iTunes Serves Up No 'Wurst For Were, A Tasty New Book For Kids Of All Ages

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First in Planned Trilogy is a Delicious Blend of Engaging Interactive Devices and a Palate- (and Parent-) Pleasing Story

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Sir Wilhelm allows me to be bolder, zanier and larger than life. He speaks in a very distinctive voice and uses complex words, which gives me a great opportunity to incorporate fun, interactive learning devices to build young readers' vocabularies.

Strategically dovetailing with a full moon, No ‘Wurst for Were took another bite into Americans’ fascination with werewolves when it launched yesterday on iTunes. Book one in a debut series, this captivating tale describes a young boy’s chance encounter with a werewolf – and the hilarious mayhem that ensues – through engaging interactive learning devices and state-of-the-art animation.

Written in rhyme, the 42-page iBook is ideal for six- to nine-year-old children, but is equally enjoyable for kids of all ages. No ‘Wurst for Were includes two versions within the same book – both of which feature vibrant graphics and take readers on a wild and zany excursion through the overactive imagination of nine-year-old Aaron Dorper. I Can Feed Myself, Thank You Very Much is a standard static book with page swiping and vocab glossary. Feed me is an enhanced version that engages sight, sound and touch with animated graphics, interactive controls (including a pulsating wolf hand to continue onwards and a spinning wheel to rotate the iPad’s orientation), professional voice narration, sound design and interactive pop-up vocab cards.

The book recounts Aaron’s harrowing encounter with a werewolf in his kitchen one evening. After demolishing everything from Jell-O, lemon meringue pie and onion rings to Buffalo wings, cheese and lo mein, the werewolf is finally stopped by a unique twist on the ubiquitous silver bullet: smoked bratwurst. Claiming to be the only R.A.T.P.E.E. (Regulative Association for Thwarting Paranormal Entities with Edibles)-certified werewolf-fighting bratwurst product on the market, its motto is, “A ‘Wurst a day keeps the Were away.”

No ‘Wurst for Were is “written” by Sir Wilhelm Lexicon Withershins I.I.I, the nom de plume for Los Angeles-based illustrator and writer David Rose who did all the illustrations by hand before having them translated into animation. A scholarly man who purportedly dabbles in pickling, pondering the mysteries of the universe, and creating neo-impressionist snow art from his home in Potemkin, Alaska, this marks Sir Wilhelm’s first foray into the world of children’s books.

Inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s Kilgore Trout and Theodor Geisel’s Dr. Seuss, Rose had additional motivations for utilizing a pseudonym for his publishing debut. “Sir Wilhelm allows me to be bolder, zanier and larger than life,” explains Rose. “He speaks in a very distinctive voice and uses complex words at times, which gives me a great opportunity to incorporate fun, interactive learning devices to build young readers’ vocabularies. Sir Wilhelm can reach kids in a very special and engaging way that is different than anything else in the children’s fiction arena today, and he sets the stage nicely at the end of the book for the next one in the three-part series.”

No ‘Wurst for Were can be downloaded for $8.99 as an iBook in the children’s fiction section on iTunes. It can be read with iBooks on a Mac or iOS device. For more information on the book, visit http://www.nowurstforwere.com.

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Gail Manginelli
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