Stories have always been a great entertainment and means of comfort, especially for children at bedtime. In 1937, Theodor Seuss Geisel, or otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, made a legendary mark in children’s literature history by publishing a story told in such a simplistic rhyming scheme with totally unique cartoon illustrations of common objects that it completely captivated young readers. With 75 years passed, Oceanhouse Media is proud to help celebrate with the release of that momentous children’s book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, in omBook form for future generations to enjoy.
Marco walks to school each day down Mulberry Street, always hoping to find someone exciting to greet. “When I leave home to walk to school, Dad always says to me, ‘Marco, keep your eyelids up and see what you can see.’” But Marco never has big news to tell of the journey from school and back, not unless he creates his own wonders of which to exclaim. However, things along Mulberry always seem so lame. Zebras with chariots or an elephant pulling a brass band, if only that could be what Marco would tell his dad. Read on, read on, and you’ll find out all of the fun Marco will have.
OmBooks provide three ways to experience the story: “Read it Myself” allows reading and viewing the material in the same manner that traditional books would offer, “Read to Me” highlights each word as it is professionally narrated, and “Auto Play” adds narration but also automatically turns the page when it is completed. This is a nice feature for very young children, or to just make the experience a little more like a movie.
Some additional features to help promote reading and create even more enjoyment include words that are spoken and highlighted when tapped, noises and narrations when pictures are touched, plus fun animations and sounds to help pages come alive. Even a simple tap and hold on paragraphs is all it takes to restart a narration. A wonderful combination of capabilities to complement the whimsical artwork of Theodor Seuss Geisel.
• The manuscript was rejected by twenty-seven publishing houses for being too fantasy based and different.
• The rhymes were written to the rhythm of chugging engines on the M.S. Kungsholm while Dr. Seuss was on a vacation.
• The original title of this book was “A Story That No One Can Beat”
Dr. Seuss has certainly made history when it comes to children’s books. He has written over 60 different stories oriented to telling crazy tales about whacky characters. His books comprise cartoon drawings with short rhymes to bring about a unique experience that certainly draws attention and is most definitely memorable. You can find all of Oceanhouse Media’s Dr. Seuss offerings via their website.
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street is a universal app compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch running iOS 3.0 or later, and available in the App Store at the introductory price of $2.99.