Wednesday, June 30, 2010


TOON Books, the infinitely rad comics for pre-K to grade 2 readers is now making its comics available on the iPhone. The titles (JACK AND THE BOX and LITTLE MOUSE GETS READY) cost $2.99 each. Toon Books offers some unique options with their titles:

  • Authors read their work. Children can hear the authors’ voices and see their drawings.
  • Designed specifically for young readers to easily use, the pages can be turned automatically or manually.
  • Onscreen text and highlighted speech balloons help readers make associations between the words they hear and see. It is the closest experience to being read a book that any app can deliver. As with all TOON Books, repeated use builds reading fluency.
  • Narration is available in five languages - English, Spanish, French, Russian and Mandarin Chinese.
    “The app takes full advantage of its electronic medium by introducing young readers to other languages,” says Art Spiegelman.

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