Press Release: March 15, 2020
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Heavy Bucket Books Releases Fully Interactive Digital Children's Book Titled ‘Tin Circus’
Special Introductory price of £1 for first 100 customers.
13th March 2020 - The incredibly talented team at Heavy Bucket Books has released a fully interactive digital children's book titled, ‘Tin Circus.’ Available from 13th March 2020 it can be downloaded from the Apple App Store at a special introductory price of only £1*
Heavy Bucket Books is a creative collaboration between three life-long friends from Glasgow. Between them they have award-nominated backgrounds in screenwriting for the BBC, mixing music (for Ed Sheeren and others) and illustrating for the National Geographic.
The interactive digital children’s book is the trio’s first production and is about a caring little robot called Sinclair and his inventor father.
Stewart Thomson, the author of Tin Circus said: “Exploring themes of childhood, memory and the powerful connection between old and young, Tin Circus is the first project by Heavy Bucket Books. The plan is to eventually have a digital bookshelf full of beautiful stories that all share the same tone and vision, an in-house style instantly recognisable as a Heavy Bucket Books production. Watch this space!”
With beautiful animation, stunning original music and fun sound effects, the book opens with the inventor who is feeling very sad. His sweet little robot, Sinclair, tries everything he can to make him feel better, but nothing seems to work. Knowing how much the inventor loves the circus, Sinclair has a light-bulb moment and decides to build one just for him!
This timeless story will captivate and delight children of all ages and the clever interactive features - placed on every page - aim to promote problem solving skills and boost concentration levels.
When finished, the reader will receive a score for identifying the number of interactive points they have discovered. Children and adults alike will be delighted to return to track down the features they might have missed. This smart system encourages re-reading and cooperation.
Key Features Include:
25 Stunning illustrations
Original music and sound effects
Multiple narration options
Over 70 interactive points of interest
About Heavy Bucket Books:
Heavy Bucket Books is a creative collaboration between three life-long friends with backgrounds in screenwriting, art and music production.
Stew, Barry and Stewart went to school together in Milngavie, Glasgow and have enjoyed working over the years on a number of innovative projects. This latest venture blends their skills and original thinking to tell a charming and entertaining story using the latest technology.
Stewart Thomson is an award-winning screenwriter who has been twice nominated by BAFTA Scotland. His work has been broadcast on BBC Three, BBC Two and Channel 4. He is currently working on a commission for BBC Drama. Stewart authored Tin Circus.
Barry Thomson is an illustrator and animator who has been working within the industry for 20 years. He has worked with a variety of high profile clients including National Geographic, UNHCR, Royal Yacht Britannia, BBC, NHS, Lloyd's Bank, Police Scotland and Glasgow’s Riverside Museum which won European Museum of the Year in 2013. Barry created the graphics and animation for Tin Circus.
Stewart Cowan worked in the music industry for 15 years as a producer and a mix engineer, both live and in the studio. He has toured the world mixing live bands and worked with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Kenny Rogers and Tom Jones to name a few. Stew is now a developer for Glasgow based technology company, ClassForKids. Stewart coded Tin Circus on top of creating the music and sound effects
*Available for first 100 customers.