What's NewNow with Buddy Reading! Parents: read to your children from anywhere.
App Description** "New and Noteworthy" - Apple Dec 22, 2010 **
There are other Peter Rabbit apps in the App Store, but none of them showcase Sidewaysâ€™ innovative Buddy Reading (Patent Pending) technology. The Buddy Reading feature allows parents to read the story to their children even when they canâ€™t be together. A simple connection using Game Center technology allows the adultâ€™s voice to be heard through an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch as the child listens or reads along on a second device.
Beatrix Potterâ€™s whimsical story and beautiful illustrations of Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail are reproduced faithfully on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, but this and other new features make the book come to life:
Parents and children can read the book aloud or listen to a narrator. Touch a sparrow or tree and the word appears on screen and is read aloud. The image zooms in for a better view of the characters. Children can even help the bunnies pick blackberries.
The iPad version adds a coloring book to the mix, allowing children to color ten illustrations from the book. Children pick from among 16 crayons and â€śdrawâ€ť right on the screen. Young readers can then save their work and email it to a friend or grandparent â€“ or erase and start over.
Lastly, parents who want to give their children more of Beatrix Potterâ€™s most beloved character can purchase toys, prints and more directly from their iPad.
Sidewaysâ€™ adaptation of â€śThe Tale of Peter Rabbitâ€ť preserves the beauty and simplicity of the original while adding features to heighten the experience for parents and children alike.
December 20, 2010 Initial Release