I read about the Ladybird Classic Me Books app the other day via The Literary Platform and persuaded Richard to part company with the 69p needed to buy it for the iPad. He did so, and above is video of him showing it to the dog.

One side note here: Very few apps/tv shows/recorded voices get any reaction whatsoever from Skitters, so her reaction here was both surprising and amusing

I remember the Ladybird books from my childhood, and always have a sense of trepidation looking at new interpretations of things I grew up loving. But I have to say I'm rather impressed - it's very simply done, with simple touch interaction to get animal noises, or the words read out, via a simple hot spot map (which can be made visible) and then the ability to record your own voice on it meaning that a parent who can't always be at their child's bedside at story time, can still be part of that routine.

Also, more than a little eager to persuade Richard to part with a further £1.99 so I can listen to one of the Adam Buxton narrated stories