Anyway, this new app lets parents insert their children (or, maybe just once or twice, themselves) into an e-book. A photo is uploaded and incorporated into the story.
While this is certainly a fun, new way to involve kids (and the kids at heart) in e-reading, my parents were way ahead of this curve. They might not have had an iPad or known anything about apps, but my parents did incorporate me into a story. For some birthday in early elementary school, I received a cassette—yes, a cassette—with a story that included my name! I don’t remember the plot exactly but it had something to do with an alien searching the galaxy for the perfect birthday present for me and it was great.
In retrospect, it was my first audiobook!