BLOCKBUSTER AUTHOR DEAN KOONTZ AND AURYN RELEASE SECOND EBOOK APP IN THE AWARD-WINNING TRIXIE DOG SERIES
May 22, 2012 § Leave a comment
Auryn, Inc., the most award-winning digital publisher of interactive children’s stories for the iPad and other tablet devices, today announces the availability Trixie and Jinx, the second ebook app by blockbuster author Dean Koontz.
With the release of the award-winning I, Trixie Who Is Dog app late last year, Auryn and Koontz brought the author’s beloved golden retriever Trixie to life on the iPad and iPhone. Together, we have now released the second Trixie ebook adventure, just in time for children and families to enjoy it on summer vacations.
Giving readers another fun, lighthearted glimpse into the imagination of Trixie with quirky narration and irrepressible spirit, this app will delight readers young and old. This app details the story of Trixie who longs for her buddy Jinx the dachshund when he goes on vacation. Lonely Trixie tries to find new friends, but discovers that spiders have no sense of humor and mice just can’t appreciate a good tail-chase; no one can compare to Jinx.
“Auryn’s adaptations of these two books are wonderful. Reading them, playing with them, I am a child again,” says New York Times’ best-selling author Dean Koontz.
Key features of the storybook app include:
Personalization of picture, voice and text:
- Children can double up as illustrators of this book app by coloring Trixie herself, the background layouts, and other elements in every page using bright vibrant colors.
- Children can become their own narrator or listen to their parents narrate the book. Interactivity allows kids to personalize the sentence, create new action words and sharpen their vocabulary skills.
Image and word association vocabulary builder – when an image is touched the associated word is spoken and the written word displayed.
Karaoke effect – when a word is spoken during narration then the word is highlighted.
Touch a word to hear it being spoken.
Trixie and Jinx is offered three ways for kids and families to enjoy:
- “Read to me” – Listen to the narrated story while the text is displayed Karaoke style. After the narration finishes on a page the child can interact with objects till they are ready to move to the next page.
- “Read myself” – There is no narration but the child can touch a word to hear it being spoken aloud.
- “Auto Play” – same as “Read to Me” except the page advances automatically once the narration is finished. Useful for those long car rides when you want the child to have a complete book experience.
About Auryn, Inc.
Founded by Academy award-winning visual effects experts from Hollywood’s top movie studios, Auryn Inc. is the most award-winning digital publisher of storybook and creative apps for the iPad, iPhone, Android and other tablet devices. Uniting leading technologists and creative artists, Auryn’s patented technology enables the company to produce ground-breaking interactive content for the new emerging tablet medium. Recognized by the Producers Guild of America and Variety magazine as the Digital 25 top innovator in Emerging Media and winner of more app awards than any other digital publisher, Auryn is paving the way in digital publishing and fast-becoming the leader in children’s storybook apps. For more on Auryn, visit www.auryn.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest at: www.facebook.com/appsbyauryn, www.twitter.com/AurynApps and http://pinterest.com/appsbyauryn/.
About Dean Koontz
Dean Koontz is a prolific New York Times bestselling author whom the London Times has called “a master, a literary juggler.” His books have been translated into 36 languages and have sold more than 450,000,000 copies. He also served as the “editor” of books by his golden retriever, Trixie–Life Is Good, Christmas Is Good, and Bliss to You–and writes children’s books about her. Dean lives with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever Anna, and the enduring spirit of Trixie in southern California. For more on Dean visit http://www.deankoontz.com, http://www.deankoontz.com/trixie, and follow him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/deankoontzofficial.
May 16, 2012 § 1 Comment
A caring son, a cheerful friend and a helpful kid, Miko, the most loved mouse is here to enchant your little one. An eight book series, Miko has won the heart of children and parents alike. Be it loving his favorite toy and his best friend Mimiki, waiting patiently till his mother wakes up to play, confessing about a blunder, hating his bath, loving the beach, wanting a pet, there’s a story for each of that and more. Go ahead and get all these apps at $.99 (Offer valid till May 19 as a part of Children’s Book Week). The links to each of the storybook app is shared below. Happy Reading!
