The Magic of Augmented Reality Books

One of my most awesome discoveries at the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is Augmented Reality (AR) books by Little Hippo. They’re app-enhanced books with pages that come alive, making reading and learning more fun for kids. Leaves rustle, animals move, and sounds can be heard. You can even interact with the characters and things on the pages.

Little Hippo Augmented Reality BooksThese are some of the Augmented Reality books available from Little Hippo. There are over a dozen titles listed on their website. I was able to find around 6 different AR books at the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale. Each hardcover AR book retails for a very reasonable P290.

Little Hippo Augmented Reality BooksYou will need to download the free Hippo Magic app onto your mobile device to make the most of your Augmented Reality book. The Hippo Magic app is available for free at Google Play and the App Store.

Little Hippo Augmented Reality BooksLet me demonstrate how AR works. I’ll leave the Three Little Pigs book on a flat surface.

Little Hippo Augmented Reality BooksI open the Hippo Magic app and aim my phone on the book. Voila! A background and a character pops up and talks to me! I’m so amazed. I can just imagine how much more magical it would be for children.

Little Hippo Augmented Reality BooksThe AR book combines regular pages you can simply read through with AR-enchanced pages which come alive with the app.

Little Hippo Augmented Reality BooksSimply look for the Hippo Magic symbol to find out if a page is AR-enhanced. To make the page come alive, just point your device with the open app onto the symbol.

Little Hippo Augmented Reality BooksI’ve experimented with all the AR scenarios and I find that the best way to go about them is to put the open book on top of a flat surface, like what I’ve done here.

Little Hippo Augmented Reality BooksHere are some of the AR scenarios I’ve experienced while reading through Three Little Pigs. There are interactive portions, like the coloring activity in the middle screen. I somehow colored the grass blue, the house yellow, and the door + window green. As a result, that was what came alive in the next screen.

The AR book is nothing short of magical. Several senses are stimulated. There are bright colors and movement to see, sounds and music to hear, and touchscreen activities to help develop hand-eye coordination. I believe that it is best experienced on a bigger screen though so it would be better to use a tablet instead of a phone.

You can purchase Little Hippo AR books at the Big Bad Wolf Booksale from now until March 4, 2019. But wait, there’s more! As part of my 10th Blogversary series of giveaways, I’m giving away all 5 AR books on the first photo to one lucky winner. Contest mechanics now on my Instagram post.

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  • Reply Tintin Khu February 25, 2019 at 11:24 am

    Those are very cool! Joined your giveaway. IG: tintinkhu

  • Reply Mikee Mae Garcia February 25, 2019 at 11:26 am

    My 4 year-old nephew/inaanak love these kind of books!! IG: mikeemvg

    • Reply Abigail Nahleen Ciasico March 2, 2019 at 5:21 pm

      These books are awesome! I believe kids of all ages will love them. Even I find them magical ❤️ IG: @cutiesakurachan

  • Reply Lara Elaine Concepcion February 25, 2019 at 11:36 am

    It would be very helpful for my son to learn with fun. He has speech delay and he only started speaking at 3yo. Hoping to score one of those. Thank you Animetric!

    Ig: @khaleesiclasicconcep

    • Reply Kim Cardenas-Monis February 27, 2019 at 11:15 pm

      Went to the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale last Monday and I got to score one Little Hippo’s Little Red Riding Hood from the event. It was so tempting to buy them all but I have to stick to a budget Didn’t know that there was 6 books available! I have only seen 4 titles in the event. My little girl really loves books that’s why we just can’t miss going to BBW! Her eyes gleamed as soon as she saw Little Red Riding Hood came to life in the front cover I’m sure she would enjoy the other titles too!
      IG username: @kimcardens

