July 28, 2010 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Auckland, NZ - Announcing Kiwa Media, the developer of Hairy Maclary From Donaldsons Dairy (QBook), has launched a remarkable new product for iPad users. The application is a unique, interactive, read-along QBook(TM) which combines a celebrity narrator's voice, full page illustrations, touchable speaking text, to help young kids develop reading and comprehension skills in an entertaining way. QBook(TM) is a very popular teaching tool and has become the format of choice for many publishers.
Hairy Maclary From Donaldsons Dairy is an iconic bestseller, with over 1.5 million copies sold, written by one of New Zealand's most popular authors, Lynley Dodd. Dodd has an instantly rewarding writing style as she takes Hairy the dog and his doggy friends exploring down their street. Tension arises however, when a terrible cat by the name of Scarface Claw enters the scene.
Youngsters love the verbal pacing used by the celebrity narrator, David Tennant, the actor famous for his role as Dr. Who. Tennant reads the story, revealing how Hairy and the gang deal with their problem. As the tale unfolds in this QBook(TM), kids are able to interact with it, touching words to watch them leap to life and speak or holding their finger down on a word to hear each letter pronounced, thereby learning to spell and recognize the words.
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy, like all of the QBooks, provides for a great deal of personalization, so kids can proudly add their own creativity to the book, which even further encourages their involvement in the learning process, increases their focus and is just plain more fun. That's what QBook(TM) is all about and it seems to work very well.
These are some of the features found in Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy:
* Uses the specially designed QBook(TM) format
* Narrated by David Tennant (Dr. Who)
* Book can be personalized with 'This book belongs to ...'
* Swipe-to-Read(TM) to highlight and playback the story at a child's own pace
* Touch-to-Hear(TM) individual words spoken
* Touch-to-Spell(TM) to hear the letters that spell each and every word
* Auto Play to enjoy the narration
* Users can click the 'My Narration' Function to record the story themselves
* The Color Palette allows users to paint each page and save the results
QBook(TM) has become the format of choice for publishers wishing to migrate their children's books into a touch-enabled format. That means that consumers will be seeing many more QBook(TM) products available for teaching and entertaining their children very soon, including books enhanced with animation.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 59.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Hairy Maclary From Donaldsons Dairy (QBook) 1.0 for iPad is only $7.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books and Entertainment category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.
Kiwa Media Group is an award winning media company based in New Zealand. Heavily involved in developing iPhone, iPod touch and iPad Apps, Kiwa Media is the creator of the QBook digital publishing format. The company embraces its diversity with its production of film and television programs and digital content for the mobile music industry. Kiwa Media also provides software solutions for ADR and Language Dubbing across the globe. Copyright (C) 2010 Mobile-App-Marketing-Makeover & Edward Turner. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.