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Mr. Sandman is a bedtime interactive storybook with a wonderful sense of style and music, also with very nice interactions though sometimes well-hidden and hard to find.
What's NewParents can now read the story in 7 different languages: Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and German.
Kids and parents can read the book in French and English with the already existing narrative mode.
Minor bugs fixed.
App Description" ... a bedtime story with sumptuously blocky, simple illustrations that you can interact with... Itâ€™s so psychedelically awesome to play with that, I guarantee, itâ€™s soon going to have adults goggling and swiping at it just as clubbers used to love gawking at Teletubbies. "
The Sunday Times
â€œ We over-use the word beautiful sometimes, but Mr. Sandman deserves itâ€¦ this iPad storybook is a lovely piece of work... Weâ€™re looking forward to see what else developer hocusbookus has up its sleeves for future apps. â€œ Appsplayground.com
" Mr Sandman is an interesting interactive book for iPad with a wonderful sense of style...this level of visual quality makes this app stand out from a sea of others found within the iTunes store. I am eager to see what new apps the developers at hocusbooksus may produce in the future as their musical elements and visual choices are top notch in every way. " Giggleapps.com
*** This storybook is optimized for iPad 2 and above ***
Mr. Sandman is an original dreamlike and tactile story where Chinese shadows merges with intelligent interactivity and an amazing sound design.
After the sandman appears, a little boy falls asleep and slowly takes off to dreamland, where he befriends an owl. The owl then take him in a night adventure full of wonders and hospitalityâ€¦
This tale of a new kind is for 3-7 years and address the "fear of the dark," a milestone in the development of young children.
Read and share this evening tale, spend a special time with your family. Sit back and turn up the sound of your iPhone, enjoy our music, see, touch and feel ... We wish you beautiful reading moments.
The hocusbookus team
-Let yourself guided by narratorâ€™s voice or tell the story.
-Innovative circular, practical menu interface.
-Interactions tailored for kids
-Audio helps that respects the beauty of our visuals.
-French and English for now, but many more coming soon.
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October 25, 2013 Price Decrease: $3.99 -> $0.99
October 09, 2013 New version 1.3
January 12, 2013 Price Decrease: $3.99 -> $0.99
December 21, 2012 New version 1.2
August 01, 2012 Initial Release