Polk Street Press, publisher of the well-received kids edu-app Goodnight Safari, want to team up with NYTimes bestselling author Deborah Underwood, and artist Luciana Powell to create Spatter & Spark, a children’s story book for iPad and iPhone/iPod touch. The publisher turned to Kickstarter to raise the funds they need to bring this engaging story to life for iOS. And really, is there anything cuter than a fox and a hedgehog? I didn’t think so.
Spatter is a fox who loves to invent, and her pal Spark is an artistic hedgehog. Luciana Powell’s charming illustrations provide a great backdrop for Spatter, a stand-out heroine, whose efforts show both girls and boys that they are limited only by their imagination. Young readers will gain confidence as they help the pair out of trouble, and parents will feel time with Spatter & Spark is guilt-free screen time.
Spatter & Spark will give kids the chance not only to read a well-written, original children’s story. Readers also get the chance to interact with the Spatter & Spark, two characters who are sure to charm readers with their can-do spirit. This storybook app moves beyond the me-tooism so common to the app store. It promises to be a beautifully rendered story with solid iOS integration that children will want to read again and again.
If produced Polk Street Press plans to offer Spatter & Spark to iOS users as a free download, with activities available for in-app purchase.
Because it will be free to all readers Kickstarter backers of this project aren’t pre-ordering the app. Instead, pledging not only brings the story to the App Store, but backers will also receive a wide range of thank you gifts including postcards, T-shirts, stickers, digital wallpaper and original artwork.
Time is running out to help fund this worthy Kickstarter project. Interested backers must pledge before the funding period ends on October 5, 2012.