Don Freeman's Halloween Childrens Book Tilly Witch available as App

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[] Los Angeles, California - Auryn, Inc., the most award-winning digital publisher of children's storybook apps, brings Tilly Witch, the beloved Halloween children's book by Don Freeman, author of the Corduroy children's books, to life in an interactive storybook app.

It's the day before Halloween and Tilly, the Queen of Halloween, no longer wants to be wicked; in fact, she wants to be nice to all of the children in the world. Quite a switch for a witch! This classic Don Freeman book, Tilly Witch, is a journey of a witch who forgets how to be mean and returns to finishing school for witches to re-learn the trickery of the trade.

Tilly Witch joins another "spooktacular" interactive storybook Don Freeman app produced by Auryn, Hattie the Backstage Bat. In Hattie the Backstage Bat, the irrepressible Hattie is told to stay in hiding when a new play is put on in the theater where she lives. She tries to stay out of the way, but on opening night, she can't resist her place in the spotlight - to the initial fright, and then delight, of the audience!

These two wonderful apps are on sale until Halloween at a special price of $0.99.

"This is terrific that Auryn has produced Tilly Witch as an app for this Halloween!", said Roy Freeman, Don Freeman's son. "It is a great, fun story with very colorful illustrations combining different artwork styles of my father. I am sure he would be as overjoyed as I am to see Tilly riding again!"

Key features of this storybook app include:
* Beloved storyteller, Alan Scofield as narrator with "Read to me feature"
* Image and word association vocabulary builder - when an image is touched the associated word is spoken and the written word displayed
* Karaoke effect - when a word is spoken during narration then the word is highlighted
* Touch a word to hear it being spoken

Personalization of picture, voice and text:
* Kids can become their own narrator or listen to their parents narrate the book
* Interactivity allows kids to personalize the sentence and sharpen their vocabulary skills

Alan Scofield, author and storyteller of The Story Home and the narrator of the app states, "I have fond memories of having a copy of Don Freeman's Tilly Witch in my own little section of my grandparent's library. Don gave the book personally to my Grandma Dorothy, who read it aloud to me many times. She would make Tilly's voice crinkly and thin and I always liked that. After I heard the story, I remember finding the broom in her dark hall closet and imagined it was a witch's broom. But maybe the best part was that it was one of the first books given to me with "this belongs to Alan" inscribed on the title page. That made it mine....and now it can be yours too, with this wonderful app. It's an honor to pass it down!"

Download these two classic Don Freeman storybook apps today, and create lasting Halloween memories of your own!

Founded by Academy award-winning visual effects experts from Hollywood's top movie studios, Auryn Inc. is the most award-winning digital publisher of storybook and creative apps for the iPad, iPhone, Android and other tablet devices. Uniting leading technologists and creative artists, Auryn's patented technology enables the company to produce ground-breaking interactive content for the new emerging tablet medium. Recognized by the Producers Guild of America and Variety magazine as the Digital 25 top innovator in Emerging Media and winner of more app awards than any other digital publisher, Auryn is paving the way in digital publishing and fast-becoming the leader in children's storybook apps. Copyright (C) 2012 Auryn 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.


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