The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore - Teachers With AppsThe book that inspired the Academy Award — winning short film, from New York Times bestselling author and beloved visionary William Joyce. Morris Lessmore loved words. He loved stories. He loved books. But every story has its upsets. But the power of story will save the day. As e-books put pressure on the printed word, picture books that romanticize books proliferate The Lonely Book, It s a Book, and Dog Loves Books come to mind.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Morris Lessmore by William Joyce and illustrated by Joe Bluhm, is an academy award winning film short, the interactive app s , and a book that have been out for a few years. Morris Lessmore evolved, and with each metamorphosis and exploration with new formats, the story becomes more accessible and more enchanting. The app first came out in to wondrous reviews and awards, and Moonbot Studios soon came out with an additional augmented reality app that brings the real book to life. The story begins with Mr. Morris Lessmore sitting on his veranda, when an ugly storm appears, sweeping away all his books and even the written words from his diary too. He then begins a quest to find his lost words when wandering in the aftermath of the storm and discovers the most extraordinary building.
An app that rethinks the children's storybook for the tablet generation.
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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. It was created using computer animation , miniatures and traditional hand-drawn techniques. After winning over a dozen film festivals, the film was awarded the Best Animated Short Film at the 84th Academy Awards. An official iPad app based on the film was also released in the Apple App Store. This however requires updating as it does not work with the current iOS. A book adaptation was released in late Suddenly a storm strikes, blowing Morris's writing out of his book and blowing him off the balcony.
It's lucky that The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore is so well made and intriguing for adults as well as little ones because if you download this for your children then you'll be seeing it a lot. Morris Lessmore evolved from an award-winning short film into an app that is part animation, part storybook and part game. It tells the story of a man obsessed with books who is swept away in a storm and finds himself in a country house inhabited by charming, friendly books. As the story unfolds, children will be able to play simple games, such as spelling in a bowl of alphabet cereal or playing Pop Goes The Weasel on a piano. As with many iPad children's books, you can read the story yourself or have it read to you and while there are no instructions for the games, they are fairly self explanatory. The artwork is lovely and filled with lots of pleasing details. The app encourages a variety of different interactions both to move the story along and to play with the various interactive pieces.