How Danity Kane Alum Shannon Bex and Her Branding-Guru Brother Created a Dynamic Platform to Stream Youngsters’s Books

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The factor that hooked me about Vooks wasn’t merely its pull as a dad or mum of two school-aged children, however its cozying impact for my very own unmoored self on this pandemic age. That twin enchantment is distilled in Kate Winslet’s hushed studying of Kitty O’Meara’s of-this-moment And the Individuals Stayed House. However it’s distributed throughout the positioning, which brings basic and modern youngsters’s books to life with authentic animation from graphic designer and visible storyteller Russell Hirtzel and narration from, sure, Kate Winslet, but additionally up-and-coming voice expertise like Mia Bankston, who ushers children by Stunning Shades of Brown, writer Nancy Churnin’s adaptation of Harlem Renaissance artist Laura Wheeler Waring’s life story. 

Sure, there’s a enterprise mannequin: Vooks prices $4.99 a month after a 30-day free trial, as a result of licensing the likes of Margret and H.A. Rey’s Curious George catalog and rendering the books anew as practically three-dimensional works of digital artwork necessitates some form of buy-in. As circumstances would have it, the pandemic created a probably captive viewers of device-weary mothers and dads keen to chop down on display time however not fairly able to make their