Posts Tagged ‘Stanley’
By Craig Frazier
There’s nothing like the real book in hand—but there is also nothing like the brilliance of color on the iPad—not to mention of fun of swiping pages and playing games. Face it, e-books and apps are here to stay and I’m in favor of all forms of books. So let’s get with it and jump in the pool!
Stanley Mows the Lawn was my second book in the 3-book Stanley series originally published by Chronicle books in 2005. This is one of my favorite books as Stanley discovers his pal Hank the snake and, of course, discovers an entirely new way to mow his lawn and ensuring Hanks survival. This book was awarded the Silver medal from the Society of Illustrators.
The app features 16 luscious illustrations and several enhanced functionalities including the ability to record your own narration as well as ‘text removal’ which allows you to make up your own version of the story—which I really like! It also includes one of my animated shorts and a game that allows you to mow your own lawn in any direction you want—without having to rake up afterwards! And…a preview of my other two Stanley books, soon to be on the iPad.
Thanks go out to the talented Brooklyn-based developer Isaac Schmidt who built it and escaped without any grass stains.