New Bilingual French-English Book For Kids Offers Spanish Version Too…In Augmented Reality

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A new bilingual French-English book for preschool children offers a free-to-download augmented reality app for smartphones and tablets, enabling a Spanish translation of the story and much more.

Cover of The Mysterious Red Fruit

“Polished and professional, The Mysterious Red Fruit would make a particularly good option for early language classes” wrote Peter Dabbene on Foreword Reviews.

A new bilingual French-English book for preschool children offers a free-to-download augmented reality app for smartphones and tablets. The Thrubox™ app allows readers to extend their experience with the book to include a Spanish translation, and interact with pages to hear sounds and view 3D effects. The Mysterious Red Fruit book is the first in an upcoming series for young children by author Laflèche Dumais, who has a background in 3D animation and supervising visual effects work for high-profile movies.

The Mysterious Red Fruit offers a rich exploration of a bedtime fable the author once created and read to his own children. The story depicts a young kangaroo named Jorgi intrigued by a fruit ill-suited for kangaroos. Despite his parents’ warnings, Jorgi somehow gets his paws on his prized treasure that is not without repercussions. The book’s colorful images are beautifully illustrated by Steve Cady and spring to life thanks to augmented reality.

Prior to writing The Mysterious Red Fruit, Dumais worked in the special effects industry for over 14 years. As Computer Graphics Supervisor at Quebec-based visual effects studio Hybride Technologies, a division of Ubisoft®, some of his notable work includes assignments on over 30 projects such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avatar and The Hunger Games.

“Polished and professional, The Mysterious Red Fruit would make a particularly good option for early language classes” wrote Peter Dabbene on Foreword Reviews. The Mysterious Red Fruit is available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online retailers around the world.

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