Paul Cookson and Carl Flint have released their latest book of illustrated poems as an eBook.
THE TOILET SEAT HAS TEETH is available from the iTunes App Store to download to your iPod Touch or iPhone. This eBook of short poems is aimed directly at children and takes full advantage of the 'cool' form factor of the Apple devices.
This is the first time that Paul and Carl have worked together to produce something custom made for the iPhone. It is published by Sleepydog (www.sleepydog.net) who recognise the potential of emerging technologies such as the iPhone or iPod Touch to engage and encourage young readers in new and exciting ways.
"This is a great idea! Anything that makes reading cool and gets kids reading for pleasure must be a good thing.'" Anthony Brown, Children's Laureate.
THE TOILET SEAT HAS TEETH features a number of Paul Cookson's 'greatest hits' plus other brand new poems written especially for this format. In some cases, for example 'Getaway Pet', the pictures came first and inspired the poems that accompany them; the first time Paul and Carl have worked this way.
"Often as a writer you work in isolation. But what was really inspiring with this project was using existing illustrations as starting points for the poems. Poems that would never have been written evolved thanks to this approach." Paul Cookson, poet.
THE TOILET SEAT HAS TEETH includes an irreverent, interactive quiz to test kids' knowledge and comprehension of the material. It also features the creators' biographies in poetic form!
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