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Fruity balloons? Get crafty!

Fruity balloons? Get crafty!

Summer not living up to your expectations? Rainy days lining up? No worries… Make your own sunshine! Get balloons – a lot of them. Buy green paper. Gather the kids – and get crafty! You make these balloon garlands in only rainy afternoon – and you’ll have a summery feeling for weeks on end 🙂 […]

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BIG UPDATE: Theater becomes Puppetshow

BIG UPDATE: Theater becomes Puppetshow

Our app Theater just got a major update: we added 3 new sceneries, 10 new artifacts and 6 fun new ragdolls! Plus we changed its name to Puppet Show – it just felt better 🙂 3 new sceneries, 10 new artifacts & 6 new ragdolls You can now be a clown, walking around a circus with tigers […]

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Sneak Peek: Fresh Kids Quiz Fruit & Vegetables (app)

Sneak Peek: Fresh Kids Quiz Fruit & Vegetables (app)

  Enjoying your summer? We sure are! Appracadabra’s HQ is stashed with the most delish looking fruits and handsome vegetables. We’re working very hard o the release of our 5th children’s app… It’s called Fresh, it’s a quiz app and it teaches kids all about fruit and veggies – while playing. The colorful illustrations teach […]

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A never-going-bad sandwich (great kid’s book!)

A never-going-bad sandwich (great kid’s book!)

Thank heavens it’s summer! If you’re a little like me, you have no idea what to put on the school-bring-a-long-lunch-sandwich of your kid… So, why not sit with your little one and browse pages of sandwich-possibilities? Plus: who does not want to have a sandwich book on the coffee table or bookshelf? It will never […]

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Summery desktop by Tymn Armstrong

Summery desktop by Tymn Armstrong

For those of you in less sunny countries, try downloading this summery desktop wallpaper by Tymn Armstrong. Makes me feel like fishing (but without a hook or bait – I don’t wanna harm worms nor fish!) This beauty is part of The Desktop Wallpaper Project and you can download it for your computer, iPhone and […]

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Spring is in the air (typographic birdhouses)

Spring is in the air (typographic birdhouses)

                                        Daffodils, little lambs, tulips: in March the Netherlands shake of the winter and start thinking about spring! Time to get out and about, or into the garden to plant new flowers and other green stuff… […]

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Tube Toys (clever, pretty and green – what’s not to love?)

Tube Toys (clever, pretty and green – what’s not to love?)

No more bleeding fingers, never no more swearing at the packaging… With these clever tube toys the packaging IS the toy – or at least: an important part of it. Very pretty design and eco/parent friendly. Genius! (The only flaw I can spot is that this still is a proto type.. Now, let’s all be […]

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A letter a day keeps the doctor away (by Mary Kate McDevitt)

A letter a day keeps the doctor away (by Mary Kate McDevitt)

 As a big fan of handwritten letters I am smitten with this 365 days project by Mary Kate McDevitt. She is drawing a beautiful letter every single day – hurray! About Mary Kate McDevitt Mary Kate is an illustrator and hand letterer living and working in Portland. She runs a fan-tas-tic Etsy shop, here, in […]

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Simple desktops for Apple lovers

Simple desktops for Apple lovers

App(le) lovers – it says so in our Twitter bio: “App(le) lovers & picture book fans. Publishing wonderful children’s apps in 16 languages. Dutch with a Swiss touch. The Hague.” And it’s true. Between the four of us we own 11 Apples: iPhones, iPads, iMacs, iBooks and for the heavier work: Mac (book) Pro’s. Of […]

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Morning meeting with Dutch illustrator Klaartje Berkelmans

Morning meeting with Dutch illustrator Klaartje Berkelmans

Like I wrote before, here, one the big perks of running Appracadabra is that it means we have to meet with illustrators all the time. So one Saturday morning I met with Dutch illustrator Klaartje Berkelmans. She’s a friend of mine too, so we met up in Chez Mo-ï, a nice little cafe in my […]

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