Stella & Flake Cosmic Christmas
my name’s Flake.
I’ve got lost among the stars and the planets. I’m cold and I can’t find my way home.
I really miss all my friends…
Isn’t there anybody here in deep, dark space who can help me!?”
Flake, the snowflake, is lost in freezing space.
Stella, the shooting star, is at school, but she really doesn’t feel like studying at all.
Will Stella be able to help Flake find his way home?
This book in the BookLed® series will cheer the Christmas of young and old alike with its sparkling lights and sound effects and a Web-based interactive, multimedia soundtrack full of surprises!
What is a BookLed® ?
The BookLed® is the first card board book for children enhanced with LED animations, sound effects and an amazing web interface!
Children now have an exciting new way of reading, a book from another world, a perfect blend of web technology and the matchless pleasure of the written word on paper.
This board book for young children uses an innovative system of page identification along with graphic, audio animation and an amazing web interface, all within a traditional, illustrated story.
The surprising result is a bringing together of two experiences – that of enjoying the reading of a book and that of enjoying a cartoon.
In appearance, BookLed® is a normal book with thick card pages. There is, however, no small plastic battery compartment. At the top of the book, there is a small USB port and switch: BookLed® is a book made of paper, electronics and web.
Connecting the BookLed® to your PC and pointing your web browser (*1) to www.bookled.com, the web server identifies the book’s ISBN code (patented) and delivers the multimedia content synchronized with the turning of the pages.
While the book is being read, and the pages turned, the following multimedia content is automatically supplied:
· soundtrack of the book, synchronized with the pages;
· dubbing of the story with ‘cartoon’ voices, synchronized with the pages;
· animated backgrounds that virtually extend the printed page to the Web.
The technological core of the BookLed® is a patented page identification sensor: using a system of magnets (not visible to the user), the book is able to recognize which page the user is reading and detect the turning from one page to the next.
Using the mini-USB port, the BookLed® can be connected to a normal PC in order to recharge its built-in LiPo (lithium polymer) battery. There is no need to constantly change batteries to keep the BookLed® working.
Of course, even without any PC connection, and just sitting in the comfort of your armchair, you can still easily enjoy the book’s built-in light and sound effects.
(*1) Actually only Windows Internet Explorer