Monday, October 10, 2011
Combining the love of books and computers
Each of these books offers up the amazing nonfiction we've all come to expect from DK Publishing. There are amazing illustrations, and fun facts throughout, but that's not all. Throughout the books are special activating boxes. When you find these boxes, (and after you download some software for your PC), all you need to do is hold the page up to a webcam attached to your PC, and you'll see amazing 3D digital animations pop up on your screen that illustrate and expand on the ideas presented in the book.
You don't need a webcam to enjoy these books, but if you do, you and your kids will find these books to be so much fun. It does take some time on your part to download the software, and hold the pages up to your webcam, but overall, on a rainy day, you'll find this to be a great way to not only share books with your children, but get them excited about reading. And as for your kids-- I'm sure they will be asking time and again to witness these amazing holographic images.
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Publisher: DK Publishing
Source of review copies: Publicist
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