This is the first Read Across America Day that each of the 44 classic Dr. Seuss books are available on the App Store as a digital book app.
Encinitas, Calif. (PRWEB) February 28, 2014
Oceanhouse Media, Inc., in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., kicks off its annual app sale in celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day. More than 60 of the company’s Dr. Seuss digital book apps will be on sale for up to 80% off starting February 28th through March 6th. The discounts are available on iOS, Android and Windows 8 marketplaces.
Oceanhouse Media is offering their 5 best-selling Dr. Seuss book apps for 99 cents (regular prices $3.99-$4.99) as part of the sale. These titles include "The Cat in the Hat", "Green Eggs and Ham", "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish", "Dr. Seuss’s ABC" and "Oh, the Places You'll Go!". In addition, more than 50 other Dr. Seuss book apps are on sale ranging in prices from 99 cents to $8.99.
For Dr. Seuss fans who love science, all 15 of The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library book apps are on sale for $1 off as part of the birthday sale (regular price $5.99). This nonfiction series introduces young children to basic science concepts and explores a range subjects from animals and nature to outer space. Recent releases include "If I Ran the Rain Forest" and "Miles and Miles of Reptiles."
"This is the first Read Across America Day that each of the 44 classic Dr. Seuss books are available on the App Store as a digital book app," said Michel Kripalani, founder and president of Oceanhouse Media. "We’re offering the 5 bestsellers for 99 cents each to encourage new fans to give them a try."
Oceanhouse Media launched Dr. Seuss book apps on the App Store five years ago in 2009. The California-based company has since released all 44 classic Dr. Seuss titles for mobile devices, with the final title "On Beyond Zebra!" released in August 2013. Dr. Seuss book apps are consistently ranked at the top of the app charts, with nine reaching the number one spot in the Books category on Apple’s App Store. Every Oceanhouse Media Dr. Seuss book app includes three reading options, easy-to-use navigation, professional narration, custom sound effects, and synchronized word highlighting and picture/word association. In addition, the iOS books apps include a record and share feature allowing family members to record their own narration of a story and share it with friends or family.
The NEA’s Read Across America Day is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. This year, the NEA’s Read Across America event will be held on March 3, a Monday. For more information, visit http://www.nea.org/readacross.
For a list of Dr. Seuss book apps on sale for the birthday celebration, visit the Oceanhouse Media website starting Feb 28th at http://www.oceanhousemedia.com/products/type/sale.
About Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
Creators of the award-winning Dr. Seuss digital book apps, Oceanhouse Media, Inc. is a leading publisher of more than 360 mobile and desktop apps for iOS (iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®), Android™, NOOK Tablets™, Kindle Fire™, HP TouchPad™ and Windows 8 devices. The company was founded in early 2009 by Michel Kripalani, a veteran of the video gaming industry. Seventeen of the company’s apps have reached the number one spot within their categories on Apple’s App Store℠. In addition, Google has selected the company as one of its Top Developers, a designation granted to only 150 groups worldwide.
About Dr. Seuss
Theodor "Seuss" Geisel is quite simply the most beloved children's book author of all time. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 44 books for children. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. While Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, visit seussville.com.
The primary focus of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. is to protect the integrity of the Dr. Seuss books while expanding beyond books into ancillary areas. This effort is a strategic part of the overall mission to nurture and safeguard the relationship consumers have with Dr. Seuss characters. Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) said he never wanted to license his characters to anyone who would "round out the edges." That is one of the guiding philosophies of Dr. Seuss Enterprises. Audrey S. Geisel, the widow of Dr. Seuss, heads Dr. Seuss Enterprises as CEO. Learn more about Dr. Seuss at http://www.seussville.com and http://www.facebook.com/Dr.Seuss.