Auryn Wins Three Parents' Choice Awards for Groundbreaking Storybook iPad Apps


Sep 13, 2011, 08:00 ET from Auryn, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three storybook apps created by Auryn, Inc., the leader in digital publishing of children's storytelling via apps for tablet devices, have been recognized and awarded by the Parents' Choice Awards Committee. The three groundbreaking storybook iPad apps that received honorable designations include Bunny Fun: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes by Rosemary Wells, The Little Mermaid, and Teddy's Night.

The Little Mermaid was awarded the Parents' Choice Silver Honor in mobile apps and is reviewed by the committee as "an elegant alternative to Disney's rendition." Bunny Fun: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes and Teddy's Night also received the Parents' Choice Silver Honor. The Parents' Choice Awards Committee previously distinguished Auryn, when Almond Blossoms: A Vincent Van Gogh Story and In Winter Still: A Claude Money Story were honored.

Bunny Fun: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes is the first app in an original series by Auryn and popular author/illustrator Rosemary Wells that launched in April. Celebrating the classic preschool song "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes," the dazzling app features a new Rosemary Wells' bunny singing the tune in four languages: English, French, Japanese and Spanish. Wells' irresistible bunny dons a new outfit, travels to a new land, and sings the song in the selected language while the words appear on the screen. Children can listen to the song, make their own recordings, or choose to explore each part of the bunny in all four languages.

The Little Mermaid as told by Hans Christian Anderson and illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger marks the first time this quintessential childhood story has been rendered as an underwater storybook experience thanks to Auryn's iPad app version of the classic. "The dreamlike illustrations by Lisbeth Zwerger look beautiful on the iPad's screen," praised the review on the Parents' Choice web site.  

Teddy's Night is a follow up to the groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed iPad storybook app Teddy's Day, which won Auryn the first very Appy Award.  Teddy's Night boasts a world of imagination as young kids often wonder what their teddy is up to when they sleep. The charming illustrations of Birte Muller come to life through hundreds of interactive touch points in the app.

Auryn's award-winning titles are available in the iTunes app store at:

Teddy's Night:
The Little Mermaid:
Bunny Fun: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes by Rosemary Wells:

About The Parents' Choice Awards

Designed to help parents and caregivers of all achievements and backgrounds make informed decisions about which new products are right for their children, the Parents' Choice Awards is the nation's oldest nonprofit program created to recognize quality children's media. The Parents' Choice Awards program honors the best material for children: books, toys, music and storytelling, magazines, software, videogames, television and websites. Parents' Choice Foundation's panels of educators, scientists, performing artists, librarians, parents and, yes, kids themselves, identify the very best products for children of different ages and backgrounds, and of varied skill and interest levels.

About Auryn, Inc.

Uniting leading technologists, noted storytellers and exceptional animation production, Auryn produces digital storybooks and other creative apps including the popular and critically acclaimed Teddy's Day, Teddy's Night, Little Mermaid and Auryn Ink. The company collaborates with authors, illustrators, licensors and publishers to turn their existing or new stories into educational, engaging and entertaining experiences. Auryn's patented technology enables the company to produce motion media in any known style including those never before seen in animation such as oil paint, pastel and watercolor.

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