Walker launches enhanced e-book apps

<p>Walker Books has teamed up with US developer Scrollmotion to launch nine of the publisher&#39;s classic picture books to the App Store in the UK. </p><p>Kicking off with <em>Guess How Much I Love You?</em> by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram, the apps enable the reader to record their own audio to accompany the text and images, so children can listen to a familiar voice read the story. They also include features such as image exploration, a visual table of contents, auto-read and jumbo text. They will retail for &pound;2.99 each. </p><p>The other titles are <em>You&rsquo;re All My Favourites</em>, by the same author-illustrator team,<em> Penguin</em> by Polly Dunbar, <em>Bringing Down the Moon</em> by Jonathan Emmett and Vanessa Cabban, <em>Can&rsquo;t You Sleep, Little Bear</em> by Martin Waddell, <em>Handa&rsquo;s Hen</em> by Eileen Browne, <em>Little Beaver and the Echo</em> by Amy MacDonald and Sarah Fox-Davies, <em>Ravenous Beast</em> by Niamh Sharkey, and <em>Some Dogs Do </em>by Jez Alborough. </p><p>Walker Books&rsquo; head of digital Paul Rhodes said the apps were &quot;far more than ebooks&quot;. He added: &quot;They&rsquo;re a real progression in interactive, digital publishing and their flexibility cannot be overstated. Brilliant for parents who have to travel, each app is just as useful for those car journeys when a parent cannot supervise a child&rsquo;s reading, as a worthwhile distraction at night-time, or in social environments when a collection of beautiful interactive stories is just the thing to calm noisy children.&quot;</p>