and the Bottle App joins HarperCollins’ growing list of
interactive picture books for iPhone and iPad.
App features a level of animation and interaction never before seen in a
picture book application, and is narrated by Oscar nominated actress
"This is a magical iPad app that brings Oliver
Jeffers’ The Heart and the Bottle to life in the most amazing
way. My 3
daughter loves my iPad, and she’s going to love this. It’s delicious!"
rendered characters and scenes are brought to life through detailed and
interactive animations that allow young readers to follow along with the
story while discovering surprises within the illustrations. Users can
sprout flowers with a touch of a fingertip, turn a quiet scene into a
flurry of snow by giving the device a shake, draw in the sand, turn day
to night with the swipe of a finger, and much more.
Readers will have the
opportunity to have the story read to them or read for themselves about
a girl who loses her curiosity for the world when she finds her fathers
chair empty, never to be filled again. She stores her heart in a bottle
around her neck in order to keep it safe, but as life goes on the world
doesn’t seem to be full of as much wonder. Unless someone smaller and
still curious can help the girl find a way to get her heart back out of
talent Oliver Jeffers introduces The Heart & the Bottle App for
Martin Orton, Managing
Director of Bold Creative, commented: "This App is a work of art. It
proves on so many levels that the iPad is the perfect storytelling tool:
more interactive than TV; more engaging than a book!"
Available in Apple’s App
store from December 2010,
The Heart and the Bottle App for iPad
redefines the picture book for the digital era.
Tom Conway, Digital
Publishing Manager of HarperCollins Children’s Books, commented: "
Heart and the Bottle
for iPad is inspiring, elegant, innovative,
and absolutely relevant for today's readers – both young and old. We
think it’s both a benchmark in digital picture book publishing and a
sign of incredible things to come from HarperCollins Children’s Books."
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