New Storybook App Shows How Global Warming Affects Santa Claus

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[] Miami, Florida - Santa's New Home storybook app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch was released today by Trajan Books. The app was written and illustrated by Stephen Cody. The app on both platforms sells for 99 cents.

In this story, it is Christmas morning and Santa has just returned from delivering presents all over the world. Just as the reindeer are being put away, he and Mrs. Claus and the elves hear a CRACK and a CRASH!

The Greenhouse, where all the beautiful Christmas plants are grown, has fallen through the ice. The polar ice cap is melting!

Because the reindeer are too tired to fly after going around the world in one night, Santa fires up his second favorite method of travel, a zeppelin called The Christmas Star.

With his wife, Sarah Claus at this side, Santa is joined by four elves, Tinsel, Toby, Snowball, and Sherman, as they search the world for a new place to move the Christmas Village to. Along the way, the look for a place to set up shop in the Big City, the Florida Everglades, a deserted Pacific island, and a castle in England.

Will Santa find a new home? Find out!

Santa's New Home incorporates 3D renders, the same type used in Disney/Pixar's Toy Story series, in telling the story of the next chapter in the lives of Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves..

The app includes:
* 61 richly illustrated storybook pages
* A witty, comical, and thought-provoking story
* Humorous sound effects provide a dynamic multimedia reading experience
Audio options to "Read to Me" (narration read by the author) or "Read Myself"
* 20 pages of activities to delight and amuse
* Written for ages 4 and up

Author/illustrator Stephen Cody has published three apps for the iPhone and iPad: 'ABC's of the Universe', 'If You Give A Conservative A Cookie', and 'If You Give A Liberal A Latte.' A graduate of the writing program at Florida State University, he also the author of the top-selling legal thriller, Lying in State and the newly released Soulless, both of which are available for the Kindle, Nook, and in the Apple iBook Store, and on iTunes. In addition, Cody has published his first Young Adult/Crossover novel, 'The Peasant Prince.'

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
* iPad 4 users will be able to see the app in High Resolution
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later

Pricing and Availability:
Santa's New Home is $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.

Trajan Books is an independent publisher and creator of books. The Company's mission is to create the highest quality digital book experiences for children and adults. Copyright(c) 2012 Trajan Books, 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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