If your family is anything like ours, books are big. And especially books with, well, shall we say, magical elements.
And that just happens to fit the bill for the kind of books we see from Sterling Publishing. Sterling has a lovely Children’s imprint, as well as many others, and you’ll often see their logo on everything from puzzle books to cryptograms to picture books!
One book we’re particularly excited about is Puff, the Magic Dragon Pop-Up, which just released on Nov. 15th, and features one of the most enduring characters in children’s literature. It’s a follow-up to the wildly popular book, Puff, the Magic Dragon picture book, done in collaboration with none other than Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul, and Mary, who wrote the song with Lenny Lipton. Not only did I grow up with the song, but our son loves it, too.
Puff, the Magic Dragon Pop-Up is an expanded edition of the original, and you’ll find a four song CD included for late-night sing-alongs. The pop up book was created by Bruce Foster, the same paper engineer who worked on those gorgeous Harry Potter pop ups you’ve no doubt drooled over at the book store (I know I have).
What’s even more nifty about this Puff is that he’s also gone digital by way of an app that’s available on all Apple Devices (iPad, iPhone, and iPod) and Android! Music is also fully integrated with the app, and its three modes, “Read to Me,” “Sing to Me,” and “Read Myself” let kids of all learning levels experience the application, plus it’s read by Peter Yarrow, as well.
Puff, the Magic Dragon Pop-Up retails for $26.95, and the app is available both on the App Store and Android Market for $5.99. Just in time for your holiday shopping!
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