November 10, 2015 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Sydney, Australia - Cathy Lane Studios today is thrilled to announce the release of Sam Plays Saxophone 1.0, a new children's interactive picture book app for the iPad by Cathy Lane. This delightful musical story takes the reader along with Sam the Squirrel, on a journey of adventure to find Musicians to help with his song. Sam sails his tiny wee boat from the USA, across the Pacific Ocean to New Zealand and then on to Australia. On his quest for musicians he faces fierce ocean storms, wild deserts and deadly snakes.
Along the way Sam meets Kiwi, Roo, Snake, Croc and Dingo. As the tale unfolds the reader hears the individual sounds of each instrument: Saxophone, Keyboard, Drums, Trumpet, Double Bass and Guitar. They will learn about composing a song and hear the individual instruments used in a Jazz Band. Through interactive points on each page the child will become involved in the excitement of the story.
* Original story told in rhyme
* Original music
* Fun characters voice over
* Hand-made paper sculpture illustrations
* Animated characters and backgrounds
* Tap and drag interactively moves reader seamlessly along with the story
* 3 Educational activities at the end of the story
* Choice of read aloud or read alone
* Ability to turn music and sound effects off and on
* Lines of story highlighted on each page
* Tap to hear narration again on each page
* Drop down menu on each page
* Easy navigation through story
*Member of Know What's Inside: Kid friendly app.
*There are FREE educational resources to download on Cathy Lane Studios website.
Cathy tells of her inspiration for the story. "Sam Plays Saxophone was inspired by my husband Gary and my new son-in-law Michael's constant search for new members for their bands. Both are talented musicians and contributed to the original music in the app. Michael plays the Tenor Saxophone and is originally from Nashville Tennessee in the USA. Now he lives here in Australia with our daughter Alison. In many ways this is his story."
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* Size 456 MB
* Language: English
Pricing and Availability:
Sam Plays Saxophone 1.0 is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
Cathy Lane and Gary Bigelow are the Directors of Cathy Lane Studios. This is their 2nd picture book app for the iTunes store. Cathy has been working as a freelance designer, illustrator, artist, part-time teacher and author for many years. Cathy had 6 picture books published and has had 4 solo exhibitions of her artwork. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Cathy Lane Studios. 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.