VANCOUVER, British Columbia and NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Loud Crow Interactive, award-winning publisher of digital children's books, in partnership with HarperCollins Publishers, announce the release of Goodnight Moon, an interactive app for iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®. View the app here.
Written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd, Goodnight Moon is one of the best-selling children's storybooks of all time. More than 60 million copies of the book have been sold since it was first published in 1947.
Accompanied by narration and a piano soundtrack, Goodnight Moon features more than two hundred touchable objects, animations and hidden interactions to discover. Each spread is accompanied by an all new magnifying glass technology, which allows children to explore hidden objects and interact with the story on a whole new level, while also facilitating viewing of the book on smaller devices.
Other features include doodle box and photo booth for personalization, and stickers that can be earned through achievements. Goodnight Moon also includes educational elements such as word highlighting, individual words that are spoken at the tap of a finger, and three different modes to enjoy: Read to me, Read myself and Auto play.
Thacher Hurd, son of Clement Hurd, said, "My father would have loved this beautiful adaptation of Goodnight Moon. Loud Crow and HarperCollins have retained the quiet magic of the book while enhancing it with a lively array of interactivity."
"It has been an absolute delight to re-imagine Goodnight Moon as a fully interactive app," says Calvin Wang, Founder and President of Loud Crow Interactive. "There is a lot for the reader to explore and discover as they progress through the story, some interactive elements are obvious while others are definitely more subtle."
Also available within Goodnight Moon are two educational books, Goodnight Moon ABC: An Alphabet Book and Goodnight Moon 123: A Counting Book. These interactive, educational apps feature letter and number tracing technology, counting and word guessing games, and various interactivities to help keep children engaged.
Goodnight Moon is available for purchase on iTunes® for $4.99. Goodnight Moon ABC and Goodnight Moon 123 are available through in-app purchase for $1.99 apiece, or both apps bundled for $2.99.
About Loud Crow Interactive
Loud Crow Interactive Inc. is an award-winning developer and publisher of interactive digital books. The company's PEANUTS, PopOut! and Boynton Moo Media series of digital books have garnered numerous honors including Parents' Choice Gold Awards, Kirkus Reviews Star Reviews, iPhone and iPad App of the Week, and iPad Hall of Fame. Loud Crow's products have also been featured in the NY Times, Mashable, FOX News, USA Today, The New Yorker, MSNBC, NPR, Kirkus Reviews, and School Library Journal. The team's ongoing mission is to create world-class, highest-quality interactive reading experiences that educate, entertain and inspire. Visit www.loudcrow.com for more details.
About HarperCollins Children's Books
HarperCollins Children's Books is one of the leading publishers of children's books. Respected worldwide for its tradition of publishing quality, award-winning books for young readers, HarperCollins is home to many timeless treasures—Charlotte's Web, The Chronicles of Narnia, Goodnight Moon, Where the Sidewalk Ends, the Ramona series, Where the Wild Things Are; and popular new classics—The Graveyard Book, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Warriors, and Fancy Nancy. Consistently at the forefront of digital innovation, HarperCollins Children's Books delights young readers through engaging storytelling in all formats, including ebooks and apps. HarperCollins Children's Books is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, one of the leading English-language publishers in the world and a subsidiary of News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV). Headquartered in New York, HarperCollins has publishing groups in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia/New Zealand, and India. You can visit HarperCollins Children's Books at www.harpercollinschildrens.com and HarperCollins Publishers at www.harpercollins.com.
SOURCE HarperCollins Publishers