Parents of 2017, bedtime stories just got a magical makeover. Instead of picking up that The Poky Little Puppy book off the shelf, treat the kids to a more captivating story time experience tonight. To start, here’s a reel of film.

Now, take out that smartphone (yes, yes—go ahead!). While traditional story time doesn’t usually call for a mobile device, tonight’s does. Slip the story reel into the projector and snap it onto your device. Dim the lights in your child’s room. The magic is about to begin.

Open the Moonlite Storytime Projector app, and type in your 10 digit code. Your story will appear on your screen, resembling a kid-friendly e-book. But wait, these are just the words. Where are the illustrations?

Look up to the ceiling (or wall) and projected you’ll see the corresponding illustration to the words on the screen. Woah!

Moonlite is a storybook projector for your smartphone that utilizes the flashlight to project vibrant story images onto the ceiling or wall. Created by entrepreneur mom Natalie Rebot, it began as a Kickstarter campaign that rapidly surpassed it’s goal. Now under Spin Master, Moonlite ultimately brings storybooks to life, allowing storytelling to become a fun and engaging event for both parents and children.

As you read to your child, they’ll be treated to large, vivid and colorful images projected from your phone, as well as sound effects and background music—kids will actually feel immersed in the story. Once finished reading the page on screen/admiring the image spectacle on the ceiling, you can simply turn the reel of film to the next image to turn the page. Kids will still get the thrill of anticipating what’s on the next page, and you will get to escape the paper cuts (reels are plastic).

Curious as to what titles live in the Moonlite library? Moonlite has partnered with a hallmark of children’s publishers such as HarperCollins, Randomhouse, Hachette, and Simon & Schuster. You can expect to see titles such as: Goodnight MoonWherever You GoWhere is Baby’s Belly Button, Curious George, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and more.

Moonlite will be available in Target stores starting November 5, and will  be featured in the “Children’s Best Sellers” section. Moonlite starter packs are available at retail, and the app is available for download in both the Apple Store and Google Play Store.

Thanks to Moonlite, story time just transformed into a movie esque experience, and children’s literature just got even more #lit in more ways than one.

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Kelly Corbett

Kelly Corbett

Kelly is an editorial assistant at Adventure Publishing Group. When she's not writing/playing/thinking about toys, she's probably spilling coffee on herself, laughing at her own jokes, or doing something awkward somewhere. As a quirky redhead, she one time tricked her friends into thinking she was the new face of Wendy's fast-food franchise as a prank. She's not, but a chili lover can dream right? You can follow her on Twitter @kcorbzz.