Oceanhouse Media Releases Two New Kids Books for the iPad

Popular app developer Oceanhouse Media announced the release of two entertaining children’s book apps today.  The Berenstain Bears Love Their Neighbors and Horton Hears a Who! are universal apps that work on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

Based on the well-known Berenstain Bears series and Dr. Seuss book, these book apps include the same text and original illustrations kids know and love.  In The Berenstain Bears Love Their Neighbors, the whole Bear family learns the importance of being a good neighbor and not judging others.  Not everyone keeps their home the same way and it takes more than a neat house to be a good neighbor.

Horton the elephant hears a voice coming from a small piece of dust and discovers a tiny planet with a city called Who-ville in Horton Hears a Who!. Despite ridicule from his jungle friends, Horton happily agrees to protect the little Whos of Who-ville and eventually discovers “a person’s a person, no matter how small” in this beloved Dr. Seuss book.

Both apps include three reading options.  Read to Me lets kids listen to the story and watch words highlight as they are read.  Readers turn pages when they are ready to move on in the story.  Read it Myself is intended for kids who can already read.  They may read the story on their own or tap the text and have it read to them.  Auto Play is perfect for those who are not yet reading.  This option is more like a movie where the story is read and advances automatically.  Additional features include:

  • Picture/word association – words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched
  • Words highlight and pop up in the story as they are read
  • Professional audio narration
  • Custom background audio for each scene

The Berenstain Bears Love Their Neighbors and Horton Hears a Who! are two more book apps that will educate and entertain kids of all ages.  Sit down and enjoy some time together with your children while you read these book and explore all their options.  You can download The Berenstain Bears Love Their Neighbors now for $2.99 and Horton Hears a Who! for $3.99.

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  • John D

    “Popular app developer” <= You've got to be kidding! Look at top apps grossings in the Apple app store, these guys are nowhere to be found! Will your site EVER talk about interesting apps and developers your readers care about?

  • http://www.oceanhousemedia.com Michel

    John – You may want to have a look at the Books category on the App Store. Five of the Top-10 iPad apps in the Books category for all of 2010 were developed and published by Oceanhouse Media. A few weeks ago, they announced the sale of their one millionth app.

  • http://www.oceanhousemedia.com Michel

    John – We currently have two apps in the Top-100 overall iPad chart.

    “Dr. Seuss’s ABC” reached #4 Top Paid (overall) on iPhone. Simultaneously, “The Cat in The Hat” was #20 Top Paid (overall) on iPhone and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” was #64.

    Our apps have tremendous value and they are very high quality. Most importantly, we teach kids how to read. There are plenty of parents and teachers who love to hear about what we are releasing.

    Michel Kripalani
    President, Oceanhouse Media

  • John D

    Plea-ea-ea-ea-ease! It’s not very difficult to be part of a category that has very low grossing numbers overall, and very few desperate players. To give you some perspective, Zeptolab sold millions of copies of one single app, Cut the Rope, in a matter of days. Osmos sold millions of copies as well. The same goes for Penultimate. And so on… All of them come from small development firms.

    All I’m saying, overall, most iPad don’t care about this kind of apps, and I maintain my statement, Oceanhouse Media (or any others of this kind) is not a popular developer. When this kind of apps makes it to the Top 100 paid apps, I may change my mind, but it’s not looking like it’s for tomorrow.

    When I come to this kind of site, I want to hear about cool apps, not about crap apps, sorry. Sure, you’ll find a handful of folks to disagree, but that’s it, they’re a handful.

    Also, you may want to use “we” instead of “they” when you talk about your own company.

  • mcbob

    John D, why is it that there is always someone like you posting comments like this? Your comment might be considered viable if it had merit. If you go right now into the app store at iTunes it’s easy to find apps from Oceanhouse Media. They have produced 161 iPhone apps and 54 iPad apps. I don’t know how that might compare to other developers but if you look at the iPad App Tracker you will see that Oceanhouse Media apps are consistently ranked in the top 20 within the “Books” category of apps. Just what do you base your comment “Will your site EVER talk about interesting apps and developers your readers care about?” on? Clearly, if you are a frequent reader of Padgadget as I have been since it started last April, you must have noted that the 4 writers try to cover many different topics from apps to accessories and associated news. It appears to me that Cristi writes primarily about items of interest to women who are interested in their kid’s entertainment, education, health, etc. Perhaps she is a mom who is interested in those types of apps. The male writers tend more to the technical stuff. Every app in the app store falls into some “niche” segment any one of which might not be of particular interest to you. All developers go after a targeted market of users. Obviously, Oceanhouse Media targets the children’s space while others go to medical or other technical areas. Blanket statements like yours have little merit in my opinion but since Padgadget gives you and everyone else the ability to post comments as you see fit, I suppose there will always be those who post nothing but negative views. Get real dude!!