Sunday, March 20, 2011

The digital picture book takes hold

A week after I wrote my post, Five Arguments Against the Total Inevitability of E-books, the Washington Post Book World arrived with this article on the popularity of iPad picture books. So popular, in fact, the article states:

Earlier this week, eight of the top 10 paid book apps on iTunes were picture books. Today’s digital-native children seem keenly interested in a story told to them on a 10-inch screen with a finger’s swipe to reach the next page.

1 comment:

Kerry Aradhya said...

Hi, Beth. Thanks for your interesting posts, and for sharing the Washington Post Book World article. We have a Dr. Seuss book on our iPad, but my girls don't read it too often. They are in LOVE with the iPad, but they see, to prefer reading "real"" picture books. I hope they always do :)