November 23, 2010 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Sydney, Australia - Announcing Red Umbrella Press, the developer of The Terribly Tall Tales of EnzoB: Born to Race, has launched a delightful new product for iPad users. The application is a heart-warming tale of a dwarf beagle, who overcomes obstacles to pursue his dream to race in Formula One. Geared to children, six to nine years of age, the one hundred and forty-five page book is full of interactive fun and is lustrously illustrated with hand painted artwork. Born to Race is the first in a four-part adventure series, The Terribly Tall Tales of EnzoB.
Red Umbrella Press has launched a new iPad app. It is a one hundred and forty-five page book for children, six to nine, although all ages are sure to find The Terribly Tall Tales of EnzoB: Born to Race a funny and touching story of inspiration.
Too short to show, EnzoB a rare dwarf pup threatens the reputation of generations of BeagleDom champions. With his dreams of being a show dog dashed, the little pup is banished from his forest home and sent to live in the city, as a pet to a friendly and loving couple, Mr. and Mrs. B. The story, written by Luscheyne Mellon, takes young readers through an interactive journey with the little pup, who does not let his short legs keep him from pursuing his dream to become the worlds first Formula One canine racer. In this his first adventure, EnzoB overcomes his obstacles and reminds kids that they can, too - you just have to believe!
All through the beagle's tale of challenge and triumph, readers are part of the story. There is lots of interaction, such as a sing along, contending with jumping fleas or crazy cuckoos, a Tale Tracker bookmarker and more. The book promises to be full of happy, fun and tactile surprises.
Probably the first thing that strikes readers is the visual richness of The Terribly Tall Tales of EnzoB: Born to Race. All of the illustrations have been drawn and painted by hand by illustrator and designer, Steve Dixon. Each graphic helps bring the beautifully written story to life with its wholesome, organic look and feel.
Illustrations of the type gracing the pages of this iPad app, as well as the interactive elements, are exactly what Mellon was looking for when imagining the final product but she had to use some caution. "My original prose had been brought to life, although I was conscious of trying to strike a delicate balance so as to not distract my little readers from the story itself," explained Mellon. "I chose to subtly infuse the narrative with some cinematic elements and a sprinkling of playful interactivity, too."
Both the story and the illustrations were inspired by Mellon's real-life, rare dwarf beagle, for whom the tale's character is named. The book's Tale Tracker bookmark is an artistic reproduction, created by Dixon, of the real Enzo's tail.
These are some of the unique features in The Terribly Tall Tales of EnzoB: Born to Race:
* A 145 page interactive treasure that the whole family can enjoy
* Suitable for ages 6-9 but moms and dads love it, too
* Particularly appeals to kids interested in animals, pets, adventure or racing
* Inspires children to believe they can overcome obstacles
* Vibrant hand drawn and painted artwork, visually rich and inviting
* A playful interface makes content exploration a truly magical experience
* Sound effects and amusing interactive elements just waiting to be discovered
* Teaches fascinating facts about Australian native wildlife
* Keep track of your reading adventure with the Tale Tracker feature
* Exclusive pre-release of EnzoB's theme tune 'Dreaming big dreams'. Lyrics included for a sing along
* First of a four-part adventure series inspired by a real dog
The Terribly Tall Tales of EnzoB: Born to Race is the first in a planned four-part adventure series featuring the adorable little beagle.
* iPad Compatible
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 179 MB
Pricing and Availability:
The Terribly Tall Tales of EnzoB: Born to Race 1.0 is only $6.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.
Red Umbrella Press is a small, independent publisher based in Sydney, Australia. The company dedicates itself to creating timeless treasures that capture the imagination of little ones and fuel their passion to read. Red Umbrella uses an approach to book design and storytelling that is both fresh and creative, complimented by a commitment to innovation and embracing all things digital. A true fusion of digital and niche publishing experience, the Red Umbrella team is equipped to publish and promote on all new media platforms, to an ever increasingly targeted audience. Copyright (C) 2010 Mobile-App-Marketing-Makeover & Edward Turner. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.