Transmedia books gaining popularity with kids

Primary 6 pupil Jehvesh Sharman James Segar has been exploring transmedia books since early this year.
Primary 6 pupil Jehvesh Sharman James Segar has been exploring transmedia books since early this year.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

SINGAPORE - Download an app and point your smartphone at a book: A fire suddenly seems to light the sky on the page. Two-dimensional characters become 3D, scuttling around in disarray.

In a book like The Boy With His Head Stuck In A Book (2017) by Frankie O'Reilly, such virtual effects are achieved through augmented reality (AR).

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