November 2, 2010 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Deerfield Beach, Florida - Yasmin Studios today is pleased to introduce Hansel and Gretel - Children's Interactive Storybook HD 1.0 for iPad, their latest interactive eBook available on the App Store. Taken from the famous fairy tale as recorded by the Brothers Grimm in the early 19th century, this interactive version features expressive, life-like graphics, professional narration, optional symphonic musical accompaniment, characters that can be moved and respond to touch, advanced lighting and animation effects, and forward and backward page turns. Accompanied by an adult, other children, or alone, the young reader's attention will be captured by both the story and its immersive, interactive presentation.
The eBook takes full advantage of the outstanding iPad display, and colors are true and vibrant. The volume level achievable through the built-in speaker is sufficient, and headphones or earbuds are not required. Particularly effective is the music, a small ensemble of strings and woodwinds, which is beautifully performed and edited, and helps create a fairy tale atmosphere with contrasting elements of serious classical instrumentation and whimsical musical themes. During or after the narration the reader may move the on-screen characters as if they were puppets acting out the story. Every character makes a vocal sound, heard when they are touched or moved.
* A true interactive storybook
* Readers interact with the book using touch and move gestures
* Professional narration
* Optional classical music accompaniment
* Page peel animation for turning pages backward and forward
* Sound advance editing begin the narration before the page is visible
* Highest quality illustrations
* Animated characters and lighting effects
The story follows Hansel and Gretel, a young brother and sister, who live with their father, a woodcutter, and their evil stepmother. Blaming famine across the land, the stepmother orders the father to lead the children into the woods and leave them there, reducing the number of mouths to feed. The children ingeniously find their way back, but the second time they are left alone in the woods they become lost. They then find a candy house of a wicked with who plans to eat them after they have been fattened up. About to roast Hansel, the witch asks Gretel to check the oven, and Gretel closes the oven door on the witch.
"At Yasmin Studios we believe eBooks for kids should come to life. That is why we have our talented illustrators, who come from a background of designing children's books, focus on utilizing the mobile devices such as the iPad/iPhone to create the animations children will love," stated CEO Yuliya Pereymer. "Prior to releasing an interactive book we bring in children of all ages to our studio to play with the book on the iPad. If it passes this hands-on test, then we release the book."
* Compatible with iPad
* iOS 3.2 or later
* 75.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Hansel and Gretel - Children's Interactive Storybook HD 1.0 is available now at the special introductory price of $0.99 (USD) exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, the Yasmin Studios' team is an independent software company run by Yuliya Pereymer. With their strong blend of design and development skills, Yasmin Studios' passion is to craft interactive storybooks for children. Copyright (C) 2010 Yasmin Studio, 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.