Husband and wife team bring creative vision to kids’ entertainment
September 9, 2014 (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mighty Yeti Studios, comprised of the husband and wife team of Josh Book and Jennie Book, has released its first interactive storybook app for children. “Mr. Cupcake Has The Sprinkles” is a quirky and humorous tale of a talking cupcake who is driven to distraction when he can’t identify a crunching noise emanating from his surroundings. “Mr. Cupcake” has over 70 interactive touch points and a Read To Me mode in both Spanish and English.
“Kids love using iPads and tablets,” says Jennie. “They are instinctively drawn to screens.” The two watched and took notes as their seven year old son and five year old daughter played with interactive storybook apps, which are akin to physical storybooks but have elements that come to life when you touch the screen, plus have sound effects and read to me features.
“We noticed several things,” says Josh. “One, we saw there was still space in the marketplace for an independent studio wanting to make quality storybook apps with topnotch illustrations and interactivity. And two, these storybook apps were helping to teach our children to read.”
Josh, a veteran art director and animator who has worked on hit TV series such as Bubble Guppies†and The Penguins of Madagascar for Nickelodeon, Sheriff Callie’s Wild West for Disney, and the recent video game Marvel Heroes, and Jennie, the writer of “Mr. Cupcake Has The Sprinkles,” enlisted the help of animation artist Eddie Betancourt to draw the book.
“Mr. Cupcake Has the Sprinkles” is the first of four interactive storybooks from Mighty Yeti to be released in 2014. The three others are currently in production and near completion. The apps were partially funded by a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign which raised $14,550.
“We love combining reading with entertainment and technology¨”†says Josh. “Our apps are drawn by professional animators, the stories are fun, kids love them, and if the child is motivated, the apps will help teach them to read as they follow along with the Read To Me feature.”
Another function and benefit special to Mighty Yeti apps is the Spanish reading option. “We know kids pick up second languages like sponges, which studies have shown benefits the brain for future learning,” says Jennie. “Our apps will be fun for and benefit both Spanish-learner and English-learner kids inside the apps they’ll be able to toggle back and forth between languages.”
“Mr. Cupcake Has The Sprinkles” is available at the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Kindle
Store for $2.99. It is also available as an eBook edition at Apple’s iBooks, Google Play, and the
Amazon Kindle Store for $2.99.
Mr. Cupcake Has The Sprinkles – An Interactive Animated Storybook App For Kids HD
by Mighty Yeti Studios
Category: Books, Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPodTouchThirdGen-iPodTouchThirdGen, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX, iPad75-iPad75, iPad76-iPad76, iPhoneXS-iPhoneXS, iPhoneXSMax-iPhoneXSMax, iPhoneXR-iPhoneXR, iPad812-iPad812, iPad834-iPad834, iPad856-iPad856, iPad878-iPad878
Size: 125.54 MB