Berkeley, California – The Tortoise and the Hare: REMATCH! storybook app for iPad and iPhone was released today by award-winning digital publisher See Here Studios LLC. Written and illustrated by Wallace E. Keller, the creator of the best-selling children’s book app “The Wrong Side of the Bed 3D,” REMATCH begins with a retelling of the classic fable and adds a hilarious new continuation to the story.
What happens After the Tortoise and the Hare’s famous race? While the Tortoise has become quite famous after winning the race, the Hare is left with a badly bruised ego. Seeking advice from the wise old Owl – “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” – Hare realizes what he needs to do…he challenges Tortoise to – a rematch!
The Tortoise and the Hare: REMATCH! incorporates the signature high-quality production elements that made Keller’s first children’s book app, The Wrong Side of the Bed, a top 10 ranking iPad paid book app and a standout digital book according to Kirkus Reviews: “For readers still unconvinced that the features of the iPad can translate printed children’s books into full-blown multimedia experiences, this one will change your point of view.”
While maintaining the high standards of story and illustration established by the print industry, The Tortoise and the Hare: REMATCH! storybook app goes far beyond a printed children’s book with animated movie introductions for key book pages, touch animations that show character reactions, a musical score supporting each page of the story and professional narration by the author.
Keller explains, “These additional digital book elements are carefully selected and crafted to enhance rather than distract from the storytelling experience. They reflect our recognition of the educational value of narrative storytelling in children’s books, as well as the company’s commitment to providing a reading-based alternative to games.”
* 34 richly illustrated storybook pages
* A witty, comical and thought-provoking story
* Over 90 interactive touch spots – tickle the characters to see them react
* Animated mini-movies, an original musical score and humorous sound effects provide a dynamic multimedia reading experience
* Audio options to “Read to Me” (narration read by the author) or “Read Myself”
* Includes Auto-play feature for automatic page turning
* Written for ages 4 and up
Author/illustrator Wallace E. Keller has illustrated children’s books for Scholastic, Harcourt, Rizzoli International, McGraw-Hill and Houghton Mifflin. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, his illustrations have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Business Week, Ms. and Psychology Today. His first children’s book app, The Wrong Side of the Bed 3D, received a Kirkus Star and was voted a best children’s book app by Kirkus Reviews, iPhone Life and Babble.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 74.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
The Tortoise and the Hare: REMATCH! 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
See Here Studios is an independent publisher and creator of delightful interactive children’s books, brand-named Tickle Books(R). With extensive backgrounds in children’s book writing, illustration, animation, film, music and educational software, the Studio’s mission is to create the highest quality digital book experiences for children. The company’s over-arching goal is to nurture a lifelong love of reading and creativity. Copyright (C) 2012 See Here 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.
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