Oceanhouse Media Launches Two New Dr Seuss Interactive E-book Apps (iPhone)

Having Dr Seuss’  How the Grinch Stole Christmas! read to me via the iPhone e-book app created by Oceanhouse Media in a traffic jam was one of the cooler things (aside from the games) that I’ve experienced with my mobile phone.

The nice people at Oceanhouse Media are at it again, this time with Dr Seuss’ “The Cat in the Hat” and “ABC”. Check out the press release below for further details:

“THE CAT IN THE HAT” AND “DR. SEUSS’S ABC” IPHONE APPS NOW AVAILABLE FROM OCEANHOUSE MEDIA

ENCINITAS, Calif. – February 12, 2010 – Oceanhouse Media, Inc., launched today three new officially licensed iPhone Apps based on the beloved classic children’s stories by Dr. Seuss. Two of the top selling children’s books of all time, The Cat in the Hat and Dr. Seuss’s ABC are now available as interactive eBooks in the App Store for $3.99 each.  In addition, Oceanhouse Media announces Dr. Seuss Camera – The Cat in the Hat Edition, a unique and whimsical photo card maker, is also now available for $2.99.

Written by Dr. Seuss in 1957 and 1963 respectively, The Cat in the Hat and Dr. Seuss’s ABC have been adapted for the first time to an interactive book format for the iPhone and iPod Touch.  The eBooks combine the beautiful original artwork of the books with innovative features that promote reading in young children, including highlighted picture / word associations, professional narrations and custom background audio.

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The Dr. Seuss Camera – The Cat in the Hat Edition app is now available in the Photography category and allows users to create fun photo cards using the iPhone’s built-in camera or Photo Library. Users can pose with characters or choose to become the Cat in the Hat, the playful Thing 1 or Thing 2, or even Sally or her brother. Cards can be personalized with comical and colorful stamps, borders and classic Seussian text.  Cat in the Hat Cards can be e-mailed to friends and family or saved to the Photo Library.

“We are excited to join forces once again with Oceanhouse Media to bring more of Dr. Seuss’s beloved tales to the iPhone,” said Susan Brandt, President of Dr. Seuss Enterprises. “Dr. Seuss created The Cat in the Hat and Dr. Seuss’s ABC to improve literacy in elementary schools, and now Oceanhouse Media continues this tradition by developing innovative features only possible in interactive eBooks that both parents and children will love.”

Available for both the iPhone and iPod Touch, these apps will also be available for the iPad.  “We are thrilled about Apple’s recent announcement of the iPad,” said Michel Kripalani, President of Oceanhouse Media. “We are looking forward to having most of our 75+ apps available for the iPad, starting with our Dr. Seuss products. We believe that the iPad will be a revolutionary device for children’s literature and learning.”

In December of 2009, Oceanhouse Media released its first three Dr. Seuss titles including Grinchmas!, the #1 Kids Game on the App Store for the holiday season, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! eBook and Dr. Seuss Camera – The Grinch Edition.

For more information on these products and direct links to the App store, please visit www.oceanhousemedia.com/drseuss.

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About Oceanhouse Media

Oceanhouse Media, Inc. is an iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad app development company founded in early 2009 by Michel Kripalani, former CEO of Presto Studios and Director of Business Development at Autodesk.

The team is comprised of developers with decades of experience, primarily from the videogame business, that now share a common purpose to uplift, educate and inspire through technology.  Currently, Oceanhouse Media has over 75 apps on the App Store. The company’s corporate mantra is “Creativity with Purpose.” www.oceanhousemedia.com

About Dr. Seuss Enterprise, L.P.

Dr. Seuss Enterprises was founded in 1993 following the death of Theodor S. Geisel, Dr. Seuss, to conserve and nurture the works of Dr. Seuss by protecting the integrity of the Dr. Seuss books while expanding beyond books into licensed merchandise.

The licensing effort is a strategic part of the overall effort to strengthen and protect the relationship consumers have with Dr. Seuss characters.  Theodor Geisel said he never wanted to license his characters to anyone who would “round out the edges”.  That is one of the guiding philosophies of Dr. Seuss Enterprises.



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