App of the Week: Henrietta is hungry

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  PicPocket Books has recently released storybook app Henrietta is Hungry written by Nina Lim and illustrated by Terence Gomez.  My daughter and I really enjoyed this fun story about Henrietta who loves to eat and takes us on a journey of foods around the world.  She loves to try new foods such as tiny fried spring rolls in Thailand (yum) and squidgy soft snails in France (hmmm) and even huge bags of haggis in Scotland!  Nina Lim uses exciting language such as scrumptious and stupendous when describing what types of food little Henrietta wants to try.  She is looking for the most scrumptious and stupendous dish she can find! So she began her journey to find the best and most stupendous foods around.  I love the illustrations by Terence Gomez - especially the page of Henrietta sialing in her little bonnet hat in her red boat.  The animations are simple but add dimension to the … [Read more...]

Penelope’s 2nd Birthday iPad Mini Giveaway

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  We are very excited to be celebrating Penelope's 2nd birthday by offering another iPad Mini Giveaway! Our last iPad Mini Giveaway had thousands of entries and many left wonderful comments about how they would use the iPad Mini in their daily life.  I love that the iPad mini offers small hands a better grasp as well as the fact that it can be used for educational and play time for the kids.  There are so many wonderful apps to choose from these days!  Good luck to me best mates - we appreciate you and all your support over the past two years!  And make sure to check out our interview with the illustrator of Penelope, Paul Johnson, and read more about Penelope's next purple adventure!  The developers below have generously supported this iPad Mini Giveaway so please stop by their Facebook pages to say hello!  The information about each company was taken from their respective … [Read more...]

Penelope’s iPad Mini Holiday Giveaway Winner

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AHOY!  We had over 13,000 entries for the iPad Mini Holiday Giveaway with loads and loads of shares on Facebook and Twitter.  Thank you for sharing your stories and telling us how you would use the iPad Mini with your family.  Many entries talked about how this device could help their special needs child or grandchild and it touched us deeply!  Please make sure to enter our next giveaway going on now until the end of December.  Winner announced January 1st. A BIG THANK YOU to the developers listed above for without their support we couldn't have been able to provide this giveaway! Plus they are providing codes for the winners of both iPads and domeo products is donating an iPad Mini case! Happy Holidays! And the WINNER of the Penelope iPad Mini Holiday Giveaway is... CONGRATULATIONS to Rebecca Beesley!  … [Read more...]

Nina Lim’s Giveaway Winners Announced!

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Nina Lim of Super Harry's Rotten Luck put together a really fun giveaway for Penelope's mates last week which included some goodies from Down Under that included stuffed animals, pens, notepads and cookie cutters.  Thanks to all who participated and entered and a big thanks to Nina for putting this fun giveaway together! The winners of this Australian Giveaway are: 1. Lisa McCormack 2. Christie Dwyer 3.  Bonnie Wegmann   … [Read more...]

Current Giveaway from Nina Lim

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  Nina Lim of Super Harry's Rotten Luck storybook app from PicPocket Books has provided us with some cool gifts to hand out from Down Under.  She put together a package of Australian stuffed animals, Super Harry's Rotten Luck pad and pens, and cookie cutters that any child (big or small) will enjoy!  So make sure to enter to win one of these Australian goodies! And read about our interview with fellow writer and mom Nina Lim who realized her dream of creating a children's storybook app: http://melissanorthway.com/2012/07/in-the-spotlight-with-nina-lim/   a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

In the Spotlight with Nina Lim

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  It is so wonderful to see other authors realize their dream of creating a children's picture book.  I think many parents are inspired by their children to create something they can share with them.  This week I had a chance to interview Nina Lim, Author and eBook Publisher of Super Harry's Rotten Luck that demonstrates to kids that some days just aren't that great.  And by changing his actions, Harry is able to change his luck.  It is written and illustrated  is such a hilarious way - you are sure to get some laughs while you read it together.  Here is what Nina had to say about her journey so far:  Why did you decide to launch your children's story as an app?  I wanted to create a children’s book app when I saw how much magic and learning was possible with the iPad. The opportunity to add narration and sound effects was really fun. Most of all, I was impressed with how the … [Read more...]