November 21, 2011 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Seoul, Republic of Korea - YFactory today is pleased to introduce Aesop Fables HD 2.1 for iPad, their new, free Book for kids that features five different illustrated stories by the first fabulist, Aesop, written more than 2,500 years ago. Included in the eBook are: The Frog and the Ox, The Fox and the Grapes, The Ant and the Dove, The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, and The Ant and the Grasshopper. At the end of each professionally illustrated tale is a brief summary of the moral of each story, and how its lesson applies to everyone. The author of more than 50 timeless fables, Aesop's most famous stories are The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Tortoise and the Hare.
Aesop Fables HD 2.1 for iPad consists of five fables, each approximately 12 pages long, more than 60 pages of inspired, entertaining illustration, text, and music. The app offers a Read to Me, professional audio narration option that is available as an in-app purchase. Parents can read each fable to their kids, and the music and illustrations help to tell the story. The high-resolution illustrations use a limited palette of colors with an emphasis on shading to create shadows, and blends and gradients to create textures.
The stories are told here in a whimsical, light-hearted manner, and are not serious, object lessons. For example, in the story The Ant and the Grasshopper the six-limbed grasshopper is painted with four arms and two legs, strumming a guitar and singing as the ant works to store food away for the winter. The grasshopper wears a blue, pinstripe sports jacket, and tall, orange top hat. The ant, perhaps less sophisticated, wears no clothing. When winter comes and the grasshopper has no food, his top hat is no longer tall, weighed down by snow, and his sports jacket is now a heavy coat. "The Grasshopper regretted that he spent time being lazy." The tale ends with the ant happy to share his food; the characters do not moralize.
On the final, summary page the reader learns, "Results from aimlessly wasting time will definitely appear later on." And from this we can take away the practical advice that, "In order to avoid a poor and painful life, one must work hard and not be lazy."
* The Frog and the Ox
* The Fox and the Grapes
* The Ant and the Dove
* The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
* The Ant and the Grasshopper
* Wonderful children's illustrations
* Optional Read to Me professional audio narration
"Aesop Fables HD 2.1 is the perfect way to enjoy these classic fables from Aesop," commented Yong Nam Kim of YFactory. "In these simple, charming stories are life lessons of value to all of us."
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* 176 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Aesop Fables HD 2.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. Users may unlock the Read to Me, professional audio narration, through an in-app purchase of $0.99 (USD).
Based in Seoul, South Korea, YFactory is an iOS App development company that was launched in 2008. They develop kids apps, utility apps and Book apps. They will keep users up to date on additions to YFactory iPhone/iPad Apps, exclusive promotions, and much more. They can be followed on Twitter. Copyright (C) 2008-2011 YFactory 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.