I have a Nintendo DSi XL that I am playing with at the moment. The Nintendo DSi XL is basically a larger version of the Nintendo DSi.
Perhaps I am getting old (or at least my eyes are!) but I like the bigger screen and I also like the optional bigger pen that comes with it as well.
I borrowed the Consolarium copy of Mr Gum by Andy Stanton (Illustrated by David Tazzyman) which come from their ‘Flips’ Series.
Nintendo DS Flips are Simple Interactive Books and although the Nintendo DSi is not the best eBook reader in the world it certainly works and I have been enjoying reading Mr Gum during spare moments on the train. As well as Mr Gum there are lot sof other popular childrens titles aviable for the DS via Flips - more information on the Flips website.
As well as reading the different stories I have been collecting different musical notes on my DS soundboard and also collecting items for the ‘Messy Room’. The Illustrations are excellent and obviously appealing for young people. Some of the illustrations also allow fun interaction including movement and sound.
Books are becoming quite popular for the Nintendo DS – I first blogged about the 100 classic book collection back in 2008. Lots of children have Nintendo DS’s, DS Lites, DSi’s and DSi XL’s – I wonder how many school libraries stock these DS books?