By Nate Adcock on Thu, 05/20/2010
"iStoryTime, a company dedicated to bringing children’s stories to the iPhone and iPad, just released their 31st children’s book today – “Shrek Forever After”. The new book, which is available on iTunes for $1.99, times with the nationwide release of the movie tomorrow." Read on for a video preview, and full press release...
Los Angeles, CA – iStoryTime, a publisher of children’s storybooks for the iPhone, announced today the official release of “Shrek Forever After,” digital children’s book based on the DreamWorks Animation film that opens in theaters this weekend. iStoryTime and DreamWorks Animation entered into a digital publishing licensing agreement earlier this year that grants iStoryTime the rights to publish online children’s books based on four of the studio’s properties: How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek Forever After, Megamind and The Penguins of Madagascar. iStoryTime, which has the largest library of illustrated and narrated children’s books for the phone, brings books to life for anytime, anywhere entertainment for kids.
“What's exciting about the Shrek book is that we were able to enhance the interactivity of the app without compromising the intrinsic value of it being a book,” said iStoryTime co-Founder, Woody Sears. “You can almost think of it as a digital pop-up book."
iStoryTime’s online books, which can be downloaded directly to an iPhone or iPod Touch or iPad, are simple to use and known for their creativity, illustrations, narrations and animation. Options for narrations on different stories include voices of adults, kids, and characters. The narration can also be turned off so that parents can read to kids.
iStoryTime books are available globally for $.99-$2.99 in the iPhone App Store in 80 countries.
iStoryTime can provide members of the media with a download code to access books for review.
iStoryTime is part of FrogDogMedia, LLC. The company was founded in 2009 by two fathers and an uncle who love to have fun with their families. Driven by a passion to make children’s books more accessible and entertaining, iStoryTime is the pioneer of children’s book apps for the iPhone. The organization has created a new medium for established and first time authors to showcase their work at no expense. The new publishing platform provides parents with a library of compelling children’s books available anytime, anywhere.