Rom and the Whale of DreamsSpring 2014 Mobile Apps
Set in Numia, a land where people had forgotten how to dream, a gypsy prince named Rom meets a strange creature, a whale with lion's paws and butterfly wings. And Rom can't stop thinking about him.
Rom and the Whale of Dreams, an original story written by José Miguel Vilar- Bou and illustrated by Alejandra Zúñiga, beckons young readers with an invitation to read, listen, and explore. The art direction, graphic and sound design, narration, and inventive use of animation techniques are beautifully integrated.
Reader/travelers can make images and text vanish and reappear, with the effect of a whisper not a shout or a bang. Changes in color happen with a wash, not a spray can. Images blow and drift, eyes open and close. The soft and ethereal narration adds another layer of richness. This delicate work is elegant and enchanting, mystical and magical.
The story can be read in English, Spanish, or Chinese. Translations from one language to another run concurrently but are only visible when tapped.