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Sherry and Stephen Maysonave have developed a new ebook series, ManiaTales, that combines interactive storytelling and lexical humor to stimulate children’s imaginations. The first ebook in the series to launch is ‘EggMania: Where is the Egg in Exactly?’, an enhanced ebook aimed at children ages 6-12.
Available now on the Apple iBookstore for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, EggMania is an interactive adventure of a boy who keeps hearing mispronunciations of the word “exactly” as “eggzactly,” even by highly-educated people. In his quest to find the “egg,” he searches the world and meets unusual creatures who help him discover the importance of speaking correctly while learning an important life lesson: even if he makes mistakes, he can still be extraordinary.
Acknowledging that kids learn through play, EggMania was written to entertain children growing up in a digital world while providing cerebral enrichment, specifically cross-lateral brain hemisphere stimulation that can increase intelligence by expanding neuronal pathways and synapse connections.
Sherry and Stephen’s company, Empowerment Productions, created ManiaTales with a focus on “interactive imagination” and phonetic word plays, allowing children to interact with the words and illustrations through technology. EggMania includes expansive vocabulary (more than 100 advanced words and definitions), 97 pages of original art, narration with sound effects, animation, tongue-twisting rhymes and a hunt-and-find game with over 170 mind-bending fun facts.
The series is illustrated by Denise Caliva , renowned artist and owner of Caliva Arts. EggMania showcases a myriad of art styles, from classic to modern, expanding children’s art appreciation beyond the cartoons and gaming characterizations so often used in digital media. EggMania was produced by Austin-based eBook Architects, a Firebrand Technologies company. The next book in the ManiaTales series, EarMania: Where’s the Ear in Regardless?, will be released in the fall of 2013. EggMania is available for only $9.99 on the Apple iBookstore.
Source: Press Release