Never Miss a Beat

A Graphic Designer who inspired a ground-breaking enhanced digital e-book

Once upon a time, two creative minds had an idea….

Twenty+ months later, that idea has blossomed into an amazing enhanced digital e-book known as The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.


One day, almost 6 years ago, thanks to a lot of good fortune combined with fate, I came across Roscoe Welply.

At the time, I was putting The Fox Diaries together and needed a really good cover. I went to Odesk and looked through a few portfolios. The 2nd or 3rd portfolio was Roscoe’s. As I continued to look at different people’s work, I kept comparing them to Roscoe. Finally it dawned on me that if I was comparing everyone else to Roscoe that I should probably just ask Roscoe to do the book cover. He did a brilliant cover which graces all versions of The Fox Diaries and he designed the interior as well. I loved his work and he was a delight to work with.


It made me want to write more books and work with this lovely Frenchman again. Long story short, Roscoe became (and is) the “co-creator/co-collaborator) of The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Here are some of the mind-blowing graphics and images he created for Charlie.





He does awesome work, doesn’t he? So that was just a little back history about one of our biggest projects to date.

If you are looking for a fun digital and interactive children\’s story inspired by a kids\’ classic story, you will love The Ultimate Guide to Charlie out into the World.


Enter a world where collaborative play is woven into the fabric of our everyday family life.  The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will open the door to transforming relationships, encouraging new perspectives, and indulging in the happiness and the joy of innovating with your children.

Who is Charlie? The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is an interactive, adventure that leads us through the Chocolate Factory with stops along the way to create, laugh, and learn. It reawakens the passion and idea of “jumping” inside the pages of this book with the knowledge that each chapter is a gateway into a magical world. Now available on iTunes, it’s your opportunity to truly experience where art, literature and technology meet allowing you to feel the story like never before.

Charlie was born of a unique collaboration between co-authors Valarie Budayr and Roscoe Welply, this dynamic duo along with Kite Readers have crafted an enchanting world that leaps from the pages, and coaxes the reader to immerse themselves in the adventures that await them at the Chocolate Factory.


What You Can Expect with Charlie:

  • A bridge between the “plugged” and “unplugged” world for families
  • A book that brings families together reading and enjoying their imaginations.
  • Creation of an atmosphere where reading becomes a family event instead of a solitary act.
  • The option to educate, inform, and entice children to want to know more about the world they live in.
  • The delight of pulling the story off the pages, and the act of bringing the pages to LIFE.

Gather your family and come along on a magical journey into one of the most beloved children’s books of all time to experience a story like never before.  You will have a front row seat to this delightfully illustrated and fabulously written children’s enhanced digital e-book that will come to life with not only a great story, but over 20 activities and crafts that will spark their imagination and awaken their inner child.

Are you read for an adventure? Enter HERE to start the Charlie experience or grab your download on iTunes.

Disclaimer: This book is not affiliated or associated with the author, publisher, or distributors of Roald Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.