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Galdo's Gift

The Boovie

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


***Winner of 4 Digital Book World Awards 2018 including Best Book Overall**

+ beautifully printed companion guide at under 'gift option'

ATTENTION: This book contains astonishing enhancements!  So please wait for page thumbnails to load when very first opened on iPads/iPhones (it’s only a minute!).

Enter into the animated world of Galdovia! 
In this charming and hilarious tale, four hapless heroes are sent on a perilous quest by frog King Galdo to find a rare and special gift for a very special visitor; YOU the reader. The animated King Galdo narrates each verse alongside wonderfully rich imagery as every scene is a short, looping 'movie illustration' and each is a world in itself.

With real care, attention to detail and delightful sense of humour, storyteller/ illustrators Trevor Young and Eleanor Long have devised a revolutionary new ebook to enthral you and the child within (or sat next to you). This is not a book, it's not a movie, it's a Boovie! - a book in motion.

King Galdo narrates the whole story, voiced by well-loved UK TV actor Brian Murphy.
Galdo's Gift set to become a modern classic; it's a real treasure that is simply unmissable.

This story is for the young and young at heart! And no child is left behind with over 250 fun pop up word definitions. 

Book enhancements: : Narration, read aloud, animation, definition pop ups, soundtrack, (& personalisation on iPad & iPhone).

“I really like that the book is animated and you can get definitions for a word that you don't understand.” Laura, aged 9

“It's one of the best kid's books that I have ever seen in my life.” Jake, aged 10

“I liked it all so 5 stars for you.” Ryan, aged 9

“I liked the rhyming and it was like a poem.” Charlie, aged 9

With personalisation on all iOS devices including a final personal surprise at the end.

What's New in Version 1.0.9

Improved functionality of combination lock to the secret page!


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Customer Reviews

Wonderfully crafted

A lovely book with brilliant animated images along side the story. My son liked how you personalise the story and hearing the king tell the story. Look on their website to see how the animations were made, very interesting

Galdo’s Gift

Galdo’s Gift is an absolutely Brilliant, Funny, and Engaging story. I loved reading this with my son who was blown away from the very beginning with King Galdo shouting “Come on Come on, what’s taking you so long!” My son’s face was a picture watching this character come alive!
This enchanting tale is narrated by King Galdo, a very loveable character with his very royal voice! Which puts your child at the heart of the story encouraging them to read with him....Brilliant!
The magical tale takes you through the kingdom of Galdovia where you meet the funniest four hero’s that I’ve ever come across! Sir Strompoff, Brendara, (which was my favourite),Master Mustafo, and Dandy Doogood! They all have their own unique style of slaying dragons, monsters, serpents and blood sucking bats! I don’t want to spoil the story but I can’t recommend this book enough as there’s so such more from helping your children understand new vocabulary with fun pop up definitions! To unlocking extra content by inputting hidden numbers you find throughout the book. Great fun!
I really believe this amazing book is going to be the start of a new generation of how we read to our kids and engage further with their learning. Brilliant!!!

Galdo’s Gift

A deserved five star rating! This is a wonderful interactive story-telling experience for children. The secret code to unlock a treasure trove of activities is a bonus. The illisutrations and animations are beautifully crafted. An immersive story. Mustn’t forget to mention how good the music and sound effects are. We love it and can’t wait to see what else Tapocketa have up their sleeves!

Galdo's Gift
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  • £6.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
  • Published: 08 February 2018
  • Publisher: Tapocketa
  • Print Length: 63 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.0.9
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 3 or later and iOS 4.3 or later or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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