Search for WondLa Brings Harry Potter's Daily Prophet to Life

In Harry Potter, the Daily Prophet is a newspaper that updates itself, complete with moving pictures. Now, thanks to a new children's book, it has become reality:

[W]riter and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi is the author of the popular series The Spiderwick Chronicles has integrated augmented reality into his latest book.

Earlier this week, The Search for WondLa hit bookshelves in U.S., and within it - it features an extraordinary interactive augmented reality experience that readers can unlock using their Web browsers. The book, published by Simon & Schuster, is one of the first of its kind and could be a glimpse into how kids will enjoy reading in the future.


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The Daily Prophet does not update itself. If that were the case, you would only have to buy it once. Throughout the series, various characters have subscriptions that are delivered daily by owl. There is also an evening edition. The pictures do move, but the words stay the same.
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