iKids Play™ and Children's Book Creator Marianne Richmond Team Up to Offer Best-selling Book Title through iPhone App

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"Hooray for You!", the newest iKids Play™ title for iPhone™ and iPod Touch™, is a fun application with a positive message for children

Hooray for You! on iPhone

By partnering with iKids Play, I'm able to share my books through a new medium … expanding my reach to children, parents, and loved ones.

iKids Play™ and beloved children's author and illustrator Marianne Richmond introduce the fourth book in the iKids Play iPhone application collection, Hooray for You! Based on Richmond's best-selling picture book, this celebration of individuality ("you-ness") comes to life through five fun activities in one application. Featuring playful verse and illustrations, Hooray for You! takes readers on a head-to-toe-tip journey, honoring the remarkable individuality bestowed on us all. Using the iKids Play app, children can interact with the book through rub and reveal, coloring book, video story time, paint and read along options.

Mark Smith, Founder of iKids Play said, "Our partnership with Marianne Richmond allows us to take our positive alternative to gaming to the next level. By offering titles that impart uplifting, positive messages, we can not only nourish a child's love of reading, but also his or her self esteem."

Marianne Richmond, writer, artist, and connection expert, has touched the lives of millions over the past decade through her publishing company, Marianne Richmond Studios, Inc. (http://www.mariannerichmond.com). Her uplifting creations are sold nationwide -- from corner gift shops and bookstores to mass merchants and department stores. "By partnering with iKids Play, I'm able to share my books through a new medium … expanding my reach to children, parents, and loved ones."

iKids Play, part of the iKids Apps portfolio, was designed for the iPhone and iPod Touch in conjunction with school teachers, moms and kids to provide a positive alternative to gaming. The five-in-one application provides fun book-related activities to keep busy kids ages 2-10 while traveling, shopping, at restaurants, at sibling sporting events, or waiting at the doctor's office.

iKids Play currently offers iPhone/iTouch applications for three other children's titles, as well as podcasts for a host of other children's titles. Priced at $2.99, the iKids Play applications offer five activities in one, and can inspire a child's love of reading by combining their favorite titles with cutting edge technology, and now positive self messaging!

About iKids Play
iKids Play, part of the iKids Apps portfolio by Idea Stream Productions LLC, offers five creative play activities in one iPhone/iTouch application. Each app, based on a different children's picture book, provides a positive alternative to gaming for children ages 2-10. iKids Play introduces new children's titles each month. Learn more at http://www.iKidsPlay.com.


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