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Here’s a preview of the cover for the next Henry and Abbey adventure:  Cookies & Milk, A Christmas Story, Coming soon!

And don’t forget, the Witchy-Po is also on sale until the end of this month for £1.99! Just click the Buy link above to find out where you can purchase your copy.

 

Throughout the month of December 2012, the read-along version of the children’s illustrated ebook The Witchy-Po is having a sale!

The Witchy-Po is available on Apple’s UK iBookstore for £1.99 instead of the regular price of £3.49.

For customers using Apple’s U.S. iBookstore, The Witchy-Po can be found for $2.99, instead of the regular price of $4.99.

Now’s a great time to grab a copy and get to know Henry and Abbey in preparation for their next adventure coming this Christmas!

Read-Aloud version,
for iPhones & iPads:
The Witchy-Po - T.K. Chung & Curtis Cunningham

Twas the night before Christmas, and so it is time,
for a tale to be told, a reading in rhyme.
A children’s story about a girl and a boy,
and their night of mischief before Christmas joy.

Stay tuned!  Coming soon…

Fun fact: Did you know that the iPad app Paper by FiftyThree was used to do all the illustrations for The Witchy-Po? That’s why we’re huge fans of the app. Plus, it’s simply just a great app! And it’s free!

Get the Paper app and an iPad, and win yourself a copy of the children’s illustrated read-along ebook The Witchy-Po for the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch!

We’re giving away a code for three lucky winners to download a copy of the ebook from the iBookstore! Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Download the Paper app for iPad if you don’t already have it (it’s free!). You can find it by clicking this link:
    Paper by FiftyThree – FiftyThree, Inc.
  2. Draw a picture! It can be anything! (But please try to keep it clean, there’s small kids in the room!)
  3. Share your image on Twitter! Make sure to mention @cruddog and tag your tweet with #winthewitchypo

And that’s it! 3 winners will be picked from a random selection of entries.

The contest will be open until end of day Sunday, Nov. 25th GMT.  Winners will be notified via twitter or email.

Good luck and get drawing!

20121115-175206.jpgBBC Children in Need is an annual campaign to help raise awareness and funds for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. For more information on the charity, please visit http://bbc.co.uk/pudsey.

From today until Sunday November 18th 2012, all sales of the ebook The Witchy-Po: A Bedtime Story will be donated to BBC Children in Need! If you do not wish to purchase a copy, but would still like to donate, please visit http://bbc.co.uk/pudsey/donate.

Click on one of the following links below to purchase your copy. Many thanks to everyone who wishes to donate to this wonderful cause!

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Read-Aloud version,
for iPhones & iPads:
The Witchy-Po - T.K. Chung & Curtis Cunningham
Regular version,
for Kindle Fire & Kindle Fire HD:

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It was a late Sunday afternoon in October, and I was sitting with my two-year old on the living room floor, just me and her, our backs against the sofa.  The afternoon sun dimmed through the curtains, and I opened the book to the first page.  I pointed to the final touch I made to the book.  It was a big bold button with the words READ TO ME across the front.

Maddy’s eyes widened.  “What’s that say, Daddy?”

“It’s for you.”

Maddy pushed the button.  The book came to life!  It began reading to her.  She giggled.  For the next ten magical minutes, she was on a reading adventure, listening to the book, following the words as they lit up, and turning each page with childish exuberance.

When the book had finished, I got up and went into the kitchen to make us some lunch.  Upon my return, Maddy had propped herself onto the sofa, with the book sitting on her lap.  She had found her way to the front of the book and pushed the button again.

“Look Daddy, I’m reading all by myself!”

I stood in the doorway, excited and happy for her.  In that small moment, time stood still, and I finally felt it was all worthwhile.

 

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The read-aloud version of The Witchy-Po has finally arrived into the iBookstore!

The Witchy-Po - T.K. Chung & Curtis Cunningham

It’s a treat!  Here’s an early sketch of Henry and the Witchy-Po, drawn by Curtis Cunningham and courtesy of thewitchypo.com.

Simply click on the image, then print to download the colouring sheet for your kids!

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Click here to listen to an excerpt from the book The Witchy-Po, narrated by Fung Ng.

The Witchy-Po presents some spooky pumpkin pictures for your Halloween enjoyment!