If you’re still waiting for a good excuse to buy an iPad, the new app/interactive book from Moonbot Studios The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore looks like all the reason you need to finally take the plunge. Based on William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg’s 17 minute short, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore tells the story of Morris Lessmore, a man who loves words, stories and books and who books love back. The story can be read straight like a traditional book, but for the more adventurous, each page includes interactive elements waiting to be discovered. A stunning combo of technology and creativity.

To provide a bit of insight into the production process behind The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, Moonbot Studios have created a 9 part series of making of videos. You can watch parts 1 – 4 below (part 5 is due August 1, 2011):

 

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