Brush of Truth, www.storybayou.com/
“Brush of Truth by Julie Landry Laviolette and produced by Story Bayou is a great choose-your-
Pickar, based in Washington D.C., gave Brush of Truth five stars in overall rating, value for the money and ease of navigation.
“It is easy to navigate, uses a rich vocabulary, and is very engaging,” Pickar said. “I think kids who enjoy reading will enjoy this book. Parents and teachers can enhance the experience in a number of ways such as: reviewing the vocabulary, talking about why a given choice was made, and encouraging the reader to summarize what happened in a given choice.”
Brush of Truth recently won the 2012 Media of the Year award in the Interactive Book App category in Creative Child Magazine’s Creative Toy Awards. The app was named a “Recommended iPad Book App for Older and Reluctant Readers Ages 8-12” by Digital Storytime, and one of “6 Interactive Book Apps to Get Kids Excited About Reading” by Tecca.
The app tells the story of two tweens who find an enchanted paintbrush. They begin to discover its powers as they go in adventures under the ocean, inside a sand castle, and while rescuing a sea creature.
Julie Landry Laviolette, www.storybayou.com/
Laviolette, a New Orleans native, is a former columnist and editor for The Times-Picayune. She currently lives in Fort Lauderdale, Fl., where she is a freelancer for The Miami Herald, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, South Florida Parenting and more than 30 regional parenting publications in the U.S. and Canada.
Story Bayou, founded in 2011, partnered with Linxter, Inc., a Cooper City software engineering company, to create the mobile app. Brush of Truth was released in February 2012.