Yesterday we voice recorded two of our storybook apps – “A Shark Knocked on the Door” and “Maggie Is Afraid of Monsters”. We were super lucky to find two fantastic voice actors – a boy named Donovan for Shark, and Jessica Rau (@JessicaRauVoice) who narrated Maggie and a few more voices and “efforts” (vocal sound effects) for Shark and “Jacob the Gibberish Machine.” They were both total pros — I don’t know what I expected from this voice-casting adventure, but between our excellent unnamed voice talent producer and these actors, we couldn’t be happier. They totally brought the characters and stories to life, and were so friendly and good at what they do. It’s such a pleasure to work with professionals.

Tonight we’re planning to record “Mr. Cupcake Has The Sprinkles” and “Jacob the Gibberish Machine” with two more fantastic talents, and we have a plan to make Mr. Cupcake extra funny with some silly, goofy voices.

The other news is that the spanish translations are in, so Josh is finalizing the Read To Me en espanol option on the apps. One problem: there’s no spanish word for “sprinkles”, so “Mr. Cupcake Has The Sprinkles” is now “Mr. Cupcake Tiene Luces de Azucar Brilliante.” Language is fun.

We’re not far off — we can see the app store finish line!