Recently, Rachel H. reviewed David Weisner’s Spot and ended up making it one of Smart Apps for Kids’ new Top Picks! Now the folks at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt have offered us the chance to give away some lovely Spot totebag and notebook sets. Ten folks will win, so make sure you get your entry in!
You can enter easily using the handy-dandy rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway ends at midnight on March 17 (US Central Time).
Parents and children can experience and explore David Wiesner’s Spot together and use their imaginations to describe what is going on in each beautifully animated scene. Each detail can be zoomed in on to find whole new worlds. Just what do the dust bunnies do? Use your imagination to find out.
Fans of David Wiesner (and folks just discovering him) will love this handy tote with illustrations from his Spot app. The accompanying journal would be a wonderful place for young readers to create stories of their own. If you’re not already a fan, be sure to read Rachel’s full review here and check out David Wiesner’s Spot app while you are at it.
There will be ten winners in this giveaway, so be sure to get your name in using the handy rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway will run from midnight on March 10 to midnight on March 17 (US Central Time). Sorry, but this giveaway is US only.
Five fantastical worlds intertwine in this wordless book app that could only have been devised by David Wiesner, three-time winner of the Caldecott Medal, the honor awarded to the most distinguished American picture book for children.
According to Children’s Technology Review, “This app uses a ‘powers of ten’ navigation technique, meaning that you pinch and zoom in (or out) of a scene in order to get around… No reading is required. It’s better to think of this app as an inside-out experience, where you make the narrative. This is easy to do… thanks to the wide ranging themes. You find animals (primarily cats and dust bunnies), outer space creatures, fish and spots of mold, and it all starts with a spot on the ladybug on the main menu.”
Ever wonder what’s living under your chair? Find the dust bunnies of Lower Rügg where they’re waiting to be characters in your story! Zoom into a scrap of newspaper next to the bunnies, keep zooming, zoom a little more… and voilà! You’re transported through a puddle into the vast underwater world of Oceana Prime teeming with creatures. Pinch-and-zoom and slide side to side to uncover the mysteries of the deep. Pinch-and-zoom through glowing hotspots to be transported to four other inventive worlds filled with animals and aliens ready to be characters in your story.
Be sure to download Spot’s accompanying multi-touch companion e-book, David Wiesner’s Spot: A Parent and Educator Guide that enhances this imaginative experience. The guide includes creative storytelling prompts for parents and unique writing and classroom activities for teachers.
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