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