Developing original home entertainment products for kids
Unlike picture books, the interactive book empowers children by reinforcing their experience, thereby strengthening their enjoyment of the book’s content.
The interactive book enables the child to take a real part in the story, and to experience whatever the characters in the book are experiencing.
Motti always examines his interactive book ideas according to four parameters:
- Is it an original, unique, and special idea? (Will it create a “Wow!” effect? Will the child be excited about it?)
- Does the book provide a real answer to a real need of the child?
- Is the book suitable for the age group of the target audience?
- Can it technically be produced and sold at an affordable price?
After developing the concept
- The ideas are always examined by children’s psychological and behavioral experts.
- Then, a sample book is developed and examined by children’s focus groups in kindergartens.
Interactive books developed by Motti
Big, Medium, Small
The Matryoshka (Russian Doll) Book
Three matryoshka-like books that together comprise one book and one story
An enchanting children’s story about three generations: grandmother, mother
and grandchild. The book, which is comprised of three separate mini-books that fit into each other like a matryoshka doll, helps children visualize the three basic
concepts of big, medium, and small. Each separate book tells a separate story, while
the three books combined tell the story of a whole family.
Where’s the Monster?
Fear of monsters, noises, and darkness is normal in children. Where’s the Monster? is a book that helps children cope with fear in an amusing way. The book comes with a special flashlight that enables the child to light all the dark corners of the house (in the book) – under the bed, inside the closet, behind the coat hanger – and realize that there’s no monster in them. The book provides children with a soothing bedtime ritual, helping them cope with their anxieties by themselves, and giving them back their sense of security.
Two-year-old Theo is never seen without his pacifier. Mom says it’s all
right for now, but Theodore grows older and is in no hurry to part with his
pacifier, even when he becomes a grandfather!
A story that helps children understand that, unlike the child in the story, they
have the strength to cope successfully with the pacifier weaning process.
The book comes with a real pacifier that is actively integrated into the story.
Granny Made Some Porridge
A nursery rhyme book with a tickling finger puppet
A nursery rhyme book in which the story comes to life through the enclosed tickling finger puppet. The puppet turns the parent’s hand into a tiny granny who strolls lightly on the child’s hands and body in search of the porridge, providing both the child and the parent with laughter and fun.
King Simon Says
A playbook that offers hours of fun with five classic children’s games: Pick-up Sticks (Mikado), Hopscotch, Cat’s Cradle, Five Stones, and Chinese Jump Rope. All five game kits with detailed playing instructions are included.
Little Red Riding Hood
Magnetic theater game
The fable of Little Red Riding Hood comes to life in a magnetic theater
book. The characters of Little Red Riding Hood, the Wicked Wolf, Grandma and the hunter magically move around the small stage with the help of unique magnetic operating rods.
Who Will Make the Princess Smile?
A playful story with nine finger puppets including a lion, a little lioness, a monkey, a lady hippo and more. The beautifully designed finger puppets enable the young reader to take an active part in the story by acting it out. The puppets improve the child’s fine motor skills and develop creativity.
Everyone knows that snails keep their houses on their backs. But that was not always the case. Come into this very special snail’s house for a visit (if he agrees to let you in), and hear why he chose to keep his home so close. An exciting and ingeniously funny look at the snail’s tiny house, with window flaps inside the book that reveal the many surprises in the snail’s home.
Letters & Stories
Matching capital letters with words through rotating letter blocks
This book gives children a fundamental understanding of the alphabet
as they match letters to the words that begin with them. This starts the child on the road to reading and writing.
The book includes the 26 letters of the alphabet on rotating blocks that
enable the child to match letters to the right words in a fun way. Additionally, each double-spread includes a short and amusing story based on the words the child has just learned how to spell.