Miko – Mom, Wakeup and Play – Miko is wide awake and ready to play, but Mom wants to sleep longer. What can Miko do until her alarm rings? Everything that Miko tries to read, play, or eat is one of Mom’s favorite things too! He doesn’t want her to miss out, so what can he do to save them for her, and pass the time until she’s ready to join him? This adorable series delightfully captures the ups and downs of childhood, and will be a favorite in every young one’s collection. You can buy this app here – on your iPad http://bit.ly/abamiko and iPhone http://bit.ly/iphm1
Miko – Mom, It Was Me – Miko wants to see how far his new ball will bounce, but when it bounces right into Mom’s favorite vase, he knows he’s in trouble. Should he hide it? Should he make up a story? None of those ideas seem right. When Mom comes home, Miko decides that maybe telling the truth won’t be so bad after all. This is a funny and adorable look at the ethical dilemmas every child faces, told on their level. You can buy this app here – on your iPad http://bit.ly/amiko2 and iPhone http://bit.ly/iphm2
Miko – No Bath! No Way! – After Miko’s exciting day, the last thing he wants to do is wash away all the fun things he did! Mom says he doesn’t have to take a bath-but then he will have to endure tickly clothes, sticky ice cream on his face, and sleeping on the hard floor! How far will Miko go to remember his special day? You can buy this app here – on your iPad http://bit.ly/miko3 and iPhone http://bit.ly/iphm3a
Miko – Double Birthday – It’s Miko’s birthday, and he’s as excited as can be. It’s also his friend Mimiki’s birthday, but Miko is the only one who gets any presents. Miko would like to share with him, but it isn’t so easy to find something Mimiki can play with too. How can they have fun with the toys together to make it the best double birthday ever? You can buy this app here – on your iPad http://bit.ly/amiko4 and iPhone http://bit.ly/iphmi4
Miko Wants a Dog – Miko wants a pet dog more than anything. His friend Mimiki will pretend to be a dog for a little while, but he won’t go on a leash. No doubt about it—Miko needs a real dog. But Mama says Miko will have to wait until he’s older. He’s so disappointed, until he hears barking from the next door neighbor’s yard, and Miko gets the chance to prove how good he can be with a dog. You can buy this app here – on your iPad http://bit.ly/miko5a and iPhone http://bit.ly/mi5iph
Miko Goes on Vacation – Miko, Mimiki, and their Mom are off to the beach for a vacation. It’s his first trip, full of new sights and surprises. But the beach is full of strangers, and Miko doesn’t want to leave little Mimiki all alone when he goes in the water. Then he meets Pia on a nearby blanket, who also has a little friend for Mimiki. Now they can all play together, and Miko and Pia can have fun swimming. You can buy this app here – on your iPad http://bit.ly/miko6a and iPhone http://bit.ly/iph6mi
Miko – Where is Mimiki – Miko is upset.His little friend Mimiki has disappeared! Or could he just be hiding? Miko searches everywhere, but Mimiki is nowhere to be found! Can Miko ever find his friend, and can Mom help make sure that he never gets lost again? You can buy this app here – on your iPad http://bit.ly/miko7a and iPhone http://bit.ly/mi7iph
Miko Moves Out – Whenever Miko wants to play, his mom has a million other things she wants him to do first. Finally, she interrupts his playtime for the last time. Miko is fed up and decides to move out. Miko and Mimiki pack their things and leave. The only question that remains is, “Where will they go?” The answer takes them full circle and leads them back to the heart of things! You can buy this app here – on your iPad http://bit.ly/mikoa8 and iPhone http://bit.ly/iphmi8
May 14, 2012 § Leave a comment
Auryn’s entire Auracle line at a discounted rate of $.99 during Reading is Fun Week (May 13-19). Auracle titles include Miko “Goes on Vacation”, Since Lulu Learned the Cancan, Sister Yessa’s Story, The Perilous Pit, Randy Kazandy, Where Are Your Glasses?, I, Trixie, Who is Dog, The Emperor’s Race and many more.
“Anything we can do to promote reading amongst our youth is a positive movement for everyone,” said Umesh Shukla, Founder and CCO of Auryn. “We hope many children can take advantage of these great offers to enjoy the interactivity in sounds and visuals that go beyond the existing book experience. Today’s tots are demanding digital, and we are happy to provide the most award-winning line of storybook apps on the market today.”
List of Auracles on Sale for Children’s Book Week. Happy Reading!
|Edsel McFarlan’s New Car||http://bit.ly/ipheds|
|Tail Toes Eyes Ears Nose||http://bit.ly/iphtte|
|Love You To the Moon and Back||http://bit.ly/iphlov|
|Hurray for Pre-K!||http://bit.ly/iphhur|
|The Trees Grin Beside Me||http://bit.ly/s7ja5S|
|Dr. Duncan Dog on Duty||http://bit.ly/iphdrd|
|Miko – Mom, Wakeup and Play||http://bit.ly/iphm1|
|Miko – Mom, It Was Me||http://bit.ly/iphm2|
|Miko – No Bath! No Way!||http://bit.ly/iphm3a|
|Miko – Double Birthday||http://bit.ly/iphmi4|
|I, Trixie Who Is Dog||http://bit.ly/iphtrx|
|God’s Little Lamb||http://bit.ly/iphgll|
|Fruits for Little Lamb||http://bit.ly/iphfll|
|Hattie, The Backstage Bat||http://bit.ly/iphhat|
|Miko Wants a Dog||http://bit.ly/mi5iph|
|Miko Goes on Vacation||http://bit.ly/iph6mi|
|Miko – Where is Mimiki||http://bit.ly/mi7iph|
|Miko Moves Out||http://bit.ly/iphmi8|
|One Cold Night||http://bit.ly/iphocn|
|Randy Kazandy, Where are your Glasses?||http://bit.ly/iphran|
|Flash the Dash||http://bit.ly/iphftd|
|The Perilous Pit||http://bit.ly/tppiph|
|The Emperor’s Race||http://bit.ly/iphter|
|Since Lulu Learned the Cancan||http://bit.ly/iplulu|
|Sister Yessa’s Story||http://bit.ly/iphsis|
Free Lite Apps
|Edsel McFarlan’s New Car||http://bit.ly/liteds|
|Tail Toes Eyes Ears Nose||http://bit.ly/littte|
|Love You to the Moon & Back||http://bit.ly/lovlit|
|Hurray for Pre-K!||http://bit.ly/hurlit|
|The Trees Grin Beside Me||http://bit.ly/trelit|
|Dr. Duncan Dog on Duty||http://bit.ly/litddd|
|God’s Little Lamb||http://bit.ly/litgll|
|Fruits for Little Lamb||http://bit.ly/litell|
|Hattie, The Backstage Bat||http://bit.ly/hatit|
|One Cold Night||http://bit.ly/ocnlit|
|One Cold Night||http://bit.ly/iplicn|
|Randy Kazandy, Where are your Glasses?||http://bit.ly/litran|
|Flash the Dash||http://bit.ly/ftdlit|
|The Perilous Pit||http://bit.ly/litepp|
|The Emperor’s Race||http://bit.ly/liteer|
|Since Lulu Learned the Cancan||http://bit.ly/litllc|