Oceanhouse Media Little Critter Collection #2 Giveaway


We are big fans of the Little Critter series by Mercer Mayer.   Although it's not specified what species the Little Critter is, he resembles a small and furry mammal such as a porcupine, hedgehog, hamster, or guinea pig according to Wikipedia.  I read about Mercer Mayer and the journey he took to become the famed author and illustrator that he is today.  It is quite interesting and you should check out his website sometime. Maybe we can persuade him to do an interview with us - will keep you posted! You can read more about him here: http://www.littlecritter.com/about_mercer_mayer2.html Oceanhouse Media Giveaway: Mercer Mayer fans will be excited to learn that Oceanhouse Media latest digital book app is Little Critter Collection #2, featuring 10 popular Little Critter stories that lovingly address all the major issues of growing up.   Offered for the special … [Read more...]

In the Spotlight with Michel Kripalani, President, Oceanhouse Media


Last year I met Natalie Aller at the home of Rebecca Cox whose son was getting a new iPad from an organization that provided  40 iPads to over 40 Kids in 40 States!  It was a great experience to see firsthand how remarkable how much this device can help children with special needs.  Since that time, I have seen Oceanhouse Media grow into one of the best developers out there.  The quality of apps they provide are pretty remarkable.  Of course, we love all of their Dr. Seuss and Berenstain Bears apps but they are such a wide selection of great apps.  I had a chance to speak to Michel Kripalani, the President of Oceanhouse Media about how he got involved in this business and how his background in the gaming industry helped him to acquire such classics as the Dr. Seuss series. Q&A with Michel Kripalani, President, Oceanhouse Media, Inc. Tell us what inspired you to create Oceanhouse … [Read more...]

Oceanhouse Media Dr. Seuss App(s) Giveaway


  Oceanhouse Media Dr. Seuss App Birthday Giveaway: There is something quite magical about the worlds that Dr. Seuss created over his lifetime.  Not to mention the very wise quotes and sayings he wrote in many of his beloved books.  Some of my favorites are included in the fun poster (below) I found on the internet.  We are excited to be able to offer a Dr. Seuss app giveaway courtesy of our friends at Oceanhouse Media to help celebrate Dr. Seuss birthday.  Good luck to you mates and make sure to stop on by Oceanhouse Media Facebook page to say hello.  We will be handing out 5 codes on Dr. Seuss birthday (March 2nd)  on Penelope's FB page in the am so make sure to check for details. a Rafflecopter giveaway     The giveaway is for the following apps:        Good luck mates!   Famous Dr. Seuss quotes: … [Read more...]

Giveaway Winners for the Talk Like a Pirate Giveaway

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We had almost 400 mates enter our Talk Like a Pirate Giveaway!  Loads of goodies in the treasure chest that is for sure!  Our Facebook Party on the 19th was a blast and we all got to TALK LIKE PIRATES for the night - argh, aye, matey, grog, ahoy could all be heard from the ship!  Please stop by these sponsors Facebook Pages as we couldn't have had this much pirate booty to hand out without them!  A simple hello, Like, and Ahoy matey would be great! The winners of the TLAP Giveaway are: $10 iTunes Gift Card from Penelope of Polka Dots Publishing: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Penelope-the-Purple-Pirate/184530521575620 and PicPocket Books: http://www.facebook.com/#!/PicPocketBooks- Christine Bash Roeske $10 iTunes Gift Card from Karen Robertson of Treasure Bound Books: http://www.facebook.com/#!/TreasureKai - Cindy Siebentritt Beeler $10 iTunes Gift Card from Cary Snowden of … [Read more...]

Penelope’s Celebration Giveaway Winners


Thanks all for participating in Penelope's Celebration Giveaway this past week! There were loads of participants and I think we had over 900 entries! Our Facebook Party was a big hit and Author/Illustrator Steve Bjorkman joined us for the first part of the party to answer some questions about how he got into the business of illustrating and writing children's books. Plus he handed out some signed copies to his favorite books! And our friends at Disney, Oceanhouse Media, iStoryTime and Castlebuilders provided us with codes to some of their most popular apps! Thanks for joining us and celebrating that Penelope was chosen as a 2012 Award Finalist from Readers Favorite and a Dan Poytner Global eBook  Finalist - argh mateys she be happy! Stay tuned as we have planned another Facebook Event this next month with Mrs. P with much pirate booty to hand out at the party! Congratulations to … [Read more...]

App of the Week: Little Critters Just A Mess by Oceanhouse Media


Oceanhouse Media has such a wonderful selection of storybook apps.  My five year old and I have really enjoyed their Dr. Seuss apps, Little Critters apps and many more.  They have just launched Just A Mess of  the Little Critters series and it is adorable. Here is an excerpt taken from their website: Little Critter's search for his baseball mitt leads him to the doorway of his bedroom which is "just a mess." Little Critter's unique attempts at cleaning, accompanied with humorous illustrations, will leave parents and children laughing and wondering if he will ever find his baseball mitt. Mercer Mayer's Little Critter stories, which address all the major issues of growing up, are perennial favorites of parents and children. We enjoy Mercer Mayer's Little Critter stories and love how they address issues that pertain to kids and parents!  They will be offering this app for only $.99 … [Read more...]