As I spoke, the flickering lamp gave a dismal crackle and went out, leaving me in pitch darkness. With an exclamation more strong than reverent, I groped about the room for matches, or failing them, for my hat and coat,—and I was still engaged in a fruitless and annoying search, when I caught a sound of galloping horses' hoofs coming to an abrupt stop in the street below. Surrounded by black gloom, I paused and listened. There was a slight commotion in the basement,—I heard my landlady's accents attuned to nervous civility, mingling with the mellow tones of a deep masculine voice,—then steps, firm and even, ascended the stairs to my landing.
"The devil is in it!" I muttered vexedly—" Just like my wayward luck!—here comes the very man I intended to avoid!"
Aoede’s Is Love A Fairy Tale? Musical Storybook tells the sweet tale of Aoede the Muse of Song who searches for Love in a magical Kingdom called Wonderhaven. Along the way, she meets colorful characters: Morpheus the shape-shifter, Binkle the Garden Gnome, Albert the Spaceman Ice Cream Vendor, Mr. Wonderful, Amala her Fairy Godmother, and her Ghost Skeletons, who each tell her something about Love, and sing duets with Aoede.
1 . Sing and Play along with Aoede! Read and sing the lyrics and touch musical notes in the Musical Storybook featuring 4 interactive Aoede songs from Is Love A Fairy Tale?
2. Listen to and read along with an original musical score, compelling narration and characters and fun sound effects from the award-winning audio CD “Is Love A Fairy Tale?”
3. Touch animations and bring to life the magical world of Wonderhaven!
4. Watch Aoede’s award-winning and enchanting Fairy Tale Love video and play Aoede in Wonderhaven’s Hidden Objects Game on the Resources Page.
Aoede’s Is Love A Fairy Tale? Audiobook CD (Sep 2012) received the GOLD AWARD from Family Review Center, PREFERRED CHOICE AWARD from Creative Child Magazine, STERLING FUN AWARD from Tillywig Toys, AKADEMIA Music Awards, Children’s Album of the Year from LA Music Awards and an endorsement from KidsFirst and was considered for the 55th Grammy Awards for Best Children's Album. Additionally, Aoede’ songs “Fairy Tale Love” and “Little Things” from “Is Love A Fairy Tale?” were winners and finalists in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition, John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Hollywood Music in Media Awards, and National Parenting Publication Awards (NAPPA) Family Faves. The video “Fairy Tale Love” received awards at film festivals as well as Indie Music Channel and Artists in Music Awards.
"Aoede has a lovely soprano voice… This fun production should find a place in most library music collections for children. Beverly Wrigglesworth, San Antonio Public Library, TX " - Beverly Wrigglesworth, San Antonio Public Library, TX, School Library Journal Book Verdict
"Taking cue from the magic of imagination and getting lost in a story, Aoede’s ‘Is Love a Fairy Tale’ captures the innocence and dream world so easily forgotten. Aoede’s mesmerizing, almost ethereal vocals transport the listener to a simpler time. While this album, a children’s album, has greater appeal to tweens, the message is still fun and engaging for all ages… This entire album surprised me, and really just put me in a great mood." - Melissa Kucirek, Hot Indie News
“Through a collage of timeless animation and inspired real-word vignettes, Aoede compels you back to youth and the unshakeable belief in happily ever after… Aoede’s quirky lyrics and fun, catchy hooks laid over well-crafted melodies transport one back to the innocence and magic of childhood. Is Love A Fairy Tale? is a musical journey that, in the end, leaves one tickled and in awe.”
The Akademia Music Awards-BEST MUSIC VIDEO, BEST ALBUM
“I found this collection quite interesting. It was almost like listening to a musical. Each track had some narration and some music but the Is Love A Fairy Tale? CD makes one continuous story. “. - Kerrific Online
The Story of Muhammad is the first animated and interactive book app about the blessed Prophet (peace be upon him) for children ages 4 and up. Written by American Muslim children's book author Alexis York Lumbard with classically-inspired miniature paintings by Maram al-Hidmi, the book covers the most essential aspects of the Prophet's life and mission. Based on Quran & Hadith, children will learn about the miracles surrounding his birth, his early travels, the first revelation, the central message of Islam, in addition to the Prophet's struggles and ultimate triumphs. Written as a story within a story, the essential seerah is told by a mother cat to her three kittens during bedtime. Complete with two songs, many children will learn by heart the life and story of our dear Nabi.
Honored with several distinguished literary awards, "The BugaBees" has also received international praise from physicians, educators, and families of food allergic children. With captivating illustrations and clever rhyming verse, this app teaches children to be happy and healthy in spite of a food allergy diagnosis. Interactive storytelling supported by a special lessons section promotes food allergy awareness for users of all ages.
While a child could be allergic to any food, BugaBee characters are based on the eight foods that account for 90 percent of all allergic reactions: peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, milk, soy, eggs and wheat.
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Immerse yourself in this rich, modern-day fable as Black Bear, Loon and Walleye take a wild adventure that teaches them timeless lessons. Watch, read, listen and interact with the creatures as their desire to switch their coats is granted, and the three friends learn to appreciate each others gifts, but most of all to value their own. A delightful experience for all generations and a reminder of the importance of trying new things, knowing yourself and having faith that we all fulfill our unique purposes in life.
A modern experience in the tradition of oral storytelling, the tale comes to life through the interactive animation, dramatic narration and enchanting music. Children can read and sing along, whether at home or sitting around a crackling fire beneath a starlit sky.
✭ “Intricately detailed, Victorian-style illustrations of version of the beloved nursery tune” –Publishers Weekly
✭ “exquisite, imaginative illustrations” – Ingram
✭ Featuring the complete original poem which has delighted children for nearly two centuries and illustrations by Michael Hague, one of the true master illustrators of the last 30 years.
Hague's exquisite illustrations transport readers to a wondrous world of dreams. We have enhanced his art on new tablet devices so that you can now tilt and turn images in 3D, pop bubbles, cause children to swing from the moon and tons of other special features.
✭ Explore and Experience Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star with:
✭ a fully synched audiobook. You can switch back and forth between reading and listening and never lose your place.
✭ multi-touch interactivity
✭ interactive illustrations
✭ full color 3D graphics using a dynamic 3D physics engine that allows you to twist around pop-up images in 3D and artifacts you can move
✭ sound effects and
✭ ambient sound.
✭ As an extra special bonus, includes narrations of the classic poem sung by native speakers in Arabic, Chinese, Welsh, Nigerian, Indonesian, Italian, Spanish and Russian.
REVIEWS of Michael Hague’s Twinkle Twinkle Little Star:
From PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Intricately detailed, Victorian-style illustrations highlight this version of the beloved nursery tune, originally published in 1806. (The song, including its lesser-known later verses, comprises the book's entire text... In his characteristic style, which recalls the delicate magic of Arthur Rackham, Hague renders the nursery rhyme as an enchanted dream in which winged fairies guide two sleepy children through a sky shimmering with stars. Piloting a tiny boat on the celestial seas, the boy and girl pass a smiling crescent moon, mermaids with flowing hair and benevolent gnomes before they are guided safely back to bed… a coffee-table book for children sure to please the artist's many fans. All ages.
The oft-recited, well-loved nursery rhyme, originally published in England in 1806, appears in its entirety here, with exquisite, imaginative illustrations designed to conduct little ones to dreamland.
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