February 28, 2012 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Santa Barbara, California & Offenbach, Germany - zuuka, publishers of the iTalk and iStoryTime interactive storytelling apps, today released the first-ever digital version of THE SMURFS Classic Series storybooks for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store and iBookstore. The classic Smurf tales have been optimized for iOS and feature animations and sound effects on every page for a more interactive storytime experience, including the addition of recording the reader's voice for personalized narration.
"Now that the classics are available, parents from around the world can enjoy sharing the stories they loved growing up with their children from the convenience of their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch," said Woody Sears, founder of zuuka.
The Giant Smurf, the first book in the series, begins with the Smurf village experiencing one of the hottest seasons on record. With Farmer Smurf's crops and Brainy Smurf's smurfberry bushes on the brink of a smurftastrophe, Papa Smurf creates a marvelous fertilizer to save the crops. However, Brainy Smurf makes his own batch of fertilizer and while on the way to use it he trips and spills the pot. Unbeknownst to him, the fertilizer covers Hefty Smurf and he becomes gigantic and an enormous adventure ensues.
IMPS is the owner of the rights to produce audio-visual works based on the Smurf universe and of the Smurf worldwide licensing rights. IMPS is controlled by the heirs of Pierre Culliford, better known under his pseudonym Peyo, the author/creator of the Smurfs. For 50 years, the Culliford family has controlled the Smurf characters and all licenses worldwide.
* Narration Options: Read to Me and Read to Myself
* Fully Animated: Discover animations and sounds on every page
* Custom Narration (App Only): Record your own voice for personalized narration
* Library Collection: Additional books available through In-App Purchase
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 12.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
The Smurfs Classic Series 1.0.5 offers The Giant Smurf, the first book within the series, for free. Each additional book is available for $2.99 each via in-app purchase. The stories are also available on the iBookstore for $2.99 each and include a free preview.
zuuka publishes iTalk and iStoryTime - an interactive storytelling experience delivered to the convenience of your mobile device - which features a series of illustrated and narrated books created by parents for kids. iStoryTime books have been highlighted in the New York Times, LA Times, CBS Early Show, theiPhoneMom.com, CNET and is decorated with PTPA Media's Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval and the Children's Technology Review's Editor's Choice Award. With over 100 titles to choose from including favorites such as Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Peter Pan and Binky the Pink Elephant, iStoryTime books are an excellent tool for both educating and entertaining children ages two years and up. Copyright (C) 2012 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.