Monday, January 12, 2009

Gives the Term Electronic Book a Whole New Meaning

100 Scope Notes posted a review of a book called Skeleton Creek a few days back. Now the book itself sounds pretty neat, but what really caught my attention was how the author used a mixture of old-fashioned text on paper and new-fangled Internet video to tell his story.

Interesting. I remember a book maybe last year or 2007 that worked together with a website, and the 39 Clues series is famously utilizing all sorts of things, online and offline, to hook kids in. What do you guys think? Will we be seeing this a lot more often, or will it remain a gadget and a hook?

And my question is, what happens if/when the website or the videos go down? How will that affect the reading of the book?


Anonymous said...

When the original website goes offline?

Why, then you get to be a /real/ internets detective, tracking down torrents or youtube shares of the video. (:

Tasses said...

Good question! I just got my hands on a copy of this book. Will be posting a review later in the week...

(will be located at my personal site as well as my child lit site.)