Finally—illustrated eBooks that are, in many ways, even better than paper books! Reference books like those from DK Canada will always have a place on my bookcase—up until now I didn’t have an alternative. But, I really hope that DK continues to put out new illustrated eBooks, because I love their interactivity.
I had a chance to check out 3 of the new illustrated eBooks: Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life, Natural History Mammals Carnivores, Natural History Insects (click the links to download from iTunes).
Above are all of the illustrated eBooks, included the (coming soon) Step-by-Step Baking ebook.
The perfect way to have reference books on the go—these iPad illustrated eBooks are more than just ‘simple’ reading material. Whether you, or your children are looking at these eBooks, something interesting will be found inside. What is it I’m so excited about?
I love the videos, the links to more information and—of course—the huge pictures and diagrams which are typically part of DK books.
These eBooks help teach in a fun way—for a variety of learning styles. I appreciate the combination of videos, text, and sound clips to go along with the photos.
Today represents a giant leap for how illustrated books will work in the digital world. The experience these new eBooks provide is thoroughly immersive and will encourage all those with a natural curiosity to get excited about the world around them in a bold new way. This is a significant moment for illustrated content and, particularly for DK who has always been at the forefront of digital innovation. Imaginative use of technology, design and editorial is at the heart of everything that DK does so we’re thrilled to be a part of this exciting launch with Apple.
John Duhigg, Deputy CEO of DK
I also appreciate their portability and price. DK’s eBooks start off at around $5 on the iTunes store, and can be played on a variety of portable devices. I can imagine myself using titles like “Dinosaurs” and “Mammals Carnivores” as field guides to deepen my experience at the zoo or paleontological museum. The information on the placard is never quite enough, even when you can see it though the crowd!
We received the 3 eBooks mentioned above from DK Canada in order to conduct this review/feature. We were not compensated in any other way.