June 23, 2010 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Berkeley, California - See Here Studios presents author readings of its best-selling iPad children's book app, "3D Storybook-The Wrong Side of the Bed 3D!" in the San Francisco Bay Area this summer. The live readings will be held at San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum on Saturday July 31 from 2-4pm and San Anselmo's Play-Well TEKnologies on Friday August 6 from 7-8:30pm. Both readings are open to the public and free 3D glasses will be provided to the audience.
The Cartoon Art Museum is located at 655 Mission Street in the museum district of downtown San Francisco. It is the only museum in the western United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms. The Play-Well TEKnologies book reading will be held at their Marin County activity center at 216 Greenfield Avenue in San Anselmo, California. Play-Well TEKnologies has been teaching engineering to kids since 1997.
These live readings continue the tradition of children's book authors connecting directly with their readership of parents and children. "3D Storybook-The Wrong Side of the Bed 3D!" author-illustrator Wallace E. Keller has been involved in reading programs since the beginning of his career as a writer and illustrator of children's books. As a member of the New York School Volunteer Program, Keller visited schools throughout New York City where he performed readings, followed by question-and-answer sessions about the writing and illustration process. "To meet your audience on such a personal level is rare gift," Keller explains, "and as much as I enjoy reading the stories, I also enjoy sharing the creative process. I believe it's of great value for children to see how a story begins, from a drawing or a line of text, and how it evolves into a finished book, in print or as an e-book."
Play-Well Senior Manager Steve Halford describes his organization's interest in hosting an iPad book reading: "Play-Well is very excited to be involved in showcasing one of the innovative ways in which technology is being used to enhance storytelling. This reading and demonstration will be both entertaining in its own right and offer inspiration to all of us looking for new and exciting ways to teach, entertain, and inform."
The app "3D Storybook - The Wrong Side of the Bed 3D!" is the first, and thus far only, 3D children's book app for Apple's iPad device. Viewable in either standard 2D or dimensional 3D with the use of red/cyan 3D glasses, the app has ranked among the Top 10 iPad paid book apps in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Germany.
For the live digital book readings, the app will be projected in 3D onto a large screen, with Keller providing live narration. He will also show the original book concepts and discuss the process of converting the print book into an interactive 3D e-book.
The reading at the Cartoon Art Museum is included in the museum admission price ($7 adults, $5 students/seniors, $3 for children 6-12, free for children 5 and under) and will be held in the museum gallery screening room.
There is no admission fee for the reading at Play-Well TEKnologies, but due to limited seating, attendees are asked to pre-register on-line at the Play-Well website. Seating is limited to 40.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 17.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
3D Storybook - The Wrong Side of the Bed 3D! 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
See Here Studios LLC is an app development company specializing in inspiring entertainment for kids. The company was founded by 2 professional artists, Wallace E. Keller and Valerie Mih, with over 35 years combined experience in the children's book and animation industries. The studio plans to release three new 3D children's book apps by the end of the summer. Copyright (C) 2010 See Here Studios LLC. 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.