San Francisco, California – Wanderful, Inc. has been awarded the prestigious Editor’s Choice Award for from Children’s Technology Review for its interactive storybook, Arthur’s Teacher Trouble. “Arthur” is among the new apps originally published by Living Books to be enhanced and updated for iOS devices by Wanderful.
Children’s Technology Review honored Arthur’s Teacher Trouble in its December 2012 issue. Reviews measure ease of use, educational value, entertainment value, design features and overall product value. The interactive story tells the tale of how Arthur learns to cope with his strict new teacher, Mr. Ratburn, and compete in a school-wide Spelling Bee. Children’s Technology Review highlighted the app’s humor and “delightful” graphics, plus “the ability to toggle between English and Spanish or jump to any page with a new table of contents feature.” These are hallmarks of Wanderful and Living Books design, creating rich engagement within each page of the storybook.
“It’s been a labor of love to update and introduce these highly interactive storybooks to a new generation of kids,” said Mickey W. Mantle, Founder and CEO at Wanderful. “We are honored that Children’s Technology Review has awarded Wanderful with our second Editor’s Choice Award, this time for Arthur’s Teacher Trouble”
Wanderful apps are highly intuitive and encourage children to fully explore each storybook page for all its hidden content. With extended animation and hundreds of interactive antics, the apps provide a richer interactive experience on one page than many other story apps offer in a whole book.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 98.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Arthur’s Teacher Trouble 1.1 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Originally introduced in 1992 by Brderbund Software, Living Books were the industry’s first highly interactive storybooks and embraced by educators, praised by parents and cherished by children. Twenty years later Mickey W. Mantle, the former Broderbund CTO who oversaw the technology development for the original interactive storybooks founded Wanderful and assembled key members of the original team, including Living Books creator Mark Schlichting, to re-invent the wildly popular interactive storybooks. The team has built an entirely new multi-platform engine to drive the story experience on the latest tablets, phones and computers, resulting in interactive storybook apps designed for today’s generation of digital kids. Copyright (C) 2012 Wanderful, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.