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Horrible Hauntings: An Augmented Reality Collection of Ghosts and Ghouls

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
This exciting new book brings to life--quite literally--ten famous hauntings from the annals of history. Using interactive augmented reality to enhance the images on the pages, readers are able to see and interact with 3-D ghosts, which appear to come alive and can be manipulated by the viewer.

Luscious illustrations of famous historical hauntings introduce readers to some
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Goosebottom Books
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Jim Erekson
Oct 16, 2013 Jim Erekson rated it liked it
Bridges provides a very basic overview of ten specific historical ghost stories. The words begin with a narrative hook, followed by summary of the historical account. Each double has a full-page illustration that seems to be just a blank picture of a setting. But these blank settings are the backdrop for use by a phone app to create an augmented reality. The first one was probably the best, where hovering the app over the book makes a 3-D image of a ghost ship appear.

I haven't seen a lot of Aug
Lu Benke
Oct 19, 2013 Lu Benke rated it it was amazing
An enthusiastic welcome to bridges/Bridges—albeit spooky ones—to the ways technology can lead us to books—and books to technology! I am so glad I got introduced to the use of augmented reality (AR—a positive use of the acronym!) with books through this title rather than one of the few others out there (e.g., one on the movie Ice Age or the one about fairies). I, for one, do not believe technology spells the death of enjoyment of books or reading, any more than popup books do, and this, my book-l ...more
Erin Reilly-Sanders
I had much higher expectations of my first "augmented reality" book but this was a bit of a disappointment. Kids may still enjoy it, especially as the subject is riveting, but I found the ipad ap portion awkward to use and that it didn't seem to add much to the story or the experience. Including an audio recording of the text would have helped mediate some of the discordance between the different media. The actual digital interactions are restricted to one type of interaction per two-page spread ...more
Lauren Grosch
Mar 28, 2016 Lauren Grosch rated it liked it
I thought Horrible Hauntings was a super cool interactive book. You have to have the book and the app separately but if you open the app and put the camera on the pages, the book really does come to life. The story features 10 famous ghosts, The Flying Dutchman, Abraham Lincoln, The Princes in the Tower, Whalley Abbey, The Brown Lady, The Headless Horseman, The Haunted Gallery, Amherst Poltergeist, The Black Dogs and Bloody Mary. I accidentally put the camera on the front of the book while I was ...more
Dec 04, 2012 Janice rated it really liked it
Shelves: kid-non-fiction
The writing itself is nothing special, but what was was how this grabbed the interest of my class as soon as I brought it into the classroom. This is an interactive book in that an app in the Itunes store makes it so.

There are a collection of ghostly stories and an accompanying picture which displays "the ghost" when it is scanned into an Ipad or Iphone (my class preferred the Ipad because of the larger screen)

What I liked about it, was the kids that first were into the pictures, then sat down
Mary Jo
Dec 04, 2012 Mary Jo rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-nf
This book was very interesting because I can see the future of books in it. There is a free app on the iTunes store that brings the book to life. There are ten stories in the book, all but two were tales I already knew (I've been reading ghost stories all my life) & the app when held over the facing page displayed a three dimensional ghost. Each ghost had a different way to interact with it as well. It certainly made the stories and the book in general more interesting.
Mar 28, 2016 Jenna rated it it was ok
This was an okay interactive story to use. The story has 10 famous ghosts. With each page, there is a different ghost that is there. I thought that this one would be a little more interesting then it was, but for some reason it just didn't intrigue me as much. Some parts of this were a little creepy and kind of cool, but other than that this was my least favorite one.
Ashley Clark
Oct 02, 2014 Ashley Clark rated it really liked it
Loved it!
Dana Vanderpool
Jack's non-fiction book.
Dec 10, 2012 Morgan rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
Giving this title high stars simply because it is the first of its kind and it is pretty awesome. The Bloody Mary page is by far my favorite.
Oct 01, 2015 Sydney rated it it was amazing
Shelves: edrd-314
This book is the coolest book I've ever seen. It's really cool because it's so interactive! It's great for kids in 4th or 5th grade!
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Shirin Yim Bridges comes from a family of writers and artists. Her first book, Ruby's Wish, was named one of the Best Children’s Books of 2002 by Publishers Weekly, and won the Ezra Jack Keats awards for Best Writer and Best Illustrator in 2003. It is on several state reading lists, has been translated into six languages, and is now in its ninth edition.

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