Whether reading one page or the entire story, readers instantly become the narrator of their own Dr. Seuss book and can share the fun with others.
Encinitas, CA (PRWEB) September 26, 2012
Dr. Seuss Enterprises and leading app publisher Oceanhouse Media, Inc. today unveiled an exclusive ”Record and Share” feature for Dr. Seuss’s award-winning children’s digital books in the App Store℠. The first digital books to receive this feature are The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Dr. Seuss’s ABC, available in full and free LITE versions.
“We’ve brought story time to a whole new level,” said Susan Brandt, President of Dr. Seuss Enterprises. “Whether reading one page or the entire story, readers instantly become the narrator of their own Dr. Seuss book and can share the fun with others.”
For the first time users can record themselves reading a Dr. Seuss story and then share the recording with family, friends and teachers who also own the digital book. Recipients who do not have the digital book can listen to the recording as a standard audio file. Multiple voice tracks can be saved within the digital book as well.
“Now if mom or dad are away from home, they can still read a bedtime story to their kids,” said Michel Kripalani, President of Oceanhouse Media. “Or imagine a grandparent receiving a book read to them by their young grandchild. Plus, on the educational front, this is a fantastic way for teachers to evaluate, track, and save a student’s reading ability throughout the school year.”
Other new features in these digital book updates include a page selector, the ability to turn individual learning features on or off, and a link to the Dr. Seuss Bookshelf on the main menu. Additional digital books will receive the free update in the coming months.
About Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
Creators of the award-winning Dr. Seuss book apps, Oceanhouse Media, Inc. is a leading publisher of more than 250 mobile apps for iOS (iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®), Android™, NOOK Tablets™, Kindle Fire™ and HP TouchPad™ 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.
Oceanhouse Media's corporate focus is to uplift, educate and inspire through technology. For more information, visit http://www.oceanhousemedia.com. Follow the company at http://www.facebook.com/OceanhouseMedia and http://twitter.com/OceanhouseMedia.
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.