June 30, 2011 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Vancouver, Canada - Loud Crow Interactive Inc is proud to announce the release of Sandra Boynton's Blue Hat, Green Hat 1.0; the third title in their collaboration with Boynton Moo Media. Available now as a universal app on the iTunes Store for $3.99 (USD), Blue Hat, Green Hat is a wry and light-hearted adventure in which children guide three earnest animals and one misguided turkey through various activities involving clothing and colors. The app offers narration by famed British Invasion rocker Billy J Kramer, the wonderful narrator of the bestselling Boynton app, The Going to Bed Book.
"I have a particular fondness for Blue Hat, Green Hat," says Sandra Boynton. "At age three, my son Devin had a surprisingly hearty laugh for a small person - a laugh that would make everyone else laugh. I created this book long ago just to elicit that belly-laugh from him."
Originally published in 1982, Blue Hat, Green Hat is one of Boynton's all time bestselling titles, having sold over four million copies. Working closely with Loud Crow, Boynton designed the interactive concepts, wrote and produced the soundtrack with Michael Ford, and digitally recreated the original illustrations with new animations to ensure this interactive re-imagination delights fans while keeping true to the spirit of her widely-loved board book. Loud Crow then carefully worked its widely-praised technical magic to fully realize and enhance her interactive concepts.
"It was great fun to re-invent Blue Hat, Green Hat as an interactive e-book app," says Boynton, "collaborating again with my endlessly clever Loud Crow friends. The digital dimension gave us so many terrific opportunities for adding theatrical flair to this spare yet decidedly Vaudeville book."
About Boynton Moo Media
Boynton Moo Media is the imprint for Sandra Boynton's new digital works. Her first two apps with Loud Crow, The Going to Bed Book and Moo, Baa, La La La!, are both bestsellers, both have been App of the Week, and each has been awarded the coveted Kirkus Star. Boynton is a popular American cartoonist, children's author, songwriter, and director. Since 1974, Sandra Boynton has written and illustrated over fifty children's books and seven general audience books, including four New York Times Bestsellers. More than 30 million of her books have been sold - "mostly to friends and family," she says. With Michael Ford, she has also written and produced four albums of what she calls "renegade children's music." Three of their albums have been certified Gold, and Philadelphia Chickens, nominated for a Grammy, has reached Platinum. Boynton has recently written and directed four short films based on their songs, including the celebrated One Shoe Blues starring the great B. B. King. And co-starring sock puppets.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later
* 28.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Blue Hat, Green Hat 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
Loud Crow Interactive Inc. is a Canadian digital book publisher based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company was founded by a group of former video game developers with over three decades of experience in interactive media. Loud Crow is currently exploring partnerships to expand its PopOut! series of interactive children's books and to build new lines of interactive e-book products. Visit the company's website for more details. Copyright (C) 2010 Loud Crow Interactive Inc. 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.