May 1, 2011 in Books (F)
[prMac.com] Singapore - Digital publisher Tusitala Pte Ltd released Come Dream with Me, the second title in its series of interactive children's book apps on Monday. The book-app is a part of the Lola Grows Up series of original, beautifully illustrated children's books which follow a little girl, Lola, as she deals with pint-sized problems like sleeping alone or learning to share things with others. So as to appeal to young children, these messages are contained within enjoyable, memorable stories.
In the brief period that it has been on the iTunes App Store, the app has already garnered widespread attention. It has appeared on the top spot of the featured apps list dedicated to books on 88 stores around the world, including the US, UK, Singapore, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates. The app has clearly won fans with its voice-recording facility, which allows parents to record their voices reading the story for kids to enjoy a personalised storytelling experience anytime. In addition, it allows children to record and listen to their own voices, which builds confidence in pronounciation and reading aloud. This was picked up on by one appreciative reader, who commented that her four year old daughter "loves the app" and that they take "take turns recording parts of the story".
This is exactly the kind of response that Wendy Wong, Director of Tusitala Pte Ltd, hopes to hear more of in the weeks to come. Wong, herself a mother of two young girls, says that "when parents and children read our stories together, it helps both of them approach an organic solution to early childhood challenges". If the downloads so far are any indication, this is an approach that seems to be scoring points with parents and kids alike!
Come Dream with Me is a sequel to the first book in the series, The Toilet Monster, which is focussed on the theme of potty training and its attendant frustrations - for children and parents both - and brings some much-needed humour and entertainment into what can be a stressful period in a toddler's upbringing. Future books in the Lola Grows Up series are set to release over the next few months.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later
* 64.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Come Dream With Me 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
Tusitala Books is a mobile publishing company that produces apps for the iPad, iPhone iPod touch, and ebooks for the Kindle and iPad. We believe that the future of publishing will be (and indeed, has already been) revolutionised by mobile platforms and social networks, and want to be part of this revolution - by working with authors and artists to publish their stories, as well as in offering a seamless digital publishing workflow to print publishers who are looking to go digital. Copyright (C) Tusitala Books. 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.