Bulky Pix and So Ouat release two interactive classics: "Christmas Eve" and "Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves" for iOS

7 Dec

Two Lavishly illustrated books released just for the holidays, incorporate animation and interactive learning tools making introduction to reading fun!

USA- December 6, 2010 – So Ouat and BulkyPix today announced the immediate availability of two classic books, Christmas Eve and Ali Baba And The Fourty Thieves Classics at the App Store. Specifically adapted for children ages 2 to 10, the interactive books are designed as a learning tool that will get your youngsters interested in reading right from the start.

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The Christmas Eve and Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves Classics let you read the story to your children or they can follow along as the story is narrated for them. Two stories support two language modes and can be read and listen to in English and French. Users also have the ability to change the text font from ‘printed’ to ‘cursive’, which is a bonus, since few kids today can read cursive handwriting. Each page contains text as well as a short animated video to accompany it. Words are highlighted as they are spoken and users can turn each page into a tutorial on language by having different items underlined or highlighted.

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When the children touch the “Vowels” button all the vowels are highlighted in red, showcasing to young readers where all the vowels are located. The “Explain Me” icon underlines various sections form the paragraph that can be touched for explanation of its meaning.

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The “Show Me” button underlines another set of words. By touching these, their meaning is explained using pictures. For example, “house” is shown as an additional popup of a house while “small” is shown by giving two images, big and small and showing which is the ‘small’ one. The narration for each page is activated by a tiny swirled circle that is tapped to bring it to life. When finished the swipe gesture for page turning moves the story along.

In addition the game offers interactive puzzles that extend the entertainment and educational level of each book.

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“In many ways the iPhone but even more so the iPad has been made this new generation of kids. The iPad’s larger screen is easier for little hands to manipulate brightly colored, interactive apps. The Christmas Eve and Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves offer a terrific way to introduce kids to reading. They will gobble up the stories right from the start,” said Michael Guez, CEO of So Ouat.

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“We’re very proud to be working with the award winning, So Ouat. The developer has taken an incredible approach to introducing the children to reading. The books are a pleasure to behold and the interactive modes give the youngsters an amazing array of features that will get them immersed in the stories and learning right from the start,” said Vincent Dondaine, CMO of BulkyPix.

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To preview the trailers for Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves and for Christmas Eve, please see below:

Ali Ba Ba:

Christmas Eve :

The Christmas Eve and Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves are now available at the App

Store. Both stories are available on iPhone and iPad. The full version of Christmas Eve is available for free. A lite version of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is available free of charge.

The full version of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves for the iPhone can be downloaded for $0.99, It is available on the iPad for $3.99.

You can download the games here:

Christmas Eve : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/christmas-eve-so-ouat/id404150889?mt=8

Ali Baba iPhone : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ali-baba-forty-thieves-sd/id402191338?mt=8

Ali Baba iPad : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ali-baba-forty-thieves-hd/id400663065?mt=8

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