With the invention of the iPad, the Kindle and other newfangled reading technology, it’s becoming harder to define what a book actually is. Blurring the line between real life and Harry Potter more than ever is The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, an iPad app that allows readers to interact with the picture storybook as they flick through the pages. Based on the award winning short film by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, the app tells the story of Mr. Morris Lessmore and his love of books. Readers can swipe a page to animate the image, create a soundtrack through the animated keyboard, or move objects around on the page. The animation is, of course, breathtaking–we wouldn’t expect any less from illustrators who have worked on Toy Story, A Bug’s Life and Robots.

Created by Moonbot Studios, both the app and the film are available from iTunes. We can’t wait to see more.