When you have a moment, listen to this fun recording of “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll – with a surprise ending! It might even make you laugh. It was recorded with the iF Poems app (available for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad) – a delightful app that I have intended to review for some time here. Perhaps this will provide some incentive for me to finally review it!
Originally posted on Itty Bitty Omni Blog:
Ok! I just got the If Poems App recently in the iTunes App Store, and it is both cool and delightful! You can read poems, listen to a selection of the poems being read professionally to you – including some by Helena Bonham Carter! and also some by Tom Hiddleston! – AND some you can even read aloud, record in your own voice, AND email to friends and family (these would be public domain ones).
(Should you have an iDevice (iPod/iPhone/iPad, etc.) and are a lover of poetry, please do note that the app is not universal, here meaning that if you purchase it for your iPod/iPhone, and you happen to also have an iPad, you cannot just download it to your iPad, but must purchase the iPad version separately.)
Ok! After I listened to Bill Nighey read “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll, I decided to have some fun with the kids and put a playful, silly twist on the same poem. So I threw on a Scottish accent with a bit of a crusty character feeling, and read it aloud to the kids who, I found, both enjoyed it and were embarrassed by it, depending on the age of the child, and some, a measure of both (enjoying it but not wanting to admit it to me;D). And if they listened to the end, they were rewarded with a surprise mashup of the last three pages of the Berenstain Bears’ The B Book, in which the group bumped into Black Bug’s Banana Boxes (a great book for alliteration!), which broke Baby Bird’s Balloon.