May 3, 2011 in Books (F)
[prMac.com] Silver Spring, Maryland - PicPocket Books has releaesd Snuggle Mountain HD 2.4 for iPad. Who isn't familiar with the ritual of hungry kids waking their slumbering parents, eager for pancakes and the adventures of the day to begin? This creative story follows Emma as she scales the peaks of Snuggle Mountain (her parent's bed), through the lumps and bumps of the bed covers, to wake the two headed giant (mom and dad). Each page of Snuggle Mountain opens into a cozy landscape that will spark a little one's imagination.
"I am thrilled that Snuggle Mountain can be enjoyed in this new format," says author Lane. "I am especially pleased that Melissa and I partnered with PicPocket Books because we wanted Snuggle Mountain to maintain its integrity as a book, one for kids to enjoy with the parents and, perhaps, by themselves with the read aloud function."
The iPad app includes animated features that enhance the progression of the story: The giant blinks awake and animated movements from the cat, dog and other characters help them wake up and get ready for their breakfast. PicPocket Books and Snuggle Mountain's illustrator, Melissa Iwai, created the animations in the app directly from the original book illustrations, making this picture book app unique in its class. Touch activated sound effects are another element of interaction, as is the audio-synchronated word highlighting.
Whether your ideal Mother's Day includes mountain climbing, sleeping late, or both, make sure you get some read-aloud time in as well! And the Snuggle Mountain app is just perfect for that!
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later
* 37.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Snuggle Mountain HD 2.4 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
Established in the spring of 2009, PicPocket Books was founded by the husband and wife team of Lynette and Manuel Mattke, who share a passion for children's literature and technological innovation. To download any of the PicPocket Books apps, please visit the iTunes App Store and search for 'PicPocket Books.' PicPocket Books offer parents and their kids an alternative to flashy, and sometimes violent, fast-paced video games. Their book apps have some simple animations and/or interactive hot spots to encourage exploration and engagement. Overall, they strive to remain quite faithful to the original books with their apps and want to be careful not to obscure the reading experience with too much interactivity. They champion books and reading aloud to kids, and see bookapps as supplements, not replacements, for print books and the valuable time parents can spend reading with their kids. If having kids' books available on mobile devices means more exposure to stories and enthusiasm for reading for kids, then that is a success! Copyright (C) 2011 PicPocket 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.