The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo
“‘Lady Jingly! Sitting where the pumpkins blow! Will you come and be my wife?’ said the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò.”
Corky Portwine presents a new illustrated version of Edward Lear’s classic children’s poem “The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò!” First published in 1877 in Laughable Lyrics, the poem is one of Lear’s most celebrated pieces of verse. Now, 200 years after Lear’s birth, the mobile app from Corky Portwine recreates the tale with bright colors, animated pictures and interactivity!
“The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò” is a charming tale of love set on the exotic Coast of Coromandel. Readers will follow the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò as he attempts to marry the beautiful Lady Jingly Jones!
–Whimsical lyrics suitable for all ages! Edward Lear was one of the great authors of children’s poetry and his rhymes still entertain today.
–Over 20 pages of illustrations! Forests, beaches and oceans are rendered in brilliant colors and hand-drawn artwork.
–Dozens of animated images! Rolling waves, jumping dolphins, flapping chickens, flying pelicans, walking lizards and more.
–Full voice-over narration! A gentle female narrator guides you through the poem.
–Interactivity! Nearly 50 objects and animals move or make funny sounds when tapped.
After starting the app, choose the first icon on the left side of the main menu. This will take you to a page with suggested questions and activities for you and your child.
ABOUT THE DEVELOPER:
Corky Portwine is a Los Angeles-based developer of mobile apps. Our mission is to create quality interactive art and entertainment for children. We believe visual art, poetry and music are fundamental to childhood development.
How did Kwik help?
I wouldn’t have been able to make this app without Kwik. Kwik made it fast and easy to create my app’s pages out of hundreds of pieces of artwork.
What are your favorite features?
Sprite sheets! I had so much fun animating dozens animals.
Any tips and tricks to share?
When making objects move up & down or back & forth on a cycle, I found the Bounce widget worked best for vertical movement and a linear animation worked best for horizontal movement.