August 2, 2011
Oceanhouse Media is pleased about their new partnership with another HarperCollins division, which allows more great Berenstain Bears titles to make it into the App Store and onto your iDevice. This expanded collaboration begins with the release of The Berenstain Bears’ Bedtime Battle.
“The Berenstain Bears omBooks continue to be one of our most beloved app series,” said Michel Kripalani, President of Oceanhouse Media. “It’s exciting to have the opportunity to expand the number of these treasured books in our omBook collection thanks to our wonderful partnership with HarperCollins Children’s Books.”It's tough to beat this classic children's book series of delightful stories about the Bears living in Bear Country. The Berenstain Bears’ Bedtime Battle is just as enjoyable as the rest, telling the story of how it feels like a strategic, endless operation to put the little ones to sleep on time. Time to brush your teeth, take your bath, and go to bed always comes to soon for kids, and they'll do anything to avoid it. Follow along as Mama and Papa Bear hit bedtime road block after road block down the road of getting Brother and Sister Bear to bed. The app has 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 provide even more enjoyment include words that are spoken and zoom up when pictures are touched, custom background audio for each scene, plus fun animations and sounds to help pages come alive. A wonderful combination of capabilities to complement the passionate artwork of Stan & Jan Berenstain.
“Stan and Jan Berenstains’ hallmark illustrations come to life in this omBook adaptation,” said Susan Katz, President and Publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books. “Oceanhouse Media has a great track record of providing quality book apps that are respectful to the original content of the Berenstains. We look forward to expanding the line of omBooks with them to include many popular Berenstain Bears titles that families have come to love over the years.”The Berenstain Bears’ Bedtime Battle 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.