  • Reply Vivian Mary February 25, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    My heart flutters with the idea of having these for my child. She is a booklover maybe she got it from me. I used to read her stories even she’s just in my tummy. ‍
    Thanks for sharing these to your followers coz I am a believer that kids should have at least one favorite book in his/her lifetime, this could be it for some. So I am promoting this to all my family and friends.
    Then as a SPED teacher, sharing the fun ways of reading is very benefitial to the young minds and so I appreciate this blog of yours in sharing these reality books.
    I really hope I could get one for my child coz I know she would love this. ‍

    • Reply Vivian Mary Vernice Danika February 25, 2019 at 12:12 pm

      Ig: violetxplorer

      • Reply Erika Jane Viray February 26, 2019 at 10:10 am

        What a very cool book!! I’m sure my little book worm would love those!!! Hoping to win

        Ig: @mommyerikajane

  • Reply Cris Vergara February 25, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Wow ang ganda naman po nito Ms.Rowena tiyak magugustuhan yan ng mga bata. Interesting book
    IG:@kimchikurt

  • Reply Jasmin Ricarto Legson February 25, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Ang gaganda ng books, sana mapili po ninyo ako para regalo ko saking anak na mag-4 year old sa May, sobrang hilig po niya sa books, matutuwa po sya kung ganito kaganda yung mga books na ginagamit niya. Gusto ko rin po kayo mameet sa personal para makapag thank you din po, Congratulations po ❤️ IG: @jazloveghel_13

  • Reply Ayesza Celine G. Peralta February 25, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    My little cousins will surely love to experience this kind of books IG: @iamayesza

  • Reply Emy Palma February 25, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Nakakatuwa ang mga books ngayon, sobrang hi-tech na. Gusto ko ito para sa apo ko.
    Ig: emypalma

  • Reply Anafe Compoc February 25, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Ang gaganda ng mga books…super love to win these..malaking bagay po to sa anak ko..alam ko magugustuhan nya ‘to..mahilig kc anak ko sa mga books..6yrs old na po sya at alam kong ma aapreciate nya to..sana po ma notice.nyo po ako madam
    Ig: @iam_anafe08

  • Reply Zairah Delos Santos February 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    My daughter will surely love these books.
    IG: z_delossantos

  • Reply Ronah Enolva February 25, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Super nice po at very Attractive sa mga bata para ma motivate at maencourage matuto. Bilang nanay at pangalang guro sa aking anak. Masasabi ko na mahalaga at the best gamitin ito sa aming mga anak.. Godbless you always mommy for being a channel of blessing to us. ♥️
    IG: @ronahenolva

  • Reply Abegaill Los Banos February 25, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    I love this! Sobrang ganda ng effects. Perfect for modern kids to engage them to read. Hope my baby boy gets to try these books. Joined your giveaway.

    IG: @abegaillvillacruz

  • Reply Jho tacorda February 25, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Joined hihi! @playfullifewithkids

  • Reply LIZETTE PE February 25, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    For my Baby Mayel whode turning 3 this year. IG @m0mmyliz

  • Reply Jaclyn del Carmen February 25, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Amaze na amaze ako dito sa book na ito kaya I am praying to win it for my daughter and pamangkin!

    Ig: @jeckiejackie

  • Reply @teach.me.art February 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    One lucky winner and yes super lucky talaga kasi these books are unique and very interesting. Kids in this generation are so lucky to have this kind of books na interactive. Thank you for sharing this, ma’am. Your readers are all excited to win and that includes me. My daughter would love this.

  • Reply crazyriz_24 February 25, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Your post makes me want to go to bigbadwolf but sadly my budget wont allow me thank you for sharing

  • Reply Michelle Cayabyab February 25, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Wow thank you po sa giveaways na to dahil po sa inyo may chance na mkaexperience ng ganitong books baby namin. More Powers to you beautiful blogsite maam.
    IG: @lovemichay

  • Reply Nikole February 25, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Yay! Hope I can interest my little boy through these books, done joining.

    Happy 10th Anniversary!

