Saturday, November 21, 2015

Bring your kids books to life with Incredebooks. #giveaway

Fuel your child’s love of learning with rhyme, rhythm and language!

Featuring stunning illustrated artwork and rhyming verse, Olaf Wants a Birthday and Mickey and Donald’s Rhyme Time offer a traditional book experience, which can then be enhanced digitally with augmented reality technology.






Using their smartphone, children can scan specially marked pages to trigger an augmented reality experience – bringing the printed page to life in 3D and allowing them to interact with their favorite characters!


During play, children can:

· Take a photo with Olaf or Mickey
· Change viewpoints by zooming in and out — and rotating the 3D story scenes 360 degrees
· Explore four digital experiences reinforcing early language skills
· Tap objects to trigger animations and funny rhymes
· Engage in playful rhyming games and activities





In Olaf Wants a Birthday, the loveable Disney snowman discovers all the fun things that he could do if he celebrated birthdays like his friends Elsa and Anna. He imagines skating parties, games of tag, birthday flowers, walks with friends, songs and even a day at the beach. In the end, he decides he likes birthdays so much that he wants one every day.

And in Mickey and Donald’s Rhyme Timewhich has arrived just in time for Mickey Mouse’s birthday on November 18, Mickey and his Clubhouse friends help Donald write a lovely poem for Daisy. Even the talented Toddles cannot provide the right rhyming words so Donald has to solve the problem himself through perseverance and hard work. 

You’ll be amazed at the learning power of this new generation of “connected storytelling books.” As part of Disney Imagicademy’sinnovative suite of products, Incredebooks: Disney Imagicademy Edition books help children explore reading foundation skills and concepts by:

 Recognizing rhymes and non-rhymes
 Listening to and matching rhyming word pairs
 Reading and matching rhyming word pairs

Here’s how it works!

Ø  Just download the included Apple or Android companion app through iTunes or Google Play.
Ø  Find the special symbols on the special book pages.
Ø  Activate the special pages in 3D with your mobile device!

The full augmented reality experience is INCLUDED AT NO EXTRA CHARGE with the purchase of the hardcover storybooks, available exclusively at Target.?

If you don’t have the book, you can sample the 3D experience by downloading a sample augmented reality page (PDF file) using the app; or an in-app purchase enables the downloading of two additional augmented reality pages.? In-app purchases are located behind a gated parents screen.

Here’s a great video which shows you how it works!


Now available exclusively at Target retail stores across the US and at Target.com (SRP: $14.99), the books, for children ages 3–8, are created by Mercury Connects and published by Mercury InPress, and developed with Disney Imagicademy, a division of Disney Learning.

And for even more fun…check out other Incredebooks from Mercury Connects!

The Funny Fables book series is based on iconic children’s fables, including Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocksand The Three Little Pigs. Featuring delightful and original illustrations with reimagined story lines for today’s young readers, Mercury Connects has transformed these timeless classics into fully immersive experiences.?? (Available at Target.com in specially priced 2-Packs). ?




Plus, there’s a next-generation coloring and activity book for Mindy Candy’s Moshi MonstersThe Moshi Monsters: 3D coloring ?book series transforms the everyday coloring book into a fully customizable, augmented reality action game, bringing children’s creations to life in their world. (Available at target.com in specially priced 2-Packs). 

Holiday gift-giving season has never been this much fun with Incredebooks from Mercury Connects!

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My Thoughts
This was really neat! It really brought the stories to life, I couldn't believe it. As an adult, I was very entertained as I read the story with the app on the phone. It made the story much more animated and entertaining, that I enjoyed reading time and following along. My daughter also enjoyed it a lot too.

It was super easy to use. Once I had the app downloaded on my iPad, I opened it and chose the book we were reading. On the pages of the book, here are symbols. When you put the tablet over the symbol so the camera catches it, the app on the tablet takes over. You can then play learning games with the characters, such as rhyming.

This is a great gift for a child of any age. Whether they can read or not, I can't think of a kid who wouldn't enjoy to get one of these this holiday season. 

Giveaway
One lucky winner is going to win two Incredebooks - Mickey Mouse and Olaf. To enter, simply fill out the giveaway tools form below. This giveaway will end on December 11th, 2015. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US only. Thanks again to the sponsor for offering this fantastic prize.

23 comments:

Debbie Bray said...

This would make a perfect gift for my niece

jessicanjela said...

I would love to win this for my nephew!

Isaiahsmom said...

I think these books looks so fun. I think my son would really like these.

Stacy Renee said...

I'd love to teach my daughter about rhyming!

Shea123 said...

I would like to win this because I think my son would love it

Xty C said...

I'd like to win this for my niece

Kristen said...

My friend's daughter loves their iPad....and I love reading books with her, so this is the perfect combination!

jlee said...

This would be a fun gift for my boys!

jennifer57 said...

looks like fun :)

Ronda said...

This would be a perfect gift of my nephews, they would love this.

Haydensmommy05 said...

I would love this for my son! He would think this was cool!

Anonymous said...

This would be great for my kiddos. Patricia

Jen F said...

I want to win this because it would be a great gift for my nephew!

Tanya Riley said...

I would like to win bc my kids love Mickey and these look like fun :) Thanks

terry maigi said...

These look so neat! I would love to win them for my daughter!

Anne N. said...

These are amazing and look like so much fun. I would like these for my kids.

Ken Ohl said...

love to win these for my little niece I think she would love them. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Ashley Rexrode said...

I would love to win for my kids. They love to read and would love these

Jessica Gipson said...

I would love to win this for my daughter because she love to color and create all sorts of things. This she would love.

Maria Gagliano said...

I would win for my kids. THey love getting new books.

LeAnn Harbert said...

I want this for my granddaughter, I like to get her books

AmberFaith said...

I would love to win this for my daughter!

Daniel M said...

wanna win for my niece!