Oceanhouse Media Releases It’s Tyrannosaurus Rex!, the First omBook in the Smithsonian Institution Prehistoric Pals Series from Soundprints

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The digital book app is available for iOS and Android devices for $2.99

It's Tyrannosaurus Rex! on iPad

As an app, It’s Tyrannosaurus Rex! comes to life with bold illustrations, great sound effects and an easy-to-follow narrative, all the while keeping in mind its young audience.

Oceanhouse Media, Inc. announces the release of its newest digital book, It’s Tyrannosaurus Rex!, for iOS and Android devices. Available for $2.99, this is the first in a series of omBooks (Oceanhouse Media digital books) to be offered as part of the company’s licensing agreement with Soundprints, publishers of Smithsonian Institution titles and other books for young readers.

“We are thrilled to work with Soundprints to bring their excellent Smithsonian Institution series to the digital book market,” said Michel Kripalani, founder and president of Oceanhouse Media. “We plan to release a number of titles throughout 2011 from their Prehistoric Pals, Oceanic and Backyard collections for young readers.”

Written by Dawn Bentley and illustrated by wildlife and natural history artist Karen Carr, It’s Tyrannosaurus Rex! is a prehistoric adventure for readers in preschool through grade 2. Approved by paleontologists at the Smithsonian Institution, the story takes readers on a journey through the Cretaceous period where they learn how Tyrannosaurus Rex and other ancient creatures roamed the earth.

“As an app, It’s Tyrannosaurus Rex! comes to life with bold illustrations, great sound effects and an easy-to-follow narrative, all the while keeping in mind its young audience,” said Claire Fennessey, Chief Marketing Officer at Palm Publishing, LLC, home of the Soundprints imprint. “Kids love dinosaurs and this story takes a fun and educational look at life in the prehistoric world.”

It’s Tyrannosaurus Rex! features three options: 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. Special features include original artwork, picture/word association, word highlighting, professional audio narration and scene-by-scene custom background audio.

About Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
Creators of the award-winning Dr. Seuss book apps, Oceanhouse Media, Inc. is a leading publisher of more than 170 mobile apps for iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android devices. The company was founded in early 2009 by Michel Kripalani, formerly CEO of Presto Studios and Director of Business Development at Autodesk. The company has sold more than one million paid apps with twelve reaching the number one spot within their categories on Apple’s App Store.

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 Soundprints
Soundprints is an award-winning imprint of Palm Publishing, LLC, a publisher and distributor of children's picture books, board and novelty books with audio, e-books and realistic plush toys. Headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, Palm Publishing produces top-quality, unique products that educate while they entertain. The company is proud to hold a publishing license with the prestigious Smithsonian Institution.

omBook is a trademark of Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
Android is a trademark of Google, Inc.

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