The Very Hungry Bum, written and illustrated by Claudia Rowe, narrated by John Flaus.
Like a very famous caterpillar, The Very Hungry Bum consumes quite a lot. Over the course of a week it devours several pairs of underpants and other innocent objects, which were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Then, after a gluttonous week and a particularly indulgent camping trip, it undergoes an incredible transformation.
The Very Hungry Bum is a new iBook for iPads, iPhones and iPod touches. It is a fun and cheeky parody of a classic children’s book that I’m sure you remember!
Read the book by yourself or choose between manual or automated narration by renowned actor and broadcaster John Flaus.
[update] The Very Hungry Bum was selected as a New & Notable book by Apple.
The original paperback version (printed on 100% recycled paper!) has sold out, but preorders … Read More »
Cooking with Poo by Saiyuud Diwong (aka Poo – Thai for crab and a ‘nickname’) and published by Urban Neighbours of Hope is a fixed-layout iBook available for the iPad and iPhone.
The Waterhole by Graeme Base is the second app we have produced for The Base Factory. Upon release, the iPad version was featured on the Australian store. It reached #1 in iPad Book Apps and #14 overall in the Australian store and was featured on the iPad homepage.
Chocalicious by Kim McCosker is the first in a series of new mini iBooks from 4 Ingredients and AppBooks. Chocalicious is a fixed-layout iBook available for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch from the iBookstore (if your looking for it on your iPhone you need to use the iBooks app!).
The 4 Ingredients app has been updated. It is a complete rewrite of the original app. Since release in early 2009, 4 Ingredients has been in the top 25 of iPhone lifestyle and is consistently the most popular cooking app on the iPhone in Australia.
Animalia for iPad has been updated with two new sections and 100% more content.
The 4 Ingredients iPhone app includes more than 400 recipes. To date the print version of 4 Ingredients has sold more than a million copies and has now come to the iPhone and iPod Touch.
New AppBook ‘Animalia for iPad’ based on the much loved children’s book by Graeme Base is now available on the iTunes store.
‘New and Noteworthy’ iPad app in the US and Canada. Feature tiles in Australia and New Zealand.
September 2010: #2 iPad app in Australia. #1 in iPad Books in the US, Canada and Australia. Top 10 iPad Book in 19 countries. Top 100 in 50 countries.
‘Animalia’ for iPhone and iPod Touch also now available.
For more information, visit www.appbooks.com
Something has been bugging me lately. It seems that in our enthusiasm for digital books we have forgotten that actually reading them is important. Even Apple seem to have forgotten this when they made iBooks for the iPad.
I was disappointed to find that iBooks only give us a choice of 5 fonts, despite presenting books in a way that can only be for reading.
Digital books are failing us. Why? Because they are inheriting their style and presentation from websites.
When I was on dial up and it took a long time to load a single page of a website, I preferred that the images were heavily compressed and didn’t care what font the text was in, just that I could read it right away. But now that I have 3G and spend hours on the internet each day, I am much … Read More »