    IG: chubbychitchat

  • Reply Love Compoc February 26, 2019 at 2:34 am

    i am too excited while reading how AR books works The fun and excitement while learning is something my 3 kids will enjoy too. Grabe, nice niya sobra

    ig: iamlove_iloveyou

  • Reply Everlyn February 26, 2019 at 6:30 am

    joined ❤️
    @achie_everlyn

  • Reply Jane February 26, 2019 at 6:33 am

    Hi Ms. Rowena ‍♀️❤️
    joined po…
    ig:mjtheacastillo

  • Reply Kate Nuyda February 26, 2019 at 8:16 am

    IG:kittenkatya_21

  • Reply Theresa Cruz-Escaros February 26, 2019 at 8:43 am

    This is so exciting for kids!!
    IG: @TereCruzEscaros

  • Reply Pearl February 26, 2019 at 11:14 am

    OMG! I gotta have these books! I can already imagine my kids.. they’ll surely love this. One of the best ways to get them to like reading.
    @shesthemomblog

    • Reply Ely Bantugan C February 28, 2019 at 1:42 am

      as parents, we want our kids to read books a lot instead of wasting time on gadgets. This is attractive for the kids as AR books are realistic. Their can pay attention and for sure will learn a lot too. Love to win for my kids.
      ig: elybcomp

    • Reply Ely Bantugan C February 28, 2019 at 1:43 am

      as parents, we want our kids to read books a lot instead of wasting time on gadgets. This is attractive for the kids as AR books are realistic. They can pay attention and for sure will learn a lot too. Love to win for my kids.
      ig: elybcomp

  • Reply Geraldine Garcia February 26, 2019 at 11:36 am

    My four year old Son will surely love this book!

    IG:@gencgarcia

  • Reply Grace Ann Arangoso February 26, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    soooo coool! My little girl & me was amazed.. to win for her..

    IG: nanaygreyzie

  • Reply Anna Cyrile Oliveros February 26, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    My two toddlers would definitely enjoy the abc augmented reality book!

    IG: @bluebeachie

  • Reply Mona February 26, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    My kids would definitely love these books! I guess story time has leveled up with these babies!
    @monaverdida

  • Reply @teach.me.art February 26, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    dowloaded the app and I think it was already awesome, the books to follow. I hope to win. 🙂

  • Reply Aulie February 26, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    @IAMAULIE

  • Reply Aleena B Chiombon February 27, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Hoping to get my hands on this cool books.
    @its.mrs.abc

  • Reply Lyr February 27, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    That is awesome! I want to try that AR Book for my toddler, he will totally enjoy this!
    IG: @therealyras

  • Reply Ana Cristessa February 28, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Joined! My husband, upon seeing this, told me to join as he knows that our kid would love this!❤️

    IG name: heyc_dc

  • Reply Monalisa Bio February 28, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Mgugustuhan ng anak k yan for sure at mgndang bonding moment nmin. Reading books ang gsto kng mging hbby ng anak ko. Hndi p aq nkakapunta dian at gsto k tlgng punthn yan kso npkalyo po at khit gsto kng bumili ng books nia, d aq mkbili s ngyn kc mdyo short s budgt at dami need unhin.
    Ig : carcom28

  • Reply Glaiza Leuterio February 28, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Napakagandang libro. New trend on books and will encourage young kids on reading. Grabe super ganda.
    IG : izzylovesmae

  • Reply mariella seno March 1, 2019 at 1:27 am

    My baby girl would def. love this. Thanks for the chance! Squealing! IG: avscradle

  • Reply Michele de Guia Ereño March 1, 2019 at 6:38 am

    These books are perfect for my 2 year old nephew who loves watching on Youtube kids and browsing on books too. This is something new for him to get entertained. Then he could pass this to my grandson!
    @mitzkeehpie

