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Bring Nigel and the Moon to Life with Novel Effect!

The Novel Effect app responds to your voice, adding interactive music, sound effects, and character voices as you read aloud from a children’s book. We invite all adults and children participating in this year’s Read for the Record to bring Nigel and the Moon to life with Novel Effect. Our interactive soundscape pairs perfectly with this inspiring story about daring to dream and adds even more magic to artist Gracey Zhang’s sweeping moonlight illustrations.

Bring your books to life with Novel Effect. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!
  1. Download the free app and install it on your mobile device.
  2. Search for Nigel and the Moon in the Novel Effect app.
  3. Press PRINT to get started. When you hear the chime, Novel Effect is ready to respond to your voice as you read aloud.

Pro tip: connect your mobile device to a Bluetooth speaker for an immersive audio experience.

Together, we can help all children build the key language and literacy skills they need to take on the world.

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