Who can forget the classic tale of Alice’s adventures in wonderland? I have always thought how much I’d love to share the classic version with my daughter, while keeping her interest all the while. For many classic books, this can be a daunting task! Although she does still enjoy many print books, it’s a real treat for her to be able to engage in such a classic literature, in a meaningful and interesting way, that perhaps she wouldn’t have before. Sometimes I just don’t have the patience to read through another lengthy book, and she doesn’t have the attention span to listen to me read unless there are some moving pictures as the day wears on.
Well, my wonderland dream can come true with Alicewinks. Alicewinks is a multimedia iBook that takes the creative and varied illustrations (193 to be exact from twelve early 20th century artists) of classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to life for digital audiences through some creative animation and the voice of a pleasant and soothing narrators. The greatest thing for me is that I am able to introduce her to some reading that is not only classic, but timeless and interesting as well. The illustrations are really only the start for the pictures you can paint in your mind about the colorful characters and the diverse situations they find their ways into. We were able to turn the brightness down on the ipad, start the story and drift in and out of sleep while listening to this wonderful tale.
In addition to navigating the video, we were able to journey through the original illustrations, both in order of the story, or by individual artist. The art becomes just as important as the words describing them, when it comes to a tale like Alice’s.
The book is divided into 12 chapters, each chapter being about 15 minutes long, which makes it perfect for a short portion of the story before bedtime, or even playing the entire book in full as she lulls off to sleep. As the parent of a tech savvy child, this is finally a time where I can allow her to take the iPad to bed, and not worry about her staying up all night playing games, but being able to delight in a land of imagination, through rich artwork and ageless literature.
Alicewinks is truly an amazing thing to witness. With nineteen different voices, three animators, a music keyboardist, a subtitle expert, and a master sound mixer, they have developed alavishly textured, mesmerizing multimedia experience that even Alice herself might have been surprised if she saw it “down the rabbit hole”.
This multimedia treatment of the original Alice’s Adventures holds a feature length animated, portrait oriented video based on the works of 12 early 20th century artists. This “audio/video book” includes the complete text and 193 full color illustrations. Hyperlinks abound from the full page illustrations to the text and allow you to view all the illustrations by each artist in story order. The video is divided into 12 chapters of about 15 minutes each, perfect for sharing with young and old alike.
In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland, Alicewinks brings the story’s classic illustrations to life for digital audiences through animated video and rich narration. To download this one of a kind iBook, visit iTunes.com/alicewinks
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Alicewinks. The opinions and text are all mine.
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