This here is me. I know it doesn’t look much like me, but then you’ve all seen me in various incarnations, from the cartoon singer icon above (yes, that’s a microphone, not my tongue!) to the leggy (platforms-enhanced) blonde (fake) that masquerades as my mother. So you should be able to handle this new representation of moi in the form of an iPad app character:
Pretty cool, isn’t it? The Big Book of Nonsense, by Colin West – described by the Times Education Supplement as “one of our most consistently witty children’s poets” – is coming to the iPad, and Colin wants 100 children to feature in the app. Featuring nonsense rhymes and tongue-twisters, Colin West thinks that the poems would sound wonderful if recorded by kids all around Britain.
So what do you have to do? Get your Mum to hold a phone somewhere near your face whilst you concentrate on reading one of the poems featured on the Little Nonsense website. Give it your best voice, and you may be one of the 100 children featured on the app, which features readings of the poems, as well as games based on them.
There’s already a preview version of ‘Little Nonsense’ on iTunes and Google Play, and it’s free to download. A facebook page www.facebook.com/littlenonsenseuk has been created for the app, where you can find out everything you need to know. I look forward to seeing some of you on the app!