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 26 Mar 2011, 09:53 #114113 Reply To Post
Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson tells why she vetoed ebook


Interactive apps are a bad idea that keeps children from the written word, says best-selling writer.

The bestselling children's author Julia Donaldson, whose signature rhyming picture books dominate top 10 lists, has revealed that she vetoed an ebook version of her most famous title, The Gruffalo, because she thinks interactive book apps for children are a bad idea.

"I actually really don't like it for children's books," she said on the phone from her home in Glasgow. "I think there are lots of pros to ebooks but ... view full article
RobertB
 31 Aug 2011, 19:06 #128475 Reply To Post
I think she's on to something. Reading fiction develops our imaginations; we all have different pictures of Alice's neck elongating. Being able to press a button and see it stops us using that ability.
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 11 Jun 2019, 13:06 #244094 Reply To Post
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brielleluna
 14 Jul 2019, 12:20 #244450 Reply To Post
I still prefer printed books over ebooks. I also love the smell of old books.
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