April 26, 2011 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Los Angeles, California - zuuka and its successful publishing platform iStoryTime, has been presented with the Editor's Choice Award for its app The Penguins of Madagascar: Read & Play available on iPad and iPad 2. Announced earlier last week by Children's Technology Review, the award is for the highest quality children's products in the interactive media category. Furthermore, it was recognized for being a "no fail" product, worthy of its cost, and its ability to keep children engaged for days at a time.
Published through zuuka's innovative and advanced publishing label iStoryTime, The Penguins of Madagascar: Read & Play is brought to the convenience of the iPad in this entertaining kid's book application based on the hit show. The app was also featured by Apple as New & Noteworthy and featured in the What's Hot section.
iStoryTime previously was honored with the PTPA Media Inc. (Parent Tested Parent Approved) Seal of Approval for excellence in parenting products. iStoryTime is the perfect way for parents to entertain their children while waiting for dinner at a restaurant, on a long airplane or train trip or even when they need a few more minutes to finish grocery shopping. And of course, it's a great way to enjoy a story before bedtime. iStoryTime provides great books to entertain and educated the kids on the go.
"iStoryTime is fast becoming the standard for mobile children's entertainment and today has produced more than 100 apps in 80 countries from industry-leading clients Cartoon Network and The Jim Henson Company among others," said Woody Sears of zuuka. "We are very proud and honored to have the Children's Technology Review editorial team acknowledge our work as among the best."
The Penguins of Madagascar: Read & Play follows four adventurous penguins living at the New York Zoo. The iPad and iPad 2 app is packed with books and activities that will delight and entertain kids of all ages, including two storybooks, a joke book, and interactive activities such as Create a Scene (digital sticker book), Kaleidoscope (using the penguins' binoculars), Spot the Difference, Mazes, and Coloring Board with nine coloring pages.
zuuka is the world's largest publisher of mobile children's entertainment and is the combined venture of U.S.-based FrogDogMedia and Germany-based zukka! GmbH. zuuka utilizes the largely successful iStoryTime name as its flagship label and joint brand. With more than 100 Apps available in 80 countries from clients such as DreamWorks, Cartoon Network, The Jim Henson Company, Thienemann, Carlsen, arsEdition, Jacoby&Stuart and Random House, zuuka provides content owners a distribution channel for delivering children's content on a global scale. zuuka is available on Apple's iPhone, iPod touch and iPad as well as a wide range of Android devices through the Google and Amazon Android marketplaces and soon will be available on Android tablets. Copyright (C) 2011 zuuka. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.