Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) December 4, 2008
For the first time since originally published in 1957, a digital version of Dr. Seuss's classic book How the Grinch Stole Christmas is now available only through kidthing, the first and only free digital media player made just for kids. kidthing also added One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, bringing the total of Dr. Seuss titles offered to 13, creating the largest and only collection of digital Dr. Seuss books available anywhere.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a classic tale about the Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small," and his plans to put a halt to Who-ville's holiday celebration. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish was first released in 1960 and is part of the Dr. Seuss beginning readers series. How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a kidthing page-turner, brought to life through narration, music and sound effects. Children can play the books automatically for a "read to me" experience, or can read along themselves at their own pace, turning the pages when they're done. Both titles are available for $5.99.
The Grinch is the latest holiday addition to kidthing, which last week announced Countdown to Christmas - a 25-day interactive holiday experience that will reveal a free holiday gift to children - one each day - as they eagerly await Santa's arrival. kidthing will continue to light up the holidays with additional holiday titles to be announced next week.
Other titles from Dr. Seuss Enterprises available on kidthing include: Horton Hears a Who! and The Lorax special animated edition page turner books, Horton Hears a Who! and Dr. Seuss Concentration games; Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Oh the Places You'll Go! and Horton Hatches an Egg page turner books; Dr. Seuss's ABCs Activity Book; and the Dr. Seuss Coloring Collection. The titles are for children age four to eight and Dr. Seuss fans of all ages and range from $3.99 to $7.99.
For families traveling this holiday season, kidthing provides a fun and entertaining way to fill time spent sitting in airports, cars and planes since all kidthing titles are downloaded directly to the kidthing player on a PC and are always available to be played - even when there's no Internet connection.
The two Dr. Seuss titles join the growing library of digital books, games, videos and activities available at kidthing (http://store.kidthing.com). kidthing recently won The National Parenting Association's 2009 Seal of Approval. The kidthing online store is filled with digital learning and entertainment products for kids to play from leading brands like Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Scholastic, Garfield, HarperCollins Publishers, Penguin Young Readers Group, and many more. kidthing runs on Windows XP or Windows Vista and will be available for Mac at a future date.
kidthing is the first and only free digital media player made just for kids. kidthing was created by parents to give kids a safe place to play and learn online away from web browsers and ads. kidthing also features an online store filled with a wide variety of fun and engaging digital animated books, interactive games, activities and videos from leading companies and brands. Browse, preview and buy great stuff from the kidthing store with prices starting at under a dollar. Content is automatically downloaded to the kidthing player and can be played anytime and anywhere, even when not connected to the Internet. kidthing is based in Los Angeles. You can visit kidthing at http://www.kidthing.com.