When Piggie discovers that she and Gerald are in a book and she can make the reader say a funny word out loud, Gerald is tickled pink. But then Gerald realizes that the book is going to end soon--ack! What will happen then? Gerald just wants to be read!! As always, level-headed Piggie has an idea: she will ask the reader to start the book again.
It will be interesting to see how young readers react to this new level of interaction. I think (especially seeing as these books are so popular) that such interactive books will become more and more common. No doubt evolving technology will play a still greater role in the coming years. For instance, I look forward to Tony DiTerlizzi's The Search for WondLa, which will incorporate augmented reality. Naturally, as I believe Lane Smith's It's a Book! will attest to, there is no replacing the physical book. Yet, the possibilities for an expanded market that allows for new levels of creativity sure is exciting. I hope to get an ipad in the not too distant future and get a taste for some of the possibilities. :)