I own a book called Me & Mayor Stubbles that was a gift from my parents when I was little.
What was ‘hi-tech’ about the tale back in those days is that it featured a little girl named Uju (yours truly), with my brother and sister in supporting roles.
It was one of the earliest types of personalised storytelling and I remember being blown away to see my ‘character’ come alive in a book!
Cut to the iPad era and Ladybird’s Me Books apps are giving kids and families worldwide the sensational experience of digitised books in which you can insert your own voice, sound effects or even rewrite the script.
We’d already reviewed** their Ladybird Classics Me Books app last year so we were very happy to check out their new Peppa Pig version.
As with the Ladybird Classics collection, the Peppa Me Books app includes 1 story, Fun at the Fair (you can buy and install more books through the app). You can listen to a narrator reading the story, record your own voices telling what’s happening or just make stuff up.
The babes look like mini DJs adding their own recording hotspots at the tap of a finger, scratching them out, remixing the sounds as they go. It’s fun to play together but you can also just leave them to it.
Ladybird Me Books is a collaboration with Made in Me, the brilliant team behind the BAFTA-nominated Land in Me, and the Me Books app has received multiple accolades since its launch.
An instant hit for techie toddlers and Peppa piglets.
Peppa Me Books for iPhone and iPad is available on iTunes, £1.99 (+£1.99 per in-app purchase)
The Land of Me is now available on iPad 2 (FREE)