June 9, 2014 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Los Angeles, California - Today, Auryn a premier publisher of children's interactive storybooks and creative workbooks, announced the newest addition to its digital library, Barney Saltzberg's Crazy Hair Day. Offering hundreds of entertaining and interactive animations, sound effects and games, children will feel like they are a part of Saltzberg's digital narrative by personalizing and contributing to the storyline and interacting with the main character, Stanley Birdbaum, and his classmates. The digital storybook is available now as a stand-alone as app as well as within the StoriesAlive library app, which can be downloaded onto iPads, Android and Nabi tablets.
"Our goal is to engage and entertain children and families through the act of reading and we are thrilled to work with Barney Saltzberg to bring his story to life," said Umesh Shukla, founder and CEO of StoriesAlive. "Barney's creative and colorful narrative, coupled with our expertise in animation technology and visual effects has allowed us to turn Crazy Hair Day into one of the most interactive digital storybooks out in the marketplace."
Crazy Hair Day uses advanced technology to embed a variety of interactive features that children can discover and enjoy such as:
* Paint pictures using various mediums such as oil, marker, pastel or pencil which are then integrated throughout the story alongside Saltzberg's original illustrations.
* Add their own flair by styling Stanley's hair as crazy as they want by cutting, straightening, curling or coloring it to highlight their own creative take on the story's main crazy hair theme.
* Play various games as a part of the story such as the "Water Catching Game," "Music Game" and "Maze Game," which all encourage kids to use actively use their minds.
* Personalize the narrative by adding pictures of themselves to a slideshow which appears in frames on the class wall, and transform themselves into a hamster, just like those in the story, to become a character in the book.
"From the moment you open the app, there is so many wonderful things to do. Animation is beautiful. I found myself playing the dripping water game over and over!. Really great. It's so inventive. Really different." said Barney Saltzberg, author of Crazy Hair Day.
StoriesAlive is an innovative library app for children 3-8 years-old, which transforms children's storybook reading into personalized and engaging learning experiences through more than 160 interactive digital storybooks and creative workbooks. The app is free to download and comes with six free trial story apps. Offering instant access to popular and award-winning titles from classics to current bestsellers, StoriesAlive features carefully selected, well-designed titles from world-renowned, award-winning authors such as Barney Saltzberg, Nancy Tillman, Rosemary Wells, Suse MacDonald, Dean Koontz and Don Freeman.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 243 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Barney Saltzberg's Crazy Hair Day 1.0.1 is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Books category. Crazy Hair Day is also available as a stand alone app and through StoriesAlive, Auryn's subscription service for iPad and Android and Nabi tablets. For more information visit StoriesAlive online, or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.
Founded by Academy award-winning visual effects experts from Hollywood's top movie studios, Auryn, Inc. is the most award-winning digital publisher of children's apps for the iPad, iPhone, Android and other tablet devices. Recognized by the Producers Guild of America and Variety magazine as the Digital 25 top innovator in Emerging Media and winner of more app awards than any other digital publisher, Auryn is paving the way in digital publishing and fast-becoming the leader in children's storybook apps. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Auryn, Inc. 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.