Caterpillar and Butterfly transformed into new app

In a first for WA children’s books Ambelin Kwaymullina’s Caterpillar and Butterfly is one of two Indigenous titles turned into apps suitable for Android and iOS tablets.

Caterpillar and Butterfly is a beautifully illustrated picture book about the process of metamorphosis. The Caterpillar and Butterfly app incorporates puzzles and games designed to aid memory, visual literacy and numeracy.

In a media release about the project, Ambelin said the tale was very close to her heart.

‘It tells the story of the power we all have to transform our realities, if only we are brave enough to do it,’ said Ambelin.

Mamang by Kim Scott was was the second book used in the project. The apps were created by writingWA to encourage children to continue to discover the joys of reading.

‘The interactive elements that have been incorporated into both apps are designed to enhance the reader’s engagement with story and language,’ said writingWA CEO Sharon Flindell.

Caterpillar and Butterfly by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Mamang by Kim Scott are available to download from iTunes and Google Play.

The apps were developed by Gestalt Studios with support from the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) Cultural Fund, the State Library of Western Australia’s Better Beginnings program and writingWA’s Literary Lions donor program.

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