To Dream of Dancing: Desdemona’s Dreams, Volume 1 is a 60 page fully-illustrated and augmented reality book telling the tale of Desdemona, an eleven-year-old girl growing up in a small town, raised by her guardian teddy bear and two witchy aunts. As Desdemona’s dreams have grown more vivid, the people in her town have been losing their ability to dream. It’s when her dream of dancing is captured by the mad Maestro, that she learns she can bring things from her dreams into reality. This is the beginning of an adventure to discover who Desdemona really is, the importance of imagination, and what happens to a world without dreams.

Join her on this vivid adventure brought to life in AR. Jump into this immersive way of storytelling with Desdemona, teddy and all of the beloved characters as every page reveals a deeper sense of immersion.
How to:
TAP the “START” button
Once camera is initialized find a horizontal flat surface. This can be a table, floor or flat ground.
Once the camera has found a surface TAP the screen to “PLACE BOOK”.
Swipe left with your finger to open the book or turn pages. Follow in app prompts.
Follow along with the narrator and watch as the book comes to life before your very eyes.
Tips & Tricks for best play results:
Do not block camera with your fingers, hand or real world objects.
Pinch screen to scale the book to the desired size.
As Z.W. Mohr narrates, move your phone around to become a part of the story.
Make sure you place book in a well lit, open, non cluttered area.
Enjoy with friends and family anywhere.
Be aware of your surroundings while using the app.
Practice safety when moving around to enjoy the fullness of the apps abilities.

The world of Desdemona’s Dreams provides more than just a fun story. This fully-illustrated picture book series delivers fairy tale inspired empowerment for people of all ages. Its timeless message introduces you to the world of an 11-year-old girl named Desdemona, who discovers that she can bring her dreams into the waking world at a time when everyone else is forgetting how to dream. Packed full of whimsical adventures and heartfelt discoveries, this series is guaranteed to capture the hearts and minds of everyone. Explore how imagination may be the key to discovering who we’re meant to be!

What’s New

Version 0.2

Fixed tracking issues

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

remyfontaine ,

A magical experience

What an amazing idea. An already brilliant story with great characters brought to life through augmented reality. This story captures the magic of classic pop-up books through brilliant use of AR animation. I can’t say enough great things about this story. Sure to be an instant favorite for yourself and the children in your life.

I can’t wait to see more of these in the future.

Developer Response ,

We are very happy to hear how pleased you are with the app! Thanks for the rad review ;)


Buy this book for your kids!

What a wonderful way to get kids excited about reading. The story comes to life through the app and is a great way to turn screen time into a fun learning opportunity

Developer Response ,

We are so pleased you are enjoying! Thanks for your feedback.

MaxAttaxa ,

A better story experience

This is how such a book was meant to be experienced. The reading and music bring out the mood and put the reader in Desdemona’s world. Great app!

Developer Response ,

We agree with you 100%, storytelling is all about the experience and AR delivers the best way for story time! Thank you very much for your kind review.


Artist Life Vision VR LLC
205.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch (7th generation).



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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