Seoul, Korea, Republic Of – HORN Pictures today is pleased to announce The Three Little Pigs 1.1 for iOS, the latest in their StoryBean series of interactive children’s books. The story is illustrated using soft, hand-drawn pastels, whose palette and style have been carefully crafted to appeal to young children. Kids and parents can read together, or they can hear the text narration read aloud in English or Korean. The book emphasizes the empathic rather than the moralistic aspects of the classic fairy tale, allowing kids to enjoy the story’s universal appeal without overt advice about proper behavior.

With its carefully crafted, psychologically positive storytelling, narration, and illustrations, StoryBean gently carries the reader on an imaginative journey. The goal of the artists and writers who contributed to this new version of The Three Little Pigs was to stimulate the child’s understanding and appreciation by means of identification and empathy. Given the nature of this well-known fable, they strived to go beyond the obvious and sometimes dogmatic moral by giving children an opportunity to interact with and personally experience the tale for themselves. Young children thus become naturally aware of the story’s evolution and flow, grasping the plot twists through the eyes of the protagonists.

Feature Highlights:
* Classic tale re-designed for the iOS generation
* Great attention to detail and design
* Remarkable, emotionally moving illustrations created in pastels
* Read silently, or have the text read aloud
* Professional voiceover narration
* Supports both English and Korean text and speech
* Designed especially for young children
* Touch-interactive elements throughout the book

Classic stories such as The Three Little Pigs have been told and re-told for generations. That is why StoryBean decided to revamp these tales in a child-friendly way. Clear and concise, young readers are now able to fully enjoy these stories with minimal effort, without the risk of their attention drifting away.

The core values to which their artists adhere are creativity, sensibility, and comfort. Far from the vivid, blinding colors too often seen in children’s book illustrations, StoryBean has opted for a softer, more innovative palette. With much less strain on the eye, children are now offered a more comfortable and emotionally reassuring reading experience. Also, in their effort to transcend the cliched and overused, special care is also given to character design. Rather than relying upon the traditional visual interpretations, characters are re-created to convey the best possible atmosphere for the story itself.

The voice actors who read the text aloud boast impressive resumes in curriculum research and development, and narrate with clear diction and expression. The professional narration allows kids to naturally experience the story’s drama and emotional flow. And the app’s Repeat function becomes a highly useful tool for language acquisition and understanding.

The Three Little Pigs features a kid-friendly GUI that lets them turn music, narration, and language selection on and off while reading. Drop-down controls on every page let children fully control their reading experience.

“Guided by specialists in early childhood education, our team of artists, writers, and voiceover artists has created the most easily accessible and enjoyable version of The Three Little Pigs ever made,” stated Won Jung of HORN pictures.

Language Support:
* U.S. English and Korean

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 98.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
The Three Little Pigs 1.1 – StoryBean is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. Review copies are available on request.

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Based in Seoul, Korea, HORN Pictures was founded by Won Jung and Moon Lee in 2010. Copyright (C) 2010-2012 HORN Pictures, International. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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