‘The Boy With His Head Stuck In A Book’ is focused on children aged 7-11 (Key Stage 2) and was initially penned for reluctant readers, in particular boys, as there is still a reading attainment gender gap in both primary and secondary schools. The author, a primary English teacher, noticed that disengaged boys were more inclined to pick up a book with a technological element, a book which bridges literature and media.

With kids increasingly turning away from books and toward their tablets and smartphones, Zappar has provided a solution – marrying the two with its latest launch: The Boy With His Head Stuck In A Book. An augmented reality book for children aged 7-11, written by a primary English teacher who noticed that disengaged students were more inclined to pick up a book with a technological element, bridging literature and digital media.

The relatable protagonist is a school boy that hates reading – he gets his head literally stuck in a book when he is dragged to a library and flung into a fantastical world full of characters from classic novels to contemporary fiction. Referencing a multitude of various renowned books (listed below) provides a quick and easy way of inspiring students to explore these texts in more detail, with minimal nagging from parents and teachers.

Coming soon to Amazon, the book is brought to life with augmented reality technology and the free to download Zappar app – discover more about Zappar and their technology here http://www.zappar.com/