"As soon as I downloaded Galdo's Gift and tapped play we were transported to the most enchanted kingdom ... my son and I were totally hooked and we couldn't stop smiling, I knew this was going to be something special."
Galdo's Gift: The Boovie®
A UNIQUe 'bOOk-MOVie' hybrid
quality screen time for children
Suitable for ages 5 and up
Narrated by the wonderful Brian Murphy
(Last of the Summer Wine, George & Mildred)
- Richly Detailed Animated Images To Encourage Discussion
- Tricky words explained with fun definitions
- A secret page to unlock that contains paper craft activities
- Add your name and become part of the story
(Once downloaded using the link above, Galdo's Gift: The Boovie will open in Apple's iBooks app which comes pre-installed with every Apple device).
Like to find out more about what goes on behind the scenes? See us on YouTube...
Reviews for Galdo's Gift - The Boovie
"Galdo’s Gift brings children’s literature into the 21st Century by using digital features which really enhance the experience for the reader. There is nothing gimmicky about this ebook – it genuinely creates a more engaging and interactive experience... All I will say is that it is one heck of an adventure that really engages any reader, and one that I enjoyed as much as my son!"
"It’s full of sumptuous illustration, charm, wit and narrative magic. We’ve been very fortunate to get our eyes, hands and minds round this new digital gem!"
"It is one of the best kid books I have ever seen in my life." Jake, aged 10
"I liked it all so 5 stars for you." Ryan, aged 7
What's a Boovie ?! ...it's not a book, it's not a movie...it's a BOOVIE!! -An animated ebook with a difference.
About the Creators
Hi there, we are Eleanor Long and Trevor Young
and together we created Tapocketa, a small indie animation studio.
Galdo's Gift is our first Boovie® and it's been a real labour of love. Here's a little bit of our story...
Eleanor: My background is in sculpture, in particular big architectural pieces, some of which grace the exteriors of buildings in Regent Street and the Royal Geographic Society in London, UK. I graduated from the Royal College of Art and I've worked in model making and set building for feature films and TV. I make the sets and environments for our animations/illustrations.
Trevor: And my background is in visual effects for feature films where I worked for over 15 years occasionally leading teams on films such as the Harry Potter movies. My big love is illustration, in particular character work, which is my contribution to our creations.
We both love books (yes we do love print books -we hope to create those too) and storytelling and we would love you to follow more of our story and creations on our YouTube channel. See you there! :-)
Here we are at Barnes Kid's Literature Festival 2017...
For more info about us and Galdo's Gift ebook, please visit us at tapocketa.com
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Fun Stuff to Make & Do !
Make your own simple animation or build a simple tabletop game. Click on a character to link to a PDF to print out with templates and instructions!
More to come, so check back soon to see what's new!
Click on Sir Strompoff's head to make your own Strompoff puppet !
Click on Brendara's head to create an animation yourself. Go on, re-design her hairdo !
Click on Mustafo's head to create a game that helps him find his way through dangerous waters to the land of Galdovia !
Wow! Here's some fab Galdo's Gift stuff to get, wear and generally show off with ...
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