By Jason Boog on October 18, 2013 12:23 AM
Looking for an illustrator for your children’s book?
On the Morning Media Menu, we caught up with author Hillel Cooperman to get advice about finding an illustrator.
Have you ever done a funny voice for Sam I Am in Dr. Seuss‘ Green Eggs & Ham? Have you acted our scenes in your pajamas from Maurice Sendak‘s Where the Wild Things Are? The storytelling app A Story Before Bed will extend this bedtime ritual for military service overseas–offering 100,000 free story recordings for our troops.
Using the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad app, military service people can produce videos of themselves reading a story to their children. The company has already given away 3,400 recordings to our troops. Earlier this year, we interviewed A Story Before Bed founder Hillel Cooperman about his iPad app. The video embedded above introduces the project.
Here’s more about the project: “The team behind A Story Before Bed is dedicated to connecting children with parents, grandparents, and loved ones through reading. And we’re especially dedicated to connecting families and loved ones who can’t always be together. When parents give up seeing their children for weeks or months at a time in the service of their country, we want to do our small part. Parents who are members of one of the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces who are deploying or already deployed away from their children for any amount of time are eligible to sign up for free recordings from A Story Before Bed.”
With digital books, smartphones, and the highly anticipated iPad, the bedtime story could change forever. At the Tools of Change conference, Hillel Cooperman unveiled “A Story Before Bed,” a way to read a child a storybook via webcam videos.
In this exclusive GalleyCat video, Cooperman walks the viewer through his simple interface, allowing children to read along with a loved one–no matter where they are.
Here’s more about the innovative product: “The service lets parents and grandparents who can’t be there for bedtime record videos of themselves reading children’s books. The kids can watch the videos synchronized to the pages of the book right on screen anytime they like, as often as they like.”