App Description** Apple's New and Noteworthy **
"I have enjoyed this application, as the quality of the narration, the use of the original illustrations and an interesting coloring option makes this a lovely storybook and a good choice for any child who may enjoy a nice, classic story."
- Amy Solomon, GiggleApps
Sideways brings the wonderful story of Jeremy Fisher to life through illustrations, narration, games and Buddy Reading (Patent Pending) technology. The Buddy Reading feature allows parents to read the story to their children even when they can’t be together. A simple connection using Game Center technology allows the adult’s voice to be heard through an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch as the child listens or reads along on a second device.
Beatrix Potter’s amusing story and beautiful illustrations of Jeremy Fisher, Sir Isaac Newton the Newt, and Mr. Alderman Ptolemy Tortoise are reproduced faithfully on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, but new features make the book come to life.
Parents and children can read the book aloud or listen to a narrator. Touch an object and the word appears on screen and is read aloud. The image zooms in for a better view of the characters. Certain items can be moved around with a fingertip.
The iPad version adds a coloring book to the mix, allowing children to color illustrations from the book. Children pick from among 14 crayons and “draw” right on the screen. Young readers can save their work and email it to a friend or grandparent – or erase and start over.
A new connect-the-dots feature lets users outline drawings to reveal the original illustration.
Lastly, parents who want to give their children more of Beatrix Potter’s most beloved characters can purchase toys, prints and more directly from their iPad.
Sideways’ adaptation of “The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher” preserves the beauty and simplicity of the original while adding features to heighten the experience for parents and children alike.
February 17, 2011 Initial Release