December 23, 2011 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] San Francisco, California - Distributor and aggregator of Interactive children's books, Touchoo, has added 6 new and exciting Book-Apps to its offering on the Apple App Store, following the success of its previous Book-Apps '1 Little Boy', 'Thumbelina' and 'Benny the Cat'. All Touchoo's Book-Apps will soon be also available on Motorola's Xoom2 tablets, where Touchoo's Library application will be preinstalled.
The new range of BookApps are suitable for toddlers, preschoolers and early readers.
* Read to Me, Read Myself and Record Myself modes
* Age-appropriate and educationally sound materials and interactivity
* Original music - enhancing the reading experience
* Text which is highlighted in sync with the narration, for the best read-along experience
* High-quality illustrations, Narration and animations
"Interactive books, which are immersive as well as educational, re-connect children to the joys of a good story", says Omer Ginor, Touchoo's CEO.
"Touchoo brings to young readers timeless stories such as The Night Before Christmas and Thumbelina, alongside beautiful and new creations in an immersive form. Reading these stories is a great way to promote reading habits in young kids."
Please check out the press kit for details and screenshots of the books, and visit www.touchoo.com for info and product purchase links.
Press kit available on request.
Peter, Paul & Mary's "The Night Before Christmas":
It's America's favorite holiday poem- bringing the joy of the holiday season magically to life. Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without Clement Moore's classic tale.
This heartwarming poem is magnificently illustrated by acclaimed painter Eric Puybaret, in this first ever book and book-app from the iconic folk group Peter, Paul and Mary. So gather the family, turn on your iPad, and experience "The Night Before Christmas" as never before.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good read!
Vroom Vroom, Here We Go!
"Vroom vroooom!" has been created especially for infants and toddlers. With its vibrant and colorful illustrations, cute sounds and simple interactivity, this is a great way for little ones to enjoy and learn about different types of vehicles, which come to life with a simple touch of a finger.
Daddy Balloon was created over many bedtime storytelling moments by Eran and his daughter Noam. When a normal-sized dad and his daughter let their imagination run wild, great creations are immanent. Come join Naomi on her somewhat peculiar journey with her balloon of a dad and see what happens when your dad gets so big, he even obscures the sun! This book-app is best for preschoolers and early readers.
Chicken in the Kitchen:
This cooky little chicken takes you on a cooky little adventure through the kitchen and the rest of the house. Going through various rooms, you will have to arrange different objects and put them in their right place. Only then will the cooky chicken appear and reward you with the cooky chicken dance! Come into our kitchen and have some fun!
The Sun Goes To Bed:
The Sun Goes to Bed eases children into bedtime through a gently rhymed story. This interactive story shows how the sun is not the only one who wants to go to sleep. Flower petals yawn, cats fold their tails and ants walk home through sandy trails. They all need a good night's rest thanks to the "star" of the story, who has been hard at work all day, providing sunlight and energy for every living thing. A touch-screen experience for little fingers, this soothing story calmly guides the reader into a state of sweet sleep, knowing that tomorrow holds a promise of more energy and fun.
Say hello to Benny Willoughby. He's learning to talk one word at a time, and this week it's Hello. Designed for the read-to-me audience, Hello Week is a charming and interactive story told in seussian-style rhymes and colorful modern illustrations.
Pricing and Availability:
The BookApps are available on the Apple AppStore for $1.99-$3.99. If you'd like a free promo code or some screenshots - please drop me a line.
Led by a group of parents, Touchoo set out to provide parents and children with a rapidly growing selection of high-quality, well categorized, educationally-sound and professionally reviewed interactive children's book-apps. We aim to bring to you everything and anything you'd want to have in children's storytelling and educational books. Copyright (C) 2011 Touchoo. 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.