baa-alexis-purcellAlexis Purcell

Book App Author / Developer

Her first book app, The Turkey Who Forgot How To Gobble, was written 10 years ago!  And while her children encouraged her to publish it, she didn't.  The manuscript was sitting in a bottom drawer for years.  Here's an interesting story on how her journey into being a book app developer began.

It’s a sweet situation that took place when my kids were young.  Every night before bed we would plop on the bed, one child on each side of me, and read a story.  One evening, after coming home exhausted from a long day at work, they asked: “mom, instead of reading books tonight, could you please make up a cute story?”  

Well somehow, as tired as I was, I created the story of Joey the Turkey who forgot how to gobble and how his barnyard friends came to help him; a story about how friends will be there when you need them.  They loved it and the next day recited it during “show and tell” time at their elementary school.  Their classmates and teachers loved it too.  Everyday for weeks they would ask me to “write the story and get it published”, but being so tired that night I honestly could not recall much of the story and I was very busy at work, so I never got around to it.   Well, 10 years later (time flies they say!), my daughter was getting ready to head off to college and it struck me that I had never fulfilled this dream of creating this book as a keepsake for them to cherish. I guess you could say they simply gave up that I would ever fulfill their dream.

It was then and there I decided it was time for me to step away from the full-time corporate world and venture into this new journey for my children, and for me.  Scary, yes, but for once in a long long time, I found myself feeling so full of life and joy…who knew?!  The response was great.  I was ranked #11 in Apple iTunes in the Paid iPad book apps category for about two weeks.  It was very exciting to see my book app alongside heavy hitters such as Dora the Explorer, Finding Nemo, and Goodnight Moon.

Her second book, Twinkle, Twinkle, Nighty Night, is also available on iTunes.

Her third book, Twinkle Twinkle Hear My Prayer is coming soon in mid 2014.  Stay tuned!

Book App: The Turkey Who Forgot How To Gobble

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Joey the Turkey has forgotten how to gobble and needs help from his friends.  This is a perfect children’s book to teach kids about friendship and how friends will always be there when you need them.  It is also a fun way to teach animals sounds to children.

Available in English and Spanish.

This  app is beautifully illustrated and contains the following options:

  • English or Spanish
  • Read to me/read to myself
  • Music on/off
  • Easy page navigation

Available now in the iTunes App Store for the iPad® and iPhone®.

Links

Home Site: http://www.TwinkleTwinkleBooks.com or http://www.alexispurcell.com
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/turkey-who-forgot-how-to-gobble/id567766441?mt=8
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlexisHPurcell?ref=hl

Book App: Twinkle, Twinkle, Nighty Night

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Nighty Night is a peaceful and imaginative picture book that invites the child to help comfort their animal friends to sleep by making a wish upon a special twinkle star.

This sure to become part of their regular bedtime routine and your child will be ready for sleep knowing they will be loved and protected throughout the night.  Relaxing music of the lullaby song: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is played at the end of the app.

This app is beautifully illustrated and contains the following options:

  • Read to me/read to myself
  • Music on/off
  • Easy page navigation

Plus:  A special feature at the end of the story: a beautiful vocal rendition of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" that is sure to lull your child to sleep.

Links

Home Site: http://www.TwinkleTwinkleBooks.com or http://www.alexispurcell.com
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/twinkle-twinkle-nighty-night/id632301293?mt=8
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlexisHPurcell?ref=hl