As you might imagine, I’ve got tons of storybook apps on my assorted devices. A few of these were listed in the ‘book’ category in iTunes, but don’t feature any words! I’ve noticed that people have lots of different opinions on this. Is it actually a book if it has no words? We’ve all seen wordless (or nearly wordless) printed picture books, (like Tuesday, one of my favorites). Clearly the print publishers think there’s room in the world of children’s literature for books with no words. But if there is a voiceover in an app telling a story, should the words appear on screen or not?
Add your voice to this discussion–we’ll be chatting about this in TONIGHT’S #storyappchat, kicking off at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific. And don’t worry–I’ll capture all of it in printed word form in the transcript! To participate, just use the #storyappchat hashtag on Twitter, and chat away!