A cool, new camp is coming to Washington, DC, generic cialis this summer! Demibooks is partnering with Global Sleepover storytellers to help your children publish their first digital storybook! Sign up for the 11-day Digital Storytelling Workshop at Startup Middle School Summer Camp. The first of its kind in Washington, DC, Startup Middle School Summer Camp is for ages 9-14 and aims to teach young teens about computer science, coding, programming and mobile app development skills. From July 21 – August 1, 2014, we will work with participants to focus their creativity on writing and creating their own, unique visual story about a world culture. Then, using Demibooks® Composer, a tool for creating interactive stories, your children will turn their story into an interactive storybook app that can be shared with the whole family. Children become published storytellers and learn: – visual presentation – storytelling – digital storytelling design – global cultures, and – basic programming logic (no prior coding experience necessary!) Registration is open now, so sign-up your child for the Digital Storytelling Workshop today! Similar workshops and courses for other age groups and audiences will starting September 2014.
Archive for month: July, 2014
Twenty-four year old Alfonso Cervantes was a student at Universidad de las Americas Puebla, in San Andrés Cholula, Puebla, Mexico and made an interactive book app dedicated to his baby nephew using Demibooks Composer in his Visual Information Design class. Cervantes said, “[Demibooks Composer was] the easiest, most straight forward app I’ve ever used in my life. No
one taught me how to use it, our teacher didn’t know the app because it wasn’t part of the course; using it was a proposal made by the students and even though we knew nothing about programming, we were creating impressive books within a week.”
about this, how time stops when you wish for it to pass by fast, the personal process of healing and how as the days go by, we overgrow the initially pain and use it as the foundation of our happiness. Expressed at first sight in a pleasant, goofy and playful way, we could think it is just a common story book, but by reading and interacting with it I’m sure it’ll become obvious that it goes much further than that. “I initially created this book as a way of helping myself in a time I was in need of advice, just to find out later that the ambiguity in the thoughts I shared could be useful for people no matter age or context. This book helped me heal and understand things inside me, and I hope it has a similar effect in every reader. “The book was born at a time I was going through a deep depression, I started to make illustrated stories as part of the healing process, helping myself with the tension and pain. Then in one of my classes we were asked to create a book, so I found the perfect way of merging my situation with illustration, and that’s when Tiempo Lento y Perezoso (Slow and Lazy Time) came to life, from the hatred of the phrase “time heals everything” and my theory that, even though the statement its true, time does tend to be lazy and unaware of what people need.” –Alfonso Cervantes Cervantes is currently a conceptual artist at Branta in Puebla, Mexico that encourages children to run after their dreams. He hopes to learn how to be a better storyteller by understanding the theory and history behind storybooks and plans to never stop learning, illustrating, and telling stories. Keep making, Alfonso!
The World Cup in Brazil has enthralled the world over the last month. It’s a great time to release our first multi-language Demibooks Storytime book in Brazilian Portuguese, French
and English. We are excited to introduce this month’s Storytime Book: Moon and Sun by Márcio Monteiro. In this beautifully illustrated interactive children’s book app, the moon and sun are alone in the sky until one day their paths cross and they become the best of friends. This book app has already gotten outstanding reviews. “The interactivity on all 16 pages makes this story a lovely addition to any young child’s iPad. It is particularly handy for when you are in need of quiet time. Easy for your child to listen and play independently, or switch to the ‘I wanna to read’ mode for older children. This mode is also good for snuggle time with someone to laugh and giggle so gently with.” –The Appy Ladies Márcio is a 37 year old Brazilian who lives in Recife. He graduated in design and is a children’s book author and illustrator. He says, “I’ve got a little time in this universe and now I’m doing something that the heart always wanted. Taking the stories that were stored in the drawer, illustrate them and finally show to the people; let a little light into the world.” When asked about his inspiration for Moon and Sun he replied, “Life and its subtleties, the little and important things that often go unnoticed… feelings.” “The biggest problem for the creation of my book-app was programming, which was eliminated with Demibooks Composer, it has a simple and intuitive interface that eliminates thousands of lines of code. Without it, I’d probably still be on the road.” With this love for book making, Márcio will continue to work with children’s books, currently working on two new ones. And we look forward to his new creations.