Encinitas, Calif. (PRWEB) October 30, 2012
Leading app publisher Oceanhouse Media, Inc. today announced the release of four Dr. Seuss book apps for Windows 8. This marks the first time the company has developed book apps for PCs.
The Dr. Seuss titles now available in the Windows Store include The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Lorax and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Ranging in price from $3.99 to $4.99, the book apps run on Windows 8 PCs and tablets, working well with both mouse and touch.
“We’re thrilled to develop our award-winning Dr. Seuss book apps for Windows 8,” said Michel Kripalani, president of Oceanhouse Media. “Our book apps focus on helping children learn to read and the interactive features, such as word highlighting and picture/word association, truly enhance the reading experience.”
The book apps feature Dr. Seuss’s original text and illustrations combined with realistic sound effects, professional narration and custom background audio. In addition, individual words are highlighted as the story is read and words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched. A new page selector allows readers to easily turn to any page within each book app.
“The Dr. Seuss book apps from Oceanhouse Media reimagine the classic children’s books for Windows 8,” said John Richards, senior director, Windows App Marketing for Microsoft Corp. “They provide a rich and engaging experience for children and adults alike. The apps are also a great way to build a library of interactive books.”
Three reading options included are Auto Play (geared toward younger readers), which plays like a movie by automatically reading and turning pages; Read To Me, which allows users to listen to the narrated story with words highlighted as they are read; and Read It Myself, which lets users read the book in its traditional format.
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 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.
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.