zuuka Releases World’s First Interactive eBook 'Five Little Pumpkins'

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Top-selling title from HarperCollins now avaiblable on Apple's iBookstore

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Five Little Pumpkins as interactive eBook

A Halloween Classic in a new look!

zuuka, via its publishing label iStoryTime, today released Five Little Pumpkins, the world’s first interactive eBook for the iPad, iPhone and iPod® touch available on Apple’s iBookstore. Developed at zuuka’s in-house studio, the interactive eBook takes advantage of Apple’s integration of the latest ePub3 technology that greatly improves the ability to integrate animation and sound for an immersive reading experience.

Released in partnership with HarperCollins Children’s Books, Five Little Pumpkins brings Dan Yaccarino’s illustrations to life in this perennial rhyming favorite of parents, teachers and kids alike. Ghostly sounds and spooky animations that activate when touched are featured throughout the book for the ultimate storytime adventure.

“Apple has done a tremendous job on increasing the capabilities of its iBook platform and we believe Five Little Pumpkins is a huge step forward in truly captivating and immersing the reader in the story,” said Graham Farrar, Founder of zuuka and its publishing label iStoryTime. “With numerous awards and top-selling digital children’s books, zuuka is a pioneer in innovating the storytelling experience and we are proud to be working with HarperCollins and applaud their enthusiasm for this vision.”

Toddlers and young readers are sure to enjoy the rhythmic story and vibrant and bold illustrations from Dan Yaccarino as he brings these pumpkins to life with personality and style. The iBook features read-to-me audio, hands-on animations and spooky sound effects throughout.

iStoryTime brings the joy of a kids' book to the convenience of the iPhone, iPad and iPod® touch and NOOK Color. iStoryTime books are illustrated and narrated, so children can enjoy the book even when parents are busy. Best of all, the apps and enhanced eBooks are simple to use because they are designed for kids two-years and up.

Device Requirements:

  • iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
  • Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later

Download link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/five-little-pumpkins/id462770085?mt=11

Pricing and Availability:
Five Little Pumpkins is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Apple App Store in the Books category.

zuuka is the digital publisher of iTalk Smurf and iStoryTime - an interactive storytelling experience delivered to the convenience of your mobile device - which features a series of illustrated and narrated books created by parents for kids. iStoryTime books have been highlighted in the New York Times, LA Times, CBS Early Show, theiPhoneMom.com, CNET and is decorated with PTPA Media’s Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval and the Children's Technology Review's Editor's Choice Award. With over 100 titles to choose from including favorites such as Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Peter Pan and Binky the Pink Elephant, iStoryTime books are an excellent tool for both educating and entertaining children ages two years and up. These storybooks can be enjoyed in several different modes ranging from automatic to manual, depending upon the development and preferences of the user. For additional information, visit http://www.iStoryTime.com.

HarperCollins Children’s Books is one of the leading publishers of children’s books. Respected worldwide for its tradition of publishing quality, award-winning books for young readers, HarperCollins is home to many timeless treasures—Charlotte’s Web, The Chronicles of Narnia, Goodnight Moon, Where the Sidewalk Ends, the Ramona series, Where the Wild Things Are; and popular new classics—The Graveyard Book, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Warriors, and Fancy Nancy. Consistently at the forefront of digital innovation, HarperCollins Children’s Books delights young readers through engaging storytelling in all formats, including ebooks and apps. HarperCollins Children’s Books is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, one of the leading English-language publishers in the world and a subsidiary of News Corporation. Headquartered in New York, HarperCollins has publishing groups in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia/New Zealand, and India. Visit HarperCollins Children’s Books at http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com and HarperCollins Publishers at http://www.harpercollins.com.


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