November 17, 2010 in Books (F)
[prMac.com] Deerfield Beach, Florida - Yasmin Studios today is pleased to introduce Boy Who Cried Wolf - Children's Interactive Storybook HD 1.0 for iPad, their latest interactive eBook available on the App Store. Taken from Aesop's ancient fairy tale, 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. There are certainly similarities between this Boy Who Cried Wolf, and Prokofiev's masterwork, Peter and the Wolf.
* 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 Boy Who Cried Wolf, who would come to be the universal example of the perils of telling untruths. A bored shepherd boy amuses himself by alarming the villagers over a dangerous wolf who could decimate the flock. When they come to his aid they discover he has lied. This occurs several times, until the wolf actually does appear. At this point, however, the boy's credibility has been destroyed and the sheep are eaten. The English idiom "cry wolf" derives from this tale.
"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
* 45 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Boy Who Cried Wolf - 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 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.