  • Reply Roselle Untalan March 3, 2019 at 12:12 am

    ig: ranne5

    my daughter will be enjoying this books. sana mapalad po kami dito

  • Reply Shyla Mia March 4, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Wow! For sure magugustuhan ito ng baby ko pati ng pamangkin ko super nakaka aliw at maeengganyo talaga ang mga bata matuto mag basa at maging mahilig sa mga libro!
    Hoping to win in this program.
    IG: @alyhsmia

  • Reply Elvie Mae Balea March 4, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Very innovative of Little Hippo to create these AR books. Such a clever way to use tech to teach kids. They will surely love this kind of approach. As an expectant mom, this is something I would love to have for my baby.
    IG username: @elvbalea

  • Reply Joana Rose Ramos March 5, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Super amazing ng book na ito!!!! Kung tayo ngang mga adults nahook anu pa kaya un mga bagets. Dyingggg to have this for my little book worm! Shes turning one by the way this Apr 2. Hehe. Saktong pabirthday gift. Hehe.
    IG: the_momma_rph

  • Reply Karla Tiangco March 5, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Wow! Nakaka amaze naman thanks for sharing AR Books/ hippo magic . nakaka sad lang coz d ako nakapunta ng big badwolf bcoz of family matters. . medyo na frustrate ako coz I’m planning for a month before the bigbadwolf with my son kung natuloy Sana it’s our first time Sana but sadly Hindi nanayari hehe sabagay may nextym pa naman and so that I’m trying my luck here coz I’m sure magugustuhan ng anak ko to . he loves animals and sa mga pamangkin ko na madalas bumibisita samin every weekend. Good luck and thanks! ♡♡♡

    IG: Karlatiangco_

  • Reply Criselda Brillantes March 5, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Hi! My 1 year old baby, Cheska loves to watch Nursery Rhymes on YouTube (with adult supervision). Recently, I felt that it is the culprit as to why she sleeps late. Thus, I changed my strategy and I exposed her to different books -which she likes, but, i’m afraid, she likes YouTube more but these books may be the answer to my worries thank you very much, and Hoping to win these for my baby IG: criseldanne

  • Reply Anj Mendez March 6, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    My son loves books and I saw these set at the big bad wolf sale ❤️ And I want these for Yohann! Most of all, I really wanna meet you Since the time I started following you in 2017 pa when I became a mom. -IG: @anjdelossantosmendez

  • Reply Marie Kharl Calado March 7, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Perfect for our daughter who loves books Thank you for sharing!
    IG account: @kharluycalado

  • Reply Eunice March 11, 2019 at 11:23 am

    This would be perfect on the mini library i’m building for my son! ❤️ Thank you for hosting this giveaway! IG @euniceclaire

  • Reply Stephanie Garcia March 18, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Cool augmented reality books! Thank you for the giveaway. Ig: tepperdongarcia

  • Reply Rhea Alvarez March 19, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Really love these books! It makes reading easier for my little one. Learning has never been this fun. Ho
    IG: @rhea_a_alvarez

  • Reply Carmela Maninang March 20, 2019 at 11:57 am

    My 4 yr old twins are into storybooks and its so cool to see it come alive and interact with the story elements! This is soooo awesome!!! Hoping to win your giveaway IG: oliviandaphne

  • Reply Nicole Samonte March 25, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    My cousins are truly love these if they have these Ms.Rowena.
    Happy 10th Anniversary
    IG @blessedsss_

  • Reply Nicole Samonte March 25, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    My cousins are truly want these.Ms.Rowena. They love storybooks!
    Happy 10th Anniversary
    IG @blessedsss_

  • Reply Nik Sam March 25, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    My kids will love storybooks a lot.
    Happy #Animetric10thxBigBadWolfBooksPH
    IG @alezsc

  • Reply Jonalyn Munoz March 29, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    These AR books are so cool and awesome. Joining for my little girl. She will going to love this. Thank you for sharing Miss Rowena! IG : @honeykochan

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