Gotta say that I agree with Dave on this…
“The “book as toy” phenomenon migrated to the iPad with digital children’s books. I’ve purchased a few for my own children (ages 8 and 6) and found the experience disappointing. Instead of listening to the story, my kids only want to “see what it does,” randomly tapping, swiping and flicking every image. When they find an interactive element, they go nuts — swiping, tapping or flicking it repeatedly. At that point, we aren’t reading. We’re playing a video game.
And those books were created by professionals. Consider the rash of souped-up but still horrible home movies you had to endure when iMovie was introduced. People with good intentions but no idea how to create a watchable video were strutting around like Kubrick. Now imagine the interactive books the same lot would produce.”