APP of the week – The Berenstain Bears eBooks

Oceanhouse Media, Inc. announced the release of three new The Berenstain Bears eBooks for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The timeless children’s favorites The Berenstain Bears Say Their Prayers, The Berenstain Bears Go To Sunday School and The Berenstain Bears And The Golden Rule are now available in the App Store for the special introductory price of only $2.99 each

New features only available in this interactive eBook for your iPad, iPhone and Ipod Touch include professional narration, background audio and enlarged artwork for each scene.

To promote reading in young children, individual words are highlighted as the story is read and words zoom up when pictures are touched. By combining the original text and artwork with features that entertain and promote reading, this e-book appeals to readers of all ages.

Three ways to read this eBbook:

  • ★ “Read to Me” — listen to the narrated story with words highlighted as they are read
  • ★ “Read it Myself” — read the book in its traditional form
  • ★ “Auto Play” — plays like a movie, automatically reading and turning pages. Great for younger children!

Additional Features:

  • ★ Picture / Word association — words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched
  • ★ Professional audio narration
  • ★ Custom background audio for each scene
  • ★ Pages pan & zoom to accentuate the beautiful, original art of the Berenstains

The Berenstain Bears Say Their Prayers

Although saying bedtime prayers is a habit in the Bear household, Brother Bear isn’t sure why they do it. But when he sees a friend on his baseball team praying at the game, he decides to try it himself. Things don’t work out as he expects though…

In “The Berenstain Bears Say Their Prayers,” Brother Bear discovers that God answers every prayer in his own way and time. Children will learn, along with Brother Bear, that praying isn’t just for bedtime.

The Berenstain Bears Go to Sunday School

Sundays find the Bear family busily enjoying all sorts of activities, but church isn’t one of them. In “The Berenstain Bears Go to Sunday School,” the children discover the value of going to Sunday school as a family.

When Mama Bear decides it’s been too long since they’ve attended church at the Chapel in the Woods, the Bear family works to get back in the habit. It isn’t long before the family remembers what a wonderful place the church is and finds that going to church is something they look forward to every week. “The Berenstain Bears Go to Sunday School” was the 2009 Retailers Choice Award winner in the Children’s Nonfiction category.

The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule

Should Sister Bear ignore the new girl at school just because her friends do? “The Berenstain Bears and the Golden Rule” shows children how choosing to be kind may not always be the easy choice. But it is always the right one.

The story unfolds as Sister Bear receives a locket for her birthday with the Golden Rule inscribed on it and she wonders what the verse means. Although Mama Bear explains it, it isn’t until Sister befriends a lonely newcomer at school that she understands what the rule looks like in action.

Click here to go to the iTunes store to download your new Berenstain Bears eBooks today.

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