?
But there is a place for the picture book and the ipad. And this TED talk shows how.
No words, just wonderful illustrations by Raghava KK that will open up a child’s heart.