iStorytime (A Dreamworks Developer) Takes on Acclaimed Children's Book and DVD for the Deaf

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History is in the process of being made within the Deaf Community. iStorytime, the iPhone App Developer for Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon, recently signed on to turn the Award-Winning Children’s Picture Book Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy into a Children’s Book App with Sign Language Interpretation, a major advancement for the Deaf Community.

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I’m pleased to say that this is the first of many apps to be created through iStorytime for the Danny the Dragon series.

Imagination Publishing Group, publisher of the ground-breaking Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy DVD (vivid audio-visual presentation of the children’s picture book of the same name, by award-winning author Tina Turbin) with sign-language interpretation for the deaf, recently announced it’s partnership with the premier iPhone app developer, iStorytime.

While production is taking place, turning Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy into a children’s picture book app by August 2010, an additional aspect drawing attention to this project will be the inclusion of sign-language interpretation for the deaf, to this same title, in a soon to follow release. This unique feature will be the first of its kind, paving the way for many more cutting-edge products to assist this underserved population.

Carol Downing, the Associate Director of the Blossom Montessori School for the Deaf and a nationally-certified sign language interpreter agrees that the inclusion of sign language interpretation is quite fitting considering that the deaf population tend to be very tech-savvy. She goes on to say,

“In an outstanding show of compassion, Tina Turbin has reproduced her entire book on DVD along with the addition of a sign language interpreter for deaf children. As an educator of the deaf, I appreciate her attention to this often overlooked and underserved population. The innovation of adding a sign language interpreter to her DVD was not only brilliant and appreciated, but it stands as strong proof that she truly creates from her heart.”

When asked about future product development, Imagination Publishing Group President Alan Wayne replied: “I’m pleased to say that this is the first of many apps to be created through iStorytime for the Danny the Dragon series. We are very pleased with the collaboration on this incredible children’s title.”

TO PURCHASE PRODUCTS: Contact Imagination Publishing Group at info(at)dannythedragon(dot)com or call 888-701-6481. Also available through:, Victory Multimedia, Barnes and Noble, Library Video Company, Baker and Taylor and other major distributors.

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy DVD: UPC 837654741191, $24.95
Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy paperback: ISBN 978-0-9800-721-0-5, $8.95

DVD profits are generously donated by author Tina Turbin to the Blossom Montessori School for the Deaf, as well as causes which support the improvement of literacy and education.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: As an avid supporter of programs to improve the quality of lives of children and families, Tina Turbin works diligently to raise awareness about celiac disease, gluten allergies and the important task of making improvements in children’s literacy and education. She speaks regularly on these topics on national radio shows and writes articles and columns for a wide variety of publications and popular websites.

If you’d like more information about the above or to schedule an interview, please call Rosie Newman at 888-701-6481 or email media(at)dannythedragon(dot)com.


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