June 1, 2012 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Freienbach, Switzerland - JustKidsApps today introduces Grimm's Frog King 1.0 for iPad, their new, interactive book for kids that includes two complete versions of the classic fairy tale. Both traditional and modern texts feature witty, watercolor illustrations, professional voiceover narration with on/off control, and characters that respond to touch. The app also includes Extras, such as jokes, facts about toads and frogs, a quiz, and two little games. JustKidsApps is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Grimm's Frog King 1.0 for iPad from JustKidsApps:
* Does not include analytics
* Does not include any tracking
* Does not collect personal information
* Does not include ads
* Does not include In-App-Purchases
* Does not include social network features
* Does not include links to websites or to the app store
The Frog Prince or the Princess and the Frog, is a story that has been found in oral traditions and folktales since the 1600's. The Brothers Grimm wrote out the first definitive version of the classic fairy tale in 1812, and it has been popular for its humor, imagination, and moral lessons for two centuries hence. Unbeknownst to most modern readers, in this first published version there is no hint of the princess kissing the frog. The story has changed and evolved over time, and so it is quite fitting that Grimm's Frog King 1.0 includes the newest, postmodern re-telling, which is more incisive and funny than any previous treatment.
* Traditional story: 22 pages
* Postmodern version with a funny twist: 32 pages, including the frog king's family album
* Creative, engaging storyline
* Authentic sound effects
* Frogs and People speak when touched
* Interactive animations
* Ambient music
* English and German language available
* Terrific voice overs by professional young voice actors
* Extras section with jokes, facts about toads and frogs, a quiz, and two little games
The fairy tale tells of a beautiful but spoiled princess who, upon accidentally dropping her golden ball in a well, promises to let a frog be her companion if he retrieves the ball for her. Unfortunately, after the frog successfully recovers the ball, the Princess proves herself untrustworthy by breaking her promise. Undeterred, the frog follows her home and the next day arrives at the castle. After her father insists, the Princess reluctantly fulfills her promise and the frog is transformed into a Prince.
With the traditional version of the story, children can immerse themselves in the enchanted world of fairy tales. In addition, they will be learning timeless lessons such as: don't make judgments based solely on appearances and promises should neither be made nor broken lightly. The second version of the story points out the many things about tales from a bygone era that seem very alien to us, but in a way that will have both adult and child readers giggling. Read right to the end of the story to see pages from a very unusual family photo album!
"Grimm's Frog King 1.0 gives you and your child the opportunity to enjoy and compare two radically different approaches to the story," stated Katrin Draemann Barothy of JustKidsApps. "American kids especially will enjoy the expressive conventions of British English read aloud."
* UK English and German
* Compatible with iPad
* 54.1 MB
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
Pricing and Availability:
Grimm's Frog King 1.0 is now at the special introductory price of $0.99 (USD), 50% of the normal price of $1.99, and it is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. Review copies are available on request.
Based in Freienbach, Switzerland, JustKidsApps is a small, independent developer of digital children's books for iPad. JustKidsApps takes the children's privacy seriously: none of their apps includes analytics, any kind of tracking, social network features, ads or In-App-Purchases, and they do not collect personal information. JustKidsApps is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families. Copyright (C) 2012 JustKidsApps. 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.