Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App !

This past Friday, Princess and I took the train into New York City

to attend a luncheon announcing the new Mo Willems app...
Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App!
Princess was delighted, because she has been,"waiting her entire life"(yes, all 9 years!)
to travel into New York City .

The luncheon was held at the Magnolia Bakery. It was too crowded to get pictures inside worth
posting. (Sorry my cupcake loving readers)
Held by Disney Publishing Worldwide, we enjoyed checking out the new app as we ate lunch.

Princess was disappointed to see there were no children her age, and had started to complain until she started playing with the app. She loved it!
Then Mo Willems himself came in and told us a bit about the app.There have always been a long list of things the Pigeon can't do- drive the bus, stay up late, eat a hot dog. With this interactive app the list will continue to grow as children decide what the Pigeon will try to do next. Mr. Willems played a lead role in the design,writing,and illustrating of the app.He also gives voice to the Pigeon and, in the app's drawing tutorial, he guides children in the exploration and illustration of their own pigeons.With kids in creative control, the app brings new surprises and an enriching reading and playtime experience each time they play.
Mr Willems talked about putting a lot of thought into finding a way to use the technology as an interactive tool for children.
 "Interactivity has always been a key to the Pigeon books," said  Mr Willems,
"Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App!" takes that interactivity to the point where the child is not only the audience, but the author as well.. I can't wait to see what awesome ideas kids will come up with.They're going to put the Pigeon through the wringer!"

Features of “Don’t Let the Pigeon Run This App!” include:
  • A fully animated storytelling experience inspired by the award-winning children’s book series;
  • A starring appearance by the Pigeon, voiced by Mo!
  • Three unique storytelling modes so that readers can enjoy limitless one-of-a-kind Pigeon stories;

  • Read-along option;
  • Ability to personalize the content with readers own voice;

  • Shake the Pigeon to start the stories;
  • A Pigeon drawing tutorial with Mo;

  • “Favorite stories” section where readers can create their own personal libraries.
  • Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App is available for $6.99 from the App Store

 He took questions and signed books and posed for pictures.

 We received some lovely gifts for attending as well. This great tote bag .

 It was filled with Mo Willems products (which Princess really enjoyed on the train ride home!)

My only regret at attending? Now Princess knows just how close we live to New York City.
"Now we can go all the time!"
Can't wait. ;-)


Janet Costello said...

I didn't realize you were going for her first trip to NYC. How fantastic!

Sara said...

What fun!

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My homeschool buddies and I are all posting pics of our "home schools" as part of our idea sharing.

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