Timo and the Magical Picture Book started as a paper picture book in 2004. Last year we made an awesome app out of it. Because of the app, we get a lot of demand for the original book, but it’s no longer available as a paper book. That’s why, especially for the USA, we recently made an ebook out of it. Not an ebook to download, but one that you can read online, or ‘in the cloud’ as it is called.
It just takes a subscription on Magicblox for less than two dollars to read Timo and the Magical Picture Book in your browser. No need to install special programs and you can read it on any device of your choice. How easy can it get to read and listen to high quality children’s books? It is like a kind of Spotify for books.
Next week we will also add narration. That’s a lot of fun for children who are learning to read. Looking and listening to the funny story, while trying to read the text as well. You’ll be amazed how fast they will learn to read the whole book. We already had the voice over from our app.
We think online reading is the future. It has so many advantages that we will start a kind of Magicblox in Europe as well. Because Europe, that’s where Timo and the Magical Picture Book originates from.