Based on the beloved 1957 Dr. Seuss classic of the same name, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! has been adapted for the first time to an interactive book format for the iPhone and iPod Touch
Encinitas, Calif. (PRWEB) December 11, 2009
Oceanhouse Media, Inc. announced today that the officially licensed iPhone app e-book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is now available on the App Store for the special promotional price of $3.99.
Based on the beloved 1957 Dr. Seuss classic of the same name, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! has been adapted for the first time to an interactive book format for the iPhone and iPod Touch and combines the beautiful, original artwork with innovative features that promote reading in young children.
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is one of the top-selling children’s books of all time, and generations have grown up with this wonderful holiday story,” said Susan Brandt, Executive Vice President of Dr. Seuss Enterprises. “With the new e-book from Oceanhouse Media, now children and adults can enjoy this story at any time and any place. Plane travel or road-tripping to visit family this holiday season just got a lot easier for moms and dads.”
New features only available in the e-book for the iPhone and iPod Touch include professional narration, background audio and enlarged artwork for each scene. To promote reading in young children, individual words are highlighted as the story is read and words zoom up when pictures are touched. By combining the original text and artwork of Dr. Seuss with features that entertain and promote reading, the e-book appeals to readers of all ages.
There are two ways to read the e-book:
- "Read to Me" — listen to the narrated story with words highlighted as they are read
- "Read it Myself" — read the book in its traditional form
Additional Features Include:
- Picture / Word association — words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched
- Professional audio narration
- Custom background audio for each scene
- Pages pan & zoom to accentuate the beautiful, original art of Dr. Seuss
Also available from Oceanhouse Media is Grinchmas, a casual, light-hearted snowball and present-throwing game, priced at $1.99. Already the app is the #1 Kids game on the App Store, #5 in Family Games and in the top 40 overall paid Apps on the entire App Store. To view a video of the App, please visit Grinchmas. The Dr. Seuss Camera – Grinch Edition, a unique and whimsical greeting card maker priced at only $2.99, is also available from Oceanhouse Media. Since debuting on the App Store, Dr. Seuss Camera – Grinch Edition has quickly climbed to #60 on the Photography chart. To view a video of the App, please visit Dr. Seuss Camera - Grinch Edition.
For more information on this product and direct links to the App store, please visit http://www.oceanhousemedia.com/products/drseuss/ . Ebook demo video can be found at: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.
About Oceanhouse Media
Oceanhouse Media, Inc. is an iPhone / iPod Touch app development company founded in early 2009 by Michel Kripalani, former CEO of Presto Studios and Director of Business Development at Autodesk. The team is comprised of developers with decades of experience, primarily from the videogame business, that now share a common purpose to uplift, educate and inspire through technology. Currently, Oceanhouse Media has over 65 apps on the App Store. The company’s corporate mantra is "Creativity with Purpose."
About Dr. Seuss Enterprise, L.P.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises was founded in 1993 following the death of Theodor S. Geisel, Dr. Seuss, to conserve and nurture the works of Dr. Seuss by protecting the integrity of the Dr. Seuss books while expanding beyond books into licensed merchandise. The licensing effort is a strategic part of the overall effort to strengthen and protect the relationship consumers have with Dr. Seuss characters. Theodor Geisel 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.
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