Mindshapes release six free interactive Livebook™ apps as a celebration of one million books read in Magic Town

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Mindshapes today announced the release of six free interactive Livebook™ apps for iPhone and iPad, based on the format used within their popular children’s app Magic Town. All six titles are available for free for a limited time over the Thanksgiving weekend, as a celebration of Magic Town reaching one million Livebooks read.

The Tale of Little Red Riding Hood app icon

Mindshapes today announced the release of six free interactive Livebook™ apps for iPhone and iPad, based on the format used within their popular children’s app Magic Town. All six titles are available for free for a limited time over the Thanksgiving weekend, as a celebration of Magic Town reaching one million Livebooks read.

The six free titles are popular classic The Tale of Little Red Riding Hood; Aesop’s Fable The Tortoise & the Hare; American folk tale Brer Rabbit Earns a Dollar a Minute; Rumplestiltskin from the Brothers Grimm; Sinbad the Sailor from the Arabian Nights, and Hans Christian Andersen’s The Leaping Match.

Each Livebook™ app contains a beautifully illustrated, lovingly animated and professionally narrated version of a popular story. There are multiple story modes in each app, allowing children to watch, read, play and learn on their own or with a parent.

“We’re enormously proud that we’ve provided our first million stories to children around the world” said Chris Michaels, CMO at Mindshapes. “We want to thank all our users for their support, and since it’s Thanksgiving, what better way to do that that by giving them some of our most popular stories for free?”

The free Livebook apps can be viewed and downloaded here:

http://blogs.magictown.com/magic-town-livebook-apps/

and will remain free for the duration of the Thanksgiving weekend.

For more screenshots and icon assets please visit:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/42457988/221112_App_Assets.zip

About Magic Town
Launched in 2012, Magic Town contains over 80 interactive Livebooks™ based on popular children’s stories from premium publishers including Hachette and Simon and Schuster, with 70 more scheduled for release by the end of the year. Magic Town is designed for children aged 2-6+, and is available on iPhone and iPad. Visit http://magictown.com for more information.

About Mindshapes
Mindshapes is an educational technology company founded in 2010 with offices in London and in San Francisco. Mindshapes partners with premium publishers to release interactive versions of popular children’s stories through Magic Town, a popular children’s app available on iPhone and iPad. Visit http://mindshapes.com for more information.

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