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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!

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

The Witchy-Po is available at the following stores:

“In the dark, dark night, the Witchy-Po craves to take the child who misbehaves…”

The Witchy-Po, A Bedtime Story is an illustrated children’s story book, telling of a blind, old hag who only appears at night. She creeps out from the Land of Shadows and has a ferocious appetite for naughty children.

Follow the story of Henry and Abbey, two young children who mistakenly attract the company of the Witchy-Po.