Guest Host for the 8/4/13 #storyappchat: Mickey Mantle—Launching Wanderful Interactive Storybooks

First Living Books, now Wanderful Interactive Storybooks

First Living Books, now Wanderful Interactive Storybooks

Do you remember Brøderbund’s Living Books series from the 1990s? We sure do as they were one of the first attempts to do interactive storybooks on the “new” CD-ROMs. They set the standard, introducing innovations we all expect in storybook apps: read aloud with text highlighting, touch a word to hear it read again, touch objects on the page to see them animate (with 10-20 interactions per page, sometimes with multiple random animations for each hotspot), great art, sound effects, and high production values (thanks in large part to Living Books creator, Mark Schlichting).

Mickey Mantle, Founder, President and CEO of Wanderful interactive storybooks

Mickey Mantle, Founder, President and CEO of Wanderful interactive storybooks

We’re very excited to have Mickey Mantle as our guest host this Sunday, August 4th. Mickey was the VP Engineering/CTO at Brøderbund during the Living Books years, and  has recently launched Wanderful Interactive Storybooks to re-release many of the original Living Books titles for iOS, Android, and Mac featuring The Berenstain Bears, Marc Brown’s Arthur, Mercer Mayer’s Little Monster, Eli Noyes’ Ruff’s Bone (previous #storyappchat guest host) and more.

Mickey will be talking about the “journey” behind launching Wanderful. There is a lot more than meets the eye…though they’ve posted some of the backstory of the “journey” on their website, there’s much more to hear.

So join us this Sunday, August 4th, at 9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific. Just start including the #storyappchat Twitter hashtag to participate, or try using our new #TWUBS account, twubs.com/storyappchat. And follow @storyappchat for resources, transcripts and updates! Follow us on Facebook too. We’ll see you there.

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