Wanderful Releases Interactive Storybook Collection for Android Devices
Thirteen Storybook Apps Include Arthur and The Berenstain Bears Stories
San Francisco – June 26, 2013 – Wanderful, the award-winning developer of apps for today’s digital kids, announces the release of its interactive storybook apps for Android tablets and phones. These interactive storybooks, including the award-winning Harry and the Haunted House, Arthur’s Teacher Trouble and Ruff’s Bone, are part of the Wanderful storybook collection originally published by Living Books.
The thirteen apps include eight apps built for the U.S. market, with story content in English and Spanish, and four apps built for the UK market, with story content in UK English and French. Users can toggle instantly between languages with just a tap on the screen. A Classroom Activities guide is available for each Wanderful app. The guide, developed by teachers, offers lesson plans aligned with the Common Core State Standards around each story’s themes. The activities are grouped by grade level and by subject, including language arts, reading, social studies, science and art.
“We’ve had many requests for our Apps from educators and parents with Android devices, so we are excited to make these great story experiences available for them,” said Wanderful Founder and CEO Mickey W. Mantle. “Android is the fastest growing platform for tablets, smart phones, and other connected devices and we’re glad to be releasing our storybook Apps for Android so the growing number of parents, teachers, and especially children who use Android tablets and phones can enjoy these great Apps.”
Wanderful apps are highly intuitive and encourage children to explore each interactive storybook page for all its hidden content. With hundreds of interactive antics, sounds, words and music, the apps provide a richer interactive experience on one page than many other story apps offer in a whole book. The new Wanderful interactive storybooks are now available for $4.99 on the Google Play Store.
The thirteenth app in the Wanderful interactive storybook collection is the FREE Wanderful Storybook Sampler, which is an app that includes pages from seven of the most popular Wanderful storybooks. Each page in the Storybook Sampler is fully interactive, just like in Wanderful’s complete storybooks; and virtually everything on the page comes to life when clicked. The Storybook Sampler app is “hosted” by Simon, the narrator from Wanderful’s classic version of the Aesop’s fable Tortoise and the Hare, and provides a great way for parents, teachers, or anyone who hasn’t experienced the charm and educational value of the Wanderful apps to easily do so – and for FREE!
Originally introduced in the 1990’s by Brøderbund Software, Living Books were the industry’s first highly interactive storybooks and embraced by educators, praised by parents and cherished by children. Twenty years later Mickey W. Mantle, the former Brøderbund CTO who oversaw the technology development for the original interactive storybooks founded Wanderful and assembled key members of the original team, including Living Books creator Mark Schlichting, to re-invent the wildly popular interactive storybooks. The team has built an entirely new multi-platform engine to drive the story experience on the latest tablets, phones and computers, resulting in interactive storybook apps designed for today’s generation of digital kids. Visit the Google Play (search for “wanderful storybook apps”) or visit www.wanderfulstorybooks.com for more information.
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